Chris Gibbs – Like Father, Like Son? Sorry.


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Like Father, Like Son? Sorry on Friday, October 3rd at 8:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

Throughout his life, stand-up comedian Chris Gibbs has had many jobs beyond the scope of his qualifications: ‘adding a few things’ promptly ended his work as a Titanic museum re-enactor, and nothing more than his British accent landed him a job as a private school English teacher. Nothing could prepare him for his most difficult job of all: Fatherhood.

What if he’s nothing like me? What if he’s just like me? Superman, C-sections, lying to people, horror-movie voices in the middle of the night, regrets of a life half-lived and why talking to strangers is never easy: Like Father, Like Son? Sorry is a stand-up comedy show about the fears and worries of being a father and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.

“In comedy it’s great to be inspired by things that excite you and things that frighten you” explains Gibbs. “This show was inspired mainly by looking at who I am and looking at what I think fathers should be and examining the massive difference between the two things.”

Described as “One of the funniest guys around” by the National Post, Gibbs has toured extensively as a stand-up comedian and improviser. He has written and performed 5 award-winning one-man shows and was a regular guest on NBC’s comedy series Howie Do It. Gibbs has also performed at the Just for Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, starred in the Canadian indie feature Run Robot Run, and is even a published author.

With his genial, self-effacing presentation, Gibbs offers a hysterical evening of comedy. “It’s very easy to get trapped in what the performance is about, but it’s really just a standup comedy show” adds Gibbs. “However, if you’re a generally angry person who just likes to sit there and not laugh then this probably isn’t for you.”

Tickets for Like Father, Like Son? Sorry are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, and $25 for students. Call the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or visit for tickets and more information.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre thanks the following sponsors for their generous support:  1&2 Electric, 105.7 SUN FM, the Vernon Morning Star, the Okanagan Advertiser, the British Columbia Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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