Strange Days Indeed …

This past Monday was the third week of preliminaries for the Alberta edition of the Great Canadian Laugh Off. I was in Calgary for some other things, and figured I’d pop in to check out the show, even though I’d been eliminated from the competition the previous week. Several of my friends and acquaintances were on the bill for Feb 18th, including Lori Gibbs, Kelly D’Amour, Katryna Chan, and Jenny Wynter, and I was happy to be able to show support for them, and check out the show as a whole. It turned out to be both enjoyable and surreal.

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A Dickens of a good time …

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As I’ve often said, the beauty of Comedy Monday Night at Dickens is the mystery involved. Its a bit of a risk, for sure, given that when you walk through the door, you never know who you’ll see, or perform with, that night. It all depends on which comics decide to come down, of course, and as with any risk, it doesn’t ALWAYS pay off, but when it does, it can pay off in amazing ways. Witness the lineup for December 10th, 2007. Depending on your definitions, there may very well have been a dozen bona-fide headliners in the crowd and on the stage this past Monday.

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I’m running out of Dickens references …

… so no silly joke about Charles Dickens this time around. Last night was another session of Comedy Monday Night down at Dickens Pub, and it was a great time. There was a very large crowd turn-out for a Monday night, and an equally large turn-out of comics. It was one of the only times I’ve been down there where there wasn’t enough time to get everyone on stage. In fact, several regulars sat the night out and filled the crowd out including Steph Foley and Karen O’Keefe.

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