Tagged comedy

Comedian Dylan Moran talks dying in a pool of blood

By Gurman Sahota, Oct 11 2016 — Irish comedian Dylan Moran will make an appearance at the University of Calgary on Oct. 30 for the North American leg of his long-running Off the Hook tour. Known for his sharp wit and the dark situational comedy Black Books, the comedian will visit Canada throughout October. The…

Fifth annual YYComedy Festival brings laughter to Calgary stages

By Rachel Woodward, September 27 2016 — Featuring a slate of seasoned comedy veterans, the YYComedy Festival is Alberta’s largest comedy festival. The fifth annual event will take over Calgary’s comedy scene until Oct. 1. Festival co-founder Harry Doupe says this year’s iteration is the best yet. “I think [with] this being our fifth year,…

Episode 7: How to be a tryhard at Pokemon Go

This week, the gang does the obvious. Are you happy now? Also, Sean asks important questions about Pokemon biology, Melanie shares her experiences going undercover and Jason proposes creating “Pokemon Trump.” Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, in collaboration with CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary’s community radio station. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

Episode 5: Who’s the Boss?

This is a weird one. We ostensibly make a course by the end of it, but mainly we just end up talking about Bee Movie and Bee Movie fan fiction. Sorry about that. Also: Sean starts an egg-themed spinoff podcast, Melanie uncovers Jerry Seinfeld’s legal woes and Jason questions the rights of anthropomorphic animals. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University…

Episode 4: How to be a Ferdaboy

Join Sean, Melanie and Jason as they boldly venture in the the rural Albertan world of the “ferdaboys,” and learn what it really means to wheel, snipe and celly. Be warned: you may not like what they find. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on Twitter. Theme…

Episode 3: Mastering Your Emotions

Sean, Melanie and Jason develop an intimate, one-on-one course where the student must become the teacher. With absolutely no deadly twists, we promise. Also: Sean makes way too many Dune references, Melanie demands blood and Jason teaches us how to wheel, snipe, and celly. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason…

Episode 2: How To Adult

Sean, Melanie and Jason attempt to teach people how to be normal adults using a terrifying reality show-esque terror mansion. Also: Sean admits to accidental chemical warfare, Melanie argues that sex is also for children and Jason inquires about the female hive-brain. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

Episode 1: How To Be Nice on the Internet

For their first crack at planning a university course, Sean, Melanie and Jason attempt to teach people not to get mad while playing League of Legends. Subscribe via RSS or iTunes. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on Twitter. Theme song is “Caravan” by Podington Bear.

What’s the deal with stand-up, anyways?

By Bryan Moxon, October 27 2015 — All great stand-up comedians used open mic comedy nights to hone their acts and perfect their craft. So what’s the local scene like for aspiring Calgary comics? The longest-standing venue in the city is Yuk Yuk’s, currently located in the Elbow River Casino. They hold open mic shows…

Comedians serve up laughs at Calgary Folk Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 30 2015 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival offered a steady stream of laughs at the talk tent on July 25–26. An all-Canadian lineup provided refuge from the tornado warnings while brewing up a storm of their own. Calgary-based comic Noor Kidwai delivered his first performance at Folk Fest. Kidwai, an…

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