Talk about comedy bargains. Every other Monday, a half-dozen Second City vets flex their improv muscles for free at the Alumni Cafe. And what muscles. Bob Martin, Janet Van De Graaff, Teresa Pavlinek, Lisa Merchant, Linda Kash and Paul O'Sullivan are among the wickedest wits of the west end. Keep your eye on Martin, who's workshopping Daniel Brooks's new play and writes for the Rick Mercer series Made In Canada. He got the biggest laughs at The Drowsy Chaperone, which he co-wrote. He's bound to do the same Monday (September 3). See listings, this page, for details.
How else can you use your improv skills?How else can you use your improv skills?
Explaining to relatives what I do for a living.
Are you related to Dean Martin?Are you related to Dean Martin?
No, but I do share his fondness for martinis and flailing sidekicks.
Cut or uncut?Cut or uncut?
Director's cut. With additional never-before-seen footage.
What movie should What movie should not have a sequel?
Rush Hour 2 was disappointing. If there's a Rush Hour 3, I hope it begins with Jackie Chan kicking Chris Tucker to death.
How can we protect ourselves against the West Nile virus?How can we protect ourselves against the West Nile virus?
Carry a crow with you at all times. When it starts to swoon, head inside.
Late-night TV guilty pleasure?Late-night TV guilty pleasure?
Lexx on TLN. If you think it's confusing in English, try it in Italian.
What do you want to do before the summer's over?What do you want to do before the summer's over?
Get fit. But I won't.
Suggestions for making the Ex more exciting?Suggestions for making the Ex more exciting?
Remove the height restriction on midway rides. There's nothing more exciting than dislodged toddlers!GLENN SUMI