Punchline to falling Dollar: More gigs for local comedians

Canadian comics finding more doors open in absence of American talent With the Canadian dollar sitting at 0.69 USD, American comedians are leaving Canada out of their touring plans, opting to make more money at home. Jack Carr, professor of Canadian macroeconomics at the University of Toronto, says American comedians are “going to want to…

4/20 and the Canadian pot culture

THE FACES OF 4/20: The people behind the smoke Mike Rita uses his comedy to fight for, “respect for the everyday pot user.” (SCOTT DELL/TORONTO OBSERVER) “We have infiltrated everyone. We are your mothers and your fathers,” jokes Joanne Baker, aka Puff Momma, owner of The Underground Cafe, a head shop and marijuana cafe. Baker insists today’s pothead is…

Bleed for this: what it means to be a wrestling nerd

  A hard, cold night in snowy Sudbury, Ont., in a cold, run down tavern. Pat Sully, lifelong wrestling junkie sees his best friend talking to a girl. He’s going in like Robert Gibson, because there is no way he is not going to help his best friend. Sully approaches the couple. His friend seems…

Until Dawn Review (Rue Morgue Magazine: Issue 160)

As I cling to the ledge, his hand outstretched towards mine, I must decide. Do I let go and die bloodied on the rocks with my sister, or let her fall into the black pit and take the stranger’s hand? Unlocking a fate I don’t entirely trust. Until Dawn can tug at your heartstrings, before…

Wrestlemania Trivia Night a ‘Stone Cold’ Success (and the bad guys won)

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