Looks like our little tour-lette is starting to get a bit of press. Check out our mention in Ottawa theatre blog, The Visitorium. (Scroll way down. Sweet mentions of our host Rachelle Todd & excitement for The Young Geologists. This is a good sign, people! Good!)
Comedy in a yoga studio? It happens.
The Young Geologists, a sketch troupe featuring two of my favorite comedy peoples Erin Rodgers and Gillian English, host a monthly sketch/stand-up show at The Theatre Elusive, whose headquarters appear to be in a yoga studio, given the nice wooden floors and all the mats.
It wasn’t super packed, but what I got out of this space was a sense of community and support among performers and other comics and friends in the audience, which I think many might agree, can be hard to come by in this often competitive field. Also, just a solid night of comedy – the always hilarious stand-up of Luke Gordon Field, and some great sketches by The Whisky Dicks & The Young Geologists, both troupes I hadn’t yet seen perform, so it was great to finally get to see ’em!
The audience was warm and receptive and most stuck around afterwards to indulge in the complimentary beer, cookies and berries. It might not be huge, but this show is funny, warm, free and offers a space to perform on a Friday, which is awesome!
I was very pleased to be a part of this show and I look forward to doing it again sometime ! 🙂
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!