I’m a little behind in my blog-posting. Probably because I started a new job, the whole waking up at 6:30am, driving an hour and a half to get to work by 8:30am in Richmond Hill, then driving BACK for an hour after work, not getting home til like 5:30-6pm, then going out & doing comedy or otherwise is shall we say, a little time consuming.
The JokeBox Comedy Lounge is a weekly comedy variety show put on by the wonderful Deanna Palazzo and James Dalzell. (For more information about Jokebox, see my previous post: Say Goodbye to Your Case of the Mondays) This past Monday, CODPIECE, my new sketch troupe, made its official debut. We were one member short, but all in all, I think it went over very well. We received compliments on some of our sketches, and though the four of us are very busy employees of the Second City FOH staff, I think we’ve got lots of potential.
This is what potential looks like.
CODPIECE isn’t booked for another show until November, but in the meantime, we’ll be working on bringing you what you want most: more creepy Chapters employees and Snuits.
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There’s always been a bit of a challenge getting people to show up to the Comedy Bar on a regular Monday evening. But for The JokeBox Comedy Lounge, by Impulsive Entertainment, produced by Deanna Palazzo and James Dalzell, it’s: “Challenge Accepted!”
Every Monday, the JokeBox Comedy Lounge plays host to a variety of comedy performances. I attended last night, and there was a good mix of some stand-up, both booked and lotterized, improv and sketch comedy to entertain all the senses. And, despite an off-night for the Comedy Bar’s famous mac n’ cheese, I’d say it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The night kicked off with host and noted bartender/IT Asian, Jim Kim, who always brings forth funny observations – in this case, about the Olympics and his mixed feelings towards attractive athletes, both male and female. After which, the line-up consisted of:
- Jordan Foisy (Stand-Up Lottery Spot)
- The Winston Zeddesmores (Improv)
- Natalie Norman (Stand-Up)
- The Reception (Sketch)
- Mischa Cheeseman (Stand-Up Lottery Spot)
- Ron Josol (Stand-Up)
- Good Game (Musical Sketch)
It was a good mix – I’d never seen Ron Josol perform before, but he was really great! He was just home from Just For Laughs and was certainly still on his festival-game because he was hilarious! And the headliners, Good Game, with their mix of deadpan musical comedy, were a real treat to finish the night up!
All in all, you can’t go wrong for such a variety of talented comics for $5 on a Monday. Get off your butts and check this show out!
The JokeBox Comedy Lounge, every Monday at 8pm, Comedy Bar – $5