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Comedy nights in Surrey with mid-March shows by Julie Kim, Pinky Patel

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Comedy performers Julie Kim, left, and Pinky Patel. (Promo photos)

Surrey will be a funny place to be for a couple nights in March, with separate shows featuring Pinky Patel and Julie Kim.

First up is Patel, an Illinois-raised “PTA mom turned creator, comedian and personality with a fan base of over five million,” according to a bio on the Bell Performing Arts Centre website.

Booked by MRG Live, Patel’s “New Crown, Who Dhis” tour stops at Sullivan-area theatre on Sunday, March 10.

She’s best known for “hilarious commentary and viral videos from her glam cave that have garnered over 89 million likes on TikTok,” notes a post on bellperformingartscentre.com, where show tickets start at $42 and max at $106.

Also coming to Surrey is Julie Kim, who’s at the arts centre’s 400-seat Main Stage theatre Wednesday, March 13 with opener Syd Bosel and emcee Rachel Schaefer. The comedy show is presented by Surrey Civic Theatres.

Kim tours internationally, has attracted a large online audience, wrote for the TV show “Kim’s Convenience” and, according to a bio, is on a mission “to spread happiness, lighten hearts and unite through laughter.”

She switched to comedy after being a doctoral student, management consultant and part-time professor, and now works as a guest speaker, too.

“There is no quick switch to comedy,” Kim says in a Q&A posted to speakers.ca. “Every comedian I know started out doing something else, unless they started as a teenager – and I know a few of those! I tried stand-up comedy as a dare to myself, because it’s considered to be so difficult, and to become better at speaking and presenting in professional settings.

“So it was supposed to be a one-night stand, and then I pursued it alongside other things (like friends with benefits) and now me and comedy are in a long-term relationship,” Kim added. “I love to be creative, to entertain, and make people laugh. Writing jokes and telling them on stage are my favourite things in the world. I also love connecting with groups of people and helping them make their days more fun, so I’m also really happy when I’m hosting and speaking at events.”

Looking ahead, also announced for the 1,000-seat Bell theatre is Darcy & Jer’s No Refunds show Friday, April 26, when “accidental TikTok stars” Darcy Michael and husband Jeremy Baer, residents of Delta, aim to offer “an evening of hilarious comedy celebrating love, relationships, mental health and probably some sort of wardrobe malfunction.”



Tom Zillich

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I cover entertainment, sports and news stories for the Surrey Now-Leader, where I've worked for more than half of my 30-plus years in the newspaper business.
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