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The Arrogant Worms

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 8:30pm

The Arrogant Worms
$40 Advance / $45 Door *

The year was 1991.  Presumably, some significant world events occurred.  The world truly changed in the fall however, when something truly magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A beacon of hope was lit and has shone brightly ever since – The Arrogant Worms. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on campus radio. The early feedback on the live shows was clear:  lose the sketches. So the songs endured and they all remain because the band hates to throw anything out.

The songs were written to make fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.

The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 160,000 copies of their 13 albums.  Their most recent offering is SPACE, a collection of 16 new songs released in 2014 that bravely tackles the hard issues like Local Politicians, Yoga Pants and Uncomfortable Chairs.  The band has played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000 and were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association. The Worms have entertained at corporate functions, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals. Their songs are in school lesson plans, in textbooks and even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms.

The Arrogant Worms are as comfortable on the radio or on camera as they are on stage. Their energy and showmanship were captured on the DVD of their concert with the renowned Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The DVD also features appearances by Worm pals figure skating champion Kurt Browning, astronaut Chris Hadfield and actors Tom Cavanaugh (Ed, Love Monkey) and Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly).

In recent years the Worms have been pleased to donate their time and talent to the cause of literacy in Canada through Frontier College and were twice awarded the Peter Gzowski Award for their efforts.

So nearly a quarter century after they began, The Arrogant Worms continue to provide tuneful and silly escapism for everyone who needs it. And if you think you don’t need it, well you’re wrong. You do. The Arrogant Worms know what’s best for you and what’s best for you is The Arrogant Worms.

*Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

Joyraiser for Julian

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 8:00pm

Joyraiser for Julian
$50.00 – $100.00 *

Who has two thumbs (and cancer) and loves to laugh?
Diagnosed in January of 2018, Julian Warrick is fighting stage 4 colon cancer with all his heart. Doing everything he can to battle the disease, but incurring the steep costs of travel and treatment, Julian enlisted in drug trials in Nashville in the hopes of finding an effective treatment. The fight continues but time is precious.

Join us as we throw him an epic ‘joyraiser’ to lift his spirits and fundraise money for his wife, Alex and 4 year old daughter, Audrey.

Julian is a huge fan of comedy and has hand-picked some of Canada’s top comedians to entertain you and give us and Julian a night of laughter to remember. Let’s join together as an army of joy-raisers to show the Warricks our support.

FEATURING

K. Trevor Wilson (Letterkenny)
Arthur Simeon (Laugh Out Loud, The Debaters)
(Host) Leonard Chan (Just for Laughs)
Courtney Gilmour

If we are lucky, Julian might even try his hand at stand up.

Tickets range from $50 to $100.

All proceeds benefit Julian’s treatment and help his family.

Sept. 17th – Doors at 7pm. Show Starts at 8pm.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to give – you can make a donation via Eventbrite or by visiting Julian’s Go Fund Me page.

Extra special thanks to Leonard Chan for his generosity of spirit, industry connections and guidance in assembling this event.

With additional thanks to Christopher Feghali, Eytan Millstone, George Reinblatt, Paul Kingston, Kris Siddiqi, Emma Milligan, Natasha Boomer for their support and connections.

Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2kvifSj

Martha Chaves Comedy Brunch

Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 2:00PM

Martha Chaves Comedy Brunch
$25 Advance / $30 Door *

Doors / Brunch: 1:00pm
Performance: 2:00pm

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:
ALI HASSAN host of CBC LAUGH OUT LOUD
JUDY CROOM Author, Comedy Motivational Speaker, Just For Laughs
JULIANA RODRIGUES (JFL 42)
ANNE FENN (New York Marshall. Women of Comedy Festival)

Martha Chaves is a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, including the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, in Toronto’s SheDot Festival and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humour. Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions. Her versatility has granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain a wide range of audiences. For example, she performed for the Canadian troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan and also for a delegation of women, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients, in Mexico and Central America. In 2015, she performed at the opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games, at the Rogers Centre in front of 45.000 people and in 2016 she hosted the ACTRA awards. Her Stand-Up TV credits include her two national comedy specials: COMICS! On the CBC, and There’s Something about Martha on CTV and The COMEDY NETWORK; plus her multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and many others. You often hear Martha on Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and on The Debaters, also on CBC radio.In her film and TV career she has worked with Whoopi Goldberg (Strong Medicine), Chris Rock, (Down To Earth) and even had scenes with Denzel Washington in “John Q”. Her One-Woman show, “In Times of Trouble”, was the opening show of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival in November 2015. Martha performs mostly in English, but also in Spanish, French, and Italian.

