It’s a good day when Canadians are telling other Canadians to Support our artists. Especially comedians. What better way to show your national pride than to embrace one of the main things we are renowned for as a country: our uncanny ability to produce great comedy talent. The list goes on from SCTV and Kids In The Hall alumni, SNL mastermind Lorne Michaels, Jim Carrey, Norm MacDonald, and Dave Foley to Kenny Hotz, Tom Green, Bubbles, Ed The Sock and Samantha Bee, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and Russel Peters. The rest of the world decided long ago that they love our comedians, so why don’t we give them some love at home?
Here’s 5 Canadian Comedy Albums / Specials / Digital Downloads / Things you should watch, buy, stream or download today.
- Rob Pue: Puegilist – Am I biased because we just produced and released this today? OK, maybe a little, but it’s the only reason I’m writing this post, and Rob Pue is the reason I had to create this website. To give Rob a place to do what he does without censorship.
2. Pete Johansson – You Might Also Enjoy Pete Johansson (Netflix) – Did you know one of our best comics of all time just became the first Canadian other than people like Russel Peters or Tom Green to have his own Netflix comedy special streaming across the platform? Just go watch it already. You already have the account, won’t even cost you anything.
OK, so you got us again, throwing some of our own work into this list, but to be fair we just helped Frosty package and sell this, he did all the rest. And all the rest is over 25 hours of uncensored comedy from the most prolific Canadian Comic around. There’s nothing like Frosty anywhere, and there’s nothing like this box set either.
While you’ve been sleeping, Barry Taylor’s been recording, mixing, producing, packaging, distributing and hustling across Canada and the US giving a home, a brand and unparalleled support to Canadian Comedians. TooFar picks are numerous and include Aaron Berg (X 2) Steph Tolev (& Ladystache), Kathleen McGee, Bryan O’Gorman, Ron Josol, Bobby Mair, Keith Pedro and the legend Mike Macdonald.
With two albums apiece, these two ginger haired canucks and standout stars of the upcoming Ron Jeremy Roast are doing edgier and edgier material, pushing boundaries and infusing social commentary into well crafted albums. Then writing another one.