Commandeering the swanky stage at Svelte Cocktail Lounge on April Fool's Day, the "Not So Svelte Comedy Show" showcases two hours of comedians from the west shore. Atomic Vaudeville's Carlo Rossi hosts the night's cavalcade of funny people, which begins with sets from standup newcomers Ryan Bangma and Harris Anderson. The evening of contagious laughter marches onward behind the sharp-witted quips of seasoned improv actor and scientist Morgan Cranny, the sidesplitting jangles of Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie member Wes Borg, and the unabashed stand-up of Giants V: Murder By Death actress Katie-Ellen Humphries. Headliner Mike Delamont, star of the acclaimed one-man show God is a Scottish Drag Queen, channels many of his eccentric characters as he shares observations about the Mayans, the Olympics, and skydiving. Though not valid with this Groupon, Svelte Cocktail Lounge hosts a variety of other events?upcoming shows include dueling pianos, a DJ set, and a 10-piece salsa band.
Canadian Comedy Award-winning funnyman Gerry Dee, known to some as ?Gerry Dee ? Sports Reporter? on The Score and the star of the upcoming CBC sitcom Mr. D, channels his years as a father, collegiate hockey player, and physical educator into a night of poignant laughs on his ?Life After Teaching? tour. Gerry?s gift of gab and guffaw-extracting demeanor has eclipsed his sports career, making him one of the most sought-after comedians in both Canada and its trouser landmass called America. The first Canadian in 27 years to win the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, where Robin Williams and Dana Carvey once battled to the death, Gerry garners empathetic laughs with his intrinsic charisma and sharp observational humour about the foibles of marriage and the unbearable lightness of offspring.
More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts, musical theater, and competitive musical chairs.
As part of an unequivocally combustible motorcycle and music tour, Motopsycho Mania peels into Comcast Arena to thrill fans with stunning stunts and scorching musical performances. Throughout the evening, talented freestyle motocross jumpers soar through the air at supersonic speeds, performing tricks and mixing bowls of cake batter before skidding to a stop atop awaiting ramps. The globe of death's steel cage encases multiple orbiting motorcycles at once, and street cyclists showcase gasp-worthy skills aboard high-octane road rockets. As attendees release "ohhs" and "ahhs" into the atmosphere, Los Angeles-based rock band Tony Grinder and Means to an End jolts the stadium?s foundation with heavy guitar riffs and ear-rattling vocals. The show's fireworks display caps off the event with an audio and visual spectacle reminiscent of shooting an ex-boyfriend?s golf clubs out of a cannon.
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Instant Theatre Company not only stages off-the-cuff improv shows, it instructs others in the art. "Our preference is to give you the overall experience," the company says on its website. This translates to classes that emphasize character, scene work, and story, the blend of which helps students develop comedic timing, learn team-building skills, and make up really great excuses when they forget their mother's birthday. The result: quick-witted shows that engage both the actors and the audience. And though the company focuses much of its energy on improv, it also embraces other comedic forms, namely sketch comedy taught by Kids in the Hall alum Kevin McDonald and standup classes helmed by festival regular and CTV star Adam Pateman.