Zach Galifianakis Talks About His Comedy Monday Night Set

Zach Galifianakis appeared on Q to promote a recent project and also used the opportunity to share his perspective on his set from when he performed at Comedy Monday Night in 2013. Click here to listen to the interview and hear his take on our show.

“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.

March 2 at 8:00pm: Casey Corbin with Allyson Smith

Casey’s friendly down home approach has made him a crowd pleaser over the last few 
years. He began performing in Ottawa, but now makes his home in front of audiences all 
across Canada. Since beginning in Ottawa, Casey has played every major comedy club, 
performed many one night venues and has played numerous theatres and universities. In 
2001, Casey was nominated for “Funniest Newcomer” at the Canadian Comedy Awards. In 
2002, Casey was nominated for “Funniest Newcomer” at the Canadian Comedy Awards. 
That wasn’t a typo, it actually happened. His laid back manner and his confused but 
friendly delivery makes him very easy and enjoyable to watch. His observations on 
everyday life are thoughts we all share but never dare to express. He has worked with all 
the top acts in Canadian comedy and has opened headliners such as Mike MacDonald, 
Mitch Hedberg, Russell Peters, only to name a few.

In the fall of 2005 Casey was personally chosen by Harland Williams to open for him on his 
“Tasty Treats Tour” produced by Just For Laughs. He has also competed in regional 
homegrown competitions in 2000 & 2001 for Just For Laughs as well. This year, in 2007, 
Casey had the honor of performing at the 25th Anniversary of Just For Laughs in Montreal 
at the Homegrown Comedy Competition. Also in 2007 Casey brought his brand of comedy 
to the CBC Halifax Comedy Festival. His opening night gala set rocked the room and was 
used the next day on CBC radio to promote the fest. His taping from this festival will air on 
the CBC in 2008. But that wasn’t it for Casey in 2007. He also taped a CTV/ Comedy 
Network special called Comedy Now! The special will air in 2008. 

If you haven’t seen Casey on stage, you might have seen him in a commercial or two. He 
also appears on the Comedy Network on Comedy at Club 54 and could have been seen 
insulting celebrities on Much Music’s Stars Gone Wild. Not only that, you can also hear him 
on XM satellite radio on the Laugh Attack.

Allyson Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. With her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, playing to packed rooms is just another day at the office for this former high-school teacher, whose credits include CTV’s Comedy Now, MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, CBC’s The Debaters, the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and just about everywhere in between. 

 
As a young‘un, Allyson knew she was weird. While other little girls were flailing around in baggy ballet leotards, she was introducing her fellow sixth graders to power of a perfectly timed punch line. As talent shows grew into theatre and sketch comedy, Allyson’s calling became clear: she was going to make people laugh. And laugh they did.

 
A natural born entertainer with the pipes to prove it, Allyson was soon leaving locals laugh-drunk in sketchy bars across the prairies. No room was too seedy for Miss Smith. 

 
But it wasn’t long before dodgy backroom deals turned into legitimate front-of-the-house bookings and a packed dance card of appearances at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Seattle Comedy Contest and Yuk Yuk’s across Canada.
 

Today, the “embarrassingly varied” teacher-cum-comic is a sought-after fan favourite, headlining shows from coast to coast and popping up in living rooms wherever there’s a cable signal…often uninvited but always charming (*wink*).

 

Despite emerging as one of Canada’s rising stand-up stars, Allyson has remained true to her talent show roots. Her down-to-earth nature and girl-next-door approachability have earned her the respect and friendship of fans and fellow comics alike. When she isn’t smiling in the spotlight, you’ll find her growing Canadian comedy from behind the scenes, hosting open mic nights, yammering with virgins or sniffing out dicey rooms that could use a few laughs. 

 
Now, who’s ready for detention?



March 9 at 7:00pm: Allyson Smith with Daryl Makk

Allyson Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. With her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, playing to packed rooms is just another day at the office for this former high-school teacher, whose credits include CTV’s Comedy Now, MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, CBC’s The Debaters, the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and just about everywhere in between. 

 
As a young‘un, Allyson knew she was weird. While other little girls were flailing around in baggy ballet leotards, she was introducing her fellow sixth graders to power of a perfectly timed punch line. As talent shows grew into theatre and sketch comedy, Allyson’s calling became clear: she was going to make people laugh. And laugh they did.

 
A natural born entertainer with the pipes to prove it, Allyson was soon leaving locals laugh-drunk in sketchy bars across the prairies. No room was too seedy for Miss Smith. 

 
But it wasn’t long before dodgy backroom deals turned into legitimate front-of-the-house bookings and a packed dance card of appearances at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Seattle Comedy Contest and Yuk Yuk’s across Canada.
 

Today, the “embarrassingly varied” teacher-cum-comic is a sought-after fan favourite, headlining shows from coast to coast and popping up in living rooms wherever there’s a cable signal…often uninvited but always charming (*wink*).

 

Despite emerging as one of Canada’s rising stand-up stars, Allyson has remained true to her talent show roots. Her down-to-earth nature and girl-next-door approachability have earned her the respect and friendship of fans and fellow comics alike. When she isn’t smiling in the spotlight, you’ll find her growing Canadian comedy from behind the scenes, hosting open mic nights, yammering with virgins or sniffing out dicey rooms that could use a few laughs. 

 
Now, who’s ready for detention?

Daryl Makk has led a fairly nomadic life. With a father who’s promotions at work often meant a new home he graced 8 schools in his 12 years of grade school. His continuous string of new homes proved to be great training for his entertainment travels later on in life. Being able to adapt to new surroundings has became second nature to him. He entered into comedy in 1993 after winning a contest in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (where he was living at the time), since then he has gone on to to achieve success with his own Comedy Now one hour special on The Comedy Network and several other TV appearances. He has been on CBC radio. XM satellite radio often airs his first album Herding the sheeple. He has appeared twice at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival and has done tours across Canada, in the UK, Costa Rica and Australia. During his tour in Australia he appeared at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival. Daryl does many corporate shows, fundraisers and cruise ship appearances. He is also a writer currently working on a book based on his travels and has written articles that have been published in various newspapers and magazines.



All shows take place at Broken City (613 – 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB).