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Danny Bhoy

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He learned the art of storytelling as a kid at the end of the bar in his uncle's hotel, grew up watching Billy Connolly, then tried his hand at stand-up in a 60-seat theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Now Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is one of the most sought-after comedians on the planet, selling out houses around the globe – especially in Commonwealth countries such as Australia and Canada.

It's a different story in the southern U.S., says the 38-year-old, who grew up in the only mixed-race family in his tiny Scottish village outside Edinburgh. "There aren't many Scottish Indians," he jokes. "That's two very separate characters on The Simpsons to them."

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Known for his comparatively clean style – he says "I like the fact that you can bring your gram to the show, and you can bring your 14-year-old" – Bhoy is crossing Canada with his Wanderlust tour, which features a different set each night, and covers anything from meeting the queen to pet cats to national anthems.

"I love the Canadian national anthem actually – it's like an afterthought," he quips. "Oh, Canada."



Danny Bhoy finishes his Wanderlust tour at the Centre Saturday and Sunday, ticketmaster.ca.

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