With Thanksgiving weekend nearly upon us and the last live performance of “This Is Not Debatable” now less than 10 days away, this sincere thanks goes out to each and every one of the thousands of comedy supporters who came out to theatres across Canada over the past 2 years. From my first stop in Richmond Hill (where I was born) to the last stop in Regina (where baby Scarlett was conceived) crowds came out ready to laugh and eager to expand their comedy horizons from what they are used to hearing from me on tv tapings and CBC radio …
TO ROBIN WILLIAMS, MY BROTHER MARK AND OTHER STRONG, FUNNY TYPES.
August 12th, 2014
Everyone it seems in the comedy, acting and even the political world has chimed in on the passing of Robin Williams. That’s the impact his work, his life and his death have had.
Every thing I have read has been heartfelt. From Paul F. Tompkins’ moving reminiscence of meeting and working with his hero to Second City Toronto alumni recalling the magical night Robin “dropped in” to share the stage with them. Many of my Canadian standup comedian friends also had the chance to meet Mr. Williams (I can’t imagine he would want to be called this, but that is …
WHY I DIDN’T GO OUT ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY YESTERDAY (but I am going out today)
March 18th, 2014
‘Tis the morning after St. Patrick’s Day (and more importantly St. Patrick’s NIGHT) and I am 100% hangover free for the first time in about 24 years. I didn’t drink on St. Patrick’s, or in the weekend leading up to it this year and I’m trying to decide now whether that is because I have matured as a human being or my life as a sort-of-Irish-man is over.
I will reluctantly lean towards the former (this time at least the lean is voluntary)
The St. Patrick’s Day holiday has always been a favorite of mine. I love drinking Guinness, I …