Category: Entertainment

George Wendt headlines ‘Fox on the Fairway’ – Stage West

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
George Wendt headlines ‘Fox on the Fairway’ – Stage West

George Wendt surprised people still recognize him from his days on TV sitcom “Cheers” Everybody knows his name. And while Stage West theatre may not be his usual stomping grounds, actor George Wendt (also known as, of course, the lovable Norm from “Cheers”) is making himself quite comfortable in Calgary during the run of the […]

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Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who was Robin Williams? A very, very funny dude…

Robin Williams starred in “The Crazy Ones” on CBS, which cancelled the show after one season The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent – what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t become a comedian? – and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a […]

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Robin Williams death stuns Canadian comics

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Robin Williams death stuns Canadian comics

Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide Canadian comedians are mourning the death of American comic and actor Robin Williams as the loss of one of comedy’s greats. Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. He was 63. “Very sad to hear the news about Robin Williams. Big loss […]

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90.3 Amp and Jann Arden go toe to toe over editing songs

| August 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
90.3 Amp and Jann Arden go toe to toe over editing songs

90.3 Amp says it doesn’t play Jann Arden music Canadian pop artist Jann  Arden is criticizing Calgary radio station 90.3 Amp for cutting song playing times in half as part of a new format called QuickHitz. Want to listen to a shorter tune by Justin Timberlake? Or maybe a cut-down version of Katy Perry’s latest hit? […]

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Amazing Race Canada: Rex Harrington, Bob Hope are celebrity team

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Amazing Race Canada: Rex Harrington, Bob Hope are celebrity team

Amazing Race Canada – Harrington and Hope too funny for words It was the days prior to the start of the second Amazing Race Canada, and former National Ballet star Rex Harrington wasn’t dancing around it: he was sizing up his competition. Harrington and his (longtime) fiance Bob Hope had been milling about the other […]

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Monty Python reunites after 35 years for last shows ever

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Monty Python reunites after 35 years for last shows ever

‘Spamalot’ debt forces troupe back onto the stage Monty Python, the zany British comedy troupe that delighted audiences with their 70s TV show and wacky movies, is reuniting one last time. Everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition. And as with all things Monty Python, fans need to expect the unexpected, too. Next month the surviving Monty […]

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Calgary FunnyFest turns 14 in style – Free tix from Beacon VIP Club!

| May 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Calgary FunnyFest turns 14 in style – Free tix from Beacon VIP Club!

Calgary Beacon VIP Club has 20 Calgary FunnyFest free tickets up for grabs It’s cliché but there is something for everyone at this year’s Calgary FunnyFest – no, seriously, there is.  Including 20 free tickets from the Calgary Beacon VIP Club. Click here to register for the draws to be held on June 3 and […]

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Fiddler on the Roof a great Stage West production

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fiddler on the Roof a great Stage West production

Fiddler on the Roof features veteran Canadian actor Victor Young As Fiddler on the Roof turns 50 this year and with thousands of Broadway performances under its belt, it’s safe to say playing any role in the production is the chance of a lifetime.  And that’s exactly how Victor A Young views it as he […]

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The Shakespeare Company brings the perfect comedy Twelfth Night to the stage

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Shakespeare Company brings the perfect comedy Twelfth Night to the stage

Shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria and separated from her twin brother, Viola disguises herself and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Music and love, drinking and jollity, practical jokes and a riot of laughter abound in what some call Shakespeare’s most perfect comedy. […]

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Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Colbert CBS late-night host after David Letterman retires

Stephen Colbert takes over for 67-year old Letterman in 2015 Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show With David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. “I never dreamed that […]

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