Approximately 3 Peters its returns to London

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Three men and a little comedy.

That’s the premise behind the Approximately 3 Peters, a sketch comedy group that brought its geeky charm to the Arts Project last Saturday. The troupe consists of Peter Gal, Ian MacIntyre and Western alum Peter Hill.

The Peters have been playing around Toronto and North America for almost three years, with appearances at the 2006 and 2007 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, the 2007 Orillia Comedy Festival and the 2008 Chicago Sketchfest. They also performed at Toronto’s Second City for four weeks in Oct. 2007.

This is the group’s third visit to London, following appearances last year at the Arts Project and Wolf Performance Hall at the Central Library.

“It’s good to come back to London,” Hill says. “We performed [here] before, in front of a hometown crowd and received a good reception from people … a good friendly vibe.”

The troupe’s latest act, dubbed Pet3rs Kill Time, is a time-traveling comedy full of surprises and laughs. The Peters pretend to use a cardboard box as a time machine in order to inject humour into important historical characters. They imitate the Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr during the show and even re-enact Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

The audience appreciated the Peters’ tongue-in-cheek humour as they discussed which remaining Beatle, Paul or Ringo, would be the one to die next.

Offstage, the comedians have varied interests besides performing. MacIntyre was a third-place finalist on this summer’s CBC reality competition Second City’s Next Comedy Legend. During his time at Western, Hill was the vice-president-campus issues for the University Students’ Council.

The Approximately 3 Peters performed at the Arts Project Saturday, Feb. 9 with comedy troupe Fully Insured. For more information about the Peters, visit www.3peters.com.

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