April 1st marks our two-year anniversary as a permanent comedy theatre in Guelph. No joke! And this month we couldn’t be happier with the line-up of funny and awesome. Celebrate with us, as we embark on another wild trip around the sun in this strange theatre-shaped spaceship we call The Making-Box.
FRI. APRIL 5 - M-B COMEDY #183: HEADLINERS FT. SANDRA BATTAGLINI
Sandra Battaglini is an award-winning stand-up comic, actor and writer. She is the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award winner for her solo show, Classy Lady, directed by Phil Luzi, that premiered in Toronto in 2012 and most recently was voted ‘Best Female Standup’ by NOW Magazine. Not only that, Sandra is the co-founder of CASC (Canadian Association for Stand-Up Comedians) and recently made national news fighting for the rights and recognition of Canadian comedians.
FRI. APRIL 12 - M-B COMEDY #184: NOT-SO-PERFECT-PITCH (COMEDY INSPIRED BY KARAOKE)
You challenge us to sing your favourite karaoke jams. The Making-Box Brigade improvises scenes inspired by the song. Together we discover the real truth behind the lyrics. Who is the Sk8er Boi? Whoa-oh, we're halfway there, can we live on prayer? Did the real Slim Shady ever stand up? The singing and the storylines will be far from perfect. But the fun will be just right. Also, no Bohemian Rhapsody. That song is 6 minutes long.
FRI. APRIL 19 - M-B COMEDY #185: HEADLINERS FT. CHRIS LOCKE
Chris Locke is one of our new favourites! You've seen him on Baroness Von Sketch, Mr. D and Match Game. He also appears regularly on CBC's The Debaters. You should go see him do comedy. He is nuts and you'll feel nuts. Don't worry about it.
FRI. APRIL 26 - M-B COMEDY #186: ROYAL CITY HEROES FT. JAYA JAMES (OF HOPE HOUSE)
This is our monthly celebration of Guelph and the beautiful humans within it. And welly well, do we ever have a special human this month! Jaya James is currently the executive director of Lakeside Hope House, an organization that uses the power of community to overcome poverty. Jaya is also a 2018 Guelph Woman of Distinction and the founding director of the Refugee Sponsorship Forum that brought together people and resources to support of 76 privately sponsored refugee families coming to Guelph. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Meet Jaya, and see what else this incredible person has done.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
The improv train isn’t stopping anytime soon. There’s only 4 spots left for Guelph’s Level One Class starting this Saturday. More Guelph and Kitchener classes are coming starting in May, so sign up now and get pumped for the Summer.
And speaking of Summer, kids Summer camps are already filling up fast . Make sure you save a spot while the getting is good.
The world is feeling brighter, and you should too!