Yee-haw! Calgary's loss is Toronto's gain. On Wednesday (February 6) an awesome lineup of former Cowtown-dwellers saddle up at the Rivoli to make us laugh. Consider this: of the five nominees for the 2001 Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award, three hail from Calgary -- including tall and lanky winner Levi MacDougall, who specializes in surreal, mind-bending humour. MacDougall shares the stage with TSEFA nominees Andy Boorman and Ryan Belleville as well as stand-ups Paul Schuck and Jason Belleville and improv aces Albert Howell, Pat Kelly, Peter Oldring and Rebecca Northan. Now that's an A-list roundup. See listing for the Cowtown Stand-up Stampede, this page, for details.
Why are there so many funny folks from Calgary? One overactive, genetically funny sperm donor.
What's left of your $2,001 Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award prize money? Only memories of a violent mugging.
How did winning the TSEFA change your life? More accountability for all the jokes I've stolen.
Who will play you in the made-for-TV movie? Probably me, 'cause I already know the lines.
Who will play your love interest? Can you hire someone to play a pillow?
If there were a talking Levi MacDougall doll, what would it say? "Pull string to hear me say, 'Pull string to hear me say...'"
Early Valentine's Day gift suggestions? A calendar without February 14.
Cut or uncut? Just trimmed around the ears.
What should we do with hecklers? Strip them of self-worth and make them become comedians.