Ali Hassan’s cultural comedy

Ali Hassan’s cultural comedy

The Toronto-based comedian is bringing his Muslim, Interrupted tour across Canada, including Halifax.
Ali Hassan: Muslim, Interrupted Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street $20 Comedian Ali Hassan was taken by surprise when his children came to him with questions about Islam.

Laugh the fall away: A season of comedy events

Get in some laughs this fall with a sneak peek at this season's local comedy.

K. Trevor Wilson fixes your life

The Letterkenny star brings the laughs to The Best of the Fest.

Laugh again with Gaffigan

“Jim Gaffigan’s not swinging down. Heck, he’s not even swinging up. If anything, he’s usually punching himself.”
Jim Gaffigan Friday, May 12 Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street You know who Jim Gaffigan is. Maybe you listen to or watched his stand-up.

Carol Zoccoli's got skills

Catch Carol Zoccoli at the Halifax ComedyFest Friday, April 28 at Not Made for TV at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, Westin Nova Scotia Hotel with Travis Lindsay and Ryan Belleville doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm, $20 and Saturday, April 29 at Pub Comedy at The Lower Deck, with Mike Delamont, Kyle Brownrigg, Eman El-husseini, Derek Seguin and Darryl Orr, doors at 2:15pm, show at 3pm, $20 [UPDATE: Saturday show is sold out!]

Comedy of sharers

The Ha!ifax ComedyFest features stellar local talent, highlighting the fact that there’s good comedy here almost every night of the week.
Relaxing on a sectional sofa in a suburban basement, Catherine Robertson starts to chuckle at the sight of a notification on her phone.

Coming in for a Landry

The mononymous comedian just winging it.
Landry has been a comedian for nine years and he's been funny for six.

Chantel me about it

Feel like a kid again with Torontonian Chantel Marostica.
Chantel Marostica wants you to feel as if "Peter Pan kissed you on the face" when their set is done.

Gaffe House

Community members push back against Laugh House podcast.
"They're words, goddamn it."

Aparna’s out there

The hilarious Aparna Nancherla brings her comedy back to Halifax.
Aparna Nancherla w/Cheryl Hann and Sandi Rankaduwa Wednesday, April 5, 9pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $20

Comedy Bootcamp puts locals through the paces

See which local comedian will win at the live taping March 29
Comedy Bootcamp with James Mullinger, Catherine Robertson, Travis Lindsay and finalists Martin Edwards, Daniel Allen, EmmaLeigh Rivera and Ryan Fried Wednesday, March 29, 7:30pm Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs, 1269 Barrington Street $5/$10 Tickets

Mission: Improv

“There are no wrong answers in improv,” says Adrianne Gagnon of Mission Critical Comedy.
Weekly Wednesdays Comedy & Improv Jam The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street 5:30pm workshop, 8pm show $10

Halifax comedy New Year’s resolutions

Local comedians solemnly swear to keep up the good work in 2017.
Two thousand sixteen has been amazing year for Halifax comedy.

2016’s local laughs

My 5 most memorable moments in local comedy in 2016.
In 2016 we can finally, truly, say that there is a great comedy show happening in Halifax every night of the week.

Chris Locke’s dad brain

Toronto comedian tells it like it is about anxiety, parenthood, bears
Chris Locke w/host Dan Hendricken, Cheryl Hann, Matt Wright, Heidi Brander Thursday, November 17, 8pm w/host Adam Christie, Cheryl Hann, Bob Kerr, Struan Sutherland Friday, November 18, 8pm The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street

Kyle Kinane can’t stop, won’t stop

Kinane makes a Halifax stop on his non-stop tour with a brand new comedy album.
Kyle Kinane w/Cheryl Hann, Everardo Ramirez, 7pm w/Travis Lindsay, Struan Sutherland, 10pm Saturday, October 22 Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road $20 adv/$25 door Kyle Kinane is a comedian/comedian.

The BIPOCalypse is coming

Creating an inclusive space on Canada Day weekend.
For Sharestha Drall, everything is fuel for her next joke, from the iced chai latte she's sipping to how people react to her sexuality.

What comedians really think about the Halifax ComedyFest

As Canadian comedy festivals go, Halifax’s is no joke.
They say laughter is the best medicine, so get ready for a healing dose.

Scott Thompson picks his top 5 favourite characters

The Kids in the Hall legend’s top pick is a necrophiliac.
Character acting requires incredible comedic skill, and from 1984 to 1994, the men behind Toronto-based sketch TV show The Kids in the Hall were masters of disguise.

Q&A with Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Roberts slithers into the city on his comedy tour this Thursday
In the history of professional wrestling, no man inspired more fear in his opponents than Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

Laugh out East

The East Coast Improv Festival makes it up as they go
East Coast Improv Festival The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street August 15-16 $10/$15 Plenty of great comedy has come out of Halifax over the past few years—and much of it has come and gone, to Toronto and other funnier pastures.  That's one of the reasons local improv company Make 'Em Ups started Halifax's first improv festival last summer, hoping to give local performers more opportunities in the city.

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 21
October 19, 2017

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