‘Saltburn’: an exquisite escape into a foreign world 

Comedy-thriller, "Saltburn", tells the twisted tale of a quirky aristocratic family and their summer guest at the titular estate.
A microphone on a stage, photo by Chad Stembridge via Unsplash.

In conversation with Kevin Matviw

Kevin Matviw is a Victoria kid who moved to Toronto in the mid-2000s to pursue his improvisational comedy dreams. He performed there for well over a decade. He’s back in…
events in Victoria

Laughs, cheers, and shouts: Upcoming 2023 events in Victoria

With 2023 upon us, we once again see students returning to classrooms for the second semester. While getting settled into the lectures is at the top of mind for most,…
Comedian Laura Ramoso

UVic alumna draws laughs in sketch comedy show

If you follow Laura Ramoso on TikTok, you might recognize some of these sketches from her TikTok sketches transplanted onto the stage.
Eleanor's Story, photo by Austin Bauman.

The wrap up: What you missed at the 2022 Victoria Fringe Festival

One-person shows, musicals, comedy skits! The Victoria Fringe Festival has come and gone, taking with it some great performances. If you didn't have a chance to snag tickets, here's what…
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“Kindred”: The inherent comedy of a failed relationship

When a relationship ends, what comes next? How does someone rebuild their new life, and how do you do that when your ex-partner moves on? The Belfry Theatre's new comedy…

Comedy, laughter used to fundraise for Mauna Kea

Earlier this month, one UVic group used comedy to help protesters thousands of kilometres away. The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement hosted a comedy night on Sep. 12,…

UVic Grad inaugural winner of CBC Next Up comedy contest

Three years ago, Alistar Ogden wrote his first comedy set as a playwriting student at UVic. This April, Ogden performed as CBC Comedy’s inaugural Next Up contest winner at the…

Victoria Film Festival: Adventures in Public School is “comedy done right”

Adventures in Public School, co-written by Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein and directed by the former, follows Liam, a lifelong-homeschooled kid played by Daniel Doheny, through his first and final…

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