Laugh again with Gaffigan

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Laugh again with Gaffigan

posted by MELISSA BUOTE, May 11/17

“Jim Gaffigan’s not swinging down. Heck, he’s not even swinging up. If anything, he’s usually punching himself.” comments      0


Carol Zoccoli's got skills

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Carol Zoccoli's got skills

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Apr 27/17

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Comedy of sharers

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Comedy of sharers

posted by BRENNAN MCCRACKEN, Apr 27/17

The Ha!ifax ComedyFest features stellar local talent, highlighting the fact that there’s good comedy here almost every night of the week. comments      0


Coming in for a Landry

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Coming in for a Landry

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Apr 27/17

The mononymous comedian just winging it. comments      0


Chantel me about it

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Chantel me about it

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Apr 27/17

Feel like a kid again with Torontonian Chantel Marostica. comments      0


Gaffe House

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Gaffe House

posted by REBECCA DINGWELL, Apr 20/17

Community members push back against Laugh House podcast. comments      0


Aparna’s out there

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Aparna’s out there

posted by TARA THORNE, Mar 30/17

The hilarious Aparna Nancherla brings her comedy back to Halifax. comments      0


Comedy Bootcamp puts locals through the paces

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Comedy Bootcamp puts locals through the paces

posted by THOSHLAE SMITH, Mar 22/17

See which local comedian will win at the live taping March 29 comments      0


Mission: Improv

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Mission: Improv

posted by SEAN MOTT, Mar 16/17

“There are no wrong answers in improv,” says Adrianne Gagnon of Mission Critical Comedy. comments      0


Halifax comedy New Year’s resolutions

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Halifax comedy New Year’s resolutions

posted by ANDREW VAUGHAN, Dec 15/16

Local comedians solemnly swear to keep up the good work in 2017. comments      0


2016’s local laughs

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2016’s local laughs

posted by CATHERINE ROBERTSON, Dec 15/16

My 5 most memorable moments in local comedy in 2016. comments      0


Chris Locke’s dad brain

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Chris Locke’s dad brain

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 17/16

Toronto comedian tells it like it is about anxiety, parenthood, bears comments      0


Kyle Kinane can’t stop, won’t stop

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Kyle Kinane can’t stop, won’t stop

posted by TARA THORNE, Oct 20/16

Kinane makes a Halifax stop on his non-stop tour with a brand new comedy album. comments      0


The BIPOCalypse is coming

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The BIPOCalypse is coming

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 30/16

Creating an inclusive space on Canada Day weekend. comments      0


What comedians really think about the Halifax ComedyFest

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What comedians really think about the Halifax ComedyFest

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 28/16

As Canadian comedy festivals go, Halifax’s is no joke. comments      0


Scott Thompson picks his top 5 favourite characters

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Scott Thompson picks his top 5 favourite characters

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 14/16

The Kids in the Hall legend’s top pick is a necrophiliac. comments      6


Q&A with Jake "The Snake" Roberts

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Q&A with Jake "The Snake" Roberts

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Sep 10/15

Roberts slithers into the city on his comedy tour this Thursday comments      0


Laugh out East

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Laugh out East

posted by LAURA KENINS, Aug 13/15

The East Coast Improv Festival makes it up as they go comments      0


Sean Emeny of the state

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Sean Emeny of the state

posted by ALEX MITCHELL, Jun 25/15

Sean Emeny comes to town riding high on an amazing year. comments      0


Tig on comedy

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Tig on comedy

May 14/15

This Sunday’s hot ticket in stand-up has no preconceived ideas, and neither should you. comments      0


Choose your own comedy adventure for Ha!ifax ComedyFest

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Choose your own comedy adventure for Ha!ifax ComedyFest

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Apr 23/15

Ha!ifax ComedyFest’s 20th year has an embarrassment of comedy riches. Pick your poison with our handy flowchart. comments      0


Comedy on purpose

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Comedy on purpose

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 9/15

Ian Black hosts a weekly comedy night Sunday at the Toothy Moose, and no one is there by accident. comments      1


Struan, not stirred

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Struan, not stirred

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Feb 19/15

Struan Sutherland makes a rare onstage appearance at Stir Crazy! A February Comedy Show. comments      0


Comedians recap 2014's laughs

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Comedians recap 2014's laughs

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Dec 30/14

Some of the best live local comedy moments that you had to be there to see comments      0


Sandi Rankaduwa’s deep-dish comedy

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Sandi Rankaduwa’s deep-dish comedy

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Oct 23/14

Sandi Rankaduwa left Halifax to commit to comedy full time in that funniest of cities: Chicago. Welcome her back this Friday comments      0


Greg Proops is The Smartest Man in the World

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Greg Proops is The Smartest Man in the World

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 24/14

Greg Proops expounds on the pure beauty of podcasts and where comedy is now. comments      0


Ian Black’s egalitarian comedy

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Ian Black’s egalitarian comedy

