Montreal's Comedy Treasury Will Yield Hoards of Hilarity Tonight at the Fringe
I don't know what the crossover rate is between comedy and theatre: Comedians are actors, playwrights become comedians, comedians write plays , ok ok ok ok ok...we're all would-have-been-Vaudevillian anyways. We're all trying really hard to please strangers. Yet, somehow the line between theatre and comedy doesn't always merge. Strictly comedic plays are rare. Often comedic playwrights and their work are undervalued. Comedies are tossed aside and categorized as fluff, drawing-room, sketch, "too punny", "too clever", overwritten, and this and that, what haven't I heard and what haven't I defended against. I treasure the work of geniuses such as Oscar Wilde, Mel Brooks, Tina Fey, list your favourite old or new, I can promise you this: I have seen Bananas at least four times but I couldn't finish Brokeback Mountain. We all would rather laugh. It seems, however, that laughing loudly, without restraint, nonstop, from the gut is best, absolute best, when it is encouraged, sometimes rewarded, always in tandem with many. Laughing is, without question, best done at a comedy show. Thank the Fringe Gods, then, for inviting There's Something Funny Going On (TSFGO) onto this year's festival.
TSFGO is a weekly show presented at Blue Dog Motel and produced by the outrageous, beautiful and fortuitous team of two of my favourite Montreal entertainment treasures Emma Wilkie and Rashta Kruger. Each week the show features some of the best local talent and ordinarily a selection of out-of-town acts. Wilkie (frankly a comic I always look forward to hearing) will be hosting this week's Fringe spot for what's promising to be a generous display of humour including the talents of Alon Azimov, Kuba K, Jacob Greco and plenty more. If you haven't ever heard of this show, there's no better way to discover it than to include it in your Fringe line up. Complete your day of newly-created theatre with a night of pure, pleasure-inducing, practiced comedy. The greatest news you've ever heard is that, as you leave laughing, you can plan to come back the next week.
Check out TSFGO and discover your newest favourite nightspot in Montreal.
Monday June 9th, 8:30 pm
Show is pay-what-you-can
Beer special: 2 Sleeman or Pabst & CC shot for 8$
Shot special: 4 vodka /10$
All information about the show, including info on reservations, here