Canada Comedy

Fire Cuts Whoopi Goldberg's Show Short At Casino New Brunswick

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Living

The comedian was slated for one appearance in Moncton.

Just Because You Can Have Kids Doesn't Mean You Should

Sara Starkman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

At the ripe old age of 28, I still, sincerely, don't know how I feel about having kids. Not about other people having kids -- that I know (no more than two and for God's sake don't helicopter parent, it creates MONSTERS and someday one of them will have to be PRIME MINISTER!).

'My Internship In Canada' is a CIFF 2015 Must-See

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

My Internship in Canada focuses on the experiences of Souverain Pascal, recently arrived from Haiti on a mission to secure an internship in Canadian federal politics. Souverain receives a single response from Independent Member of Parliament, Steve Guibord. Souverain is thrust into the deep end when MP Guibord -- through a series of unlikely and surprising events -- holds the deciding vote in whether Canada will send troops to support the looming war.

Second-Past-the-Post and Other Innovative Ways to Vote

David Martin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau are committed to ending our outmoded first-past-the-post (FPP) voting system. However, it's still unclear what they'd replace it with. The problem as I see it is that Canadians haven't been offered a good substitute for our outmoded FPP system. We should have a whole smorgasbord of truly Canadian electoral options.

Watching Chris Tucker Make Rape Jokes Made Me Sick

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I was literally dumbfounded as Chris thrashed around the stage like a gutless fish. He chose to open with his plight with marriage and being in a relationship. I could tell from the moment he started we were destined for trouble.

42 Things I've Learned at 42

Ward Anderson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With a toddler running around my house these days, I find myself looking back over the years and thinking of all I've learned in my four-plus decades on this planet. Since I turned 40, I've started making lists I can maybe pass her way one day. Here's 42 things I've learned at 42.

Here's the Difference Between Heckling and Sexual Harassment

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

A fellow comic, Jen Grant has been in the news. A lot of people, some of whom barely know her, have been standing up for her. I figure I should too, since she is one of my best friends, my next door neighbour, people often mistake us for sisters, plus she made me a muffin yesterday.

Dave Letterman Was My Man on the Inside

Steven Kerzner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Kerzner

I loved TV, so to enjoy the adventures of (the bionic) Steve Austin or Jim Rockford or Fonzie and the Cunninghams, I had to endure the obvious social-engineering messages that reminded me I was an outsider. Then along came David Letterman.

I'm a Comedian Who Doesn't Smoke Weed

Hannah Jack | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

Happy 4/20, you guys! On this day of days I want to take the time to confess something. I write comedy and I don't smoke weed. I know, I'm sorry. It's really disappointing. That's probably one of my most frequently asked questions I get after people find out what I do. Here's why it doesn't work for me.

Flashback: The Top Five Hits This Week in 1990

Ward Anderson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Music
Ward Anderson

Yes, it's been 25 years since I was an awkward teenager, screaming pop ballads out my car window on the way to my job at K-Mart. Like many people, the songs of my teen years hold a special place in my heart. So this week I'm taking the Delorean to 1990 and remembering what the Top Five Songs were on Billboard's Top 100 chart this week way back when.

Why the Hit Show Schitt's Creek Is Coming Back

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

This television season has seen a few examples where the critics and audiences both agreed on a show. One example is the very funny Schitt's Creek, which airs its finale this Tuesday March 31st at 9pm EST on CBC. Canada is known for its comedic talent, but a half-hour comedy that was home grown and sustained an audience...well, there have only been a few.

You Can Do Anything -- But You Don't Have to

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

Sometimes it's just as hard to hear that you can do anything as it is to hear you can't. It's an intense amount of pressure that lives inside your heart and constantly wants to take you over and confine you to your bed because it's too much work. To be honest, it can be exhausting being told to follow your dreams.

Why I Wear Make Up (Almost) Every Day

Sara Starkman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I don't wear makeup because of society. It's not because every endorsed picture of the naturally exquisite Sofia Vergara makes me want to set my corneas on fire. It's not because I don't like what I see in the mirror without embellishments (okay, it's a bit of all of those things). It's because, for the most part, wearing make up makes my days better.

40 Years Later, I Still Love Saturday Night Live

Rob Mitchell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Rob Mitchell

The fact is that these skits, commercials and musical performances have been there for many of us, our entire lives. Saturday Night Live, in its various mutations, has run parallel to all of our life changes. It represents a constant in this world of disposable stars and deplorable excuses for what we call "entertainment."

A Fan's Farewell to Jon Stewart

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.

Ron James Takes On Canada And The World | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

Ron James may not be a towering figure in height but when it comes to comedic talent and astute observations on people and society very few can touch ...

5 Reasons To Catch Hari Kondabolu In Vancouver December 5

Jugni Style | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

Hari Kondabolu is performing in Vancouver on Dec. 5, and if it's anything like how his friend, W. Kamau Bell describes it, the concert will be "the equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human rights rally." Sounds like our kind of party.

I'm On An Emotional Rollercoaster With Lena Dunham

Hannah Jack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

Dunham has changed the game on how young women can talk about their bodies, and their lives, and their problems. But my general reaction to this sentiment is UGH because we had to wait for someone to do that. I can be funny and popular now because the general public has a frame of reference for me. People can now qualify how funny or attractive I am based on another human being's life.

Thoughts on Adulthood From a Brand New Adult

Hannah Jack | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

As I creep ever closer to death and settle in to my old age (23 is the new 83!) I've made a couple of realizations about myself and how I'm gonna get out there and put my stamp on the world. So allow me to impart upon you my sage wisdom that I've accumulated in my whole, like, 16 months as a human adult lady.

Despite All the Laughs, Robin Williams Suffered

Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Mathieu Murphy-Perron

Rare are the moments where reading of an actor's passing does much more to me other than illicit a half-shrug before I carry on with my day, but in the case of Robin Williams it stopped me straight in my tracks. Williams depression wasn't new. He was an alcoholic with a long history of substance abuse. He dodged consistent allegations of stealing jokes throughout his years as a stand-up comic. He suffered. Despite and through the laughs, he suffered.

Why We Make Videos of Strangers Undressing and Getting Into Bed Together

Mary Dimino | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada
Mary Dimino

There's a reason people make videos of strangers undressing and getting into bed together. It's for science. And I think I've just been blinded by it...

What I Learned This Week: How YouTube Will Change Comedy Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

At its best, YouTube is the Garden of Eden; not only for the next generation of comedians, but actually forming the next generation of comedians. It's way more than just a promotional tool. At its worst, YouTube is the ruthless Angel of Death, and perhaps for an entire comedic genre...namely, stand-up. Gulp.

This Podcast Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Life

Hannah Jack | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Hannah Jack

This is what happens when you realize you can't just smoke weed and masturbate for the rest of your life. That's maybe cruder terms than what I was actually doing (which was mostly Netflix and beer) but hearing someone say it woke me up. After spending most of my first out of school fall getting drunk on Wednesday days and dicking around I was just kinda sad. So I started a blog!

Reggie Watts: Musician, Comedian, Canada-Lover

Sarah Kurchak | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Music

Reggie Watts might not be South By Southwest’s biggest fan. “Austin [during SXSW] is ridiculous,” the improvisational comedian and musician ...

NXNE Best Bets: Shows, BBQs, Parties, Panels And Streetcar Concerts

The Huffington Post Canada | Melody Lau | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Music

Toronto's North By Northeast Festival has spent the past 20 years curating a festival that not only celebrates the 1500 or so musical acts it invites ...