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live comedy

Hot Entertainment: Hot Nuts & Popcorn 2.0 at Loose Moose

Last week, Calgary comics were joined by some of the nation’s top comedians in performing at the first YYComedy Festival. The week-long affair proved a success and will now be an annual event.

Hot Nuts & Poporn 2.0 returns Oct. 6. Photo: Photobat.

The festival coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Loose Moose Theatre Company. The improv comedy company is known across Canada for its innovative theatre sports and well-known alumni (including Kids in the Hall actors Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney).

A festival highlight was the reunion show of the company’s popular late night live talk show, Hot Nuts & Popcorn. For those who missed the show, it will be held again on Saturday, October 6 at 11 pm. Hot Nuts & Popcorn 2.0 reunites hosts Derek Flores, Comedy Central’s Eric Amber and Terry Cahill of the cult movie FUBAR. The show ran weekly from 1999 to 2002 and featured hilarious improvised interviews with local celebrities. Tickets for the show are $12 and can be purchased on the Loose Moose website. (more…)

3 Things To Do Tonight In Calgary

Sloan plays their 1994 classic album Twice Removed in order (with other songs) tonight at Republik.

3. Catch a Jupiter Comedy stand-up performance at 8 pm at the Oak Tree Tavern. No cover at the door. Get there early, and enjoy a pint from local Village Brewery on the patio—one of our picks for Calgary’s best new patios.

2. Check out Legend of A Warrior, a documentary by Calgary director Corey Lee about reconnecting with his estranged father (martial arts legend Frank Lee). The film plays at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington at 7 pm and 8:45 pm.

1. Sloan plays the Republik on their Twice Removed tour. Celebrate the release of the deluxe triple-vinyl edition of Twice Removed, the band’s critically acclaimed and universally loved second album released in 1994. Tickets are $22 and available at Prime Box Office. Doors open at 8 pm for this 18-plus show. - Adele Brunnhofer

Sunday Service Improv Plays for Laughs at the Kozmik Zoo

From left: Aaron Read, Kevin Lee, Taz VanRassel, Emmett Hall, Ryan Beil and Caitlin Howden.

By Karina Palmitesta

Attending a Sunday service may not top your list of late-night laughs, but take a leap of faith if you find yourself in Mount Pleasant on a Sunday night. Straight faces are nowhere to be found at The Sunday Service, an irreverent improv show that’s been running in Vancouver for eight years. In its current incarnation, a rotating roster of seven improvisers takes the stage at The Kozmik Zoo every week at 9 p.m. (more…)