 

*Not suited for Kids.

website: http://marthachaves.com
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfyf2bFXfNI

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees
* All-You-Can-Eat Brunch ($20) not included in ticket price

Martha Chaves May Day Madness

*** NEW DATE  ***

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 8:30pm

Martha Chaves May Day Madness
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

“The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious, her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud and she is a genuine asset to Canadian Comedy.” ~Tracy Rideout, Producer CBC Radio Laugh Out Loud.”

Martha Chaves is a seasoned comic and a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, like the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, in Toronto’s SheDot Festival and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humour.

Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions.

Her versatility has granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain a wide range of audiences. For example, she performed for the Canadian troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan and also for a delegation of women, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients, in Mexico and Central America. In 2015, she performed at the opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games, at the Rogers Centre in front of 45.000 people and in 2016 she hosted the ACTRA awards. Her Stand-Up TV credits include her two national comedy specials: Comics! On the CBC, and There’s Something about Martha on CTV and The Comedy Network; plus her multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and many others. You often hear Martha on Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and on The Debaters, also on CBC radio.In her film and TV career she has worked with Whoopi Goldberg (Strong Medicine), Chris Rock, (Down To Earth) and even had scenes with Denzel Washington in “John Q”. Her One-Woman show, “In Times of Trouble”, was the opening show of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival in November 2015. Martha performs mostly in English, but also in Spanish, French, and Italian.

Winner of the 2017 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Standup Comic, Martha Chaves, returns to Hugh’s Room Live for a night of laughs with a couple of her friends to celebrate April Fools with a few other comedians to be announced closer to the event date.

* Advertised pricing excludes pricing and fees.

Ha-Ha Happy Holidays with Martha Chaves + Friends

Ha-Ha-Happy Holidays with Martha Chaves + Friends
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 8:30PM

Winner of the 2017 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Standup Comic, Martha Chaves, returns to Hugh’s Room Live for a night of laughs with a couple of her friends this December. To check out the friends coming to the stage, check out their profiles below:

Lianne Malaudin (JFL 42 – the Mary Janes of Comedy) will MC the evening.

John Mostyn (JFL 42 a Edimbourough Festival) will be opening for Martha Chaves.

Paul Hutchenson ( JFL 42, We are Funny that Way, Fringe Festival) will be opening for Martha Chaves.

Martha is a seasoned comic and a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and of all the other major comedy festivals in Canada, like the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, in Toronto’s SheDot Festival and in Colombia’s Festival Del Humour. Martha’s infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular at home in Canada and abroad.

Her versatility has granted her to do shows all over the world and to entertain a wide range of audiences. For example, she performed for the Canadian troops in Alert, Egypt, Israel, and Afghanistan and also for a delegation of women, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients, in Mexico and Central America. In 2015, she performed at the opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am Games, at the Rogers Centre in front of 45.000 people and in 2016 she hosted the ACTRA awards. Her Stand-Up TV credits include her two national comedy specials: COMICS! On the CBC, and There’s Something about Martha on CTV and The Comedy Network; plus her multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and many others. You often hear Martha on Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and on The Debaters, also on CBC radio.In her film and TV career she has worked with Whoopi Goldberg (Strong Medicine), Chris Rock, (Down To Earth) and even had scenes with Denzel Washington in “John Q”. Her One-Woman show, “In Times of Trouble”, was the opening show of Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival in November 2015. Martha performs mostly in English, but also in Spanish, French, and Italian.

“The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious, her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud and she is a genuine asset to Canadian Comedy”Tracy Rideout, CBC Radio

What better to warm up this winter than with a belly full of laughter? Get your tickets now, folks. Winter is coming…