"The best way to describe my comedy?" asks Toronto comedy veteran Gavin Stephens. "I would say my style is personal and social philosophy, with a heavy nerd influence. And farts." For 20 years, Stephens has been touring Canada and the world, with regular stops in Halifax. "I once choked on a donair here, so this city has a piece of my heart," he says. Stephens' Halifax Pop Explosion set coincides with his current comedy tour, the Re-Up, so if you miss him at Pop, you can catch him at The Carleton on Sunday. He says if he could be any superhero, the comic-book lover would love to be anyone with a cape, "Batman, Superman, Thor. Only superheroes and pimps can pull off capes."