Company: Johnny Awesome Productions, Winnipeg, MB
Genre: Stand-Up Comedy
Venue: 18 - The Gas Station Arts Centre
Tazzy’s selling diverse comedy at low prices, and more people should be buying it.
is a Fringe franchise. The backdrop, the venue, even the pre-show music was almost the same as I remember it from last time. This adds to the portable but permanent comedy club feel of Tazzy's shows. I like it. It relaxes me; gets me ready for good stand up. I can have a beer.
Tazzy had to be out of town on Saturday night so Ryan Ash (Naughty Sailboat's Offices
) stepped in as emcee and served the franchise well, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, just like Tazzy, and doing his own funny riff on mental illness.
This year you'll get two of Chantel Marostica, Dr. Rachel Sommer, and Heather Witherden, plus a different nightly special guest.
First up Saturday was Sommer, at her best deadpanning about her optometry practice. Special guest Anders the Magician charmed the small crowd like he was in his own living room and pulled this reviewer onstage for a trick that I didn't see coming from one foot away. Marostica wrapped things up with an at-times-brilliant set that Saturday's crowd was, I suspect, a little too blue-in-its-rinse to fully appreciate.
Come on down to Osborne Village. Tazzy's selling diverse comedy at low prices, and more people should be buying it.