A new year – a new CatChatz. Managed to get the new one edited in one day – Thanks Snow Day!
This episode has Melanie and Shelley making up New Years Resolutions for their cat friends, Peanut and Indy. We’re also joined by guest-star Dina Senior, my all-time truest-non-blood-related friend in the world, who is ready to pump you & your kitty up this year!
I had my Level D improv show last night at the Second City Training Centre – it was a lot of fun despite my being tired from having just driven back into town from Niagara in a rental vehicle with New York license plates than I’m paranoid I will ding because I’m a terrible parker. But there you have it, the show went well and I got to spend the rest of this Sunday evening as far away from Grey Cup nonsense as possible! (SO glad I left King/Peter before the game let out. SO. glad.)
The newest episode of CatChatz was released to the world today. This one guest stars my buddy, the very funny and talented Erin Rodgers as a Pet Psychic/Therapist who tries to help Melanie Marble (Paige McIntyre) get over her separation anxiety resulting from her catless move to the big city.
I hope you enjoy it! Share it with the people in your lives who love cats. (ie. Everyone, amirite? #catsrule)
Speaking of which, I’m taking Peanut to the vet on Thursday because she keeps scratching her face so much she looks like Heath Ledger’s Joker. Pet ownership is the greatest! Now, where’s Dad’s credit card, again?
It’s been a fun past two evenings down at Comedy Bar for Sketch Com-ageddon, but sadly I won’t be able to see the rest of the competition because I’m working the next few evenings and on Saturday I’m going to see Radiohead.
Finally, a band I’ve wanted to see live in concert since I was pre-high school. The Bends was the first CD I ever bought. For whatever reason, I never got around to seeing them live. I had tickets the last time they were in Canada, but I had to re-sell them in order to return to France (oh, boo-hoo, I know!) The kicker, they’d been playing the city where I lived in France the DAY before I arrived. I really should have planned that better. But this weekend, I’m finally going to see them. Unless someone has free tickets to France.
Back to Com-Ageddon, it was fun! I performed on Monday and Tuesday I attempted to live-Tweet the festivities (despite my tardiness.) It was fun to re-connect with some TOsketchfest pals & Humber pals. It felt a little strange to see fellow Humber students now, even though we used to see each other every single day of the week. Maybe that’s why. Or maybe it’s because I’m kindof awkward, socially. Mph.
I’ve got a PREVIEW to some news. A few of my fellow comedians with similar sensibilities are planning somewhat of a comedy tour in October. We’re thinking about hitting up some more Eastern areas, such as Ottawa, Montreal and Sherbrooke, and some more Western areas, like St. Catharines, London and Guelph. If anyone who reads this blog lives around any of those places, keep reading for more information to come. If you’re from those areas and you have tips about venues and booking information, please get in touch with me – because I value your knowledge and experience.
Ooooh! Also. My partner in cat-crime, Paige Mcintrye, & I finally put up our second episode of CatChatz. You should be sure to check that out, because it’s funny and about cats.
I spent the whole morning/early afternoon shooting the second episode of my webseries with Paige McIntyre and realized I don’t think I ever posted the first one here to CCC. This project started out as an assignment for our Sit-Com Writing class with Anne Fenn, but we figured we’d keep it up whenever we could, so… without further or do, I take you to CatChatz – Episode One – Cooking for your Cat:
(Sometimes the sound gets messed up mid-way, but then it gets better – it depends how crappy your computer speakers are. Mine are crappy.)