It is the Saturday of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and I am currently in a car en route to see my parents. My sister is driving — good thing, or what I would be doing would be considered not only dangerous but highly illegal — and I have my laptop tethered to my phone in order to accomplish a few to dos before I fall into a food and beer coma for the rest of the weekend.
This has been my MO lately. When Laura and I conceived of doing a new variety-style show (The Everything Show with Two Weird Ladies, debuting Tuesday, October 15 at Measure, 296 Brunswick Ave), I was unaware of how much traveling I would be doing for work over the past six weeks. (Yes, I am a busy business woman who does many business things when I am not writing sketches about said business things and performing them on stage). Since Labour Day weekend, I have been in New York, Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York (again), Montreal, Ottawa and Chicago. And although some of these trips may be considered more personal travel than business travel, my ability to perform most of the tasks related to preparing for this show was greatly diminished.
Luckily, Laura is the most organized person I know, and without all of her work behind the scenes, this show would not be happening. It is also a testament to how great a friend she is that she hasn’t severed all ties with me, threatening to kill me, or, at the very least, punch me in the face on a city bus.
So, this Tuesday (at 8:30 pm at Measure, 296 Brunswick Ave), why don’t you come and check out the fruits of her labour? Not only will Two Weird Ladies be doing a short set, but we have insane variety of acts ready to blow you away, including spoken word, improv, sketch comedy, a play and some amazing musicians! And you can watch me ply Laura with cider, because the way to a person’s heart is through alcohol. Fact. I heard it once in a training session.
Or, all else failing, I will play her this:
See you at the show!