“Get Your Laughs at Comedy Monday Night” – Avenue Magazine
Jennifer Friesen wrote about us in this recent article for Avenue Magazine. It’s in the magazine’s “Things To Do” section and we, of course, agree that you should see one of our shows soon!
“Funniest Night of the Week” – Where Magazine
Special thanks to Ian Doig for coverage in Where Magazine. He interviewed the founder of Comedy Monday Night, James Moore. You can read his responses in the article by clicking here.
Second Best in “Arts and Culture” at the Calgary Choice Awards
Comedy Monday Night was thrilled and honoured to be nominated for Best Arts and Culture at the Calgary Choice Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted for us we came in second place! Congratulations to all the nominees. We’re absolutely thrilled about this. You can read more in an article that the Calgary Beacon published.
September 1 at 8:00pm: Kerry Unger with Scott Dumas
Over the past fifteen years Kerry Unger has established himself as one of Canada’s top comedy acts. His likability has won the approval of audiences across North America, while his originality has won the respect of his peers. His stand up is relevant and accessible to all. In addition to being funny, Kerry is also ruggedly handsome, and at six foot three is able to reach things most other comics can only dream of.
Kerry currently resides in Edmonton. He is a pisces who enjoys reading, long walks, and world travel. Aside from comedy, Kerry is a published cartoonist, and a singer/ songwriter. Kerry has appeared at several comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the prestigious “New Faces of Comedy” Showcase. He has made several appearances on national television. For two seasons he was the head writer and a cast member of “Gutterball Alley”, which was a terrible program on the Comedy Network. His stand-up was showcased in an hour long “Comedy Now!” special on CTV. “Aha! But what about radio?” you say. Well there’s the 2 tapings of CBC’s “Madly Off In All Directions”, and he’s also a regular on the XM Satellite Radio’s comedy channel. He was also the subject of a feature article in Reader’s Digest, the most widely read magazine in the world! (For his comedy, not because he was trapped under a tractor for three days, although that happened too.) His cartoons have been published internationally by several magazines, including regular contributions to “The CFL Magazine”, and “The U.S. Army Magazine”. His songs, including such hits as “Not the Father” combine heart wrenching lyrics with stunning guitar virtuosity, and that really impresses the chicks.
After graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in Psychology, Scott Dumas took the next logical step that anyone with such a prestigious certificate would do, he pursued a career in life insurance sales. Two years of commissonless paydays later, he took his sales and financial skills, as well as his knowledge of the human psyche and got a job as a bank teller, quickly moving up the ladder to become a Financial Service Manager.
It took 7 years before he put two-and-two together and realized that people are screwed up… because of money. He quit his job and moved to Calgary to pursue something else. He had no idea it would be stand-up comedy. Within six months he was performing at Yuk Yuk’s, and within a year had performed at all the Yuk Yuk’s clubs in Western Canada. In 1999 Scott entered the Yuk Yuk’s Alberta’s search for the Funniest New Comic and made it to the finals. Next, Scott showcased at the Just for Laughs Homegrown Comedy Competition in Calgary in 2001. Scott has also performed at numerous charity fundraisers and corporate Christmas parties, and is a full-time member of the Western Canada roster. Scott toured through his home province of Ontario, telling his nutty stories from one end of the 401 to the other. Start looking there on a regular basis. There isn’t enough humidity, or garbage strikes to keep him away. Scott’s fearless attitude and versatility, as well as his comfortable presence in front of a camera, landed him a job as the co-host of M-Style, which can be seen on Men T.V., on the digital network. Global raved about the show and renewed it for year two. Digital baby, Digital.
September 8 at 8:00pm: Harry Doupe with Nigel Lawrence
Harry Doupe is an award-winning comic and writer originally from Fort Langley, British Columbia. His appearances have included shows like Comics!, Comedy On The Road, Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and numerous times on The Debaters, he has written more than 30 Junos, Geminis, Genies, NHL, and Canadian Comedy Awards, was the winner of the 20th Century-Fox King of Comedy contest, was the first comic to perform at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre three times (twice with The Tragically Hip and once with Weird Al Yankovic), and is one of the founders of the YYComedy Festival.
In just a few years, Nigel Lawrence has crept onto the International comedy scene. His shows have almost developed an elite following of dedicated fans. He is a favorite at clubs, colleges, festivals and food courts. Performing everywhere from “that place you’ve never heard of before” to Las Vegas (but mostly “that place you’ve never heard of before”). He has written and starred in his own half hour comedy special for CTV and The Comedy Network. Performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy festival, were he won The Homegrown Comedy Competition (he was so good, they gave him a trophy). He has also performed on CBC, ABC, E!, IATV, and some closed circuit TV. Nigel is said to have the stage presence of Steven Wright, the sharpness of George Carlin and (more importantly) the leathery good looks of a young George Hamilton. It is no wonder Star TV named him one of 10 Canadians to watch now he wants to be an American to watch (classic over achiever).
September 15 at 8:00pm: James Uloth & Matt Watson
James Uloth has exploded onto the comedy scene and has performed at venues world wide. With a knack for winning over audiences he stands poised on stage captivating you with a clever blend of wit and charm. So sit back and relax as James dishes out the funny in bite size digestible chunks for you to enjoy.
All shows take place at Broken City (613 – 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB).