Our sold-out performance at the Vancouver International Sketch Comedy Festival went SO well, we decided to celebrate with TWO shows back in Edmonton this weekend! Catch us at Back Of The Bus, an adults-only fundraiser for a young-audiences theatre production, this Friday at 9pm at the Catalyst Theatre. We’ll be playing a set themed around childhood, but it’ll be raunchy as hell, and that’s pretty much how the whole night’s gonna go down. Alternatively/in addition, you can catch us performing sketch comedy with the Débutantes at Exciting Times, this Saturday at 9pm at the Mercury Room. The lineup for that show is STACKED, including two amazing musical acts and a bunch of hilarious comics, so get your tickets in advance or risk being SO SAD (also advance tickets are cheaper!). Look, the most important takeaway here is that you have two chances to see us this weekend and BOTH of them also have Mikey Maybe on the bill, okay? How could you possibly pass that up?
Success 5000 will be playing at the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival on Saturday, January 17th – 7:30pm at the Waterfront Theatre! Tickets are available RIGHT THE HECK NOW. Other highlights of the festival include KEVIN FREAKIN’ MACDONALD FROM KIDS IN THE HALL. Ahem.
Before we leave town, though, we’re gonna do a big kickoff show at Wunderbar with Gossamer Obsessions and Boxcar, two local sketch groups who are also in the festival AND consist of all the funniest people I know. I’m not lying when I say there might be more hilarity jammed into this event than any other show we’ve ever played… possibly any show that anyone has ever played. It’s gonna be NUTS.
Success 5000 will be performing on this month’s edition of E-Town Tonight, an awesome monthly comedy/music showcase that benefits the Youth Empowerment & Support Services here in Edmonton! It’s a Saturday night show in the heart of the Whyte Ave arts district (and right next to friggin’ STEEL WHEELS PIZZA, so there’s that). Come support a good cause!
After that, go do whatever holiday biz you feel is appropriate, but be back in town for January 3rd to catch us hosting the New Year’s Hangover show at the Mercury Lounge! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and you can get them directly from us (just, like, email us or comment on this post or something, we’ll totally deliver and everything).
Success 5000 is kicking off the show at the David Bowie Tribute Night, this Thursday at the Wunderbar. The show WILL sell out, and we’re on first, so get there early!
The rumours are true! The Black Dog has a free comedy show in their basement every Thursday at 9pm, and this week is the Halloween edition, AND we are the musical headliners! There will be costumes! There will be cheap booze! There may or may not be dignity! Come see for yourself!
Also here’s a new video of a new song, I guess!
We’re playing so many shows over the next few weeks that it’s ACTUALLY RIDICULOUS. First up, we’re headlining a free show at the Buckingham on Whyte tomorrow, then Underdog on Thursday, then a headlining slot at the following Underdog, then Empress, then Underdog… Jesus, how is anyone supposed to keep track of all these shows???
Sadly, this year’s entry to the Edmonton International Film Festival’s 24-hour movie-making contest did not make the top ten, but we still think it’s our best entry yet. Check out The Invasion Of Normandy, featuring all the coolest people in the world, as well as a mandatory prop of “confetti popper” and mandatory line of dialogue: “Even mistakes can be wonderful.”