Comic duo at Legion

Husband-and-wife team Bernie & Red have been performing for 30 years

Bernie and Red play the legion on Sunday

Husband-and-wife comic duo Bernie and Red bring their barrel of laughs to Maple Ridge this week with a performance at the Legion.

Originally from Liverpool, England, Bernie and Red moved to Canada in the late 1970s and have since established themselves as one of the most popular and hard working acts in western Canada, with a dozen CD releases to their name.

Whether it’s a comedy routine for the ladies on “How to look thinner” or an operatic aria in fake Italian, a dynamic vocal performance of Don’t Cry for me Argentina or an old vaudeville piece that your grandpa used to sing, Bernie and Red can pull it off and have you shouting for more.

These two entertainers have been married for 45 years and, consequently, have a wealth of comic material about the joys of marriage and family life.

Bernie is the long-suffering husband who strives vainly to get a word in edgeways, whilst Red is the feisty red-head who’ll have you rolling in the aisles one minute and set you back on your heels with her treatment of a big Broadway ballad the next.

After three decades of performing, the duo has no plans of slowing down.

“If our crowd numbers were starting to go down each year, it might be a consideration, but even in these difficult times, our crowds are holding strong and, in some cases, increasing,” says Red.

“Right now, audiences are looking for an escape from day-to-day worries,  and fortunately we seem to have found a recipe for a funny and entertaining show and the crowds keep coming back.”

• Bernie and Red play the Royal Canadian Legion in Maple Ridge on Sunday July 17. For tickets, call 604-463-5101.

Just Posted

Maple Ridge’s Tiller’s Folly kick off international music series in Surrey

Come Dancing Around the World takes place at the Surrey Arts Centre

Rescuers battle fog, wind, rain on stormy Maple Ridge mountain

Four hikers rescued Sunday in Golden Ears park

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

Guilty plea in Lower Mainland break-and-enter spree

Gordon Vincent Gladstone, 42, was charged with 12 counts relating to a dozen incidents in late 2018

Vancouver police officer hit with bear spray mid-arrest

Officer had been trying to arrest a woman wanted province-wide

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Most Read