And by wicked, I mean wicked cool!
Sorry. I’m writing this right after a performing a preview performance with the Fools and I’ve got a bit of Mackers on the brain. But you know what else is on my brain and one of the many sources of my current delight? The Big Comedy Go-To!
You may remember from last year (and if you don’t, just clock on both those links for a refresher) that I attended this most awesome of festivals. In fact, my picture, to my delight, has actually made it on to the official festival website.
I’m thrilled that the festival survived it’s inaugural installment and is now back for it’s sophomore year, though not bigger, definitely better than ever. Last year was amazing, but I’m really glad some improvements have been made. For instance, no shows overlap this year (which unfortunately spreads out your audience), it’s been trimmed down by a day to end on Saturday (better for those folks who work on Monday mornings), and it finally has its very own website.
But what exactly is the Big Comedy Go-To? Let me put it this way: take all the best, funniest, most jaw-droppingly cool shows you’ve ever seen at any Fringe Festival and throw them together to form a megawesomesuperfunhappytime festival. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the Big Comedy Go-To.
And how good is it? Well, I am going to be driving from Ottawa to London (ON) FOR THE WEEKEND just to be able to indulge in some of the awesome.
Checking out the lineup (producer Jayson McDonald has an eye for the funny), it’s definitely not going to disappoint. It all starts tonight, which I will unfortunately miss, but at least I’ve already seen The Boneyard Man and Boatload in the past (in fact you may remember that Boatload constantly makes my many Must See at Fringe lists). So, if you are anywhere near London (and even if you’re not, trust me, it’s worth the trip), you should definitely head on down to check those out this evening.
I’ll be arriving tomorrow and you can be sure I’ll be keeping you posted on all the happenings right here and on Twitter (which I only now realize I didn’t have at this time last year… wow).
In the meantime, you might be wondering what I’m so far excited to see the most. Well, as much as I love Jimmy Hogg, Paul Hutcheson, and those boys from Uncalled For and Sex T-Rex (is there a movie they can’t dismantle?), my heart is currently going pitter-patter for The King himself.
Sigh. I think I still have the scarf he sweated on and threw at me last year.