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Do Comedians Hate Magicians & Variety Acts?

There’s lots of hacky middle of the road comedians.  This is not a comparison to them, but to the original artists, the true comics. Making the comparison comedian to variety act is nearly impossible. Yet every comedy variety act desperately wants that title “Comedian”.  They name themselves comedian and along with it come a host of issues. There are...

Old Friends

Dave Hook was a good comic. I miss him a ton. We started about the same time, and while I worked with him a bit at Yuk Yuks, I really got to know him from “ outside gigs”. We did a local tv show together in support of some charity. They were recording the whole comedy show for broadcast. I go up, do my thing, another comic, then Hook. Third position, the sweet spot....

Regrets in Show Business

“You follow them out of the clubs, or they follow you out of the clubs. “I’ve heard that since I was 16 or 17 years old when I was starting out in comedy clubs.  I totally ignored it. To this day my greatest regret in my show business career is that I never built a fan base. Chasing them out of the clubs was a mistake. I should have been figuring out a way to ge...

Back To Work

Conference Season Starts again I go back to work today, as much as performing can be compared to work.  It’s something I love, so I rarely label it “work”.  The fact remains I go back to performing at noon today.  A conference for insurance executives. I’...

Marvyn’s Magic Theatre

It’s cold in my part of Canada.  Toronto is always ugly this time of year with snow and frozen hell. Its depressing for me. My car was covered in ice this weekend past and chiselling it out was near impossible.  The poor beast may as well have been encased in carbonite.  Thank god I don’t owe money to the Hutts. Still, I’m better off than Calgary today where its -37.  ...

Comedy Show

I have a fondness for Winnipeg.  The city is fun and I have friends who live there who are always a blast to hang out with, it has a thriving arts scene and a world class comedy festival. True, Winnipeg also reaches temperatures of minus 33 in the winter, as I witnessed on a recent trip in December while performing a...

Happy 2020

2019 was an amazing year. Zero complaints. Work and home were awesome. My Son started school, is super smart and funny.... and

Last Performance of 2019

Finished my last show of 2019 last night. Amazing crowd and killer show what a way to end the year ! I'd like to thank all the agents and producers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep me working. Its truly appreciated. I know the sales of comedy performers is an up at dawn pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully understand... but I thank you for...

Air Canada

I fly A LOT. I fly more than just about anyone I know, with the exception of other entertainers who work for my agent. My record is 180 thousand miles in a year, slightly less than the distance from the earth to the moon. This year I broke that record. I just returned from performing at a corporate event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A holiday party to be accurate...

Entertaining in the Heat

If I were a character in the Rankin Bass holiday classic A Year Without a Santa Claus, I’d without question be heat miser.  If you’re not familiar with them, here’s the famous song introducing the characters.  My brother and I would sing this every dec...