Canadian funny man Shaun Majumder is in Grande Prairie today.
The comedian is on a mission to put his home town of Burlington, Newfoundland, on the map, and is touring Canada to promote his project and the show based around it, Majumder Manor.
Majumder says this project is all about invigorating his home town all through the filter of tourism.
“My hometown is beautiful, but there is nowhere to eat and nowhere to stay, so the show follows me and my crazy dream to try and create this tourism infrastructure. The uniqueness of it is that all of the money generated from the businesses goes back into the community.
There is just over 350 people who live in the hamlet of Burlington, and Majumder says this project is all about them.
“One thing that never runs out is the human spirit.
This is a resource that I’m tapping into through tourism by offering up places for people to stay, and come, and have an authentic experience in a small place.
You can never get enough of that as a human being, I think we crave it all the time. You know with Newfoundland, years and years and years, cod fish was it, but people are the new fish in Newfoundland.”
A few tickets for An Evening with Shaun Majumder are still available, and can be found at the Crystal Centre Box Office. The show starts at 8 pm.