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Sketch Republic presents ‘The Peter ’n Chris Show’

St. Patrick’s Day is not a holiday commonly associated with comedy. Nonetheless, Théâtre Sainte-Catherine Café-Bar was particularly abuzz on Friday March 17, as the Sketch Republic—“Montreal’s premier monthly sketch comedy night”—prepared to host its long awaited “Peter ‘n Chris Show,” featuring two-time winners of the Just for Laughs’ Montreal Fringe Comedy award in 2012 and… Keep Reading

‘When Five Years Pass’ substitutes tropes for substance

At face value, McGill’s student-run theatre company Tuesday Night Café (TNC) has the makings of quality independent theatre. The TNC stage is charming and intimate, nestled beneath the gorgeous­—yet often overlooked—Islamic Studies Library. TNC is small, but puts on five productions per year, allowing for the constant introduction of new and innovative material. As such,… Keep Reading

AUTS’ “Heathers: The Musical” brings teen angst, musical numbers, and murder to Moyse Hall

Since its release in 1988, Heathers has become a cult classic. Taking a jarringly dark approach to teenage angst, the original film follows Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her homicidal boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater) as they seek unorthodox revenge on their classmates. A black comedy, Heathers finds hilarity in everything from social anxiety to murder. Heathers:… Keep Reading

Hollywood awards itself

When the Golden Globes kickstarted the awards show season on Jan. 8, the normally easy-going ceremony was set with an unusually tense energy. Award shows are a time for the entertainment industry to pat itself on the back for its accomplishments in film and television. This year, celebrities went even further to congratulate themselves on… Keep Reading

Artist Spotlight: Student comedian Jeremy Ullman

The crowd has decided, and your winner is…Jeremy Ullman!” Fresh-faced 21-year-old McGill student Jeremy Ullman is the victor of the Comedy Nest’s open mic night. It is an odd time and place for a comedy show—it is Wednesday night, Nov. 23, the bar is bizarrely located on the third floor of the Montreal Forum, and… Keep Reading

A behind-the-scenes look at McGill on the big screen

In the climactic scene of 2008’s Get Smart, Maxwell Smart (Steve Carrell) hastily scans his surroundings, desperate to escape a holding cell, where the fictional CONTROL intelligence agency is keeping him captive. In a crucial final moment, he notices the film’s iconic red convertible, and uses the automobile to crash out of the CONTROL facility.… Keep Reading

“The Grand Balcony” exhibition at La Biennale de Montréal refuses to talk down to its audience

Since its launch in 1998, La Biennale de Montréal (BNLMTL) has been a touchstone for contemporary art. Founded by the Centre International D’Art Contemporain de Montréal, BNLMTL, a festival that showcases both local and international artists, situates itself at the centre of a broader conversation about the role of art today. On Oct. 19, the festival… Keep Reading

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