As mentioned briefly in previous posts, a few of my colleagues are working on launching a comedy website, which – next to school, is probably the biggest deal I’ve got going on in terms of Comedy for the time being. We’re throwing a huge launch performance tomorrow night in Kensington market and already have about 80+ people planning to attend, which is very exciting!
The idea for a website came up during the first semester and myself and a colleague brought it up to our program director in an attempt at working in a partnership with Humber College. It was then decided that it would be easier for us to attempt the site without the umbrella of the college, so that is the path we have taken. Over several months of meeting, many of us have poured lots of long hours, blood, sweat and tears into this project. (Some, on the other hand, are barely happy even to perform, but that’s not for me to judge.)
Everyone’s had to overcome personal and group-related obstacles and hopefully tomorrow will be the result of a coming-together as a group of people dedicated to producing and performing our own original material live and for the web. It’s exciting!
To those of you in Ottawa, Niagara or elsewhere, I so wish you could be in attendance, but for the time being, you can check out some of our stuff on the website as of tomorrow, 6am at laughdraft.com.
Those of you in Toronto, I strongly urge you to support your good ol’ pal and attend the show at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture at 167 Augusta Ave. Get there early because parking around there kindof sucks and traffic is rotten downtown! There will be beer and mixed drinks to help you relax (and to make our comedy THAT much funnier!)
It has been a challenging and exciting project to be a part of and I can’t wait for tomorrow to let you all know how everything turns out.
Stay tuned… or find out for yourself: