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!
I’d been meaning to go for a long time, but I finally got around to attending Toronto’s Indie Comedy Hour, a fun monthly half-booked, half-lottery open mic on College Street hosted by two awesome babes; Catherine McCormick and Arleigh Curran. Annnnnd it pretty much restored my faith in humanity.
I had a great set, the crowd was amazing, the other comics were fantastic – a lot of whom I’d never seen before, which was also refreshing. If you’re a comic in TO and you haven’t tried this room out, you’re just wrong. And if you’re not a comic, and you need something to do on a Wednesday night once a month, you should definitely check this show out because I guarantee you will laugh.
I was asked to come back next month and perform on the booked portion of the show, which was amazing and I’m honoured. Yeehaw! Bring on Spring and Summer nights of comedy around TO. It’s gonna a good Summer.
I’m being temporarily optimistic!
But speaking of the summer – I would like to organize a small road trip to Montreal to finally attend the Just For Laughs festival. I’ve never been before and though I don’t have the money to afford it at this point, hopefully by July I’ll have made enough to sustain me in Montreal for at least 2 or 3 days of the festival.
Also, preliminary plans are in the works for a Fall tour with some fellow comics. Stay tuned because that might be really awesome!
In the meantime, you can catch me tomorrow night, I’ll be performing at the Theatre Elusive with my pals The Young Geologists. For more information, check out the Performances section of this blog! Doooooooo it!