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Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 22: Toby Hargrave

Happy spring. To commemorate the season, we have a comic with one of the sunniest dispositions in the business.

Back in the summer of 2005, Toby Hargrave made the big move from Edmonton to Vancouver. I know this because he did our show that very week. He was already an established headliner at that point. Two months later, he rudely won the Vancouver edition of the Great Canadian Laugh-Off. Can you imagine? Those poor Vancouver comics who toiled for years in our city, and this upstart comes in and kicks their collective asses. But it was well-deserved. Five months after that, he was a finalist in Corner Gas's Comic Genius competition, too.

Toby is still a big presence on the Vancouver comedy scene. And tonight he'll visit us again to catch up on his career.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man it's getting harder and harder to find a free computer at the library to post a comment. Can't people play Runescape at home? Anyway enough bitching. On your last show there was a brief discussion of how hard it is to find good comedy on CBC, suggesting that something like the Kid's in the Hall wouldn't be possible now. For the most part I agree, but I'd like to recommend Wiretap if you're not familiar with it. Kind of a weird radio program that's got a melancholy type of humour not for everyone. I like it anyway...