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Bowser & Blue

Award-Winning Musical Comedy Duo

George Bowser and Rick Blue have been performing together since 1978. In appearances across Canada and the United States – whether in clubs, colleges, corporate and convention events, TV, radio, or theatre – Bowser & Blue are well known for their unique brand of music, comedy and satire.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Presentations

Music & Comedy Performance In this music and comedy performance from Bowser & Blue, Rick plays acoustic guitar and harmonica while George plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and banjo.

Awards

1991 & 1986
Best Comedy/Variety Act

1985
Entertainers of the Year

1979
Du Maurier Council for the Performing Arts | Special Merit Award

  • Bowser and Blue proved to be our highlight of the evening ... their comedy writing constantly kept everyone in stitches. Their music is a work of art, blending with their comedy skits and energy. This is the second time we hired Bowser and Blue for a Client Appreciation Event. We would recommend this duo to anyone for a first-hand and wonderful experience.

    - Mandeville, Adam Capital
  • The entire time we worked with them, from opening note to the closing bars, was everything we'd hoped for. I have no hesitation in recommending them for songwriting and live performances, to anyone who will lend an ear.

    - Director, News and Public Affairs, CTV Montreal
  • Sensational as always ... they put on a great show. I am always impressed at how they update their act to incorporate recent events.

    - Executive Director, Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada

Summary Profile

George Bowser and Rick Blue write and perform music and comedy. In 2011 their work; “Schwartz’s – The Musical”, inspired by Bill Brownstein’s best-selling book about the Montreal Delicatessen, ran for nine sold-out weeks at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre. They appear in theatres and concert halls across Canada, and from 2007 to 2012 they headlined the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza concert series, both in Canada and the United States, returning again in 2013 / 2014. They have appeared frequently at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, most recently in the 2008 edition, and they can often be seen on CBC television and the Comedy Channel in shows compiled from those appearances. Their Christmas CTV special “Two Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire” was nominated for a Gemini award. They perform at special events, such as fund raisers, annual dinners and awards galas for clients all across the country. In 2013 they received a standing ovation at the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference. They have written and performed in many theatre shows, including 2008’s “The 25th Century Belongs to Canada,” and “The 4 Anglos of the Apocalypse,” a comic perspective on the last 30 years of politics in Quebec, from 2006. These were collaborative works, written and performed with film-maker and humorist Josh Freed, and award-winning cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin). Their Musical “The Paris of America,” ran for seven sold-out weeks at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre in 2003. Previous shows, including the smash hits “Blokes” and “Blokes Deux.” In 2003 they collaborated with Terry Mosher to produce “The Illustrated Canadian Songbook”, which comes with a companion CD. Colorectal Surgeons around the world are familiar with them through the song “Working Where the Sun Don’t Shine”, which was first heard on “Madly Off In All Directions” in 1997. They have recorded with Supertramp’s Rick Davies, and with Katrina and the Waves. They also recorded a song with the late Blair and Gary MacLean, Canada’s legendary “MacLean and MacLean.” They have recorded 12 CDs on their own “You Guys” label, and four for Montreal’s Justin Time label. Bowser and Blue provided the music for the NFB animated film “Scant Sanity,” by John Weldon, and for the TV show “Misguided Angels.” The instrumental guitar music for that show, “Red Guitars,” is what you hear in the auditorium between shows at B&B concerts.