Dearest comedy fans! We’re two shows away from saying good-bye (and good riddance) to 2017. While 2017 isn’t going to be remembered as a favourite for most, we really have no reason to complain about Guelph live comedy. Thanks to you, we’ve sold out all our shows since our grand opening. Let’s keep it going in 2018, okay? Okay!
Jan 5 - M-B COMEDY #105: HEADLINERS FT. MARITO LOPEZ
This El Salvador-born comic has the energy of a coffee sipping a Red Bull. Marito Lopez has been featured on Just For Laughs and is the founder behind Runnin’ at the Mouth, a comedy hip-hop collective from Toronto that went #1 on iTunes. Marito smashed two shows at the Guelph Comedy Festival earlier in October and we’re are excited to have him for the first show of 2018.
JAN 12 - M-B COMEDY #106: DEAD COLD (AN IMPROVISED HORROR)
The holiday season is over, and now the freezing long haul of Canadian Winter is out to get us. With darkness coming so early and the light hardly having enough time to stick around, some unsavoury things are bound to happen. Last time we did this show, crowds were surprised just how twisted The Making-Box Brigade could get - what will they freak us out with this time?
JAN 13 - M-B COMEDY #107: FIRST-TIMERS
If that last show doesn’t scare you. This one will. Few can think up a scarier scenario than trying stand-up comedy for the first time. Eight brave first-time comics put their laugh-making abilities to the test in one night of terror and/or triumph. There’s still some spots to fill, so if you want to test yourself fill out this form, and you’ll be hearing from us soon. If you’d rather just cheer the new comics on, follow the link below.
JAN 19 - M-B COMEDY #108: ROYAL CITY HEROES (CLIMATE CHANGE EDITION w/ eMERGE GUELPH)
A cast of improvisers with a Nobel Prize winning climate scientist? Royal City Heroes is a monthly celebration of Guelph and the awesome people within it. This month, in partnership with eMerge we highlight Barry Smit, a Professor of Geography and a Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph.
JAN 26 - M-B COMEDY #109: HEADLINERS FT. JESS BEAULIEU
Jess Beaulieu is the argument-winning counterpoint to any ignoramus who says feminists aren’t funny. Jess has performed at JFL42, the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, and the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. She also co-hosts Toronto’s super successful all-women comedy show the Crimson Wave every month at Comedy Bar.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
You don’t have to just sit and laugh along! The most exciting thing to do is try improv yourself. Adult classes start up again in the second week of January, a perfect resolution for anyone wanting to make friends, try new things, or be a better person. January also marks a new semester of classes for kids (6-9), youth (10-13), and teens (14-18). What are you waiting for? Knock those resolutions out before the end of January.