Between us, there are some comedy shows I don’t mind missing. I’ll interview a comedian, write an article and that’s where my journey ends. The show happens, I’m not there and for myriad reasons, I’m ok with missing it.
Then there are other comedy shows that I can’t attend and it’s like, sad trombone city. Every time I think about not being there I sigh heavily, my shoulders slump and I’m wildly envious of anyone who is going. Like, shut-up-about-it-already-because-I-know-it’s-going-to-be-amazing envious.
Michelle Wolf’s upcoming show at Comedyworks is one of those shows. Guys, if you’re going out on Saturday and if you like joy and and cleverness and twisted humour, then go see one of the two shows she’s putting on.
Wolf’s show launches the 2015-2016 Season of Montreal’s “The Brunch Club ”- a new comedy collective designed to bring exciting acts to the city in an attempt to breathe new life into our comedy community. If Wolf is any indication of what’s to come, get ready for an awesome year ahead.
Originally from Hershey, PA, Michelle is a NY-based writer and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as a writing supervisor on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular recurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.”
Michelle was in Canada last month for Toronto’s JFL42 , but the last time she performed in Montreal was in 2014. In a testament to her talent, her showcase for the Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy series was so mind-blowing that she was added, last minute, to the line-up for Seth Rogen’s star-studded Hilarity for Charity Gala.
Did I mention she’s only been doing this for, like, five years and she’s already on everyone’s list? From Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015″, to TimeOut New York’s “Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC”, to Complex Magazine’s 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter (@michelleisawolf), she’s everywhere.
So, yeah. She’s funny. Plus I can’t go see her, so you should. Have the best time. Just don’t tell me about it.
Michelle Wolf plays October 24th at 8PM and 10PM. Tickets are $15 Get them here. Comedy Works is located at 1238 Bishop Street