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Waka Waka Waka…

Behold, the most-recently filmed-for-Youtube set of my bourgeoning local amateur standup comedy career!!!

Big ups to Saroox for filming that, and to all of the friends who’ve been coming out to see me joke. It’s the cats who make time to come out and support me who will get front row seats when I’m as famous as Louis C.K. hired to be Louis C.K.’s nanny for a few weeks and score some comps from my employer.

No but for real.


Sat, Aug 10:  Crown & Tiger on College, 8:30 p.m.

Mon, Aug 11:  Dawn Patrol, Comedy Bar

Tues, Aug 12:  Toronto Comedy Brawl Quarter-Finals, Johnny Jackson’s in Toronto

More to come from VELD, The Bridle Bash, The Grove Festival and more… busy summer, sheeeeeiiit.

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Monkey Toast: See me at Comedy Bar in Toronto TONIGHT! ( + Mean Gurlz & Daft Cluck )

Hey hey, who’d have thought I’d be back on the stage at Comedy Bar so soon?

RON TITE, I guess. He’s the host of Monkey Toast, a wicked and wildly succesful improvised late night talk show host that I’m appearing on TONIGHT.


“Put some Monkey on your Toast. Join us for the June 22nd show.
Host: Ron Tite
Monkey Toast Players: Paul Bates, Kerry Griffin, Herbie Barnes, Jennifer Goodhue, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, and Lisa Merchant.
Guests: Drew Hayden Taylor & Lauren O’Neil

Get your tickets in advance at or by calling 416.551.6540″


Come. Laugh. Drink beer, and watch me do a lot of this:


Now, some Daft Cluck to pump you up for Saturday night — whatever  it is you end up doing:

See also: Mean Gurlz. Actually. It’s my favourite thing of the week, brought to us by Toddrick Hall (the same genius behind Beauty and the Beat):

YOU CAN’T TWERK WITH US! #QuickNDirty #RatedRforRachet

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Comedy Brawl, Prancercise, Senate Chat, INNOVATION!

Hey ho, LEH-GO;

It’s been a week, guys. A solid one. Longer than seven days for sure, but what is TIME anyway? Really?

I’m going to drop this YouTube video of my recent standup comedy re-debut right off the top before I get into it because ME:

That was filmed about a month ago — the very day I moved to my new place, actually, hence the hair sitch. Shup. Here’s another video, this one made by Casie and her sweet phone. Even seeing my parents just now got me smiling. As bratty as I am towards them, I don’t love anyone else more.

The set I performed a couple of days ago during the gauntlet round of the 2013 Toronto Comedy Brawl was not recorded, but this is close enough:

Awwww, jaykay. It wasn’t my best set (out of the WHOLE THREE I’ve done) ever, but it got me through to the next round which is all I was really hoping for. I’ll write more about that when it happens. I also met some cool people — one of whom booked me for ANOTHER show Monday night!


Also free and sufficiently grand = This Prancercise demonstration video. I’m not going to write about how this came to be (because I already did that at length,) but I will encourage you to discover it for yourself. Read this story. Watch the video. Learn to prance. Buy different pants.

Even lulzier than the video are the Amazon reviews on her book. I love you Joanna Rohrback and I love you, like actually, as much as a god, lover, or family member, LOVE you, Internet.

Now riddle me this friends: How much do you know about Canada’s Senate? I mean, outside of the ongoing scandal headlines and vague memories from Grade 10 civic class?

As constantly immersed and in love with the world of news as I am, I’ve got to admit that I didn’t know much before hosting a Senate-themed episode of CBC Live Online Thursday evening. I’m still a bit foggy on the issue (it’s a foggy issue) but I learned a ton and it was a pleasure to speak with Senator Mobina Jaffer / all of our fantastic guests.

Replay the chat here if you’re so inclined and turn the volume down if you’ve got dogs in the room. My voice will make them jump out of windows.

Outfit of that day:

I also had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about innovation in news at work last week — a topic I’ve got plenty to say about beyond “GIFS RULE,” I swear.


Lastly, OH MY GOSH THE ISLAND. Have you been to the freaking Toronto Islands? I took a ferry to Centre Island yesterday for Expedia’s TBEX party and I was just blown away. Big ups to my homie Alistair for the invite!

I hadn’t been across since… Wakestock 2008 I guess – and even then, it was straight mud and party. I’ll be back with my bike and perhaps a cute date one day this summer if I’m lucky :)

A few photos, if you will:

That last one is not from the island… I was just trying to take a selfie while kneeling on my own forehead afterwards like the weekend winner that I am.


**UPDATE: 12:35 a.m. — post Game of Thrones**

Crystal Light moustache all day.

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