Announcement, Comedy, Improv Comedy, Improv Workshop, Theatre

Two Tooney Tuesdays — An Improv Comedy Case Show

Hamilton’s shock troopers of improvisational theatre are at it again with a whole new improv comedy show on Tuesday nights. Staircase Improv presents Two Tooney Tuesdays. The Improv Comedy Case Show covers the whole gambit of improv comedy styles, with the essential common thread of making you laugh. Every Tuesday night at 9pm this band of intrepid improv actors will create scenes of the audience’s choosing and direction. Experimental, yes. Professional, yes. Funny, yes. Four bucks. YES!

Two Tooney Tuesdays — An Improv Comedy Case Show
Tuesdays at 9pm
$4 suggested admission, pay what you think its worth
Elaine Mae Theatre
25 Dundurn St. North (beside The Staircase)
staircaseimprov.com
staircase.org

Contact: Hugh mobilehugh@gmail.com (e), 905.923.3042 (c)

Announcement, Comedy, Drama, Film, Science Fiction, Theatre

Staircase Super Sunday (26-Feb)

This weekend we are taking the Oscars head on! Free admission to improv comedy show for anyone who pays full freight ($4) for Science Fiction Sunday.

A Scanner Darkly 2pm

Sci Fi Sunday will play A Scanner Darkly! Starring everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to Alex Jones. Bathe yourself in the engineered paranoia drug addled super surveillance. Kinda like Bill C-30 on steroids or substance D if you wish. We conveniently arranged for the Oscars to start later this year. Catch Sci Fi Sunday at 2pm this Sun-26-Feb. $4/2

 

 

 

improv comedy show 8pm

improv comedy show. a show with improvised comedy. comedy that is made up based on audience suggestions. even the show format is chosen by the audience. the show is about 70 minutes long. admission is “pay what you think its worth.” check out Hamilton’s newest stage The Elaine Mae Theatre.

Announcement, Comedy, Fine Art, Improv Comedy, Music, Theatre

improv comedy show starts Sun-8-Jan at 8pm

Brand New Stage!

improv comedy show is a comedy show that is improvised. The improv comedy show is more improvised than any other show you will ever see. Not only will all the scenes be improvised but so will the format. At the beginning of each show the audience will be able to choose the style of show they wish to see. Will it be a game laden high speed romp like Who’s Line Is It Anyways without any editing? Will it be an evening of quietly crafted scenes based on high brow audience suggestions? Some formats will be limited by resources, but the suggestions for style certainly will not be. improv comedy show is the Build-A-Bear of comedy theatre. It is not called Build-A-Bear theatre for legal reasons.

improv comedy show runs from Sun-8-January to Sun-29-April-2012.

We will be located in Hamilton’s newest Improv Comedy Theatre at 25 Dundurn St. North (Staircase South). Park in any of the three Staircase parking lots. Call 905.529.3000 for more information.

Shows start at 8pm and last approximately 70 minutes (starting January 8th).

Announcement, Comedy, Dance, Events, Music, Stand Up Comedy

THE STAIRCASE NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

Last year SOLD OUT quickly so don’t delay in reserving your tickets..and you get a price break too prior to Dec 25!

Join us for a night of Dancing with DJ Dupree, Party favors/grab bag, Fingerfood, Balloon drop and Champagne toast at midnight, Entertainment featuring:

Songstress Annie Shaw

Burlesque with Jezebel Dupree

Poi artist A. J. Haygath

and the worlds greatest looist Dave Gould

…more acts to be announced shortly.

Dec 31st 9pm-1am
Tickets $30 in advance of Dec 25
905-529-3000 or info@staircase.org
$35 at the door
CASH ONLY

Announcement, Comedy, Improv Comedy, Theatre

Santa Survivor Dec 16th @8pm & Christmas Comedy with Clifford 9:30pm

Santa Survivor is an improv comedy parody of the infamous Survivor reality TV series where Santa’s elves out wit, out play, and out laugh each other — North Pole style. Santa only has space on his sleigh for one elf, and each year this spot goes to the funniest elf at the North Pole. The rest of the elves are sent back to Santa’s Sweatshop.

Come on out to Santa Survivor and using tribes, challenges and immunity, you can help Santa pick the funniest elf. This show has been a Staircase seasonal comedy staple and is now in its 8th year. Hosted by the jolly guy himself, there will be plenty of laughs and prizes. This is not a Christmas show for children, as accidental adult content may occur.

Friday December 16th 8pm (one show only)

The Staircase 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton

$10 general admission cash only.

Reservations: 905.529.3000 or info@staircase.org

 


Following the Staircase Theatre’s “Santa Survivor” will be a jolly old Christmas show in the cafe.

