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Oct
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iamachilles:

miketrapp:

I normally hate list sketches, but I’ve watched this sketch about five times now and I’m still laughing.

Key & Peele are the best at list sketches.

Probably my favourite sketch show since Human Giant.

- vinny

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When you really become a professional at this stuff, what’s important is how well you can do when you’re not inspired.
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Don’t Get It

There are all sorts of people who think all sorts of people aren’t funny. Adam Carolla thinks your average woman is below-average funny. Dumb, right?

Here’s my problem beyond some comedian saying something dumb: I’m not sure I understand these long-winded diatribes defending “women are funny.” Is this not patently self-evident? Is that a position that even needs defending?

Let’s imagine if Carolla had said, “But they make you hire a certain number of Jews, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff.” We would absolutely see outrage, deservedly so (and so it is in this case as well). But would we suddenly see essays listing Jewish accomplishments in comedy? Would there be long expositions extolling what Judaism has brought comedy? No way. We’d all file Adam Carolla in the crackpot list, deride him for a week, maybe get a few extra minutes of stand-up and then move on.

I get it, it stings. But it’s a statement so full of folly that refuting it only lends it credence, as though this were indeed up for discussion. Fuck that. Use your energy on something more worthwhile.

- vinny

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May
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Comedy Shows May 17-19

Thu, May 17, 8pm — Trust Us, This Is All Made Up

Improv movie night!!

(English, Pay What You Can)


Fri, May 18, 8pm —  Smackdown - Competitive Improv

The Friday main event.  2 teams compete for the audience’s favour and the Smackdown trophy. Fodor’s says, “Their Friday night Smackdowns, where the audience determines the winner, are definitely good for a laugh.”  

(English, $8 or $5 with a pass)


Sat, May 19, 7pm — Les 11 Doigts De La Main

Ils n’ont pas tous la même taille et des empreintes bien différentes, ils n’ont pas tous la même fonction et leurs ongles sont plus ou moins faits, mais les 11 doigts ont UNE chose en commun: ils se réuniront ce samedi, sur la Main, pour leur plus grand plaisir et, si mon p’tit doigt dit vrai, pour le vôtre aussi!
(Français, 5$)

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Comedy Shows May 10-12

Thu, May 10, 8pm Degrassi Improv High

3 great groups!

  • St-Thomas, the winners of the Montreal Regionals of the 2012 Canadian Improv Games.
  • The regional and national winners of the 2011 Canadian Improv Games. 
  • And Dan Beirne, Kirsten Rasmussen, Marc Rowland and Brent Skagford.

(English, $8 or $5 with a pass)


Fri, May11, 8pm —  Smackdown - Competitive Improv

The Friday main event.  2 teams compete for the audience’s favour and the Smackdown trophy. Fodor’s says, “Their Friday night Smackdowns, where the audience determines the winner, are definitely good for a laugh.”  

(English, $8 or $5 with a pass)


Sat, May 12, 7pm — Spectacle des Finissant du Niveau 3

Les finissants du niveau 3 se produisent sur scène pour la première fois! Venez découvrir les vedettes de demain! Gratuit pour tous ceux qui ont suivi des cours à Impro Montréal.
(Français, 5$)

Sat, May 12, 9pm —  The Brat 

The enfants terribles of improv, Pat Dussault and Bryan Walsh, return to craft a series of interweaving stories based on audience suggestions of names, events and places.

(English, $8 or $5 with a pass)


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May
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May
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fuckyounofuckme:

Amazing. 

Your voice is important.

- vinny

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May
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There are few people who commit like Sacha Baron Cohen. Check out his physicality.

- vinny

PS: I feel like I’ve seen this schtick of women as decorative backdrops before.

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Comedy Shows May 3-5

Thu, May 3, 8pm — Easy Action

Brent and Marc from The Bitter End dive head first into the world of pulse-pounding action with EASY ACTION. It’s edge of your seat excitement, and all without the use of stunt-doubles, wires, or scripts! That’s right, each high-octane installment of EASY ACTION will be entirely improvised!  (English, $8 or $5 with a pass)


Fri, May 4, 8pm —  Smackdown - Competitive Improv

The Friday main event.  2 teams compete for the audience’s favour and the Smackdown trophy. Fodor’s says, “Their Friday night Smackdowns, where the audience determines the winner, are definitely good for a laugh.”  (English, $8 or $5 with a pass)


Sat, May 5 9pm —  House Team Night w/ Public School and MicroMacro

Montreal Improv’s house teams, Public School and Micromacro, will hit you in the funny bone this Saturday with their patented 1-2 Comedy Punch.  (English, $6 or $5 with a pass)


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