Nick Nemeroff tells us a joke

Nick Nemeroff tells us a joke

The comedian that's been on Conan tides you over until his next Halifax show with some LOLs.
Nick Nemeroff learned what makes a good one organically, working at Just For Laughs in Montreal and taking note of what was cutting it up onstage. Soon, the stand-up was diving headfirst into open mic nights, moving to Toronto to follow in the footsteps of indie comics like Chris Locke and Sara Hennessey.

Bring Halifax culture home with our arts streaming guide, April 27-May 3

Halifax and Halifax-connected Sure Things to enjoy from a safe social distance.
Monday, April 27 Trivia for Shut-ins

I miss all my people. I miss the people who aren’t my people.

Halifax poet Sue Goyette's journal of these socially distanced times.
Editor's note: When lauded Halifax poet Sue Goyette—the Masterworks Award-winning author of seven books—offered to share what she, in an email, called "a strange diary I've been keeping," we knew it'd be full of the sort of beauty and strangeness and jumping-off-the-screen aliveness needed in this time of stale air and cramped quarters. These days life feels, more than ever, to be about the little things; but Goyette reminds us it's also about the strange things, the things that fill us with wonder—and perhaps most of all, the things left unsaid.

State of the arts

Why did it take a global pandemic for us to start seriously talking about cultural funding?
Why do you live in Halifax?

Going out this weekend? Read this first

Many events are being cancelled and postponed in the wake of COVID-19 concerns.
Hours ago, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer Robert Strang said at a press conference that while there's no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province yet, he expects the virus will arrive here eventually. In the meantime, he urges that public gatherings must be kept to a maximum of 150 people.

Take a look at HFX Wanderers FC's new kits for the 2020 season

A trip to Italy, an anthem waveform and blue, because, the ocean.
Nothing screams "Halifax" like wearing a jersey with a literal waveform of "Barret's Privateers" across the front—and HFX Wanderers FC's new jerseys do it well.

First look: Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life

Take a trip to ancient Egypt thanks to the new, world-travelling exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.
Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life Feb 22-Jun 21, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street

Pardis Parker tells us a good one

The comic finishes a huge North American tour with two hometown shows stuffed with new material.
Pardis Parker w/Cathy Jones The Carleton, Fri Jan 17 and Sun Jan 19, 7pm, 1685 Argyle Street, $15/$12.50

Chris Locke's key to comedy

Canada's absurdist comic king hits Halifax for a double bill.
Chris Locke is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in Toronto.

Hal-Con, a homecoming

Why one local cosplayer says the yearly convention helped her become her truest self.
Kristina Gillis has come a long way since her first Hal-Con three years ago.

Catherine Robertson keeps it real

The local comedy mainstay talks inspiration and stage readiness.
Catherine Robertson's Comedy Hour Wednesdays, 8:30pm Bearly's, 1269 Barrington Street

Zomblet apocalypse

A halloween-y take on Hamlet means something is rotting in the state of Denmark.
Zomblet Oct 24-25, 8pm; Oct 26-27, 2pm & 8pm The Bus Stop Theatre 2203 Gottingen Street $15-$30

Elizabeth Gilbert says relax

Highly quotable advice from the author and self-help guru in advance of her Halifax appearance.
Soul Tribe Live Fri Oct 11-Sat Oct 12 Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle Street $65-$490

Travis Lindsay is taking off

On the eve of his big Yuk Yuk’s gig, the comic talks confidence and public bathrooms.
Travis Lindsay Thu Sep 26, Sat Sep 28 Yuk Yuk's, 1181 Hollis Street, 8pm $12.18

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Award-winning comedian Tom Hearn tells us a joke

In advance of a live sketch and drag performance this weekend, Hearn helps you laugh it off.
Aug 16-17, 9pm Menz & Mollyz Bar, 2182 Gottingen Street $10/$12

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