Sure, the Fourth of July is this week, but you’ve got tip your caps to Canada, which seems like they’re doing much better than us Americans right now.
So, for Canada Day, why not go see some of the funniest Canadians that thankfully are residing in LA (that includes Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson).
Tickets are $5 and you can (and should) go get them right now right her
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, screenings, open mics, maps, and more can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Please Get Debra DiGiovanni’s Album “Lady Jazz”Out Today
Ever since Debra DiGiovanni arrived in LA, she has destroyed stage after stage often prompting many other comedians on the line-up to not want to follow her. Debra’s undeniable charm and rapid fire cadence pretty much has every watching her busting up from the get go. She’s absolutely one of the best folks to come down from Canada
Lady Jazz, her latest release fresh off the presses from AST Records, showcases these abilities and more in a big theater and definitely is worth a listen (probably more than a few actually).
Get Lady Jazz from AST here.
Please Enjoy Debra DiGiovanni’s First American Late Night Set on Conan
One of Canadian’s best exports to the United States, in our humble opinion, is, without a doubt, Debra DiGiovanni. While she wildly popular in Canada, she is now making headway stateside having made her way through a few rounds of Last Comic Standing and, as of last night, had her American late night debut on Conan.
Please watch and enjoy Debra like we’ve had the pleasure of doing so over the last couple of years.
John Mulaney Announces His Gigantic North American “Kid Gorgeous” Tour
Coast to coast, top to bottom, John Mulaney is going on a, as of right now, 27 city tour from May 10th-July 29th.
Tickets are on sale now for this Kid Gorgeous tour and more cities/dates are to come. You can get more details and tickets here.
It shouldn’t be a surprise to you, but if you want to see Mulaney on this tour, you ought to get these tickets sooner rather than later, maybe even as soon as you can.
Happy Canada Time has a set of very polite Canadians (Norm Sousa, Brendon Halloran, Stacey McGunnigle) are set to judge a “comedy contest” with the likes of Matt Kirshen, David Gborie, Chris Estrada, Lindsay Adams, and Aiko Tanaka in the line-up.
Ever Mainard and Deborah Etta Robinson (pictured above) host this giddy evening that will have Americans trying to please Canadians.
Happy Canada Time will happen this Tuesday, January 31st, at the Hollywood Improv at 10PM. Tickets are $5 and you can (and should) get them here.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, open mics, and maps can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
JFL Northwest 2017 Announces Line-Up with Sarah Silverman, Trevor Noah, Tom Segura, My Favorite Murder, Jon Dore, Barry Crimmins
If you’re in Vancouver in February, you would be doing yourself a big favor by going to JFL Northwest.
Just look at that line-up stacked with some of the best from around the country as well as local to Vancouver.
Tickets go on sale at 10AM PST this Friday, December 2nd right here.
2016 Oddblock Festival Is Bringing a Hell of a Line-up to Winnipeg This Weekend
As you can see from the flyer, if you’re up in Canada in Winnipeg, going to The Oddblock Block Party Comedy Festival is what you should be doing this weekend.
Please Read Mark McConville’s Top 50 Lists
These are the sort of lists that the Internet should be getting into.
When you get a chance, check out:
Also, you should be following Mark McConville on his Tumblr for more of these nuggets.
The Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia To Be Latest Big Music Festival That Has Comedy
It’s a trend now that big music and arts festival have a solid comedy line-up and we’re definitely on board for that.
The Pemberton Music Festival that’s set to take place in Pemberton, British Columbia from Jul. 16th-19th is taking cues from SXSW, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, and more to have comedy alongside their massive music line-up.
So, next to the likes of Kendrick Lamar and The Black Keys, The Pemberton Music Festival line-up also has:
Cheech & Chong
Air Sex Championships
That’s right your favorite blue demon talk show host Gorburger is on the bill.
Now that we’ve peaked your interest, you can get your tickets right here.
Just For Laughs Going on Tour Across Canada This November
No longer will it just be Montreal and Toronto that get the upside of having a Just For Laughs Comedy Festival every year. From Nov. 5th-16th three separate comedy tours across Atlantic, Central, and Western Canada will be running all under JFL’s banner.
The Western Canada JFL tour will be particularly great with Demetri Martin, Jon Dore, Levi MacDougall, and Todd Glass.
Get your tickets here.
Jon Dore Made a Mockumentary About Winnipeg That’s Appropriately Title “A Dore to Winnipeg”
The result is Jon’s “A Dore to Winnipeg” that will premiere on CBC this Fri. at 9PM EST. While many of us here in LA don’t have CBC, you can get a glimpse of what will hopefully come stateside with this clip of Dore visiting the childhood home of Neil Young.
Perhaps, there could be a DVD box set of this and the other experimental documentary set in Winnipeg, Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg.
So, Hardball Canada Would Look Like This…
With the one and only James Adomian playing Chris Matthews, a franchised version of MSNBC’s Hardball in Canada would most certainly have an Ann Coulter played by Drew Droege, a Tegan and Sara played by Rhea Buthcer and Cameron Esposito, a Rob Ford played by Steve Agee, and a William Shatner played by Joe Roche.
See what could be very well be the future of Hardball on Funny or Die here.