Distilling an Entire Comedy Festival Into a Single Hour?

The New Movement's Rob Gagnon Thinks It's Possible

Some things make Rob very, very happy.
Some things make Rob very, very happy.

We haven't actually interviewed him about this, no.

We're not even offering a preview of the event here, unlike we did with our recent post about tonight's Heckle Factory show – also happening at the New Movement Theater.

But Rob Gagnon's doing this thing there on Saturday night at 10:30pm, and it's called the 1-Hour Comedy Festival, and – in addition to the usual stand-up stylings – it's supposed to be a showcase of everyone and everything you see at a comedy festival.

Comedy-festival stereotypes, in other words.

And so we we asked him, "Well, like what, for instance?"

And Gagnon sent us a list. And it's a thing of beauty.

And so we're sharing that list with you now:

Unattended Child
Comic Who's Big In Europe
Quirky Female Comic
Guy Who's "Fed Up With Society These Days"
Angry Female Comic Who May Or May Not Be A Lesbian
Inexperienced Comic
A Magician/Comedian
Obnoxious Blogger Updates
Overpriced Food Vendors
Random Celebrities You Only Kind Of Want To See
White Guys Freestyle Rapping
Unauthorized Vendor Selling Homemade Shit
Some Asshole With A Puppet

Any of that ring a bell with you, seasoned comedy fan?
Yeah, and the show's only $5. Word to the wise.

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