Bowser and Blue
Traveling From: Montreal
Fees:$5,001 - $7,500
Bowser and Blue are musical satirists and have been writing and performing music and comedy together for more than twenty years. They live in Montreal and are currently working on their next television special. Their CD that they released on their own ‘You Guys’ record label is called ‘Were all Here – because we’re not all there,’ which was recorded live in August, 2000. This includes the song ‘When Lawyers take Viagra.”
Experience: George Bowser and Rick Blue have been writing and performing music and comedy together since 1978. They each used to be in their own rock bands, but joined forces as a duo to sing in pubs, because disco and dance music had pretty much taken over from rock music. They toured Canada and the USA with Katrina and the Waves in 1995, and did the Canadian college and university scene for a couple more years on their own, with a comedy and music act based around song parodies. When they started writing and recording their own songs, they were able to move on to TV and theatre. Their song ‘Working Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was first heard on ‘Madly Off In All Directions’ in 1997. Bowser and Blue’s show ‘Two Smart Fellers’ was broadcast on CFCF-TV in December 1999, and CBC-Stereo featured yet another hour-long special, ‘Passing A Milestone’, shortly thereafter. In 2003, they collaborated with Terry Mosher to produce ‘The Illustrated Canadian Songbook’, which comes with a companion CD. Their Christmas TV special ‘Two Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire’ was nominated for a Gemini.
Bowser and Blue have written and performed in many theatre shows, including 2008’s “The 25th Century Belongs to Canada,” and “The 4 Anglos of the Apocalypse,” a comic perspective on the last 30 years of politics in Quebec, from 2006. These were collaborative works, written and performed with film-maker and humorist Josh Freed, and award-winning cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin). They have appeared in theatres and concert halls across Canada, and since 2007 they have been frequent guests on the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza concert series, both in Canada and the United States. Their Musical “The Paris of America,” ran for seven sold-out weeks at Montreal’s Centaur. In 2011 their work, “Schwartz’s – The Musical,” ran for six sold-out weeks at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, returning for another 3-week run in August. The musical, inspired by Bill Brownstein’s best-selling book about the iconic Montreal Delicatessen, will return in 2013.
Musical Comedy: Bowser and Blue have recorded 12 CDs on their own ‘You Guys’ label, and four for Montreal’s Justin Time label. They provided the music for the NFB animated film “Scant Sanity,” by John Weldon, and for the TV show “Misguided Angels.” They have recorded with Supertramp’s Rick Davies, and with Katrina and the Waves. They also recorded a song with the late Blair and Gary MacLean, Canada’s legendary “MacLean and MacLean.”
Comedy Style: Bowser and Blue are a musical duo who write and perform comedic songs. Their comedic style includes: musical comedy, political humour, prop comedian, song parodies, and visual comedy. Bowser and Blue offer clean humor. Their material ranges from absurdist humour, “Canadian Psychedelic Snowboarding Team”, “I’m in Like with a Dyke Named Spike”) to pointed political and cultural satire (“You Should Speak French”, “Driving in Quebec”, “Bouchard’s Speech”, “Clinton’s Thing”, “Rappin’ Rambo”).
Personality: Rick Blue likes that fact that one never knows what is coming next. Rick has a very practical relationship with his art: he does it to make a living. Unlike some, he doesn’t admire people who suffer and die for their art. He feels sorry for them. And he is doing his damnedest to make sure that it doesn’t happen to him.
Why Hire Bowser And Blue? George Bowser and Rick Blue are well loved by their fans and audiences across the country. Their comedy style is particularly loved by the baby boomers, a large demographic that particularly enjoys their political and social satire. Not exclusive to boomer humor, the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities voted Bowser and Blue “Entertainers of the Year” for their work in pubs and on college and university campuses. They have recently dubbed themselves Canada’s first same sex musical comedy couple! They are renown for their immense talent, witty writing, great performance skills, their professionalism, adaptability, and for being just two nice guys!
Works well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Casino Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Award Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
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Credit Union Central
“Their performance received a standing ovation and was a highlight to the Banquet and to the Conference as a whole.”
Union of British Columbia Municipalities
“They sure know how to win over the audience.”
New York Coal Trade Association
“I laughed so much I had to use the tablecloth to wipe my eyes. By far the best entertainment we’ve ever had at a banquet.”
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