"Red Green" Is Coming To Burien's Performing Arts Center May 23rd

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Famous comedic TV personality “Red Green” (performed by Steve Smith) is coming to Burien’s Highline Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 23rd at 7pm.

“The Wit and Wisdom Tour” is a “stand-up comedy show featuring the hilarious Canadian television character, Red Green.”

Interestingly, since this is a fundraiser for KBTC Public TV, which is located in Tacoma, the listing on the Red Green website calls this location “Tacoma (Seattle).” I guess Burien doesn’t quite rank with Red, eh?

Here are the details:

WHAT: Steve Smith as “Red Green” in “The Wit and Wisdom Tour” stand-up comedy show.

WHEN: Sunday, May 23rd at 7pm.

WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 South 152nd Street (next to Highline High School).

INFO: From Red’s website:

He’s back. And this time it’s professional.

Steve Smith’s “The Wit and Wisdom Tour” is a stand-up comedy show featuring the hilarious Canadian television character, Red Green.

Red Green arrives in Western Washington, Sunday, May 23 at 7pm.

“The Red Green Show” is a unique half-hour comedy series targeted at family audiences that airs on KBTC Public TV. Its purpose is to entertain and to provide an escape from the pressures of urban living.

Set way up north at the infamous Possum Lodge, The Red Green Show is a hilarious insight into men, their dreams, and their obsessions. It’s a show for anyone who thinks God created man to give the rest of the world something to laugh at!

Steve Smith was born on December 24th 1945 in Toronto Canada and met his wife Morag in high school. They both left their teaching jobs to pursue careers in the entertainment business, doing TV shows together for twelve years, at which point Morag left the business and Steve created The Red Green Show which began in their adopted hometown of Hamilton, and ran for 15 seasons, generating 300 episodes, several Specials, a weekly syndicated newspaper column, three books, and a feature film.

Seen on over 80 PBS stations, The Red Green Show is the longest running Canadian television series in America of all time, and is the second longest running television comedy series ever. The Red Green Show was taken to the MIR Space Station and was a question on Jeopardy. In America they have the Emmy Awards. In Canada they’re called the Gemini Awards. Steve has won three of them, including the Earle Grey Lifetime Achievement Award, and has received an amazing 27 Gemini nominations.

In March of 2006, Steve became a Member of the Order of Canada, which is the highest civilian honour the Canadian government can bestow. Steve’s latest book is a biography called We’re All In This Together. It was released in Canada last November and is already a Canadian best seller as it goes into its second printing. Steve is currently writing his next book “How To Do Everything (from the man who should know)” which will be released by Random House Publishing in the Fall of 2010.

Steve is an avid promoter of Hamilton as a place to live. He and his wife have lived in their historic Hamilton home for the last twenty years. They spend most days in the summer on their houseboat at the West Marina and are both members at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

General Seating Price is $48.00 + $1.99 Brown Paper ticket fee (select your seats and obtain general tickets online here.

This is a fund-raising event for KBTC Public Television, who adds “We thank Steve Smith and his management team for donating their time and talents in support of KBTC.”

Here are some videos in case you don’t know who “Red” is or you just want to enjoy a few laughs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0d_KEiIHiU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QFRSjWVTmY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4cOSCwkiRI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP3xiLKJ9_4

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2 Responses to “"Red Green" Is Coming To Burien's Performing Arts Center May 23rd”
  1. citizen says:

    We could sure use some of that there Ducted Tape for the cover of night…Oh wait a minute is that Union Duct tape?

  2. John says:

    This is great. Burien is in for a fun time!
    This guy is super talented and very funny.
    It figures that KBTC wiuld advertise it as being at Tacoma (Seattle) instead of Burien.
    Think we ought to tell Red that Burien is just an overgrown Possum Lake?
    He should feel right at home here.

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