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Laughing and raising funds for charitable animal organizations

Man’s Best Friend Comedy Tour comes to Moose Jaw June 21.
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Comedy by Bubs is partnering with sponsors to host an evening of smiles and laughs featuring comedians Scott Porteous, Chris Basso and Nelson Mayer.

MOOSE JAW — The Man’s Best Friend Comedy Tour is coming to Timothy Eaton Centre Moose Jaw Friday, June 21.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with acts running from 8 to 9:30 p.m. 

It will be an evening of smiles and laughs hosted by comedians Scott Porteous, Chris Basso and Nelson Mayer.

"We’ve wanted to raise money for a charity, but we also wanted to change it up a bit. I thought it'd be a really cool concept to focus more on animal-based charitable organizations," explained comedian Scott Porteous.

"We are just raising money for different animal-based organizations throughout western Canada."

Scott Porteous’s style of comedy is quick and quirky with a hybrid of intelligent and just plain dumb jokes. His accolades include performing at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, Big Daddy Tazz & Friends Comedy Show and most recently his alter-ego featured on Canada's Got Talent.

Porteous’s alter ego, Herbert Henries, is known for inventing what he calls “Comedy Dangerism.” Henries performs ‘acts of danger’ while performing jokes with his dry and awkward sense of humour. For example, on Canada’s Got Talent, he performed while the host threw plastic butter knives at him softly.

Chris Basso is a comedian from Vancouver Island. He uses his relatable experiences combined with a deadpan style approach in the hopes of catching the audience off guard. Basso recently appeared in the 2023 Nanaimo Fringe Festival.

Nelson Mayer is a Métis comedian from Winnipeg. Mayer won the Comedian of the North Comedy Competition in 2020. He is the host of the show Got Identity on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and has been a frequent performer at the Big Daddy Tazz & Friends Comedy Show.

"Nelson is very funny, and Chris is great. I have a unique style which is quick and quirky mixed with intelligence and stupidity," Porteous explains.

"I also do a second act that was on Canada's Got Talent, which is very audience-oriented and interactive. There's definitely going to be something for everyone."

This show would not be possible without the partnership with Comedy by Bubs and sponsors House of Paws Pet Boutique, Trackers Pet Supplies and Peace of Mind Paws Pet and Home Sitting.

The Man’s Best Friend Comedy Tour raises money for a variety of different animal-based charities such as the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Drumheller and District Humane Society, Paws Crossed, Regina Cat Rescue, Border Paws Animal Shelter, WHARF (Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation), Hinton Spay and Neuter Society, Medicine Hat SPCA, Lethbridge Humane Society and Running Wild Rescue.

Tickets are $30 per person and $50 for two.  They can be purchased online through the Eventbrite website at or locally at the Running Wild Rescue Moose Jaw, location, 290 - 9th Ave NW.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

To learn more about Man’s Best Friend Comedy Tour, visit their Facebook event page at .