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 www.tixonthesquare.ca
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.