Deborah Kimmett Stars In This Part Stand-Up,
Part Eulogy, All-Out Funny One-Woman Tour De Force…
Heralded Comedian and storyteller Deborah Kimmett (The Debaters
, The Second City) brings her poignant, uplifting, and hilarious one-person show The Year Of The Suddenly
to The Second City’s John Candy Box Theatre for a limited two-night run, October 17 and 18.
And one night at the Regent Theatre Oct 19.2017
The story chronicles the aftermath of Kimmett’s life-changing ‘suddenly’ moment, when she was blindsided by her brother Kevin’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Directed by Linda Kash. (who won accolades this year alongside Ewan McGregor in season three of the Emmy-winning Fargo
), The Year of The Suddenly
masterfully walks the tightrope between bittersweet family drama and laugh-out-loud comedy.
“This is a love story between my brother and I,” Kimmett explains. In fact, it’s fair to say these polar opposite siblings spent decades flat-out not understanding each other at all. “As it is with many families, we got stuck in our childhood roles for decades, she adds. “But when he got sick, we both let down our guard and I discovered the brother I never knew I had.”
We have expectations of how we’ll act when someone falls ill, and expectations of how a dying person should act. The Year Of The Suddenly turns these expectations on their head, and the end result is pretty darn eye opening. And plenty funny.
Click below for a short clip of Deborah Kimmett in The Year Of The Suddenly
“The Year Of The Suddenly is funny, touching, and kinda brilliant.”
— Dan Redican (The Frantics, Sunnyside, Puppets Who Kill)”Raw, funny, heartbreaking.”
— Jonathan Wilson (Kilt, My Own Private Oshawa)
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Deborah Kimmett is a Toronto-based comedian, speaker, author, instructor, and director. She is a veteran of the legendary Second City theatre company, and has made memorable appearances at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, as well as CBC’s The Debaters and Definitely Not The Opera. Deborah is the author of two books of comedic essays (Reality is Over-Rated and That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funnier), as well as one novel (Outrunning Crazy). She has written several plays and logged hundreds of hours for magazines, radio, and TV.