Tagged comedy

Jake and Amir and Calgary, oh my!

By Rachel Woodward, February 27 2018 — If you spent any time on YouTube between 2007 and 2015, you probably remember Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld as the faces of the webseries Jake and Amir, which featured the American comedians as co-workers at College Humor and the shenanigans that ensued. Amir’s character acts as a…

Top European comedian looks to earn laughs in MacHall

By Miriam Johnston, November 1 2017 — France’s most popular comedian, Gad Elmaleh, risked it all to come to North America and to challenge himself to sell his popular French comedy to western audiences. Elmaleh will perform in Calgary on Thursday, Nov. 2 at MacEwan Hall, a venue he has never performed in before and…

YYComedy Festival adds laughter to Calgary festival circuit

By Matty Hume, October 12 2017 — With the likes of Sled Island, Beakerhead and Calgary Film, there’s at least one local festival throughout the year to scratch every type of entertainment itch. Calgarians are dancing, learning and watching their way through the city’s bountiful and diverse festival scene. From Oct. 16–21, the sixth-annual YYComedy Festival…

Frosh 2017: Entertainment

By Matty Hume MUSIC It’s the perfect time to enjoy live music in Calgary — new venues are constantly popping up alongside a wide array of classic spots for every taste. For everything from rock to hip-hop, Broken City on 11 Ave. has your back. The rowdy Ship & Anchor Pub on 17 Ave. scratches that…

Ali Hassan talks food and exploiting his kids for comedy

By Drew Thomas, January 19 2016 — Muslim Canadian comedian, actor, chef and family man Ali Hassan will bring his Muslim Interrupted tour to Calgary on Jan. 20 at the Arts Commons. He will also act as host for this year’s Canada Reads event from Mar. 27–30. The Gauntlet spoke with Hassan about his comedic…

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