Playing this week
412 Preston St. Ottawa
Simon Rakoff (Headliner)Simon Rakoff has been performing stand-up since 1978. Considered one of the quickest minds on the scene, Simon is a veteran who performs with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. He is widely regarded as one of comedy’s top acts and has headlined shows from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. His act has also taken him to the United States and England. Simon’s act is carefully crafted and full of thought-provoking, hilarious routines. Among other topics, it covers religion, relationships, stupidity and man in the modern world. All this is combined with ad-libbing abilities second to none. On television, Simon has appeared on all the major festivals including Just For Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and The Halifax Comedy Festival. He has also done sets on numerous variety shows and had his own special on CBC. He was also a regular contributor of humorous commentary on the CBC Evening News. Simon is a popular voice on CBC Radio on shows like The Debaters, As It Happens, LOL and Definitely Not The Opera as well as a holiday special with original songs. Most recently, Simon was also featured in the award winning documentary When Jews Were Funny. As a writer, Simon’s range is wide with credits as a writer, story editor and script doctor on sitcoms, sketch shows, cartoons, and kids shows. He also worked on Fox’s Sunday Comics and sold numerous jokes to Jay Leno for his Tonight Show monologues. Simon has been seen as an actor in commercials and parts on The Rick Mercer Report, This is Wonderland, Queer As Folk, The Associates, Switchback and the film Prescription For Murder. He is also a much sought after voice-over artist in commercials and cartoons such as Carl Squared.
Matt Watson (MC)I grew up in a small Canadian town with my wholesome Roman Catholic family filled with morals and values. As I learn about substance abuse, women, and television, I crave the authentic connection with an audience to share my discoveries with. I've taken my relaxed personality and sincere story telling throughout North America, Europe and the United Kingdom where I currently reside in London... in a van. I've performed at Just For Laughs 42, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the International Glasgow Comedy Festival, the Aberdeen Comedy Festival, can be heard on Sirius XM Radio, am the host of the Young Guns Of Comedy Tour, and the producer of Laugh It Off Comedy. Awarded Ottawa's Up And Comer, co-produced/starred in three sold out shows at The National Arts Centre Of Canada, as well as The Relentless Road trip - a 70 show in 90 day tour across Canada. Come see what big city living looks like through the eyes of a country bumpkin.
Showtimes & Prices
Wednesday is PRO/AM night - we have 3 to 5 local amateur comics, as well as 1 or 2 of the professional weekend performers.
Thursday to Sunday shows - normally have 2 or 3 comedians with an MC, a feature act and a headliner. The shows last approximately 90 minutes. All shows contain adult content, but there is no age restriction for entry to the show.
A credit card or deposit may be required to GUARANTEE YOUR RESERVATION. For better seating choice and better service, please arrive 40 minutes prior to Showtime (2 hours before Showtime for Dinners). Please call us as soon as possible if you are running late or if there are any changes in your party’s numbers. 24 HOURS (or MORE) NOTICE MAY BE REQUIRED TO CANCEL ANY RESERVATIONS or part of your reservation. (Check our full reservation policy) You will lose your reservation and seating priority if you arrive less than 15 min prior to Showtime and have not called us.
ALL shows contain adult content, and are intended for an 19+ audience. Persons under the age of 19 can be admitted if accompanied by an adult. However, we do not recommend bringing anyone under the age of 16. If you are actually thinking of bringing your 12 year daughter …. or your 10 year old nephew…..you are probably a horrible parent.