The Winnipeg Folk Festival has certainly undergone some changes over the years.
2012 is upon us. The Mayan calendar ends on December 21st of this year, and many (okay, a couple) believe that life on earth will cease to exist past that day.
One of the most anticipated and highly-attended shows every year at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival is The Winnipeg Show, the stand-up comedy showcase at the Gas Station Theatre comprised of Winnipeg-raised or Winnipeg-based comics.
A short five years ago, John Hastings decided to enter the world of stand-up comedy, and he's already made quite the name for himself across Canada. While comedy was something he grew up enjoying, stand-up comedy wasn't something he pursued until he was told it might be a way to make some money.
Darcy Michael is a comedian not easily categorized -- and he likes it that way. Essentially, he's just an incredibly funny dude who is able to translate real-life situations into gut-busting bits on stage, and we're all the better for it.
In nearly 20 years of doing stand-up comedy, Andrew Grose has pretty much done it all.
There's a new wave of Canadian comics living in and gaining success in the United Kingdom. One of the stand-ups doing quite well in the motherland, to the point where he now lives in London, is Pete Johansson.
If you frequent your local comedy club, you've probably seen Darryl Lenox perform live, as he's been making the rounds across the United States and Canada for years. He's established himself as an insightful, ambitious, and hardworking comic, and while you have to keep your brain turned on to really enjoy his sets, it's most definitely worth it.
Sam Easton may be a familiar face to you, whether you've stepped inside a comedy club across Canada, turned on your TV set, or visited your local multiplex over the last few years.
Montreal-born Kevin McDonald founded the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall in the mid-80s with Dave Foley, whom he met while training at the iconic Second City in Toronto.