"In the Black" with Gilson Lubin feat. Lara Rae

April 10, 2017 |  Alexa Joy & Kira Sapong

Black Space Winnipeg, in association with Winnipeg Comedy Festival is thrilled to present Toronto based Comedian-Actor, Gilson Lubin. at the Gas Station Arts Centre on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Known for his raw and honest humor. Lubin is a powerhouse talent that delivers a signature, laid-back approach throughout his routine.


"The week before I moved to Canada, I was sticking my head in a freezer like... 'I could handle it.'" - Gilson Lubin


Saint Lucian born. Lubin was an MTV Canada Host, has appeared as himself on Comedy Central’s Comedy Now, HBO’s Def Jam, CTV’s Sugar and Hate, and has shared the stage with internationally renowned acts such as Dave Chapelle and DJ Future the Prince. He is a winner of several comedy competitions including the Canadian Comedy Award, Spike Television’s Spike the Mic Competition, Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and Laugh Across America Competition.


Gilson's visit to Winnipeg promises to push for diversity in the Winnipeg arts scene through community-led events. Artistic Director of the Gas Station Arts Centre Lara Rae, was more than eager to support the efforts of Black Space Winnipeg. After meeting with Rae, Alexa Potashnik (founder, Black Space Winnipeg), expressed the need for inclusion and the importance of growth in the arts community to support diversified programming. 


Winnipeg can catch Gilson Lubin live at the Gas Station Arts Centre, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM. Alongside Gilson, "In the Black" presents Lara Rae and local DJ Jamil Williams for a night of both entertaining and thought-provoking content. Special thanks for Vantage Print Shop and local graphic designer Calvin Joseph for our amazing visuals. See Eventbrite page for tickets or contact us at blackspacewpg@gmail.com (see photo for ticket link):


Niyi Adewole