GIANTS I will be truly unmissable. Amidst a line up anchored by Kevin Lee and Sean Devlin’s Town Hall: Attendance Mandatory we are also featuring comedy from Graham Clark, Peter ‘n’ Chris, Devin Mackenzie, Andrew Barber, and many more. We’ll have profiles and video from all these comedians in the weeks leading up to the show, but for now read on for more on GIANTS I’s centerpiece: Townhall: Attendance Mandatory.
Townhall: Attendance Mandatory
Ever wonder what going to jail for not coming to a Town Hall meeting feels like? Well stay home and find out! Spoiler alert: it’s not pleasant. Which is why it’s better to attend this town hall meeting, where you will not only not go to jail, but you’ll also decide the fate of our little town and what goes on in it. You’ll get to let everyone know where you stand on water rations, property lines, the positioning of port-o-potties during the Jumpin’ June Jubilee, and whatever else may come up. And who knows what might come up at a town hall meeting, eh? Snacks and light refreshment will be provided.*
* Snacks and refreshments may not be provided as old Gerdie Swathbin, who normally does that kind of stuff, is in jail for missing the last town hall meeting.
Kevin Lee and Sean Devlin
The on again off again partnership that is Devlin & Lee was forged seven years ago in the fires of mutual admiration. Each man appreciated the others stand up comedy and each man owned a shirt which the other thought was “a pretty good shirt”. In 2005 they created The Living Room a sitcom taped in front of a live audience and one of the world’s first video podcasts. The Living Room was performed live at The 2006 Vancouver Fringe Festival and opening night of the 2006 Vancouver Comedy Festival. It went on to become an official selection of the 2006 DIGit New Media Festival in New York and won praise from internet types:
“Outstanding stuff – just when you think you know where the jokes are going, they throw you for a loop, and I think that’s one of the hallmarks of great comedy.” - Podguide.TV
Since then, Lee has gone on to write short fiction and performs regularly as a member of The Sunday Service (2011 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee “Best Improv Group”). Devlin occasionally performs stand up, but his main focus is Truthfool Communications a creative agency for social change and political organizations. Most recently Kevin & Sean were key collaborators on the 2011 election viral internet phenomenon known as ShitHarperDid.com.
Grab your tickets for GIANTS I featuring Kevin and Sean’s “Town Hall”, October 8th at The Cultch.