They say the western is dead, but make the characters androids and add a creepy mastermind who controls everyone, and now you’re cooking with gasoline.
Andy Kindler’s Alternative Show was highlighted by Jaden Basie, a Biebs-like hip-hop kid (and creation of Vancouver’s Katie-Ellen Humphries).
Piff the Magic Dragon, Michelle Wolf, and My Favorite Murder are well worth catching.
On opening night, Pearce Visser was his usual balls-to-the-wall self, gleefully embracing his inner jerk, heckling the crowd, and trying to break his fellow castmates
You won’t hear him taking overt sides in politics, even so soon after the weirdest election in U.S. history.
It’s the usual improv funny business, only with a political bent.
Firecracker! has fun with karaoke
British cult act's surreal spin on standup was a bit like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse meets It’s Garry Shandling’s Show
Tim Meadows, Miranda Sings, Ari Shaffir, and Nick Thune also performed as B.C.'s premier comedy fest kicked into high gear.
Burr is such a master at JFL NorthWest show, he’s able to broach touchy subject matter without the usual nervous titters.