Humber comedy alumni are getting together at 7:30 on Tuesday, September 4 at Yuk Yuk’s Toronto for a trip back in time.
“Tuesday’s show is an opportunity for our new students to see how talented our alumni are,” says Linda Ellis, the comedy program assistant. “It’s a showcase of what people have achieved since their time at Humber.”
Comedians appearing include headliner Kyle Radke, who most recently appeared at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival in July, Sara Hennessey, who’s known for her work on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial and for her popular YouTube series, Goodbye Sara Hennessey, and Garrett Jamieson, who performs with The Boom sketch comedy troupe.
According to Hennessey, performing at the Alumni Show is like looking into a decade-old mirror. True to form, the jokes start rolling almost right away.
“The Alumni Show is a blast, because the audience is packed with a whole bunch of me’s from 10 years ago – students who are jazzed to get into comedy,” says Hennessey. “As well, there are a few patient teachers who are willing to try and spot some potential in a class full of scatterbrained meatballs.”
Students in the Humber comedy program – the only one of its kind in North America – have a regular gig performing at Yuk Yuk’s Tuesday Amateur Night during the school year, allowing the up-and-coming comedians to practice their craft in front of a real audience.
The show, which is at Yuk Yuk’s downtown location, is free for Humber students and alumni, and $4 for everyone else.