Comedians Take Shows Outdoors to Keep Canada Laughing

Article by CBC News

CARYMA SA'D // CANNABIS COURT Watch Outdoor Comedy: Cannabis Court 2 days ago 1:11 Outdoor Comedy: Cannabis Court 1:11 Caryma Sa'd is a lawyer by day and a comedy producer by night for 420 Cannabis Court, a comedy show in Toronto that allows you to both enjoy stand up comedy and cannabis. "This idea came about because I'm a huge fan of stand up comedy and cannabis," says Caryma Sa'd. Comedy Comedians take shows outdoors to keep Canada laughing Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Pinterest Reddit LinkedIn Email Backyards and drive-ins were the new normal for live comedy across the country during COVID-19 CBC Comedy

ADAM GROWE // JFL DRIVE-IN SERIES

Adam Growe is a Canadian comedian who hosted the JFL Drive-In Series in Montreal, Quebec.

“Everybody had their own microphone, everybody had their own seats, their own sterilized bag of individual food portions,” says Growe.

ADRIENNE GABRIELLE & KIRSTEN FINCH // LAWN LAUGHS

Adrienne & Kristen are comedians from Nova Scotia and started a touring backyard comedy show called “Lawn Laughs.” The show was inspired by Lars Callieou and quickly gained popularity in Nova Scotia.

“After our first show, our headliner Travis Lindsay, he wrote us and he was like ‘You have no idea how much I needed that,'” says Adrienne Gabrielle

ALEX WOOD // THE BACKYARD COMEDY SHOW

Toronto comedian, Alex Wood, started a comedy show in his backyard during quarantine that followed social distancing protocols.

“Everyone has to wear a mask in any of the areas where people walk,” says Wood, adding that the maximum limit on the audience is 20 people. “That’s what we call a sell out.”

BEN BANKAS // FREEDOM OF COMEDY

Ben Bankas is a comedian from Toronto who started the ‘Freedom of Comedy Protest’ that takes place in a park in downtown Toronto.

“I needed to get on stage,” says Bankas. “All the comedy clubs and all the venues were closed. So I decided, why not go rent a speaker, a light, a mic, and go to a park.”

CARYMA SA’D // CANNABIS COURT

Caryma Sa’d is a lawyer by day and a comedy producer by night for 420 Cannabis Court, a comedy show in Toronto that allows you to both enjoy stand up comedy and cannabis.

“This idea came about because I’m a huge fan of stand up comedy and cannabis,” says Caryma Sa’d.

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