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Interview: Kevin McDonald Talks “The Kids in the Hall”, Rock Operas, & Advice for Young Actors

By: Jessica Nakamoto – A legend in the comedy industry, actor, writer, teacher, podcast host, and now rock opera producer and performer, Kevin McDonald is no stranger to a good laugh. Best known as a founding member of famous Canadian sketch comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, McDonald’s talent was first recognized by Saturday Night … Continue reading

Interview: Tom Green Talks “The Tom Green Show”, Vinyl, and Wanting To Be Friends With Drake

By: Dakota Arsenault – Tom Green – prankster, provocateur, pundit – has a lot on his mind. With his new album, The Tom Green Show, he lays it all out with a dazzling pastiche of social and political commentary, autobiography, and general Tom-foolery. He mixes hip-hop, punk-rock, goth-rock, confessional folk, electronica, and signature novelty tunes into … Continue reading

Interview: Adam Tsekhman Talks “Legends of Tomorrow”, Writing Comedy, and Chasing Chickens

By: Jessica Nakamoto – After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in finance from the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Adam Tsekhman could have been a Wall Street man. But rather, with a passion for acting coming to a head during those same college years, Tsekhman decided to hit the stage and screen … Continue reading

Podcast: Mark Forward Talks Letterkenny, and His New Comedy Special

By: Adam Harrison –   In a new feature to Aesthetic Magazine, we are proud to announce a collaboration with Toronto-based writer/photographer/podcast host Adam Harrison and his new show, The Adamantium Podcast, which features local and celebrity guests engage in casual conversations on art, culture, and entertainment. In episode 27, comedian, Mark Forward (Fargo, Letterkenny), joins us to discuss … Continue reading

Letterkenny Announces 2018 ” Letterkenny Live!” Tour

By: Staff – The stars of the wildly popular award-winning comedy series Letterkenny have announced they’ll be hitting the road for “Letterkenny Live!”, a 90-minute comedy experience, starring Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan) and Mark Forward (Coach), kicking off in Halifax on February 28th. The 26-city tour promises to feature original sketches … Continue reading

Photos: Oddball Comedy Festival – Sebastian Maniscalco, John Mulaney, Iliza Shlesinger

Photos by: Adam Horton –  The Oddball Comedy Festival returned to the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night with performances by Chicago-based comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, who appeared on the seventh season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, comedian John Mulaney, who is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who serves as the host … Continue reading

Flight of the Conchords announce “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”

By: Staff – Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) will return to the U.S. this summer. The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2014’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” Jemaine and Bret have new material in the works, which … Continue reading

Photos: Lil Dicky @ The Hoxton

Photos by Josh Moody (@openlatedotorg) – Hip-hop artist and comedian Lil Dicky, who released his self-released debut album, Professional Rapper, on July 31st, 2015, which received funding via Kickstarter, performed at The Hoxton in Toronto last night.

Photos: Oddball Festival 2015 – Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik

Photos by: Brandon Newfield – The 2015 edition of the Oddball Festival took place last night at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, and featured performances by headliner Aziz  Ansari, who released his debut book, Modern Romance, on June 16th, 2015, along with Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik, Jim Norton, Jay Pharoah, Michael Che, Katherine Ryan, … Continue reading

John Hodgman on The Daily Show, and growing up in Lovecraftian hellscapes

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – H ow do you describe John Hodgman’s career? He’s not a standup comedian; he’s an uproariously funny storyteller. He’s not an author; he’s a master (faux) historian. On the Daily Show, he had the ‘walking/talking encyclopedia of incorrect knowledge’ role on lock and, frankly, his mustache is a force of nature. Even … Continue reading