The most shows we’ve ever had in one month! We’re heading out to different cities, starting new shows, and inviting some very special guests into our space. Enough preamble, let’s get to the comedy...
THURS. MARCH 1 - THE MAKING-BOX BRIGADE AT THE OTTAWA IMPROV FESTIVAL
The Brigade is heading to the Capital to join some of North America’s favorite improvisers. If you happen to be around, why not check us out and maybe some other amazing improvisers too?
FRI. MARCH 2 - M-B COMEDY #115: HEADLINERS FT. TODD GRAHAM
One of our favorite comedy buddies is making his way back to The Box. Todd Graham has been all over this country at festivals like Just for Laughs, JFL42, and featured on CBC. Starting comedy in his 40’s, he’s made a name for himself with strange, stammering, and hilarious comedy. Not only that, Some might consider Todd to be the inventor of the first ever mash-up. His video "Apocalypse Pooh (originally created in 1987) has over 1.8 million views.
FRI. MARCH 2 & SAT. MARCH 3 - THE MAKING-BOX BRIGADE AT TORONTO SKETCHFEST
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival features North America’s funniest scripted comedy acts and we’re honoured to be included. Any show on the lineup is definitely worth the hour drive down the 401. However, if want to see your Guelph comedy darlings, come on Friday and Saturday evening.
FRI. MARCH 9 - M-B COMEDY #116: THE MAKING-BOX VS...
Introducing a brand new format “The Making-Box Vs...” a high-intensity improv showdown between us and whoever is foolish enough to face us (and available that evening). For this inaugural show, we’re pitting our own two crews at each other in a toe-to-toe, face-to-face, and joke-to-joke throwdown where the audience decides the winner. The only rule is, there are no rules… oh and, no hitting.
FRI. MARCH 16 - M-B COMEDY #117: HEADLINERS FT. DeANNE SMITH (COMEDY SPECIAL PREVIEW)
DeAnne Smith is one of Canada’s, nay, the world’s, most celebrated comedic voices with credits like Last Comic Standing on NBC, The Late Late Show on CBS, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Iceland Comedy Festival. DeAnne is about to set out on a new world tour, but before that, a show at our humble little theatre. Cancel your other plans, because this shouldn’t be missed!
FRI. MARCH 23 - M-B COMEDY #118: ROYAL CITY HEROES FT. SLY CASTALDI
Guelph’s only improv comedy show about Guelph! Each month, we find a Guelphite worth of celebration and create improv comedy inspired by their awesomeness. We’ve had artists, philanthropists, and even the mayor up on our stage. This month we celebrate the amazing Executive Director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, Sly Castaldi.
TUES. MARCH 27 - M-B COMEDY #119: ROOKIES
Starting this month, Rookies will showcase some of our favorite new and novice funny people combining sketch, improv and stand-up into one big Tuesday night comedy exhibition. If you want to get on stage email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link below for tickets and more details!
FRI. MARCH 30 M-B COMEDY #120: SKETCH REVUE TWO
After two sold out performances of our last sketch revue, and hot off the Toronto Sketch Festival, The Making-Box Brigade is back with Sketch Revue Two! A whole new night of scripted fun is coming your way.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
If you’re looking for some more laughs, why not try making them yourself? A new semester of improv classes start in March. Improv isn’t just for comedians! We’ve helped people of all kinds find joy, laughter, community and new best friends. Why not take the leap and try your new favorite thing?