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 24/14

Local comedian Ian Black learned his craft from the back of the bars and comedy clubs, before taking the plunge onstage. comments      0


Kaitlin Shuvera wants to challenge you

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Kaitlin Shuvera wants to challenge you

posted by EVAN MCINTYRE, Apr 24/14

After a career in improv just wasn’t materializing, the newly local Shuvera switched to writing her own material. comments      1


DeAnne Smith’s been everywhere, man

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DeAnne Smith’s been everywhere, man

posted by REBECCA ZIMMER, Apr 24/14

DeAnne Smith brings raw nerdiness to ComedyFest comments      0


Steph Tolev is feeling your mustache vibe

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Steph Tolev is feeling your mustache vibe

posted by REBECCA ZIMMER, Apr 24/14

Toronto talent brings self-depreciation to ComedyFest comments      0


Orny Adams’ double life

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Orny Adams’ double life

posted by EVAN MCINTYRE, Apr 24/14

Comedian Orny Adams finds balance between the screen and the stage comments      0


Doug Mutai’s chasing the dream

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Doug Mutai’s chasing the dream

posted by CELINA IP, Apr 24/14

Mutai started off running on the Kenyan national team, but found himself on stage cracking wise in Calgary. comments      0


Welcome to comedy town: Our Ha!ifax ComedyFest coverage

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Welcome to comedy town: Our Ha!ifax ComedyFest coverage

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, EVAN MCINTYRE, CELINA IP AND REBECCA ZIMMER, Apr 24/14

So much hilare comments      0


Hal-Con’s comic relief

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Hal-Con’s comic relief

posted by JULIE SOBOWALE, Nov 7/13

Hal-Con’s annual sci-fi, fantasy and comic extravaganza brings in big names, local faves and games ahoy. comments      1


Make ‘Em laugh

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Make ‘Em laugh

posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Oct 31/13

Halifax’s hottest improv group Make ‘Em Ups is funny, inclusive and good-looking. comments      5


Brian Posehn clears the air

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Brian Posehn clears the air

posted by KYLE MULLIN, Oct 10/13

Comedian Brian Posehn ditched the machismo and pulled himself up by the toot straps. Laugh your cares away at the Halifax Pop Explosion. comments      0


Forever Plaid

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Forever Plaid

posted by KATE WATSON, Jul 25/13

Even if cornball comedy isn’t your thing, the music in Chester Playhouse’s Forever Plaid is worth a visit. comments      0


Dead funny

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Dead funny

posted by KATE WATSON, Jun 13/13

Dartmouth Players’ Count Dracula uses effects and cheesy lines to deliver on the chills and laughs. comments      0


Home is where the laughs are

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Home is where the laughs are

posted by VERONICA SIMMONDS, Apr 25/13

The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest provides big stages, but don’t forget about the locals making you laugh year-round. comments      0


Homegrown humour

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Homegrown humour

posted by CHELSEA GUTZMAN, Apr 25/13

Halifax ComedyFest's Homegrown show deals solely in local laughs. comments      0


Old dirty Bob

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Old dirty Bob

posted by LINDSAY RAINING BIRD, Feb 28/13

Bob Saget leaves his family friendly days behind with raunchy stand up. comments      0


<i>The Importance of Being</i> hilarious

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The Importance of Being hilarious

posted by KATE WATSON, Jan 31/13

Neptune Theatre's production of The Importance of Being Earnest hits all the right laughs. comments      0


Comedic Dee-light

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Comedic Dee-light

posted by LINDSAY RAINING BIRD, Nov 22/12

Gerry Dee brings his stand up show Life After Teaching to the Cohn. comments      0


Laugh pack

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Laugh pack

posted by KEVIN HARTFORD, Sep 20/12

Some of the city’s funniest folks get together for It’s That Time of the Month to make you laugh, no matter what’s in your pants. comments      0


Conjurers' Court House

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Conjurers' Court House

posted by TARA THORNE, Jul 5/12

Magicians—including Bill Wood—take over the Coho on Sunday comments      0


Funny Bone

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Funny Bone

posted by MATTHEW RITCHIE, May 31/12

Christian Murray’s Bone Boy shakes up the tragic, the comic and the afterlife. comments      0


Funny Bone

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Funny Bone

posted by MATTHEW RITCHIE, May 31/12

Christian Murray’s *Bone Boy* shakes up the tragic, the comic and the afterlife. comments      0


The Sting

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The Sting

posted by TARA THORNE, Apr 19/12

Samantha Bee, comedian, Daily Show correspondent and social commentator, opens the Ha!ifax Comedy Festival and is a tough act to follow. comments      1


Sam's club

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Sam's club

posted by TARA THORNE, Apr 19/12

Four Bee hits from The Daily Show comments      0


Greg Proops: Pod god

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Greg Proops: Pod god

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 19/12

Proops brings a razor-sharp stand-up act, a sprawling podcast and a powerful love of seafood to town this month. comments      0


