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Covid Comedy?

I came back from performing in California at Marvyns Magic theatre March 2nd.  LAX airport was a mess then, I can only imagine what travel is like now. My suspicion is travel these days would be akin to a cross between the Hunger Games and Fight Club, but who knows.I’m not sure where all this is going, or when anyone will be performing again.  The c...

Innovation Time

The covid-19 virus is here in Toronto.  Its destroying the travel and leisure industries worldwide. Cruise ships, Disney, concerts, conventions, schools, you name it, they’re all closed.  It seems pretty bleak for us who make our living entertaining large groups of people. For once I’m more hopeful than others, and think things will improve sooner, rather than ...

Marvyn’s Magic Theatre

Wall at the famous Marvyn's Magic Theatre in La Quinta CaliforniaNew magic venue...

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

You become a creature of it.  The hotels, airports, Ubers, the public restrooms and the enigma of how people toilet themselves in a way that makes the mess you see before you. I find a certain zen calm to it all. I’ve been a professional traveller for the better part of 30 years. I’m the Willy Lowman of the airport set. Not sure if its familiarity, genuine comf...

HubCap Comedy Festival

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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...