Interview with Hollywood Actor and Comedian Darren Frost
Alexandria, Ontario — The Cornwall Comedy Festival presents “The Rank & Vile” comedy show with Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson at The Atlantic Pub & Eatery in Alexandria, Ontario on Thursday, June 6th, 2019. Radio personality Dan Allaire will be hosting the event.
The very adult standup tour features Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson. The two comedians have over 50 years of combined experience and an impressive resume from Hollywood blockbuster films to sharing the stage with comedy legends.
Darren Frost’s style of comedy has been described as having “the quality of a satanic revival meeting” and is “among the most daring comedians in Canada” by The Toronto Star.
Profanity and social commentary are a dynamite combination that works well for Darren Frost on stage.
“It is one of the last bastions of free speech so that is why they go hand in hand. We live in such a pc world that a dark nightclub is the one last places people are less judgemental. Times are hard, people are scared, they need a dark club to let go of their fears and laugh at the world and ourselves”, explains Frost.
Darren Frost was in the Hollywood blockbuster Hairspray with John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Christopher Walken. Darren Frost also has many movies to his credit including Assault On Precinct 13 with Ethan Hawke, Fever Pitch featuring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon, and Don’t Say A Word with Michael Douglas. Darren is also best-known for his appearances in over 50 commercials including “The Cash For Life Fairy” and “Listerine’s Action Hero Bottle”.
Most recently Darren Frost worked with Nicolas Cage in his new movie Pay The Ghost and appeared in season 2 of the hit show Mr. D on CBC playing as an angry French teacher. Darren has also appeared at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and The Ron James Show.
Who is the funniest person Darren Frost has ever worked with?
“As a comic Otto and George (RIP) who was a great act out of New York, I did the nasty show at Just For Laughs in 2005. Working with Jimmy Fallon on Fever Pitch was great cause he really is that nice loveable guy and funny as well. I also really enjoyed my season on Mr. D as the whole cast was very funny and giving every episode”, says Frost.
The other half of this double headlining tour features Kenny Robinson, one of the few comedians that can be called a Canadian Comedy legend. For over 30 years Kenny Robinson has been touring across North America winning both audiences and critical acclaim. Most recently appearing in the Russell Peters Xmas Special and the Now Magazine Top Ten Comic Moments.
Over his career, Kenny Robinson has shared the stage with such comedians as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey, Norm McDonald, Russell Peters, Robert Schimmel, Tommy Davidson, Tommy Chong, Margaret Cho, Paul Mooney, Lenny Clark, Phyllis Diller, and the late, great, Sam Kinison.
“Kenny is a legend and a trailblazer that paved the way for many comics in this country. There are very few comics to look up to who continually push themselves by writing such great material both dirty and with a point of view. It is a hard line to walk and Kenny does it every time. There is a reason Russell Peters mentions only Kenny by name as one of his mentors”, conveys Frost.
Kenny Robinson has appeared at the renowned Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Laffapalooza Urban Comedy Festival in Atlanta, The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Zanies, L.A.’s Comedy Store and Improv, has had his own CBC television special of “Comics”.
Kenny Robinson has also co-hosted The Gemini Awards, as well being twice nominated for his groundbreaking CBC television special “Thick and Thin”. He is also the creator, writer, and host of the Comedy Networks edgy show After Hours.
The quotes above are from a 2015 interview that was originally published in The Seeker a few years ago.
Tickets for the show are $26.85 and are available online at Ticket Pro, at the Atlantic Pub and Eatery in Alexandria, or the Cornwall Civic Complex Box Office. Doors are at 8 pm.