Publication YearIssue Date 
January 19, 2006
  Comedy Interview: Ryan Belleville vs. squirrelsPDF files may take a moment to load

Not everything has to end with me taking a shit on a squirrel," says Ryan Belleville, a young Canadian comedian, actor and writer imparting his philosophy of comedy and disappointing readers everywhere. "I believe in strong imagery, but I don't believe everything has to be scatological."


December 08, 2005
  Comedy Interview: James, TV funny manPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadians are damn funny and we've got a rich history to prove it. From Stephen Leacock to Wayne and Schuster, SCTV to The Kids in the Hall, Royal Canadian Air Farce to Corner Gas, our nation is home to so many wonderful comedians who provide uproarious entertainment. A lot of the comedy we come across these days is on television programs, but for the lauded comedian Ron James, who starred in the defunct series Blackfly, performing on a TV show isn't the most natural place to induce side-splitting laughter.


November 24, 2005
  Comedy Preview: Russell Peters won't a hurt you real badPDF files may take a moment to load

Among the promises to enlarge your penis and offers for limited edition Hungarian stamps sure to enlarge your penis, you may have heard, "Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad." Forwarded to you by a co-worker or sent in an IM littered with so many "LOLs" you become a suspected pedophile, this snippet of hilarity is actually pilfered from the works of Canadian standup Russell Peters. This Friday, he's coming to Calgary to get his due.


December 02, 2004
  Comedy Interview: A man with the cold funny bonePDF files may take a moment to load

"That's really Canadian of us, eh? Touching base about the weather," quips Ron James from his frozen hotel room in Winnipeg, after two minutes and 14 seconds of conversation concerning climate.

Meteorologists and first-date conversation gaps aside, there isn't another group of people in North America or probably the entire world who could have a discussion about regional weather for more than two minutes and actually remain interested. Canadian conversation is astounding.


October 17, 2002
  Why did Just For Laughs cross Canada?PDF files may take a moment to load

What have the Quebecois ever done for us? Poutine? Too greasy. Celine Dion? Not greasy enough. The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival: just right.

On Oct. 20, a piece of Montreal will come to Calgary when the cross-country Just for Laughs Comedy Tour arrives at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Stop your immature giggling, you'll need it later.


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