The Return of Guelph Comedy Festival and More! Announcing May Shows!

The sweet smell of Summer is in the air, and this month, the sweet smell of stand-up, sketch and improv are lingering as well. There’s a little comical somethin’-somethin’ for everyone. Join us won’t you?

FRI. MAY 4 - M-B COMEDY #126: HEADLINERS (PRIDE EDITION) FT. BRIAN MILLWARD (DOUBLE-HEADER)

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We’re laughing out loud and proud! This special Guelph Pride sponsored evening will feature some of the city’s most talented LGBTQ+ comics. Headliner Brian Millward is the funniest zoologist you will meet. On top of that, Brian is the host of Tap That, an LGBTQ+ comedy showcase in Toronto. He’s coming home to Guelph where he completed his undergrad and isn't afraid to tackle any subject from sex and relationships to sloths and butterflies.

FRI. MAY 11 - M-B COMEDY #127: THE MAKING-BOX VS. ALL NEW PEOPLE

The Downtown Theatre Project is putting on performances of Zach Braff’s play All New People, all week long. But theatre folks can't come into our space and expect not to get challenged to an improv showdown. The Brigade will face the cast of the play (Hayley Kellett, Josh Anderson-Coates, Michael Woodley and Cara Humeniuk) in a joke-to-joke throwdown likely to result in hilarity and mimed bodily harm.

SAT. MAY 12 - THE 2018 GUELPH COMEDY FESTIVAL PREVIEW GALA FT. THE LUSTY MANNEQUINS

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It’s a laugh-raising and fund-raising comedy extravaganza! Help us bring some amazing comedy to Guelph by watching some amazing comedy in Guelph. This swanky fundraiser at the Guelph Youth Music Centre will feature an all-star cast of Second City Mainstage Alumni, The Lusty Mannequins. What's their style? - Think Robertson Davies throwing a cocktail party and Helena Bonham Carter, Kristen Wiig and Mr. Bean showing up. Guelph Comedy Fest will also be announcing festival dates and lineups! Sounds unmissable to us.

Use code MBBUDDY and save $10 on your ticket. 

FRI. MAY 11 - M-B COMEDY #128: HEADLINERS FT. CHRISTOPHE DAVIDSON

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Christophe Davidson has performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Just for Laughs Festivals in Toronto and Montreal. Last month, he shot a surely funny as heck TV spot for CBC at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Save your seats early.

FRI. MAY 25- M-B COMEDY #129: ROYAL CITY HEROES 

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Guelph’s only improv comedy show about Guelph! Each month, we find a Guelphite worth of celebration and create improv comedy based on the awesomeness of their lives. We’ve had artists, philanthropists, executive directors and even the mayor up on our stage. Who’s coming this month? We’re just as excited to find out as you are!

TUES. MAY 29 - M-B COMEDY #130: ROOKIES (M-B AMATEUR NIGHT)

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We book some of our favorite novice local sketch, improv and stand-up acts so you’re sure to get some variety and quality comedy. Want to get booked? Send an email to braeden@themakingbox.ca and get your shot. 

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

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A new semester of Improv is just around the bend! If you like games, making friends, or becoming a more confident person, you’re going to love improv. Just because you made it to the bottom of this article, we’re going to give you 10% off your Level One class.

Just use the code STARTEDFROMTHEBOTTOM at checkout.