Feb 18, 2015

Aries Spears

I love stand-up comedy, especially good stand-up comedy. I believe it is the highest form of comedy there is.

A movie or play may be called a comedy but may not bring the laughs to our liking. The true test of a stand-up comedian’s talent is how much he can make you laugh whenever they perform.

During the 2009 Just for Laughs Festival, the Uptown Comics Tour performed at Metropolis. It was fantastic and the last great night of stand-up comedy I’ve had. I hadn’t laughed that much in a long time and needed it too.

There was a strong roster of comics including In Living Color’s David Allan Grier, host Kevin Hart and headliner Aries Spears. My favourite Mad-TV cast mate was Aries Spears. The sheer fact he was performing live in Montreal made my being there a foregone conclusion. Luckily he hung around after the show for autographs and pictures. I got more than that. I got a station ID to use for my The Suite Delight radio show.

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