Saturday, June 18 - Waugh Hall, Waugh, Alberta
Sunday, June 19 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Wednesday, June 22 - Yuk Yuks, Comedy Idol Finals
Tuesday, July 12 - The Blarney Stone, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, July 14 - Grand Hotel, Fairview, Alberta
-Dan Brodribb's headLINES appears every Saturday in the ed magazine supplement to the Edmonton Journal
-Columns in the Journal's Living Section every Sunday through June
-Another fantastic week at Comedy Idol. ANDREW IWANYK won the judge's choice with a great set. TRAVIS ROBINSON was solid and polished and good enough to win the People's Choice. BILL GEE was his usual rage-filled self. He's reminds me of a Cabbage Patch Kid infected with the '28 Days Later' virus. JAMES KERR had a really funny bit about bees. MATTHEW WOJCICKI was a pleasant surprise. "Moon Unit" MAX MAULT pulled a hamstring at some point in his scenery-chewing performance piece(He's the Cactus Jack of comedy--The only thing he hasn't done yet is throw himself through the brick wall at the back of the stage.). Never let it be said that we don't suffer for our art.
--ANDREW "Eagle-Eye" IWANYK picked Journal and Global media personality OLIVIA CHENG (www.oliviacheng.com) out of the crowd at BLUE CHICAGO on Monday (What? You weren't there? You're missing out). He convinced me to introduce myself, and I learned that there are some pretty big things in her future...but I don't want to ruin the surprise. Who knows what celebrities we'll see next Mondays at Blue Chicago? Come on down and find out.