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The Top Ten Differences Between Hockey Wives and Comedy Wives

Hotly anticipated by those of us in the “wives” game, the W reality show Hockey Wives debuted its first season last week. I already love this show. Finally we have a reality television show that my husband and I can watch together. He gets to enjoy seeing hockey players in their regular life, and I get to enjoy hockey players with their shirts off. Everybody wins. I mean, can you think of a reality show that you are more likely to get your man-type partner to watch with you? My husband and I haven’t been so riveted at the same time since we happened to tune in to the first episode of Game of Thrones. Continue reading

Top unspecified number of reasons to see Comedy on Valentine’s Day

Reason number 1 : Valentine’s and Comedy Shows go together like Winter and Cuddling

I never really got Valentine’s day, not when it was a sickly pink popularity contest when I was a kid, not when it was a chance for my shitty boyfriends to let me down spectacularly in my twenties, and not even today where I am a lovey-dovey newlywed living out my own best romance story. (Oh sure, it’s full of vampires.)
I’m married to a comedian so Valentine’s Day is usually a work day for him. That’s fine, I’m happy when comedians get to make money, so I have begun to develop a grudging respect for Valentine’s. On that one day a year people are pretty much guaranteed to leave the comfort of their couches and their netflix binges, and park their pretty asses in comedy club seats.

It’s really one of the most perfect times to go see a comedy show, the club will be full and you can laugh about the stupid, disgusting, hilarious, and exhilarating stuff that love will make you do.

Going to a comedy show on Valentine’s day is, in my very biased opinion, the best thing you can do. Here are some more reasons: Continue reading

My favorite CBC Comedy Coup Videos so far (and so can you!)

If you’re anything like me, you spent last night prone on the couch watching as many of the awesome and terrible Canadian video submissions that went live last night on the CBC comedy coup. If you didn’t, no worries! I’ve collected some of my favorite so far so you don’t even have to sludge through all the not so great ones. And some are not so great. One of them is just two guys smashing glasses and porcelain figurines.

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Montreal Comedy Year in Review 2013: Stand Up Tuesdays

Technically the show had already been going for a while under a different name, 5 Dollar Tuesdays, but 2013 was the year that Mike and his cute girlfriend Monika started their own Tuesday night show together at the Comedy Works.

Tuesdays at the Comedy Works have not been the same since, you never know what’s going to happen, when you walk in you might see a knot of big speakers on stage so that Mike’s heavy metal band Iron Ladel can perform a few songs, there might be a big plate of pretzels and sauerkraut for an Oktoberfest show, or in the back corner you might find a large cake-like object hiding a small man, waiting patiently to attack local indie wrestler The Green Phantom for his birthday show. Continue reading

Just For Laughs 2013: The Three-Pie Night

It felt very illicit to be walking through the Just For Laughs festival with a bag of pies. Luckily I had an artist pass so I didn’t have to explain to the nice volunteer at the entrance why I was bringing three fruit pies and a roll of paper towels into the festival. Although I guess she wouldn’t have questioned it, I imagine they’re looking more for pointy-glassy-hurty things.

It is a testament to how weird the JFL festival is that nobody looked twice at Mike’s ultimate warrior face-paint as we made our way through the crowd to the outdoor stage. The show is called 8 Smiles, it’s a comedy-battle (as opposed to rap-battle) contest where comedians compete with jokes for the right to wear the championship belt for about fifteen minutes, and then give it back – they only bought one belt.

Mike Paterson is no stranger to championship belts, as a rabid wrestling fan with a lifetime of involvement in the independent wrestling scene in Montreal Mike is used to coveting the belt. In fact I’m starting to think it may have been ill-advised to throw Mike into a competition that involved a championship belt. It might have caused a bit of testosterone-fueled mania in the self-proclaimed most electrifying entertainer of his generation. The proof is walking right next to me in full wrestling regalia, boots, tights, mesh shirt, and face paint.

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