Last night I had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic comedy variety show at Musideum; that word, that name… you know any venue with a Latin suffix is bound to be awesome! This amazing little space on Richmond St. was filled with hundreds of musical instruments, a beautiful grand piano and, in this case, a bunch of hilarious performers and a super-supportive audience.
The weekly show is put on by The Sandbox, comedy troupe formed in the Second City’s Conservatory program, who’ve stuck together to continue their comic journey. Damnit, now I’m describing the Conservatory program as a journey. What have I become?
Anyway, The Sandbox kicked off the show with some great fun and lively improv. They were followed by a musical comedy troupe called The Sour Keys, who were super impressive. They performed songs ranging from adorably punny to really disturbingly cute. Next on the bill was 2 Humans, a great little sketch duo set to perform at this year’s Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (so go check them out!) Finally, closing the billed show was a solid and hilarious improv set put on by well-known troupe Sneak Attack. The night wrapped with an improv lottery jam, in which yours truly was invited to participate; and I was a dinosaur and a horned-up old lady at the LCBO hitting on a 19-year wine salesman. Playing within my range, y’know.
Oh, did I mention there was a gigantic, awful, miserable snow storm yesterday? And yet, the Musideum was packed to the brim for the show with a warm and very supportive audience of people who just seemed happy to be there and were rewarded and delighted by the night’s hilarious performers.
What a fun night of comedy! Even better, there’s a new Comedy Night at Musideum every single Wednesday, so next time – you can be there to experience the fun for yourself!