Why would you have a boring old album release when you could have a Christmas party comedy show?
Robyn Slack concurs.
Slack, one half of Success 5000 with partner Joshua Coss, are celebrating the release of their live comedy album We’ll Fix It In Post with a holiday themed variety show dubbed “Deck the LOLs”.
Slack is excited about the group of artists that he and bandmate Coss have collected for the event.
“A lot of our line-up came from trying to represent as many facets of the art scene as possible,” Slack says. He kept in mind that—while he does have diverse tastes—each performer needs to gel in the comedy line-up.
“I don’t want my favourite black-metal or noise rock band to scare away some of the comedy fans,” he says.
Stand-up comedian Lisa Baker is performing, and there will be music from folk comedians the Space Nunz and rapper Mikey Maybe. Chris Borg’s Seuss-icide is doing some improv, and of course Success 5000 will be playing their brand of musical comedy. On top of all that, the night is hosted by improviser Tim Mikula. As for what to expect from Mikula, Slack isn’t sure—and he likes it that way.
“Is it weird to say that I’ve seen that man naked more than any other man in my lifetime?” asks Slack. “And never through any means that I was expecting.”
When getting your work out there, Slack knows that creativity is paramount.
“We’ve noticed the trend with smaller bands lately is to release their album on cassette,” Slack says. “It kind of feels that it is just a way to get a digital download code out there. No one is actually popping the cassette into their cassette player.”
Using that logic, Slack and Coss thought about what they could do, in a more pragmatically festive way.
“We are releasing our album on Christmas ornaments,” he says. “I’m relatively certain we are the first band to explore this medium. It is a source of pride for me.”
Fri., Dec. 16 (8:30pm)