War of 1812 at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

The War of 1812, a Fringe classic, returns with a stellar cast comprised of award-winning artists—all of them locals who have now established themselves as true Fringe stars on the CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals—which includes festivals in the US) circuit. How could a show with Wes Borg, Morgan Cranny, Mike Delamont and Rod Peter, Jr be anything else but hilarious? I can guarantee sold-out houses. They arrive August 29th from the … [Read more...]

The Farquhar at UVic announces their 2018-2019 season.

The Farquhar at UVic announces their 2018-2019 season. (media release) Celebrating its 40th year, the Farquhar at UVic continues to bring culture, creativity, and community to its audiences. The Farquhar is pleased to announce the following presentations in the 2018-19 season. Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue-September 22, 2018, 8:00pm-(co-presentation with Victoria Jazz Society). Mike Farris, a musical renaissance man, … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2017 Day Three

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2017 Day Three I’m one of twenty three Fringe Heroes who collectively since 2015 have sponsored a Fringe venue, Langham Court.  As a group, we attend one show together—this year, O’ Come All Ye Faithful by Nicholas Guerreiro. For the remainder of Day Three, I made my destination the Downtown Community Centre (Venue 2, 755 Pandora Avenue) for Vasily Djokavich by Morgan Cranny, Monica vs the Internet by … [Read more...]

God is a Scottish Drag Queen the Second Coming. UVic Farquhar Auditorium September 16 2017

God is A Scottish Drag Queen The Second Coming. UVic Farquhar September 16 2017. Media release. Mike Delamont’s two act comedy reaches biblical proportions! A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from the 10 Commandments to Trump in a hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions! Acclaimed Victoria comedian Mike Delamont … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine January 2017

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine January 2017. Theatre galore in the New Year. This content was first published in the December 2016 print edition of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. When we talk of innovation it often means the tech field and yet Victoria is a hotbed of theatrical creativity.  When I ask people how many theatre companies there are in the city, most guess—ten, or twenty, … [Read more...]

Mike Delamont Live at the Royal Theatre. August 5, 2016.

Mike Delamont Live at the Royal Theatre August 5, 2016. Media release. Delcon Entertainment is proud to present 3 time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, Mike Delamont as he films his very first comedy special live from the stage of the 1,400 seat Royal Theatre on August 5, 2016. Over the past few years Mike has toured across North America to sold out houses and great critical acclaim. With appearances on Halifax Comedy Festival, The Debaters, … [Read more...]

Vasily Djokavich: Russia’s #1 State Approved Comedian. Interview with Morgan Cranny.

Vasily Djokavich: Russia's #1 State Approved Comedian. Interview with Morgan Cranny. Morgan Cranny is one of the hardest working local comedians and actors in Victoria—a member of the legendary local troupe Atomic Vaudeville, an improviser with the hit serial Sin City since its Victoria début, a regular at comedy open mics, warm up comedian on CVV TV, side-kick to Derwin Blanshard’s on the Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme, performing … [Read more...]

A Spring of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC

A Spring of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. March-May 2016. This post is accurate as of February 29, 2016 and  will be updated as required. Spring is a busy time in the local arts calendar.  It’s book-ended by two festivals—SPARK in March and UNO Fest in May—and features works by emerging and well-established companies—local, Canadian and international. There’s a chance to experience the classics (Summer and Smoke, Long Day's Journey into … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Three.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015 Day Three.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015. Find all my Victoria Fringe coverage HERE.  Day Three reviews of Almost a Stepmom, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, Camel Camel, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, The Most Honest Man in the World and Brain. This year’s Fringe (and remember, it’s always the luck of the lottery) features a large number of storytellers, several of whom were … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe 2015. My local picks.

Victoria Fringe 2015 My local picks. I am an avid supporter of the Victoria Fringe Festival, now in its 29th year. It didn’t start out that way though. Other priorities took precedence and it wasn’t really until 2006 that I became a Fringe fanatic. That year was the 20th anniversary and I saw more shows than in the 20 previous years combined. In the intervening years, I’ve caught up—I volunteered from 2007 to 2013, regularly see 30-40 shows … [Read more...]