May in Guelph. The sun is out, the Boathouse is open, the geese are hissing at us in parks - it’s a beautiful time to be alive! Soup up your spring with some high-quality laughs from this month’s selection of shows. Also did we mention, Robert Munsch is going to be in one? Love you forever!
FRI. MAY 3 - M-B COMEDY #187: HEADLINERS (LGBTQ+ EDISH) FT. BRANDON ASH-MOHAMMED
This triple threat (comedian, actor, real house wife of Atlanta), is the fiercest and funniest comedian you’ll see all month. You may have seen him featured on JFL, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, or hosting his own show, The Ethnic Rainbow which is the first show featuring all LGBTQ+ people of colour to ever exist in Canada. A real-life queer pioneer ready to make you laugh.
FRI. MAY 17 - M-B COMEDY #188: HEADLINERS FT. MARC HALLWORTH
Marc Hallworth has been featured on Canada Laughs and his sketch troupe “Vest of Friends” won best of Toronto Sketch Fest in 2016 and best of Montreal Sketch Fest in 2015. What we’re trying to say is this person is freaking hilarious.
SOLD OUT - FRI. MAY 24 - M-B COMEDY #189: ROYAL CITY HEROES FT. ROBERT MUNSCH
If you don’t know who Robert Munsch is, well, that’s really sad. This gem of a human is one of the best-selling and most well-known children’s authors of all time. He’s sold millions of books across the world. So why is he a Royal City Hero? Bob got his start telling stories to the kids at the University of Guelph pre-school and as a lecturer for the department of Family Studies. But also, it’s Robert-freaking-Munsch!
TUES. MAY 28 - TROUPE DU JOUR (MAY EDITION)
What’s that new smell wafting in? This brand new show is a delightful soup of improv teams within our comedy community. Some are brand new, some have been around for some time, but all will aim to impress you! This is the perfect opportunity for Guelph and K-W improvisers to try new things, feel inspired and inspire others. This will be a monthly show and we’re currently accepting applications for new teams right now! Press the button below for more info on the show and applying to future ones.
FRI. MAY 31 - M-B COMEDY #190: IMPROV ISLAND (AN IMPROVISED REALITY SHOW)
OUTWIT. OUTPLAY. OUTRAGEOUS. Our cast of castaways are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back and the determination to survive. We need your help to decide the fate of our contestants as they face an unforgiving and unscripted wilderness in this improvised reality TV show. Endurance will be broken. Alliances will be tested. Comedy will be inevitable. This is... Improv Island.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
A new semester of improv starts in May! We’re thrilled to share the splendour of spontaneity around Guelph and K-W with our Level One classes. If you’re on the fence, get off it! This is your last chance to try improv until September. So wait no more and jump in while you can!
Don’t let finances get in the way. We have 4 new improv incubator scholarships to give away. If you think improv can help change your life for the better, apply for the scholarship below!