Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Newz of the World

Upcoming Comedy
Saturday, February 11 - Ft. McMurray
Sunday, February 12 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Tuesday, February 14 - Drayton Valley
Sunday, February 19 - The Comic Strip, Edmonton
Thursday, February 23 - Private Function, Chateau Lake Louise
Saturday, April 1 - The Legion, Stettler

Upcoming Writing
Living Articles in the Edmonton Journal
Friday, February 10 - Valentine's Day
Friday, February 17 - Three's a Crowd
Friday, March 3 - The Dice Whisperer
Friday, March 17 - Son of Elvis

Dan Brodribb's headLINES appears every Saturday in the ed magazine supplement to the Edmonton Journal

-I had a good weekend of shows opening for JEBB FINK. The guy's been doing comedy for over two decades, so if you can't learn from watching him, you're doing something wrong. I also noticed the way he conducted himself offstage, making sure to take the time to talk to people who came up to him after the show. The ticket-buying (or newspaper buying) public is what keeps us show-biz types working, so there's something to be said for taking the time to be nice.

-LARS CALLIEOU headlined his first club show on Sunday at The Comic Strip. It was a great night, and I was proud to be a part of it. As a frequent MC, Lars has probably brought me to the stage more than any comic (Second place goes to PAUL MYREHAUG. He MC'd my very first show, my very first middle spot...and now he's moving to Toronto. He's one of the sweetest guys I know and very funny, so I wish him the best of luck, though with his talent, he doesn't need it).

-Congratulations are also in order to CODY, who is heading up to Calgary to take care of business at the Yuk Yuks there. From management to wait staff to the box office, comedy club staff are often overlooked, but they really are such an important part of keeping the show running smoothly...so make sure you tip them well (that way I can hit them up to buy me pretty things).

-My writing course through Metro will be proceeding. Fifty percent of the enrolled students are female which is new for me. SF and Fantasy aren't typically female-dominated genres. It's also a smaller class than I'm used to running, but I'm looking forward to seeing how things go.

-Black Gate magazine like the idea I've come up with for a sequel to my short story "The Girl Who Feared Lightning." As you read this, I'll probably be hard at work developing it.

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