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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Montreal Dépflies get the green light for Comedy Coup

DÉPANNEUR (DÉP):

A corner store that sells a variety of goods. They are plentiful in Québec and, unlike convenience stores in other parts of Canada, a dépanneur sells beer. DÉPFLIES celebrates this unique aspect of Québec culture.

We have been watching the comedy Coup Competition with a watchful eye. You know when the Habs win you feel like a winner cuz it’s your team. Well the mob feels the same way about DEPFlies making it not only to the final 5 in the Comedy Coup Competition but b eing so awesome that the CBC just couldn’t say no. Go Nouveau International! Go TSC!! GO Montreal!!!

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Sugar Sammy Winter 2014 Interview

As promised, the full interview with Sugar Sammy that was recorded on November 10, 2014.

Please note this interview was recorded for Mobtreal’s Comedy Corner CKUT 90.3FM segment. You can tune in every Thursday at 6:30pm to listen to Katelynd Kuhar interview great comedians and chat about what they like to drink as well.

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HOT LAP Releases Full Pilot Episode on YouTube

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday November 29, 2014 (Toronto) –– HOT LAP is pleased to announce the release of its full pilot episode now available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Rtad1pvkwE8The pilot episode running time is 28 mins.

The HOT LAP pilot production episode was filmed with Pro6 Cycles Inc. at Calabogie Motorsports Park May 12-15, 2012. Ten challengers who competed during the event appear in the trailer video clip, including a female rider as a featured action segment. The clip includes three dramatiic crashes plus a special guest appearance from Jordan Szoke, Canadian Superbike Champion as team coach.

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Image+Nation festival: A film review of “La Partida”

Monday night, after a weekend of existential crises over exam period, I saw the film “La Partida” (or “The Last Match”) which was part of the Image+Nation LGBT film festival.The film was shown in its original Spanish with French subtitles at Cinéma Beaubien. 


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The gift of laughter: A Dose of Sugar Sammy

Incase you haven’t noticed, Sugar Sammy is taking over Montreal.  His handsome mug is pasted all over the metro station walls and on billboards. All of this of course as part of his campaign due to the release of an additional 40,000 tickets for the 35 newly added shows. The new dates are for both his You’re Gonna Rire and his En français svp! shows. What better time for the release of a whole slew of shows than when people are in the mood to be jovial? The dates were added to his schedule for the end of this year until far into the next. Check out his site here for dates and get your tickets ASAP!

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