Imagine Steven Wright with a philosophy degree, a couple of bodybuilding trophies and some Shakespeare credits and you've got Aaron Berg. The deadpan local stand-up oozes self-confidence whether he's riffing about the Bard's lost Vagina Monologues or the failed dreams of an 80s high-school football player. He played Will Ferrell's wrestling coach in The Ladies Man (see below), but don't hold that against him. He makes three consecutive appearances this week, at Pirate Video Cabaret Sunday (May 27), the ALT.COMedy Lounge Monday (May 28) and Comedywood's Comedy Survivor Tuesday (May 29). For details, see listings, this page.
REM played Yonge and Dundas. Do you have ideas for other bands and intersections? Tom Jones at Dundas and Parliament.
Where will Survivor II's Jerri be in five? On the covers of animal-themed videos behind a black curtain in a video store at Queen and Lansdowne.
You've done Shakespeare. How does comedy compare? Soft, what light through the Stratford Festival breaks. 'Tis not me. Good and thank you!
You've won bodybuilding titles. How does comedy compare? Thy good prince Steroid hath no fury like a dead Sunday-night crowd.
Which summer movie are you looking forward to more, Lara Croft or Planet Of The Apes? Lara Croft, because I haven't heard of it.
Late-night TV guilty pleasure? Dr. Ho's massage system. It makes my whole being pulsate with joy.
What did you learn from being in The Ladies Man? SNL sure does love turnin' them skits into films.
Tom Green or Rob Schneider? Tom. He's got one nut.