Saskatchewan

I just returned from another great weekend performing stand-up comedy in Saskatchewan. What terrific audiences they have; I always feel welcome and have a lot of fun with these shows. I look forward to being back soon.
I leave below the official flag of Saskatchewan!
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The World Series and The U.S. Presidential Election

Do you ever get the sense that everything in the news is just a Hollywood creation?

For instance: The World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians was a perfect Hollywood script. We have two teams playing for the championship, both trying to win after a long drought. The Cubs haven’t won in 108 years and Cleveland last won 68 years ago. Despite Cleveland leading the series by three games, the Cubs make a remarkable come-back, winning two games to force game 7. The score is all tied up in the bottom of the ninth, pushing into an extra inning where the Cubs win! It was the perfect Hollywood ending! (except for fans in Cleveland). And interestingly enough, this is one thing Donald Trump doesn’t claim to be ‘fixed!’

And, speaking of the U.S. Presidential election, that’s coming down to the wire too! We’ve had more ups and downs in this election that can be counted. Hillary managed to gain a safe lead with the sex scandals, but now the Clinton emails are back and so is “THE Donald.” And now, just days away from the election, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck and neck (which, coincidentally is also known as a Mexican standoff).

No one in Hollywood with any sense for the ‘biz’ would create a blockbuster with a slam dunk for one candidate. Nobody would watch that, there needs to be a big build of suspense before the end, likely with a twist or two right before the big finish. It’s got to be entertaining because the networks need viewers so they can sell us stuff.

It all does have a sense of being scripted doesn’t it?
All that’s missing is Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

The Economy

I often listen to the news on the radio. The announcers are always coming up with creative ways to say the headlines and sometimes they stick in my head. This is my response to some top stories.

I appreciate the Comedy Cave in Calgary letting me work this out on their stage.

Scary Clowns…Donald Trump

I was at my local Calgary Canadian Tire Store today and they have removed all the Clown Costumes, however, they still have the Donald Trump Costume!
Quite frankly, I am more scared of the Trump costume…
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Christmas Season and Corporate Shows

The recent snow must have reminded everyone the Christmas season is approaching!

I’ve just booked two more Corporate Christmas Shows and am looking forward to the 2016 season. The customization I do for many corporate events makes the shows a lot of fun. If you are looking to book a comedian for the 2016 Christmas season please contact me soon, as I am booking shows regularly and the seasonal dates are filling up!

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Interview with Ben Miner of Sirius XM

Here is an interview I did this summer in Toronto with Sirius XM Radio’s, Ben Miner. As the first-ever winner of Sirius XM’s “Top Comic” contest, we had a lot of fun chatting about my own experiences and how the competition has grown in its seven years. It’s always a blast to hang out with Ben!
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