Endless Summer Raffle
Comedy Monday Night presents the Endless Summer Raffle: Supporting the Joanna Downey Fund for ALS! Enter to win a Jann Arden autographed guitar and gift pack!
Tickets are $20 each & you can enter as many times as you’d like! We’ll be making the draw at Comedy Monday Night on October 5, 2015. You could own a valuable piece of Canadian rock history and you’ll be supporting an iconic Canadian comic too!
Tonight at 8:00PM
with Marcus Ryan
From the first time stepping on stage it was only 9 short months later that Kelly was headlining. In just his second year of comedy, Kelly Taylor shocked the comedy industry by placing second in the prestigious Just for Laughs Homegrown competition. Competing against comics who have been in the business for ten plus years, Kelly Taylor firmly made his mark at JFL. His performance did not go unnoticed as creative heads from NBC Universal, Happy Gilmore Productions and Jimmy Kimmel quickly approached with interest. Later that year Kelly did a tour of the Canadian Colleges, and was Named Canadian College Comedian of the year.
Already conquering Canada he has now moved on to being one the busiest comedians on the American college scene. Kelly Also starred as the lead role in the movie Sure Shot Dombrowski. Kelly’s ability to headline clubs, corporate and college events at just three years into his budding career is evidence that this kid is the real deal. Aside from Just for Laughs, he has already appeared at The Vancouver and Halifax Comedy Festivals. Kelly has performed all across the country including LA and New York City at some of the most well respected clubs in the industry.
Perennial globetrotter Marcus Ryan is a gifted storyteller with a natural comic bent and has featured at so many festivals and clubs around the world it’s hard to know where home is these days. One thing’s for sure, he’s right at home on stage. A laid back yet engaging stage presence, Marcus charms his audiences with tales from the road and a sharp wit and has even performed comedy in Spanish in Guatemala!
Australian born but UK based for the last decade, Marcus kicked off his career in Melbourne, a finalist and runner up in national competitions ‘Raw Comedy’ & ‘Green Faces’ ‘03 securing him an invitation to the Edinburgh Fringe the same year, followed by a selection for ‘Comedy Zone’ ‘04. In 2005 he appeared at 5 major comedy festivals: Melbourne, Hobart, Montreal and again in Edinburgh where he was invited to attend the Vancouver comedy festival to perform in a Rising Stars showcase.
Whilst a familiar face in clubs around the UK, Europe & North America, Marcus regularly returns to Australia to play at clubs and festivals nationwide as well as mentoring up and coming comics and appearing live on national television and radio. Following back to back success in 2010/11 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival the young vagabond embarked on a solo tour of South East Asia making him the first ever comedian to perform in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As well as an epic 3hour show in Phnom Penh! This also included shows in China, Laos and Vietnam.
The same year he was selected from over 500 comics across Canada & USA to take part in the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, making him the only comic from outside of North America in the event. He made the finals winning his heat, receiving great recognition from promoters, bookers and his peers and many invites to return, wedging his foot in the door of the lucrative North American market.
2012 & 2013 not only saw a return to the UK circuit including Brighton & Edinburgh festivals, but an expansive trek across the globe with shows in Western & Eastern Europe, touring 8 South East Asian countries with The Punchline Comedy Club and Comedy Club Asia and a 4 month tour across Canada for various charities & clubs.
Marcus debuted his hit brand new solo show ‘Love Me Tinder’ at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival selling out. He took the show to Sydney and hosted several nights of MICF Roadshow tour. ‘Love Me Tinder’ returned in 2015 and sold out in Perth, Adelaide & Melbourne and will tour Canada at the Edmonton Fringe 2015.
A lover of music, he is a regular MC at summer festivals in Australia performing to crowds of up to 15,000 people! Marcus has written for and worked in radio & television, interviewed on various podcasts, TV & print, as well as stage acting and performing comedy as an MC, support and headliner in over 25 countries worldwide.
Marcus is a well-travelled professional act capable of winning over any audience, in any city in any country. Definitely one to watch!
Our shows take place every Monday night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada starting at 8:00PM in Broken City Social Club.
Comedy Monday Night in the News
A heckler tries stand-up comedy…
Comedy Monday Night doesn’t often have hecklers in the crowd – the show is built around the ability for comedians to try new things and to experiment and interruptions just aren’t conducive to that. But it does happen. One night, the heckler was challenged to see if he could perform stand-up comedy. The results were filmed, put on YouTube and have been watched over a quarter of a million times!