comedy

Comedic commentary

A socialist commentary on capitalism, The Threepenny Opera, put on by the Queen’s drama department, aims to capture the essence of human interaction.Continue...

A blast from the past

Had director Ken Weston not told me their venue, the Davies Foundation Auditorium, was a converted hockey arena, I would have never known. I could have sworn the atmosphere inside of the Leading Ladies production reflected exactly what a 1950s home would feel like.Continue...

Very merry movies to watch this holiday season

A grown man in a full-blown elf costume; three adult women dealing with their comedic mothers during the holiday season; a cartoon—or live-action—green, hairy man who has a pet dog; or a rom-com that just meets the “holiday movie” category because it’s based in mid-December? What’s not to like?Continue...

We need to diversify the comedy scene

Our conception of comedy is constantly changing. As the comedy scene continues to evolve, we must support a diverse range of comedians and comedy, if only because good humour is subjective, not universal.Continue...

The return of ‘Saturday Night Live’ couldn’t have come at a better time

2020 has been quite a year—from a deadly virus to murder hornets, it’s left us all wondering what could possibly come next. With everything going on, it’s easy to lose hope. But, as a silver lining, this year’s bizarre events are good fodder for a reliable coping mechanism: comedy.Continue...

Queen’s alumni teach and perform comedy online with Second City

During quarantine, Queen’s alumni Garrett Rodman (Arts ‘05) and Carly Heffernan (Arts ‘07) have moved comedy troupe Second City’s classes and improv shows online.Continue...

Unpopular Opinion: Parks and Recreation beats out The Office

Both driven by the talented Michael Schur, The Office and Parks and Recreation (also known as Parks ) are among the most bingeable TV comedies in recent memory.Continue...

American comic to perform at Absolute Comedy Club

This May will mark 19 years since Sam Demaris was waiting tables at an Olive Garden in his hometown of Houston, Texas before he left to pursue comedy full-time. He’s been performing stand-up ever since.Continue...

Celebrating Kingston's heART

Dinner and a movie is a tried-and-true way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but Kingston has much more to offer than just food and films.Continue...

Sexist study makes female comedians the butt of the joke

The idea that women are all less funny than men due to evolution sounds like nothing short of a bad punchline.Continue...

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