Alan Thicke has been enjoying a career resurgence over the last few years, appearing as a womanizing failed actor on CBC's jPod, making appearances as a version of himself on How I Met Your Mother, and popping up in roles in comedy films such as The Goods. He's even in the process of filming a new pilot for Showtime.
If you needed an education on the genuine comedy oddballs that Canada is well known for producing, it would be a crime to overlook Harland Williams.
I had heard a lot about Matt Kirshen before talking to him, and I had always promised myself that I would eventually take the time to sit down and do more research on the fellow. The thing you need to know about me, though, is I like to pretend I'm a busy guy.
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival has been steadily growing, adding performers, shows, and days to the festival year after year.
As a Canadian who at one point in his life owned a television, I have of course watched a lot of The Kids in the Hall. To be more accurate, I've watched all of The Kids in the Hall. All five seasons, the movie, and the miniseries. Multiple times. Front to back.
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.