Friday, June 23, 2006

For those of you...

...who are just here to see the results of the Great T-Shirt Battle (You'd have to read my most recent column for that last column to make sense) the results are in the second paragraph.

Upcoming Stuff

Monday, July 10 - The Comic Strip
Monday, July 24 - The Comic Strip
Wednesday, July 26 - The Comic Strip

Sunday, July 30 - The Comic Strip

Living Articles in the Journal
Friday, July 7 - Pirates!!!
Friday, July 21 (subject to change) New Age Friend

Dan Brodribb's headLINES appears every Saturday in ed magazine...bla, bla, bla...MySpace...bla,bla bla...

-Last week, I was a guest on Lars and Powermann's Kamikaze Komedy on CJSR 88.5, and it was a lot of fun. They're on pretty late (midnight on Wednesday night-Thursday mornings), but I've been told they're having a super-sized episode on July 5 starting at 10pm, so check it out. They're an unlikely pairing but an entertaining one, and you might even learn something about the inner workings of the comedy business.

-I spent most of the weekend answering mail brought about from my latest column. It's great to hear from people. I write for myself, but it's gratifying to know that others are reading and enjoying. Thanks to everyone who wrote in; on the t-shirt poll, Captain Charisma defeated the Utah Jazz by a fairly wide margin. (71% were the final numbers in the Good Captain's favor)

-Monday I got an unexpected bit of stage time at the Strip. I've said this before, but I really, really, really love doing comedy. There's no feeling in the world like it. Some of the new guys are coming along really well, too. MATT LISAC may be starting to find his stride.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Blink and you'll Miss It Update

This will be a short entry as I'm hard at work on the sequel to my short story "The Girl Who Feared Lightning," which will be available shortly in Black Gate magazine. I don't even have time to cut and paste my upcoming dates as I usually do. Feel free to scroll down and ooh and ahh at my busy schedule--and take advantage of the opportunity to see me live with...

...TOM WILSON of Spongebob Squarepants, Freaks & Geeks, and--oh yes--Back to the Future fame is in town at THE COMIC STRIP, and I'm honored to be middling for him. The first show last night went phenomenally well. Come on down and check out the show. If last night was any indication, the weekend should be awesome.

-Also, if you haven't been listening to Lars and Powermann on KamiKaze Komedy Wednesday nights at midnight on CJSR, you're missing out. It's a really refreshing look at the comedy world from the perspective of two guys just starting out (relatively speaking) in the biz. Coincidentally, I'll be on the show next Wed (June 21). I have no idea what I'm going to talk about, but with Lars and Powermann at the helm, it should be entertaining.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Upcoming Comedy
Wednesday, June 7 - The Comic Strip
Sunday, June 11 - The Comic Strip
Thursday, June 15 - The Comic Strip
Friday, June 16 - The Comic Strip
Saturday, June 17 - The Comic Strip
Sunday, June 18 - The Comic Strip

Upcoming Writing
Living Articles in the Edmonton Journal:
- June 9
-June 23

Dan Brodribb's headLINES appears every week in the Edmonton Journal's ed magazine supplement.

Other upcoming appearancesFriday,
Wednesday, June 21 - Kamikaze Komedy Radio Edmonton (CJSR FM 88.5)

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-Apologies to those expecting to see me on Saturday at The Comic Strip. There was a scheduling mishap. I went down anyway and caught a great set by DEZ REED. I love how spontaneous and unselfconscious Dez's performances are. He puts himself out there for you to either love or hate. And his Star Wars closer on the early show made me laugh until I cried.

-The Wetaskiwin MPW show went great. The guys who didn't bring merchandise wished they had. The guys who did bring merchandise, wish they'd brought more as most of them sold out (I've got to make a 'Martial' Art McNeil t-shirt). I think we've found ourselves a new market. Assault & Battery and the Heatseekers went thirty-five-plus minutes in stifling heat. All four guys were pretty tired out afterwards, but they did a heck of a job reminding the fans how exciting a properly executed tag match can be.

-Monday amateur night at the Strip was postponed for the week. The comics and staff closed down the club and watched the hockey game instead, which was it's own kind of fun, especially with the insightful hockey commentary of MAX MAULT. Too bad the Oilers lost.