Ben McGinnis new comedy special is up for $5 at thestandupcomedians.com

Vancouver’s own Ben McGinnis has a new comedy special up at thestandupcomedians.com and you can watch the whole thing ad free for $5.

Here’s a preview:

And here’s another:

Here’s Ben McGinnis’ bio:

Ben McGinnis started performing stand-up comedy in his native Vancouver in 2007 and won the Vancouver’s funniest comic with a day job competition the following year. The highlight of his career was performing at the Best of the Fest Gala at the Vancouver ComedyFest. The best piece of advice he’s received from a fellow comic is: ‘it just doesn’t work if you stare at the floor’. Armed with a caustic wit, Ben has been making furtive eye contact with audiences across Western Canada ever since.

Ben McGinnis has recorded a brand new stand-up comedy special that can be downloaded for $5 DRM-free. Click here to watch it now.

Graham Clark is in London United Kingdom – if you get the chance check him out

Stand up comedian Graham Clark is going to London, Engladn.

Thought I’d share this in case you hadn’t heard. The Stand Up Comedians Graham Clark is going to be performing in London, England. If you can you should check him out. If it’s sold out, you can always download his stand-up comedy special here.

Here’s the write-up (or, one of them anyway)

“Comedy Legend Graham Clark will be crossing the pond for a special gig at the Comedy Café Theatre in London on Friday 27th July. The winner of the Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off and co-host of Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself makes his long awaited return in this rare one-off solo show. With support from Steve N Allen.”

Graham Clark in London, England

Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Graham Clark is performing in London, England

Tickets are available online at www.comedycafe.co.uk.

 

Graham Clark’s the stand up comedians comedy $5 comedy special

The stand up comedians project (http://thestandupcomedians.com) (Twitter: @canadiancomics) probably wouldn’t have happened without the support (and brilliant comedic mind) of Graham Clark (Twitter: @grahamclark). Or, as I like to call him – the great bearded one.

Graham Clark is co-host of the very popular and funny podcast entitled: Stop Podcasting Yourself on Maximum Fun.

Graham was the first stand-up comedian to release a special on the stand up comedians website – and, if you haven’t watched it – you’re really missing out. Pure brilliance.

Here’s a couple of teasers/previews:


Download Graham Clark’s full comedy special for $5 at http://graham-clark.thestandupcomedians.com

Reviews for the stand up comedians are in – Ivan Decker and Erica Sigurdson – Excellent Comedy

The very nice people at the serious comedy site (and they do take comedy seriously) have begun reviewing thestandupcomedians.com shows at the Waldorft.

The first reviews are for @IvanDecker and @erica_sigurdson – and, well, they really like them.

But, I’ll let the reviews speak for themselves: Read the serious side of comedy’s full review of Ivan Decker here. 

the stand up comedians Ivan Decker comedy special

the stand up comedians Ivan Decker comedy special review

Here’s an excerpt: “Ivan Decker Live at the Waldorf Hotel is an excellent stand-up comedy download mp4. There is not a single low in this 37 minute performance. Decker may be young but he definitely has the chops. The audience’s constant laughter throughout the performance testifies to this. This Live at the Waldorf $5.00 comedy download is part of a series created by Canadians comics based on the “Louis CK model”. The  series features solid performances and production values /…/ you will not go wrong investing in this comedy mp4 even if it is only $5.” You can buy Ivan Decker’s stand up comedy special here http://ivan-decker.thestandupcomedians.com

Read the serious side of comedy’s full review of Erica Sigurdson here.

Erica Sigurdson the stand up comedians comedy special review

Erica Sigurdson the stand up comedians comedy special review

Here’s an excerpt: “The Waldorf Hotel tapings are technically flawless. The Erica Sirgurdson download video is excellent.

Sigurdson does not try to hide her Canadian roots and opens with a local BC bit. It also sets the tone for the rest of the show. Sigurdson does biographical, relationship, and observational material. It is not groundbreaking stuff but it is funny. The routine on color-safe bleach is especially good.

