Audience wanted for . . . Nuts

Red Deer College alum Aimee Beaudoin is gearing up for her second season on the award-nominated comedy sketch show Caution: May Contain Nuts — and she’s looking for a studio audience.

The award-nominated comedy sketch show Caution: May Contain Nuts is gearing up for a second season.

Red Deer College alum Aimee Beaudoin is gearing up for her second season on the award-nominated comedy sketch show Caution: May Contain Nuts — and she’s looking for a studio audience.

Local comedy fans are invited to travel to Alberta Film Studios in Edmonton to watch tapings on Dec. 2, 3 and 4 of the APTN show that brought the world Delmar and Marta and other offbeat characters.

Tickets are $15 and can be ordered through Tix on the Square by calling 780-420-1757 or visiting

Beaudoin said she’s excited about getting back to work on Caution: May Contain Nuts, which was nominated for a Gemini Award for writing (but did not win last weekend).

In this second season, Beaudoin will assume a new role as the show’s only female writer, as well as performing on camera.

Among the kooky characters she’s set to portray is a “Mommy Dearest, who’s uncomfortably close to her son — sort of like a Gloria Swanson, Blanche DuBois character,” said Beaudoin, with a laugh.

She also will also return in the Daisy and Rose sketches as one of a pair of police women who use feminine wiles to catch suspects.

“There’s a bunch of short (sketches) that are cute and funny and hopefully the audience will like them,” Beaudoin added.

Other performers on the show include fellow RDC alum James Higuchi, aboriginal comedian Howie Miller, Second City’s Dana Anderson, theatre stars Matt Alden and Mark Meer, and Sheldon Elter of Canadian Idol fame.

So far, Beaudoin’s believes the trick to writing comedy is developing a thick skin and not getting overly emotional when others tamper with her material.

“Sometimes you’ve got to fight for things, but you also have to know what battles to choose. You have to let some things go.”

Caution: May Contain Nuts received good ratings in its first season, despite being bounced around as the cable provider changed APTN channel numbers.

Beaudoin said new episodes of the show will begin airing during the Olympics in February.

Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to identify suspect in indecent acts

Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance to identify a man… Continue reading

Singer k.d. lang is only Central Alberta native to get 2018 Alberta Order of Excellence

Red Deer native Lorenzo Donadeo does get business honour, however

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis cancelled after tax case

BEIJING — The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing,… Continue reading

Michael Buble shuts down rumours of retirement from music

LOS ANGELES — Michael Buble is shutting down rumours that he’s going… Continue reading

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

MONTREAL — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s… Continue reading

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive… Continue reading

Military to overhaul morale-boosting trips after review finds serious problems

OTTAWA — Canada’s top general is overhauling military morale-boosting tours after an… Continue reading

Police hand out a few hefty fines for allegedly violating Cannabis Act

The celebratory mood that marked the legalization of recreational cannabis lost a… Continue reading

PHOTO: Say goodbye to City Hall Park flowers

A sure sign that winter is on its way is when City… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunch bags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown… Continue reading

Most Read