Colin Mochrie talks about improv, listening, and the dangers of only hanging out with theatre people.
9:30pm, Tuesday November 29 at Pour Boy (495 Somerset W)
On November 24th, a comedy legend will be in Ottawa, giving a moderated talk and taking questions from Ottawans.
The Improv Embassy is having an open house at 176 Rideau Street this Saturday—and you’re invited to improve your improv.
Happy weekend, Ottawans!
There were a lot of laughs in Strathcona Park on the opening night of Odyssey Theatre’s fantastically funny The Servant of Two Masters.
Odyssey Theatre is kicking off the 31st season of Theatre Under the Stars in Strathcona Park with a brand new adaptation of Carlo Goldini’s The Servant of Two Masters.
Created as emergency government headquarters against nuclear fallout, the Diefenbunker was built during the Cold War but never used! Ottawa comedians Lewis Hill, Sean Carson and Daniel Araya explore the bunkers with the fantastic tour guide Mady Gillespie! For more Comedy Ottawa, watch their dispatches from Grow613 Day and Westfest.
60 minutes | Comedy, Parody | Mature To write the script for “Best Picture” you would need nothing less than an encyclopedic knowledge of film history. You will not, however, need more that a layperson’s familiarity to enjoy it. This show is a rapid-fire series of gags, lambasting every film to ever be awarded the […]
By Sandy Gibson 50 mins | Comedy, Improv | PG One never knows how an improv show is going to turn out but the artists and improvisers involved in the opening show of Cold Open by Crush Improv have much to be happy about. Drawing inspiration from a humorous monologue about art therapy and finger […]
We begin the show with an interview with lead vocalist of Hellbros as they embark on their European tour. Terry Steeves caught up with Peter Yurt last month at their House of Targ show. Check out her review of the show. Next up, we interview Glen Foster, Canadian comedy pioneer. He’s performed at Just For […]
Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame is in Ottawa this weekend to lead a one day workshop on writing sketches through improvisation. Participants will also have the opportunity to be on stage with Kevin later that night in front of a real live audience. Pretty amazing, eh? Organized by Crush Improv, the workshop is […]
Do you like stories about eating discarded food, poop jokes, and tales of scandal and titillation? Of course you do; you’re human. These stories connect us through a shared sense of embarrassment and guilty pleasure. It is this awkward space that Steph Tolev’s comedy so effortlessly inhabits. It pushes boundaries both in its audacity and […]
Aaron Hill is a producer and comic who runs Sunday Night Standup, 8pm Sundays at Pub 101. I totally bombed at the first Swizzles Comedy Night held back in early January, 2016. As I recall, there were four to six people in the audience, and no one seemed to know quite what to make of […]
Having just completed a long stint of convalescence due to a severe injury, I have come to appreciate the power of laughing at shit when it goes horribly wrong. Thanks to the wealth of comedy specials on Netflix (and painkillers…lots of them), I was kept from going stir-crazy while the rest of you schlepped about […]