Other good bits include one on Spanx. This is where her self-deprecating humor is at its best. The one on kids is also quite fun. It is followed by a very original routine about her “fridge kid” from one of those sponsor a child outfits.”

Thanks again to the good folks at theseriouscomedysite.com for the kind words.

 

Stand Up Comedians Paul Bae has a new comedy special for $5

The Stand up comedians have another new comedy special up on thestandupcomedians.com website. This time it is the hilarious and talented Vancouver stand-up comic Paul Bae.

You can download the special by clicking here: http://paul-bae.thestandupcomedians.com

Here’s a couple of previews:

The stand up comedians Paul Bae has a new comedy special

Vancouver stand-up comedian Paul Bae

Here’s a short bio on comedian Paul Bae

A veteran high school English teacher by day and one of the premier headlining stand up comedians in Canada by night, Paul Bae has appeared in many festivals, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs. Paul was also the host of the hit comedy news-panel show, The CityNews List on CityTV and a regular voice and contributor on the hit CBC Radio and TV series, The Debaters. In this live taping at Vancouver’s historic Waldorf, Paul rolls out his hilarious and, sometimes, uncomfortable thoughts on teaching, aging, and marriage.

Once again, to download Vancouver stand-up comedian Paul Bae’s new comedy special for only $5 – DRM free – click here: http://paul-bae.thestandupcomedians.com

Six more stand up comedians have announced they will tape $5 comedy specials at the Waldorf

With the success of the stand up comedians .com website, six more of Vancouver’s favourite comedians will be filming Live at the Waldorf specials at the end of the month.

The specials will be released using the direct-to-fans model, which allow the comedians to be seen as they were meant to be – no commercial breaks and no edited jokes – and it allows them to connect directly with fans of their work.

This type of direct-to-fans model was first made popular by American comedian Louis CK and soon other popular comics followed suit, most notably: Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan.

In May, ten local comics – including Graham Clark, Charlie Demers, Ivan Decker, Erica Sigurdson, Dylan Rhymer, Paul Bae and more – filmed specials at the Waldorf Hotel for direct-to-fans release via thestandupcomedians.com. Now six more of Vancouver’s finest are set to film their own specials.

The tapings will be done in pairs, and tickets for each show are $10. The specials will cost $5 each when they are available for download. Click the links below for ticketing information.

The show schedule is as follows:

You’ll be able to buy any or all of the Live at the Waldorf specials as they are released at thestandupcomedians.com. 

Is stand-up comedy having a resurgence? Some new sites suggest it is

Is stand up comedy having a resurgence? Comedians seem to be in the news a lot lately.

Louis CK does something remarkable every other week. First it was selling his special Live at the Beacon Theatre online directly to fans for $5, then it was selling his comedy tickets himself, and now his TV show Louis is the talk of the town – deservedly so.

In addition to Louis CK, some other comedians have gotten a lot of attention recently, but not for the reasons they’d like. Adam Carolla and Daniel Tosh made some derogatory comments/jokes against women and created short-lived firestorms. In the first case, Carolla trotted out the tired wive’s tale that women aren’t as funny as men…blah blah blah. In the second case, Daniel Tosh was heckled by a woman in the audience who didn’t think his comment that “rape is always funny” was very funny.

A couple of interesting comedy sites have sprung up recently. Most notably, LaughSpin.com and LOLFlix.com. LaughSpin is all comedy news all the time. So far, I’ve been really impressed with it. It’s well laid out and the articles are well-written and well thought out. It’s still early, but I’ve already added it to my daily read list. The second, LOLFlix is a Louis CK-style download site for stand up comedians. You pay $5 and get the special DRM-free. It’s just like thestandupcomedians.com, but with a bigger budget. They have comics like Louie Anderson, Jon Lovitz and Caroline Rhea.

Although it’s a competitive site, I’m hoping that it helps standardize the $5 model. I’m hoping it helps reinforce the idea that it’s okay to pay a few bucks for a comedy special.

Time will tell. We never did hear whether Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan did well with their online specials.

The stand up comedians Review: Patrick Maliha’s $5 comedy special

The comedy killers have another review of the stand up comedians comedy special for Patrick Maliha.

