Where comedy meets Dungeons and Dragons

By Louis Patterson When I was in community college, commuting for an hour each day, I was lucky enough to come across the informative, engaging, and, thank the Forces That Be, free medium of entertainment known as the podcast. I would spend my drives listening to stories, comedians, lectures, and whatever else took my fancy, … Continued

Potted Potter: A review

Above: Photo via kansascity.com By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow For those who may not follow every piece of writing I publish in this section, you may have missed the feature in the previous issue regarding the upcoming Potted Potter—a show that takes its audience through the seven books of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series in … Continued

Nanaimo comedy, a growing community

Above: Peter Hudson performing stand up. Photo via Peter Hudson’s Facebook page By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Peter Hudson has been a comedian for five years. He has toured across Western Canada with the likes of Jake the Snake Roberts, Jon Lovitz, Everlast, Platinum Blonde, Bif Naked, and Super Troopers. Now Hudson is … Continued

Comedian Debra DiGiovanni returning to Nanaimo this October

By contributor Sarah Packwood Award-winning Canadian comedian, Debra DiGiovanni, will be performing at The Port Theatre on Tuesday, October 18 at 8 pm. The event will run for about two hours and fellow Canadian comedian, Kyle Bottom, will be opening the show. DiGiovanni’s routine is set to include anecdotes and observations of her daily life from … Continued

Movie Review: Deathgasm

By contributor Brendan Barlow Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. In the spirit of movies like Evil Dead and Dead Alive, this fabulous little gorefest delivers everything that I want in a movie. My hopes weren’t exactly high at … Continued

Movie review:
 Inherent Vice

By contributor Spencer Wilson Leave it to legendary director Paul Thomas Anderson to immaculately adapt the first ever film of a Thomas Pynchon novel. Diving into the world of Inherent Vice feels like you are revisiting Boogie Nights (1977), but with a touch of oneiric reality thanks to the cast’s heavy drug use. Inherent Vice … Continued

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