Hosted By Clifford Myers featuring a cavalcade of his friends and some people he doesn’t really like.

But you will.

$5 at the Door.

I suggest wearing a Christmas sweater.

Announcement, Comedy, Drama, Stand Up Comedy, Theatre

On Second Thought Dec 9th and 10th at 8pm

SKYDIVING, KANGAROOS, TEACHING TEENAGERS, LAWNMOWING, SIBLINGS, PORN RENTERS, DEFECATION…AND ONE FULL GROWN MALE  or ON SECOND THOUGHT

A COMEDIC ONE PERSON SHOW

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY PAUL HUTCHESON

$15 cash only call  905-529-3000 for reservations! Paul’s fantastic shows sell out all over North America.

ON SECOND THOUGHT is an hour of high-energy comedy in which performer Paul Hutcheson takes audiences on an autobiographical journey of those moments in life in which he gave pause. Whether quickly realized or not there is always a constant stream of ‘second thoughts’ that make life interesting and often times hilarious. Jumping out of airplanes, teaching teenagers and renting porn to a varied are but a few of the ‘second thoughts’ Hutcheson showcases to great comedic effect.

ON SECOND THOUGHT ACCOLADES:

RUNNER UP: BEST COMEDY MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL 2008

WINNER: BEST SHOW, NEW YORK FRIGID FESTIVAL, 2009

WINNER: BEST SOLO SHOW, SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2009

WINNER: SOLD-OUT AWARD, ORLANDO FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2009

 

“The performer’s name is Paul Hutcheson and his production of ‘On Second Thought’ was everything a one-man show should be.” -CBC Winnipeg

“Hutcheson tells humiliating stories that are both hilarious and heartfelt. Also, a world-class improviser…” -Calgary Herald

Paul Hutcheson has been a comedic performer for 9 years. His trilogy of one person shows, ‘The First Time’, ‘On Second Thought’ & ‘Third Time Lucky’ have toured to over 25 theatre festivals winning awards and playing to sold-out houses all over North America.


Announcement, Comedy, Music, Stand Up Comedy, Theatre

The Specials! 23,24 Nov at 8pm

Back by popular demand, The SPECIALS return with their hilarious original musical comedy, 9/11/11

Starring: Sandra Battaglini, Precious Chong, Phil Luzi, and Christopher Sawchyn.
Director: Melissa D’Agostino
Musical Director: Scott Christian
Technical Director: David Guerra

DON’T MISS IT!
Come celebrate American Thanksgiving with us!

It’ll be a schpladoozie!

2 GREAT SHOWS!
* Wednesday November 23rd, 8pm
* Thursday November 24th, 8pm

$20
($10 for students with student card)

Tickets available by calling 905-529-3000, at the door or at www.staircase.org

SEE GARY SMITH’S COLUMN IN THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR RE THE SPECIALS!

http://www.thespec.com/whatson/artsentertainment/article/628247–pushing-buttons-comedic-and-social

Announcement, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Film, Fine Art, Uncategorized

HFF (HD Set) Visually Stunning Movies Sun 3pm Main Theatre

T O in 24 -Over the course of 24 hours, we take a cinematic journey across a landscape of rituals, traditions and everyday miracles that define us as human beings. dir. Dale Hildebrand Toronto

The Umbrella Project -Two women fall in love while their husbands are away at war.

dir Bryan Kowalsky Canada

The Beginning

Distilled Love – – Hoping to fix the crack in their relationship, Rene locks himself and his hipster girlfriend, Emma, in their apartment.  His personal remedy for their woes is a weekend-long detox for Emma.  But as she experiences withdrawal, the couple discovers addiction is not the only problem they need to face. dir. Joe Kicak Canada

Announcement, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Film, Fine Art, Science Fiction, Uncategorized

HFF (student Films): Various Titles Sat 3pm Main Theatre

These films are not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Asylum – When denied asylum in Canada, a soviet defector becomes increasingly alarmed about subsequent threats to his family – but the danger may not be as real as he believes. dir. Viki Posidis

For God and Ulster -A former terrorist seeks redemption from his therapist. dir. Gregory Breen, CANADA

Det. Mark Waters

Slug Gargantuwon – A giant mutant slug is on the loose! dir. Wendel Brooks Owen Sound ON

Reflections – A man is cheated on by his wife and suffers with questioning of self worth, regrets, and reflections on the life he has lived. In association with Kings Christian Collegiate. dir. Jonathan Atkins & Robbie Southward Mississauga ON

Requiem Judgement for one soul. dir. Marcello Mercanti

Finding ODO

Tinder -A struggling farm family deals with the aftermath of a drought. dir. Bryan Kowalsky CANADA

Plus the best from the Westdale Film Festival!

Several filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the films.