With Apologies….To Whom?

Regardless of what you believe, if you’ve never been to Third Avenue United Church, you’re missing out on one of the city’s great historical landmarks. The church opened in 1913.  It closed a few years ago due to dwindling attendance, which made it hard to spend the money for its upkeep. Walking...

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The Tale Of Two……..

I have the complete series of the Sopranos on DVD, except Season 6 Part 2.  Some people like to call it binge watching, but to me, it’s called catching up on something I have never completed. The Sopranos set the stage for all these HBO and Netflix series that grace the airwaves.  The Sopranos, unlike most of...

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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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