For a hardened stand-up comedy fanboy like myself, the label of 'storytelling/comedy album' can be like a dead canary in a coal mine. Don't get me wrong – I love storytelling. The act of storytelling is a sadly underrated skill, and one very much worthy of an hour-long audio recording.
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is in full swing, and we've got you covered!
Simon Rakoff loves his job. Now to be fair, most stand-up comics who are able to make it their career don't take for granted how great a gig it is. But very few veteran comics approach stand-up comedy with the excitement and joy of someone new to the business.
Big Daddy Tazz has been performing at comedy clubs and theatres across Canada and beyond for years, making people laugh about the mundane while also opening up about his own struggles with bi-polar disorder.
Jon Steinberg's hysterical new album, Between Me and the Wall is endearingly quaint and intimate. It feels less like a stand up special than a nightclub set, but just as entertaining.
My love of movies goes way back. Ever since I was a really little kid, I can remember having a love for movies. My earliest movie memory involves going to see An American Tail in theaters in 1986. That puts me at 4 years old. I remember covering my ears at the loud intense sound from the THX intro and the fire scene on the ship.
Norm Macdonald. What can one say about this guy? Legendary? Okay, that one will do. Well, the legendary 51-year-old former Saturday Night Live star made his way onto the stage at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba last Friday night to an extremely enthusiastic audience.
Full disclosure upfront: the first stand-up comedy CD I ever purchased and listened to multiple times over was Demetri Martin's 2006 debut, These Are Jokes. I bought the CD while on a road trip to Minneapolis to see a concert, and listened to the album multiple times on the 8-hour drive home.
This year marks the fifteenth Winnipeg if... Improv Festival, which takes place September 30 to October 4 at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The event features members of Hip. Bang!, Rapid Fire Theatre, Der Kaktus, and The Kids in the Hall.