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Articles - Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off 2011 - July 2nd 9 P.M.

Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off 2011 - July 2nd 9 P.M.

Yuk Yuks The Great Canadian Laugh Off 2011
The Comedy Network
Saturday July 2nd 2011
9 P.M.

The only possible explanation for Mark DeBonis winning the 2011 Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off is another Italian made the judges an offer they could not refuse. Never have I seen a less deserving winner in a stand-up comedy showcase. If you can imagine a comic who sounds like Rocky and says “You know what I mean” every second joke you got DeBonis. If you want an idea of how badly Darrin Rose, a  comic with real material got robbed you can catch Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off July 2nd at 9 on the Comedy Network.

Not only did DeBonis not deserve to win but he won against mostly weak and generic competition. Aside from Darrin Rose who had a solid set about growing up in an all-male household the only other contender was Claire Brosseau with a decent set about being single and loose.

Opener Eddie Della Sieppe has self referential material that is nothing you have not heard before. Massimo, a comic from Montreal does standard big guy and hairy Italian stuff. Newfoundlander Ian Peet drops lots of F bombs to prop up otherwise ordinary material with the exception of a good bit about auditioning for Puppetry of the Penis.

Eric Andrews stage persona is that of an awkward guy but you are not quite convinced it is a persona and he comes across as a bit creepy. Not a good thing for a comic.

Bryan Hatt is one of the last three comics competing in the 2011 Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off. He has a good Worst Case Scenario bit.

You can compare notes and even email to disagree – contest @ nameofthiswebsite dot com after you catch the show Saturday July 2nd at 9 P.M. on The Comedy Network.

Richard Lanoie



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