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Comedian Leland Klassen performs in Abbotsford

First time in five years that comic has performed locally
Comedian Leland Klassen presents a show in Abbotsford on Wednesday, July 10.

Local comedian Leland Klassen presents a show in Abbotsford on Wednesday, July 10.

The award-winning comedian/actor, who has appeared on Netflix, Just For Laughs, and Dry Bar Comedy (to name a few), brings his stand-up comedy and energetic storytelling to Northview Community Church at 7 p.m.

Klassen recently completed filming his latest feature film, which he co-wrote and stars in, called Empty Nets.

The film is a first-century Galilean comedy about a failed inventor who moves from Jerusalem to Galilee to take over his uncle’s fishing business.

Klassen has also been criss-crossing North America bringing laughter to a wide array of audiences. In recent years, he has added cruise ship work to his repertoire and has travelled all over the world – to 14 countries in the last year alone.

Klassen has several film and television projects in various stages of development and looks to complete two more feature films by the end of the year.

He said he has thoroughly enjoyed expanding his storytelling to several different mediums. However, he still loves to get on stage and make audiences laugh with his stand-up comedy.

“Stand-up comedy will always be my first love when it comes to arts and when it comes to storytelling. Don’t get me wrong, I love making movies too, especially comedies, and even more so when I write them, but there is just something about getting in front of a live audience and making them laugh, talking about the stuff I’ve been through and the stuff that I can’t figure out," he said.

"When I get on a stage to do stand-up comedy, it feels like home."

Although Leland lives in Abbotsford, he hasn’t performed locally in five years.

Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased at

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