The Making-Box is taking summer holidays in August, so that means July is your last chance to get in on the sweet laughs of Summer in downtown Guelph. We’ve got a stacked line-up of stand-ups gracing our stage, and even though Pride month is over, we’re keeping the LGBTQ+ celebration going.
FRI. JULY 6 - M-B COMEDY #138: HEADLINERS FT. CHANTEL MAROSTICA
Chantel is a Canadian Comedy Award winner and creator of queer Toronto comedy showcase “Queer and Present Danger.” They have been featured on all kinds of hilarious shows and festivals including Just for Laughs, JFL 42, CBC’s “The Debaters” as well as Kevin Hart’s “Laugh Out Loud” network. So uhh, get in on this comedy action soon okay?
THURS. JULY 12 - M-B COMEDY #139: THE FUTURE IS FUNNY (EPISODE 2) W/ DEANNE SMITH
One of our favorite funny people DeAnne Smith is back in town to try some new jokes and help us kick off the second celebration of female and non-binary comics in our community. The first Future is Funny show was a sold out smash and we can’t wait to do it again.
FRI. JULY 13 TO SUN. JULY 15 - THE MAKING-BOX DOES HILLSIDE FESTIVAL
The Guelph-iest festival and the Guelph-iest funny people collide in a series of shows happening over Hillside weekend. We’re providing some of the laughs on the Sun Stage this year. Take a break from dancing and hang out for a few family-friendly laughs with us. You will definitely see us rocking out to Busty and The Bass, A Tribe Called Red and Partner, come say Happy Hillside!
FRI. JULY 20- M-B COMEDY #140: HEADLINERS (LGBTQ+ EDITION) FT. DAWN WHITWELL
Writer for Baroness Von Sketch and Creator of Comedy Girl Stand-Up workshops, Dawn Whitwell is dropping back into Guelph. Dawn is and incredibly established and hilarious and has been featured on JFL42, CBC Comedy and the Jon Dore Show. Come see a true comedy gem.
TUES. JULY 24 - M-B COMEDY #141: ROOKIES (M-B UP AND COMERS)
Think you’re 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. There’s 8 spots available! Email email@example.com to nab yours now. And click below to be the first to see something new.
FRI. JULY 27 - M-B COMEDY #142: THE MAKING-BOX VS…
It’s the final showdown of the Summer. We’re calling in some out of town improv talent to face us down in an improv battle of epic proportions. Two teams will enter, only one will leave with their egos in tact. Who are we facing? We’re hunting down a team foolish enough to take us on.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Now is the perfect time to start working up your courage for your first ever improv class! The Improv Incubator starts again in September and Level One is already filling up. Sign up early to secure your spot. We’ll see you in the fall!