Punch Up Your Life - Blacked Out (Chris Middleton)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  July 5, 2022 @ 11:21pm

Chris Middleton - When Chris is promoted to assistant manager of a university bar, that's already funded by student admission, he literally becomes too big to fail. The power corrupts him entirely, until he is framed for something he didn't....

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2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: It's been a long time coming

Posted by: Paul Little  •  July 5, 2022 @ 9:05pm

In an annual tradition beginning way back in 2009, ShowbizMonkeys.com has set up shop in early July at Birds Hill Park near Winnipeg to cover the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Artist photos, video clips, interviews with some absolute music legends; it was an incredibly fun 11-year run.

Then, as we all know, the world shifted.

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Punch Up Your Life - DisFUNction (Hools Kay)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  June 21, 2022 @ 7:21pm

Hools Kay: the ins and outs of family feuds, from cokehead baby daddies to mothers going haywire for her daughter's wedding. But where does Holly fit in? (Dark comedy)

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Interview: Fred Penner on returning to Winnipeg Kidsfest, the impact of Fred Penner's Place, and new projects

Posted by: Paul Little  •  June 8, 2022 @ 11:27pm

Fred Penner has been bringing music to the ears of children worldwide for over 40 years. He's a multiple JUNO Award Winner, a Member of the Order of Canada, and helped teach a generation of Canadians about everything from folk music to curiosity and creativity through his long-running CBC show, Fred Penner's Place.

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Punch Up Your Life - The Assorted Spectres of Saint John's Road (Isabel Zaw-Tun)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  June 7, 2022 @ 10:00pm

Isabel Zawtun: Two musicians with four rambunctious kids move from a tiny town in northern Alberta to a haunted house in downtown Toronto.

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Punch Up Your Life - Begging for Scraps (Chris Sandiford)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  May 31, 2022 @ 7:54pm

Our apologies for the delay, but it was worth the wait...

Chris Sandiford: Chris is an ambitious home cook, who came THIS CLOSE to winning a season-long competition cooking show. A fan favourite, he stuck it out and published his own cookbook for humans and their best friends... dogs! This combo backfires however, and inadvertently leads to MANY lawsuits.

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Punch Up Your Life - Freedom Diver (Matt Nightingale)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  May 10, 2022 @ 9:52pm

Matt Nightingale: Matt thought freedom meant living for free as a dumpster diving anarchist. But a run-in with the police changed all of that. Now he's finding out that freedom is taking responsibility for your actions.

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Punch Up Your Life - A Sensei Consensus (Adam McNamara)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  April 26, 2022 @ 9:21pm

Adam McNamara: When 8-year-old Adam is signed up for karate classes against his will, with his older brother/frenemy Andy, they are forced to work together to defeat the rival dojo.

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Punch Up Your Life - Head Over Heels (Tim Gray)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  April 13, 2022 @ 6:45am

Tim Gray: While studying abroad, Tim gets into a horrible skateboarding accident. The result of which is a fractured skull and a 4-day stay in the hospital. Tim wakes up from this near-death experience a changed man.

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Punch Up Your Life - Cottage Country (Brie Watson)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  March 29, 2022 @ 11:05pm

Brie Watson: When Brie is forced to leave behind her life in the city (for mysterious reasons!), she goes back to her old family cottage, and is determined to ingratiate herself to this small town... whether they like it or not.

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