Comedy Works reopened and it’s just the beginning

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for Comedy Works and Montreal comedy fans are feeling more than good. This past weekend, February 5th to 7th, Comedy Works reopened its doors, and it was glorious. From what I’ve gathered the room was full to sold out every night. According to fellow Mobtreal photographer Adam Geraldi, Thursday’s opening night was packed and had a “really cool vibe”, especially with many local comedians coming by to check the new digs out. It seems that vibe continued throughout the weekend. I was able to attend the Saturday’s 8:30PM show, and noted a similar cool, celebratory, and excited vibe. Continue reading Comedy Works reopened and it’s just the beginning

Architect Of Downfall

Have you ever done something in your past that was so horrible you kept it a secret? What if you enjoyed that secret and did it again? What happens when your secret comes back to haunt you? Architect of Downfall is a perfect example of what happens when your bad secrets take revenge on you. Continue reading Architect Of Downfall

A night of crafting comedy: Gilson Lubin’s “Free Speech”

This past Saturday night Gilson Lubin performed his show “Gilson’s Free Speech” in the newly renovated Theatre Saint-Catherine (OK, new to me. I hadn’t been since Just For Laughs in July). Even though the front is nice, bright, and new, the backend where the stage is is still that familiar dark and intimate setting perfect for stand up. Or maybe even rap? Maybe not. Continue reading A night of crafting comedy: Gilson Lubin’s “Free Speech”

The Montreal Comedy Works is back, new and improved

You must have heard the news by now folks. The Comedy Works is reopening their doors February 5th 2015. Same location, brand new venue and new staff. I was in Montreal for a few days and had the opportunity to sit down with Ian Campbell, the new general manager of the Comedy Works, to find out how this great news came to be reality.

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#JeSuisCharlie

On January 7th 2015, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They killed 12 people, including the editor Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, 7 other employees, and 2 National Police officers, and wounded 11 others.

An act of terrorism tried to take down Charlie Hebdo and his publication by killing the man behind along with his staff. Although France and the world grieve for all those who lost their lives that day, this tragedy has reunited the free press.  We will not back down and we will express ourselves with man’s most powerful tool: the pencil. Continue reading #JeSuisCharlie

A drinking novice’s adventures: 19 Cocktails MadeWithLove

This past Saturday I was presented with the chance to cover a cocktail competition by MadeWithLove on the following Monday. For those who have never heard of MadeWithLove, its mission is essentially to democratize mixology and cocktail culture by way of a little healthy competition. Monday’s event consisted of 19 bartenders representing different bars from around Montreal, each with a unique cocktail. The guests’ mission: taste them all and vote for your favourite via handing over the dog tag received upon arrival. Mission accepted.

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