Thursday, March 24, 2005

Sweden: not a real country

Yeah, sorry guys, but Sweden isn't real. It's a false country that was invented by Jim Henson so that the Swedish chef would have a background. All that history and stuff was created by noted imagineer J. Henson. Then he was injected with pneumonia so that he would never share the terrible secret. But enough about secrets. Let's talk shows!!! There are three between now and next wednesday.

Show the first:
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Show the second occurs on monday, March 26th. I am performing at The Side Show, which is a new show that Jared Sales(who also does the monthly live comedy digest Canker) has come up with. It's PWYC, at the Oasis, the lineup includes me, Daryn Mcintyre, The Distractions, The Gurg and more. It starts at 930.

Show the third also occurs at the oasis, on march 28th. Check it:

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I need to conserve my finger strength. See you dudes soon.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Stop the Vincesanity!

OK, I can't stay long as I have to go and buy bread very soon. However, this week there was a review of Joke Club in eye magazine, a Toronto weekly newspaper, and I thought I'd share it with you:


When faced with a gum-snapping mall rat impression so convincing as to be nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, some people can't decide whether to laugh or flee. The audience at the Drake for The Joke Club, comedian Nick Flanagan's monthly stand-up session, seemed to be caught between these two impulses.

Flanagan set the tone for the evening's absurdity with a savage impersonation of a hopelessly generic stand-up, demonstrating common foibles like the flagrant abuse of hip-hop slang in an effort to connect with the crowd. The audience seemed bewildered, laughing riotously in fits and starts. The rest of the performers had an even tougher time. Though a handful suffered from lacklustre material, even Sara Hennessy's brilliantly slack-jawed portrayal of a dopey retail employee and Terrence Balazo's inspired assaults on apathy (standout bits include a Rwandan genocide-themed roller coaster, where "you scream and scream, and then you get off and nobody believes you") scored more near misses than direct hits.

Looking as sleepy as an octogenarian coming off tranquilizers, Makesi Arthur's deadpan set won the prize for most bewildering material of the night. After that, only Chris Locke and Brian Barlow a.k.a. The Gurg's hipster-meets-dinosaur jibes could draw the audience out of their shell. Satire and irony aren't exactly new but apparently some people in Toronto still aren't ready for them.


if anybody reads this, let me know what you think of this 'revvy', as somebody with the mind of child might call it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tote Guns Ridiculous

So tomorrow Brutal Knights plays Catch 22 in Oshawa, opening up for Rammer. Then Joke Club is april 14. Brutal Knights play with Cursed and Bionic in Mtl at Sala Rosa on April 2. Other shows pending. Brain explodign must stop typing

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Indiana,let it go

Thanks to everyone who came out to or performed at Joke Club last night. It was pretty much a good time, barring the fact it was a goddam long night. The next one should be good too. I'll try to give more advance notice regarding it, if you're into that sort of thing. You can also bet that the next flyer will have a rad Nemeroff picture on it.

By the way, in case you haven't been keeping up with the rather disturbing and graphic MJ trial testimony, the most recent revelation is that while looking at a picture of a topless girl on the internet with the boy he is accused of molesting and the boy's brother, Michael uttered the hilarious one-liner 'got milk?'. Oh boy-Jehovah may not allow his followers to go to hospitals, but he certainly doesn't not allow them to be wisenheimers! On a slightly related note, I do indeed got milk.

So there's a bunch of shows for the band coming up. If any bands or people want to hook me up with a comedy spot on a show, I would love that, because I like doing comedy. So hook me up. I'll announce the Brutal Knights shows soon enough.

I do know for a fact that on Monday, March 14th we'll be playing in Hamilton at a record store called Reigning Sound with Career Suicide around 830. It's three bucks, and the address is 272 King St. W, Hamilton (Entrance on Hess St. N).

Finally, tonight you should really consider going to the BBQ show with Andre Ethier at the Silver Dollar. It'll be real fun, I bet.
But if you don't feel like seeing a show, or you want to do something after the show, come to the Queenshead bar at queen and 'bar'thurst, where I will be DJing alongside Mark J and Mikey Apples. It promises to be extremely and rudely musical. Also, beers are cheap. It starts at 10 or so.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Today is Saturday. In an hour, I'll probably be postering portions of this city, hoping to attract folk to Joke Club. However, I feel as if the image used in the Joke Club flyer was altered a little bit and looks much worse than the original. Davida Nemeroff, who took the picture, seems to think so as well. You be the judge. Here is the Joke Club flyer:

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and here's the original(note the intended look is the cover of Patti Smith's Horses):

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I love the original, that's all I know. hope you come to Joke club.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Back in Town

Hi. I know it's been a month since I've typed for you guys publically, and I'm sure it's been very hard. I'm so sorry. Can you forgive me and add me back to your blogroll?
Unfortunately(and similar to most bloggers), I have absolutely nothing to say. Except for these small mots:

tomorrow, thursday march 3, Brutal Knights is playing at 10PM, opening up for the Zoobombs at the Silver Dollar.

Then wednesday, march 9, is the next Joke Club. It's at 9 and at the Drake. I'll put up the 'e-flyer' soon or something. Take care.