comedy

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“Kindred”: The inherent comedy of a failed relationship

When a relationship ends, what comes next? How does someone rebuild their new life, and how do you do that when your ex-partner moves on? The Belfry Theatre's new comedy…

Comedy, laughter used to fundraise for Mauna Kea

Earlier this month, one UVic group used comedy to help protesters thousands of kilometres away. The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement hosted a comedy night on Sep. 12,…

UVic Grad inaugural winner of CBC Next Up comedy contest

Three years ago, Alistar Ogden wrote his first comedy set as a playwriting student at UVic. This April, Ogden performed as CBC Comedy’s inaugural Next Up contest winner at the…

Victoria Film Festival: Adventures in Public School is “comedy done right”

Adventures in Public School, co-written by Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein and directed by the former, follows Liam, a lifelong-homeschooled kid played by Daniel Doheny, through his first and final…

Dear Birdie: Coping with pals, programs, and pathogens

Dear Birdie: My best friend and I used to hang out all the time in high school, but now that we’re in different programs at UVic, she’s been spending a…

UVic Lampoon gives UVic something to laugh about

The UVic Lampoon, the University’s new comedy club, isn’t just giving students a night off to laugh; according to its co-founder Alistair Ogden, the club is filling a void. “Obviously…

The second coming of Mike Delamont’s Scottish Drag Queen deity

God is coming to the University of Victoria . . . kind of. On September 16, the Farquhar Auditorium will host the world premiere of Mike Delamont’s God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: The…

From IT guy to funny guy: Ali Hassan on comedy, being Muslim, and his love of food

This Saturday, comedian Ali Hassan is bringing his one man show, Muslim, Interrupted, to Sugar Nightclub. The former George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight comedy panelist and current host of CBC’s Laugh Out…

I used to hate Dane Cook, and now I sort of don’t

Harmful if swallowed Let me preface this by saying that I haven’t seen a lot of stand-up comedy. I generally avoid all of the stand-up specials on Netflix because a…