Ah, that sweet summer air filling you with delight. Why not ride that wave of elation into one of this month’s comedy shows? There are plenty to choose from including a few special Saturday night shows. It all starts this weekend.
SAT. JUNE 1 - M-B COMEDY #191: THE FUTURE IS FUNNY (SUMMER EDITION) FT. CHERRY BEACH COMEDY
Guelph’s feminist comedy show is back to start off June with a good ol’ laugh in the patriarchy’s face. We don’t need to explain how much we need to be celebrating women right now, and comedy is a powerful force capable of changing the world. Our headliners Cherry Beach have appeared in Second City Tour Co, Toronto’s Sketch Fest and will make their way into your hearts as well. Not only that, they’ll be supported by local superstars The Phelgm Fatales and Athena McQueen.
FRI. JUNE 7 - M-B COMEDY #192: IMMIGRANT STORIES W/ COMEDY AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
This is an extra special stand-up show was months in the making! From comedy collective, Comedy As a Second Language, immigrant and first generation comedians tell their hilarious and heartwarming stories. Carol Zoccoli (JFL, Second City Mainstage), Leonard Chan (CBC’s The Debaters, The Beaverton), and Hisham Kelati (JFL, CBC’s LOL) are sure to deliver a night of amazing and hilarious perspectives. Just seeing one of these comics would be a treat, and you get them all in the same night!
SAT. JUNE 8 - M-B COMEDY #193: FIRST-TIMERS
Would you ever try stand-up comedy? We’ve convinced eight brave souls to try joke-telling for the very first-time. Come for the pleasant surprise and stay for the trainwreck. This show is already half full.
FRI. JUNE 14 - M-B COMEDY #194: HEADLINERS FT. NOUR HADIDI
This is an incredibly exciting get! Writer for CBC’s 22 Minutes, opener for Maria Bamford, countless appearances on CBC’s the Debaters, and all around loveable human, Nour Hadidi visits The Making-Box. Nour is backed by some of our local favourite comedians and this show will be a knockout.
FRI JUNE 21 - M-B COMEDY #195: ROYAL CITY HEROES FT. THE GUELPH NIGHTHAWKS
Basketball is Canada’s second-fastest growing sport. The Raptors are in the finals for the first time in NBA history. 2019 also marks the launch of Guelph’s first semi-pro basketball team, The Nighthawks. The Nighthawks will be active members within the city, sharing resources, building our community and coming together as one around the game of basketball. We’re excited to have some players as our guests. Comedy and sports will collide and hilarity will ensue.
TUESDAY JUNE 25 - TROUPE DU JOUR (JUNE EDITION)
The first edition of this show sold out quick and it’s time for round two! A whole new crew of improvisers will come together in a beautiful comedy bisque. Come cheer them on and celebrate improv! Also, we have room for two more teams so fill out this form and get in on stage.
FRI. JUNE 28 - M-B COMEDY #196: IMPROV ISLAND (AN IMPROVISED REALITY SHOW)
Outwit. Outplay. Outrageous. Your next chance to see this silly-fied improvised reality TV show (a la Survivor) is the end of June. Join this cast of castaways on a deserted island as they face the unscripted elements.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
All the fun of camp and all the joy of improv? Yes please. Your kids are one sign-up away from the best Summer ever. There are camps for ages 6-9 and ages 10-13 in Guelph and Kitchener. Some weeks are already sold out, others are very close, so be sure to sign up soon to guarantee your spot.
As an added bonus, we are also one half of a brand-new Empowered Girls Camp running in K-W. Not only will they learn improv for empowerment, but a ton of other life-changing skills like meditation, public speaking, yoga, and more. Information and registration below!