Composer, writer, comedian and Second City alumnus
RANDY VANCOURT performs his strange-but-true one-man musical comedy about the travails of a traveling musician.
Mixing virtuoso piano playing and comedy together in equal measure, reviews have compared Randy to Tom Lehrer, Victor Borge and Mark Russell.
From masquerading as a philatelist in the Yukon to narrowly avoiding a South Pole sinking, Randy’s musical travels have led him into some unusual situations. In a career that encompasses theatre, television, radio and concerts, he has performed his blend of music and comedy across North America and collected some pretty odd stories along the way.
As an entertainer he may be the only performer to ever be both a cast member of the famed Second City and a puppeteer with The Muppets.
As a songwriter, Randy's music can been heard on TV shows from Carmen Sandiego to Dudley The Dragon to Loving Spoonfuls; he composed and performed the theme songs for CTV's Our Magazine and YTV's Don't Lick The Pig, and also appeared on the show.
As a playwright he is perhaps best known for his long running musical comedy, Chutzpah à Go-Go (co-written with David Gale) that enjoyed a 4 year run in Canada, followed by its US premiere.
A second generation writer, his father was A. Lawrence Vaincourt, author of the well-loved poem Just A Common Soldier, which was turned into an Emmy Award-winning video in 2015. Randy set his father's words to music in 2008 for the successful stage musical Born Lucky.
Randy is also a syndicated humour columnist, with his work appearing in periodicals across Canada.
"Vancourt is a smooth, accomplished performer." - Winnipeg Free Press
“Plenty of musical dexterity.” – National Public Radio
“Kept the audience in stitches.” – Welland Tribune
“A dynamic stage presence.” – SUN Media
“As a songwriter he shines.” – CBC Radio
BRING THE PIANO
Written and Performed by RANDY VANCOURT
Produced by TRUE ENOUGH PRODUCTIONS