What The Mirror Shows

I have said before that an open mic at a regular pub or bar differs greatly from a show at an actual comedy club.  In the last few weeks I have taken part in the only live comedy show currently held in the city.  With no other live shows on the horizon for a while, comics are starting to support it on a more...

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Which Came First, The Comedian Or The Chicken?

I heard a comic I know say that some local comics aren’t getting any better, but they aren’t getting any worse.  It’s as if they plateaued and are content staying there.  Watching comics take too long to set up a joke and not make it relatable, or being away from the live shows for months only to...

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Here To Stay

It was just over four years ago this month that the newest character was introduced into the Saskatoon comedy scene.  Before it, no other character had any success, much less staying power. Carnac the Mediocre was an offshoot from the Johnny Carson character called Carnac the Magnificent.  Carson played a psychic...

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Think Big, Act Bigger

Sometimes I am “lead” to certain videos that I study.  I can’t explain why or how, but they tend to leave a mark on me for a while.  Some are related to comedy while some are related to life as a whole. I came across a live version of the Queen hit Another One Bites The Dust that was performed at...

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Working With A Clean Slate

I have been working with my comedy coach for several years now, because if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t still be doing comedy.  Instead, I would have burned my bridges badly, alienating and infuriating local comics.  The lessons I have been taught are from a guy who has achieved more than any local...

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