A NEW Feminist Comedy Show AND THE IMPROVISED DOCUMENTARY - Announcing June Shows

We’ve got a great lineup of comics coming your way this June, plus two brand new shows for your comedy enjoyment. Don’t hesitate, celebrate! These amazing shows are going to sell out quick!

FRI. JUNE 1 - M-B COMEDY #131: HEADLINERS FT. CARA CONNORS

Coming off a fresh new Winnipeg Comedy Fest Gala taping, Cara Connors is one of Canada’s most exciting new voices. Cara Connors is the creator, writer and star of two original digital series for CBC Comedy, and was also nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Award - awarded to the most promising new comedians. Come see what Cara can do!

FRI. JUNE 8 - M-B COMEDY #132: SOFT COPY - AN IMPROVISED DOCUMENTARY

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Most documentaries are thoroughly researched and painstakingly put together. Not ours. We’re taking a deep and improvised dive into something we know little about and the subject is dictated by you! It’s up to The Making-Box Brigade to make sense of your suggestion and bring you the facts (with hilarious and varying degrees of accuracy). You’re in for a maybe educational and certainly entertaining night.

THURS. JUNE 14 - M-B COMEDY #133: THE FUTURE IS FUNNY (EPISODE 1) - GUELPH’S NEW FEMINIST COMEDY SHOW

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Announcing Guelph’s new Feminist Comedy Show! This show celebrates and represents the funny women in our community, and the comedy community at large. The Future is Funny features an all-women and non-binary lineup of sketch, improv, stand-up and more. Empowerment and equality at its most hilarious!

FRI. JUNE 15 - M-B COMEDY #134: FIRST-TIMERS

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It takes a lot of guts to do stand-up, especially the first time around. Eight of Guelph’s aspiring funny people put their writing to the test in an effort to make the world (or at least the room) chuckle audibly. The slots are picked, and people are ready. All they need is your support! Come see the sink or swim performances sure to pleasantly surprise you.

Interested in doing stand-up? Click this thing to sign up next time rolls around.

FRI. JUNE 22 - M-B COMEDY #135: ROYAL CITY HEROES FT. QUEEN OF CRAFT

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Guelph’s only improv comedy show about Guelph! Each month, we find a Guelphite (or group of Guelphties) worthy of celebration and create improv comedy based on the awesomeness of their lives. Our last guest was an arctic explorer who faced down a polar bear in an outhouse. This time we celebrate Queen of Craft, Wellington Brewery's crack team of women who inspire and contribute to charities by educating people about beer! 

TUES. JUNE 26 - M-B COMEDY #136: ROOKIES (FOR UP AND COMERS)

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Think your funny? Well it’s time to step up to the plate. We want Guelph’s novice and established comedians to come together and try new things. Whether it’s new jokes, new formats, or new sketches, we’re happy to provide the stage for it all. There’s 8 spots available! Just email braeden@themakingbox.ca to nab yours now. And click below to be the first to see something new.  

FRI. JUNE 29 - M-B COMEDY #137: HEADLINERS FT. ALI HASSAN

Here’s an exciting headliner! Host of CBC Radio One’s Laugh Out Loud, Ali Hassan will be in Guelph telling us all some jokes. Aside from hosting a national comedy program, Ali also acts on shows on ABC, CTV and VICE. This is a one-shot opportunity to check out one of Canada’s greatest comedic talents in our intimate venue.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Remember the joys of camp? Ahh yes, some of the best memories of youth come from those times. Well combine that with improv, and now you’ve got the perfect joy explosion. We want to help your kids have the best summer ever. Kids age 6-13 can still sign up for Camp Comedy to get a crash course in improv, performance and acting while making a ton of new friends in the process. Camps take place through all of July!