Here’s a link to Patrick’s special. You can read the full review here, but here’s an excerpt:

If you like lighthearted sexual humour, Patrick Maliha’s Live at the Waldorf special is the one for you. If you’re easily offended or hate The Simpsons for some reason, steer clear.

Maliha’s special perfectly captures what it’s like to see him live. Everything is intact, from his pseudo-improvised delivery of tried and true material to his penchant for Cosby impressions and even his most disgustingly NSFW bit.

I’ve seen better sets from Maliha. But I’ve also seen many audiences that appreciated his style more. It almost seems, in spots, like the Live at the Waldorf audience didn’t quite know what to do with him. As a home viewer, it makes for a bit of a weird dynamic.

All that notwithstanding, though, this was fun. Maliha is a pleasure to watch – he’s relaxed, in complete control and obviously enjoying himself. There’s not a lot of earth-shattering insight here, but there are several dick jokes and some really great impressions. And really, what more does anyone want?

Erica Sigurdson Cancer Sucks $5 Stand-up Comedy Benefit

Cancer sucks! And it affects us all. I lost my father to colon cancer a few years ago.

Well, they say that laughter is the best medicine and for the entire month of July, stand-up comedian Erica Sigurdson (Twitter @erica_sigurdson) will be donating all the money from sales of her $5 comedy special to fight Lymphoma.

Erica has decided to join team theresa in their fight. You can read about Theresa and her team here: http://teamtheresathomson.wordpress.com/

Here’s a message from the website:

“Dear friends -

We have put together this website to bring together as much information for friends, family and supporters of Theresa as she embarks on this courageous journey against Lymphoma.

As many of you may or may not have heard, Theresa was diagnosed in June of this year with cancer.  Of course this devastating news took everyone by surprise but Theresa’s family and friends have quickly jumped into action to stand with her and Chris and the kids to fight this together.

As of right now, the plan is to get Theresa back to Canada so she can undergo treatment surrounded by her Canadian friends and family.  The costs of bringing everyone over as well as needing to pay for treatment out of pocket for the first couple of months are pretty high.

Theresa is doing the hard part – fighting the cancer – let the rest of us worry about everything else.

There are many ways you can help.  If you can donate financially to the cause, please do.  If you have a service or item you can donate for both the live auction and on-line auction, please do.  We will also need volunteers for the fundraising event that will be held on August 18 and others to follow.

In addition to everything else, leave a supportive comment for Theresa and send your positive energy, prayers and thoughts!

With Gratitude,

Team Theresa!”

You can laugh in the face of cancer by downloading Erica’s special and donating to Team Theresa.

The Stand-up Comedians Ivan Decker has a new $5 comedy special

The Stand-up comedians Ivan Decker has a new $5 comedy special. You can watch the whole show at the stand up comedians .com.

Here’s a preview:

And, if that’s not enough for you. Here’s stand-up comedian Ivan Decker’s bio:

Stand-up comedian Ivan Decker is a guy you will probably like. If you
don’t like him, maybe you’re just not good with people. He likes you!
What’s wrong with you? No, there’s nothing wrong with you. You’re
doing your own thing. Anyways, lots of other people like him. He has
appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival and has various TV
and Radio appearances including his own half-hour comedy special on
CTV and as a guest on both the radio and the television versions of
the popular CBC program titled “the Debaters.” He was also voted the
#1 comedian in Vancouver by judges in the 2011 Vancouver Comedy
Showdown. Ivan performs comedy regularly around Vancouver, he smiles
at babies everywhere and gets mad at wolf spiders when they are in his
shower.

Ivan was also featured in the “Georgia Straight” as part of the 2008
fall arts preview “who to watch” in Vancouver.
Ivan is thrilled to be part of the stand-up comedians project and to
have recorded his latest comedy special at the Waldorf Hotel.

Ivan Decker The Stand-up comedians

Ivan Decker The Stand-up Comedians has a new comedy special available DRM-free for $5

Download Ivan’s new DRM-free comedy special for $5 here.