Comic Relief

If I want to laugh, that means staying away from two topics that don’t deserve the time they are getting. The pandemic, and politics. I’m struggling to understand how anyone right now in 2022 can still find humour in anything political. Especially in our own country. Comedy is escapist and sometimes educational art. The news […]

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Kim’s Convenience. From Stage to Screen.

Canadian comedy is enjoying an unprecedented global resurgence. This Hour Has 22 Minutes continues a long-standing tradition of combining politics and humour. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a decorated history of making that mix work. Wayne and Shuster and the earlier years of Codco were among the best examples of politics and humour. While not political in nature, CTV’s […]

Real Writing Reflections

Fairly recently, I attended a comedy show at a local club. Once in a while it is worth going to see someone try to deliver the goods live on stage. The mid-card comedian bombed very badly. So badly that they were booed off the stage. The material wasn’t working and the audience responded swiftly. I […]

The Simpsons at 500

Many who know me, and many who read my work know that I am not a fan of television. I am loyal to a handful of shows that have made me laugh over the years such as Family  Guy, Kevin Spencer and Cheers. The Simpsons remains my absolute favourite sitcom. It is attached to many […]