Betting man

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Betting man

posted by PAUL WARFORD, Apr 19/12

Brian Aylward gave Korea the gift of his sardonic-yet-likeable humour, now it’s Halifax’s turn. comments      0


Lubin’s show

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Lubin’s show

posted by PAUL WARFORD, Apr 19/12

Gilson Lubin’s breezy comedic style and relaxed humility has made him an industry favourite. comments      0


Nate for life

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Nate for life

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Apr 19/12

Hometown pride Nathan Macintosh talks donairs, Twitter and making fun of Canada. comments      0


Nick fit

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Nick fit

posted by TARA THORNE, Mar 22/12

Polymath Nick Flanagan went from piss-taking to taking comedy seriously. See the development Sunday at Gus‘ Pub. comments      0


Tentative laughs

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Tentative laughs

posted by PAUL WARFORD, Mar 8/12

Comedian Paul Warford gives an inside look at the ambiguous future of the Halifax comedy scene. comments      7


Bold and beautiful <i>Pageant</i>

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Bold and beautiful Pageant

posted by KATE WATSON, Mar 1/12

An absurd, physical comedy about finding out that beauty's more than skin deep. comments      0


Ready, set, improvise

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Ready, set, improvise

posted by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Feb 23/12

Twelve teams of high schoolers compete in the Nova Scotia Improv Games for a chance to make it to the national finals. comments      0


Flag on the Play pick their top five Super Bowl moments.

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Flag on the Play pick their top five Super Bowl moments.

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Feb 2/12

Unsurprisingly, they all involve conspiracy, corporate manipulation and trickery, and a solid hour of good Wikipedia reading for you. comments      0


<i>Nerve's</i> date night

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Nerve's date night

posted by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Nov 17/11

Can online chemistry work in the real world? Grab a bar stool and see for yourself. comments      0


Neil before the king of comedy

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Neil before the king of comedy

posted by STEPHANIE JOHNS, Jul 14/11

Neil Hamburger’s first Halifax appearance marks a trend of underground comedians booked by fans. Stephanie Johns plays the straight man to the comedy nerds. comments      0


Steve MacIsaac's <i>Shirtlifter</i> explores the gay male relationships

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Steve MacIsaac's Shirtlifter explores the gay male relationships

posted by LAURA KENINS, May 12/11

The artist reads from his queer comic series this Friday. Laura Kenins reads the body language. comments      0


Pardis Parker fights real pain with really good comedy

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Pardis Parker fights real pain with really good comedy

posted by ALISON LANG, Apr 22/10

He’s brown and travels the world for work, so obviously Halifax’s Pardis Parker must be either a star comedian or a terrorist. comments      4


Erica Sigurdson

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Erica Sigurdson

posted by TARA THORNE, Apr 22/10

Appearing at Halifax Comedy Festival comments      0


Jon Lajoie’s musical chairs

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Jon Lajoie’s musical chairs

posted by MIKE LANDRY, Jan 14/10

Now starring in a new TV series and comedy tour, YouTube sensation Jon Lajoie proves he can fill more roles than “little funny man with a guitar.” comments      0


Halifax comedy on the laugh track

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Halifax comedy on the laugh track

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Dec 17/09

It takes a lot of guts to get up on stage and be funny, but every week budding jokesters suck up their nerves and pray for laughs. Meet the next generation of Halifax’s stand-up comedians. comments      7


Santaland Diaries: All work and a play

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Santaland Diaries: All work and a play

posted by HOLLY GORDON, Dec 17/09

Ian Mullan pulls from real-life experience for his adaptation of *Santaland Diaries*, David Sedaris’ hilarious memoir of working as an elf comments      0


Tracking the comic sounds of Michael Winslow

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Tracking the comic sounds of Michael Winslow

posted by ALISON LANG, Apr 23/09

Best known as Police Academy's bleeping sergeant, "voicestrumentalist" Michael Winslow makes noise at the Halifax Comedy Fest. Audio extra: Listen to extracts to our interview with Michael Winslow. comments      0


Danny Bhoy meets world

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Danny Bhoy meets world

Oct 23/08

Scottish-Indian comedian Danny Bhoy tours the globe in search of laughs. comments      0


Laugh tracking

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Laugh tracking

posted by TARA THORNE, Apr 24/08

Picnicface, Halifax’s most popular comedy troupe, sell out biweekly shows. Their YouTube video views are in the millions and their agent lives in Los Angeles. Even so, they’re still pushing for the right laughs. comments      0


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Funny girl

posted by GRAHAM PILSWORTH, May 12/05

At an early age, physical comedian Sherry Lee Hunter learned the secret to making people laugh. “Don’t just have a bowl of something fall on my head,” she says. “It’s who the character is and why the bowl is falling.” comments      0


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Vol 25, No 11
August 10, 2017

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