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.
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 Clarkwill 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.”
Stop Podcasting Yourself’s Graham Clark is performing in London, England
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 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
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.”
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.
With the success of the stand up comedians .com website, six more of Vancouver’s favourite comedians will be filming Live at the Waldorfspecials 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.
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?
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.
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!
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
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 has a new comedy special available DRM-free for $5
Download Ivan’s new DRM-free comedy special for $5 here.
If you’ve never heard/read/seen Dylan Rhymer’s Stand-up comedy. Then you are missing out. He writes a really funny satirical newsletter called StateOftheWeek – you can check it out here.
There’s a great write-up by the Comedy Killers about Dylan Rhymer’s The Stand-up Comedians $5 comedy special. You can buy the special here.
You can read the entire review here. This is a short excerpt:
“It takes guts to go up onstage and talk about the hypocrisy of religion (Western and otherwise) and the challenges of being a pro-choicer. It’s even gutsier to do so when you know you’re being recorded. Rhymer doesn’t shy away from these topics, and I like that.
In these jokes, Rhymer captures all the hypocrisy-induced rage of being poor in a world-class city, and being left-leaning in a world that still, inexplicably, leans to the right. He’s almost incoherent with frustration in some spots, and you can’t help but feel his pain.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Rhymer’s got a flair for the theatrical, too. He acts out everything from an elderly version of himself to farting on pro-choicers in an elevator. It adds a bit of silliness to the mix, making what may otherwise have been slightly off-putting cynicism something friendlier and more relatable.”
If that doesn’t make you want to buy the $5 special – maybe these teasers will.
And, if that’s still not enough, here’s Dylan Rhymer’s bio:
In the fifteen years that he has been performing stand-up comedy,
Dylan Rhymer has emerged as one of Canada’s most prolific and
passionate satirical minds. He has drawn comparisons to comic legends
Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Bill Hicks. not afraid to embrace
subjects such as religion, abortion, suicide, media brainwashing, war
and blind nationalism, his perspective is always thoughtful,
provocative, brutally honest and very, very funny.
Dylan Rhymer has appeared on
CTV’s Comedy Now!
CBC’s The Debaters
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Bumbershoot Arts Festival (Seattle)
Newfoundland Screech Comedy Festival
Canwest Comedy Festival (Vancouver)
Hubcap Comedy Festival
The hit game Scarface The World is Yours where he created, wrote and
voiced the character Dick Hackney, obnoxious 80’s stand-up comedian .
It was a dream gig.. Seriously. You can totally blow his brains out
in 2001 he and a rag-tag bunch of comedians created the laugh gallery
in Vancouver as a means to get stage time and wrangle free burritos
out of a kind Salvadoran lady on commercial drive in Vancouver. it
quickly became the hub of the west coast alt-comedy scene. since its
inception it has featured Zach Galifianakis, Brent Butt, Flight of the
Conchords, Sean Majumder and many, many amazing Vancouver comedians
who don;t make nearly as much money as those famous guys i just
mentioned. It is now the longest-running comedy show in Vancouver.
He is co-creator and performer in Vancouver’s seminal political news
parody group Blackout Broadcast and satirical fake-news blog Dylan
Rhymer’s state of the week. www.stateoftheweek.ca
Dylan Rhymer, along with comedian Baljeet Rai are the creators of
online series nature: red in tooth and claw. Fans across the globe
tune in to watch the hopelessly inept, alcoholic, ignorant, racist,
homophobic nature show presenter Weston Biggerstaff.
Dylan Rhymer is a stand-up comedian and lives in East Vancouver. By