I’m going to be making some changes to this site in the next couple of weeks. In particular, I’m going to be taking down the Toronto Open Mics page. I still hear from people who use it so I just thought I would give you some notice.
I’ve also discovered that badslava.com has a bot or something that seems to just automatically track all the Toronto shows and magically keeps a fabulous list of all the open mics in Toronto…and the world! It’s amazing how accurate it is, with apparently no effort too!
I took down the page for listings outside of Toronto awhile ago as I didn’t think it was up to date enough and I’m too busy these days to keep an eye on things.
I’ve also been remiss in not talking about what a great second anniversary show we had for The Comedy Cabaret! (Sorry kids…I’ve been sickie sick :/).
Todd Van Allen of course did a fabulous job hosting, and shared the love with DJ Erl the Sqrl. It was great to see tv star Ali Hassan once again, and the crowd loved him! It was also great to see birthday boy Ryan Maglunob…it’s been too long. It was also wonderful to see Marilla Wex doing her stand-up. Kris Bonaparte showed ‘em how it’s done in Montreal. And Scott Dell hilariously shared his thoughts, many of which are no doubt formed at the library. Dave Code was of course a joy. And it was great to see my Asian son DK Phan.
And thank you to everyone who came out to the show, and ate cake and nachos! Robin and I appreciate your support.
Thank you also to Robin, especially for spending a couple of days baking the cake. And thank me to myself, for all my wonderfulness.
I’ve reached a new comedy milestone: I’ve done a clean 5-7 minutes….hooray!
Of course, this is my version of clean. It was okay for the 12 year olds and the senior citizens. I was a bit glad the seven year old who showed up later wasn’t there during my set.
And I did quickly evaluate on stage whether I should say “Goddamn” — but then I remembered that my mother used to say it to us kids all the time. Technically, it’s a direction, as in “God — damn these kids!”
As some of you may recall, my comedy instructor’s Ted Bisaillion comment after I did my first set at Absolute Comedy was “she’ll be doing a lot of kids’ shows.”
Naturally I wrote the extra clean material I needed while slightly drunk at 2:30 in the morning the night before. I was booked to perform in high end beauty store (Murale) and it occurred to me that I should have some appropriate material. The new stuff did decently, not as good as the older stuff, but enough that I was happy with my set overall. Loved the swag bag too! Plus I found out from the very nice staff what the really great exfoliator is. And how to braid my hair over to the side.
Anyhoo, hooray for comedy milestones!