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Ron James winds up tour in Lethbridge with entertaining show

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I have to rave about stand -up comedian Ron James’ disjointed but hilarious Sunday show, which wound up his current tour at the Yates Theatre, Dec. 5.

 He started off slowly with a long bit about aging and the impact it has on the body,a dviisng the young members of the yaouduence, that this was a look into their futures.

He joked about  local tourist attractions like Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and writing on Stone Provincial park where he was planning on visiting Monday. Then he made some movie references and cracked some other jokes which he didn’t think were working as he didn’t think people were laughing enough. Though I wanted more closure on some of his more enrapturing stories. So I was a little frustrated when he seemed to stop mid set to embark on another train of thought, then returned to the original train. He boarded so many different  trains of thought, that I fell off about two or three stops back, but then that is  part of the Canadian comedy icon’s charm.

 He hit his stride with a routine about the frustrations of trying to get his iPhone fixed and dealing wth tech services people. Then he randomly dropped in a  line about a Brazilian shave, then got back on the train about technology. He slightly adjusted his familiar routine about  dealing with computer repairs for this  routines. He touched on a bit of politics, both Canadian and American, but didn’t stay there for long.

 He wound up by revisiting some of his more familiar routines about growing up on Cape Breton with his Newfoundland dad,  and meeting his first American kids, then another hilarious bit about  golf courses being built in bear country.
He wound up a brilliant show by thanking everyone for coming out on a Sunday and the local media for welcoming him.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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