Some hot laughs are coming to a very frosty London this winter.
At a point in time, where London comedy is looking into its future, I’d like to point out that there’s at least 10 events that might make you laugh this winter.
10 – Western Comedy Sketch Show
March 22 & 23, Western Campus (Check Western Comedy Club’s FB Page For Details)
Always creative and always hilarious, the Western Comedy brings a years worth of sketches to their showcase in March.
9 – Third Wheel Improv: A Balanced Life
February 21, Fox & Fiddle, 7 p.m.
The secret to a balanced life is to live, laugh, and react to the world that you’re living in at any given time. The show of the same name is the latest effort from London’s newest improv troupe Third Wheel Improv, promising all that but with more laughs.
8 – Jeremy Hotz
February 28, Centennial Hall, 8 p.m.
If you want to catch one of Canada’s most recognizable comedians, Jeremy Hotz brings his manic self-effacing form of comedy to London to close out the month of February.
7 – 340 Comedy Collective Presents: Stephanie Neale
January 31, The Rec Room London At Masonville Place, 8:30 p.m.
We’re not going to ignore the fact that I’m the person who booked this show, we’re also not going to ignore the fact that this show is stacked. This show’s going to be headlined by London’s own Stephanie Neale. Her raw gritty take on the millennial world is something that this world needs to see more of.
6 – Darren Frost
February 22 & 23, Yuk Yuk’s London, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Canadians are never more honest than they are during the winter. So it seems fitting that one of Canada’s most honest comedians makes his way down to the Forest City during the last week of February. Darren Frost’s point blank, no-holds-barred observations on society and family life are ever-evolving and always entertaining.
5 – Improv Rhapsody
February 8, London Music Club, 8 p.m.
In improv comedy, you constantly find yourself “Under Pressure” to create something funny on the spot. When you get that first laugh you’re off to the “Bicycle Race”, the next thing you know you’re on such a roll, you’re telling people, “Don’t Stop Me Now!” With all those Queen puns out of the way, I’d like to remind that February’s Shut The Front Door Improv Comedy show has a bit of a Queen theme to it.
In case you miss that show, may I suggest you catch their March offering which will be a BYOP (Bring Your Own Props) Party, with the theme of “What’s In The Box?”
4 – Yuk Yuk’s London Amateur Night
January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, Yuk Yuk’s London, 9 p.m.
Winter is here and no I’m not talking about the last Game of Thrones season. Instead, I’m talking about the latest incarnation of Yuk Yuk’s yearly amateur series. Come see London’s best comics, as they take the Yuk Yuk’s stage by storm. Just remember most of London’s comedy journeys start here.
3 – Ed The Sock
February 16, London Music Hall, 7 p.m.
You’ve seen his night party, you’ve seen him mercilessly skewer music’s most vapid on Fromage, now see Ed The Sock in the felt on February 16 at the London Music Hall.
2 – Junos Comedy Show Presented By Sirius XM
March 15, London Music Hall, 7 p.m.
Over the last decade, Canadian comics have recorded some of the best comedy albums this world has to offer. So much so last year, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/The JUNO Awards decided to bring back the JUNO Comedy Album of the Year award. Make sure to make your way down to London Music Hall for this year’s JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada. The nominee show promises to be one of the funniest that London sees this year.
1 – Jerry Seinfeld
April 11, Budweiser Gardens, 7:30 p.m.
Are you the master of your domain? Do you like to wear puffy shirts? Do you occasionally go out for coffee with comedians in your car? Even if you can’t answer yes to one of those questions, try your best to make it out to the Budweiser Gardens on April 11 for the one and only Jerry Seinfeld!
Feature Photo Credit: Budweiser Gardens
Pat Tiffin is a LondonFuse contributor and local stand-up comedian.