Canada Comedy

It's Britney? Bitch, Please.

Sara Starkman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada
Sara Starkman

When I was 11 years old Baby One More Time debuted and I knew, instantly, that I wanted to be a slut. JUST KIDDING. A stripper. Obviously, a stripper....

Sometimes Doing Everything Wrong Is Absoutely Right

Ward Anderson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada
Ward Anderson

There is something to be said about breaking the rules. As someone who, for so much of his life, did things by the book, I never thought I'd owe so mu...

Justice Can Be Achieved Without Speech-Chilling Human Rights Commissions

John Carpay | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics
John Carpay

Long before human rights commissions, the common law provided victims of false accusations with a real remedy to protect their reputation: defamation. When someone says something about you that is false and that hurts your standing in the community, you can seek and obtain monetary compensation.

Go See Ghostbusters Because It Matters

Erynn Brook | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Erynn Brook

I really didn't know you could save the world without looking like you're trying to pose for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition at the same time. I have never, in 30 years, seen a major movie that didn't reinforce the message that how I look is more important than what I do.

10 Differences I've Noticed Between Canada And The UK

Tom Gamble | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tom Gamble

Canada is a wonderful, unique country. I came here as a musician and a stereotypical tea drinking, Marmite enjoying Brit to live, work and study for a masters degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I was immediately struck with the country's immeasurable beauty, vastness and diversity, but I was even more struck with how culturally different it was to my country.

New Web Series Focuses On The Service Industry, Sex

Michael MacDonald | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada
Michael MacDonald

I remember attending this one party back in university with Ian Lynch and few of our mutual friends from Frosh week. It's memorable because Ian's mo...

Romeo And Juliet Is Now A Choose-Your-Own-Path Story

Michael MacDonald | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Michael MacDonald

I first meet Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics, co-editor of the Machine of Death series, and author of To Be or Not To Be: That is the Adventure, at a recent Toronto reading. North was presenting the sequel to TBoNTB: TitA, a second choose-your-path Shakespeare novel titled Romeo and/or Juliet.

Kirk Cameron's Outdated Views On Marriage Don't Deserve Attention

Sara Starkman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

Kirk Cameron believes (drum roll please) that, "Wives are to honour and respect and follow their husband's lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband." WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? I'm so serious. Partners, PARTNERS are supposed to honour each other and treat each other with respect.

All Teachers Can Relate To The Sheer Craziness That Is May

Lori Gard | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I know that the August "me" and the May "me" are just two totally different people. Autumn was made for teachers. Ahh, yes. There is no time quite like fall and the beginning of the school year for assessing prime teacher performance. Fall is just our best time. We're at our peak. On our game.

Can Autism Be A Laughing Matter?

Julie M Green | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Julie M Green

If the world of autism is intense and often challenging, then it's also punctuated by moments of hilarity. Michael McCreary's comedy shines a light on those moments, giving audiences permission to laugh out loud. For families affected by autism, it's a much-needed chance to let their hair down and see the funny side of their reality. For the uninitiated, humour provides the perfect segue into a conversation about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Political Correctness Is A Right-Wing Myth

Ward Anderson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With the entire continent engaged in some of the most polarizing politics seen in decades, everyone seems to have one thing in common: Everyone thinks people these days are too easily offended. But they aren't. They're no different than they've ever been. And, as for political correctness, it doesn't exist.

These Fill-In-The-Blanks Show The Darkest Side Of Narcissism

Lenora Thompson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

What if narcissism isn't what we assume it is? Yes, narcissists project an über-confident, egotistical image but most researchers believe this is merely a smokescreen to disguise extremely low or even non-existent self-esteem. I thought why not demonstrate it because actions speak louder than words.

Comedian Debra DiGiovanni Delves Into The Science of Funny

Amanda Cupido | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Cupido

For Debra DiGiovanni, speaking to a full house is much more appealing than speaking to a group of six. The visual artist turned comedian has been doing stand-up for more than 15 years. While she knows that she's most comfortable when behind a microphone, the industry and audiences are still getting accustomed to seeing more women take the stage.

Talking About 'Unicorn Island' With YouTube Superstar Lilly Singh

Chris Taylor | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

In a fast-changing media world, it's hard to wrap your mind around how much clout Lilly Singh has. So here are a few statistics to help you out: 8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel ("IISuperwomanII"). More than a billion total views. A new documentary, "A Trip to Unicorn Island," about her recent 27-city world tour. Not bad for a girl from Scarborough, Ont., wouldn't you say?

The Secret Pain Of Caretakers

Lenora Thompson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada
Lenora Thompson

Staring up at the constellation Orion on a crisp winter's night, I wonder how much longer I can bear the pain. The pain of watching my husband cringe ...

How The Kardashians Influenced Eugene Levy's 'Schitt's Creek'

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada

Pretty much if 'KUWTK' was filmed in Canada.

Mike Duffy And George Costanza Share A Foolproof Legal Defence

Peter Landry | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

Duffy's defence -- which I will refer to as "The Costanza" -- may become a standard courtroom tactic should his lawyers succeed. This new legal principle would hold that one is innocent unless the law, social behaviour and even etiquette are explicitly explained in advance in each case.

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 09.22.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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 07.07.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 05.21.2016 | 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.