Category Archives: comedy

Eddie Izzard “Stripped”: Just for Laughs Review

Day 1 of Just for Laughs Montreal’s English shows. I scarf down a bowl of soup at 9:30pm. Haven’t eaten since lunch at 2:00pm. That’s what happens when you go to a show straight from work. By the end of … Continue reading

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OK Go ‘White Knuckle’ outtakes go to the dogs

A few months back, OK Go (best known for their music video on treadmills) released this video for their song White Knuckle. It was done all in one take and features a bunch of dogs. It’s amazing. Soon after the … Continue reading

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Dead Cat Bounce – Ireland’s musical comedy supergroup

It seems that every year I discover one great comedy act whilst watching the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. Last year, it was Sam Simmons. This year, it was Dead Cat Bounce. Unfortunately, I’m not in Melbourne this year to see … Continue reading

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Offensive? Or simply funny? Where’s the line, and who gets to draw it?

I’m firmly of the belief that a joke can be made on ANY subject. Race, sexual orientation, murder, rape, the whole gamut. The problem is making those jokes tastefully. This isn’t a simple case of “calling someone a nigger is … Continue reading

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Advocating for Aussie Comics

It’s comedy festival season in Australia and my head is BURSTING with all the cool stuff going on there. Tripod have started doing a UStream session once a week, chatting to their fans and playing some songs. I just finished … Continue reading

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Stand-up comics, take a seat!

I wrote an article for Camosun College’s Nexus Newspaper bemoaning the state of North American comedy, in particular compared to its British and Australian counterparts. And HERE it is! Complete with picture of Eddie Izzard. And a comment with someone … Continue reading

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Festival musings/moping from across the pond

The Adelaide Fringe Festival (Feb 18 – Mar 13) has just announced their award winners. I’ve been vaguely following the festival, mostly through Aussie tweets. A lot of the comedians I love have been performing there or at the Brisbane … Continue reading

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