Oddblock Comedy Festival 2017
Total Baloney with Mayce Galoni
Ron Lynch, Pat Thornton, Kyle Bergstresser, Kate Schellenberg, Melanie Dahling, Oddblock
726 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2C2
Doors 8:15 PM / Show 8:45 PM (event ends at 9:45 PM)
This event is all ages
Mayce Galoni is a comedy superstar in the body of a comedy writer. He has appeared at Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and is a regular on CBC’s The Debaters. In 2016, Mayce was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He has also appeared on MTV and starred in a prank show on BiteTv called PrankYou which he is pretty sure now only airs in Brazil.
RON LYNCH is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured with him in the documentary, "When Comedy Was King." Ron studied theater in New York and improvisation at Second City Chicago. Presently, he is the host/producer of the popular "Tomorrow!" variety show, now in its tenth year, which occurs every Saturday at midnight in Los Angeles. His act is a blend of characters, improvisation, sounds, and other stuff. His credits include The Sarah Silverman Program (he played all the doctors), Conan, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and several sitcoms. His voice can be heard on Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time, Dr. Katz, Tim and Eric, and the cult favorite, Home Movies, where he was Mr. Lynch. Movie credits include "Smashed," "Murder in the First," several independents, and many short movies, including a few produced with Louie CK. He plays drums in two bands, both mostly comics, still hasn't done his taxes, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this last August!
Pat Thornton is a Canadian stand-up comic, television actor, sketch comedian. A founding member of the sketch comedy troupe The Sketchersons, he has also appeared in sketch comedy programs Hotbox and Sunnyside.
Pat’s acting roles have included a recurring role in the sitcom Satisfaction, the web series Space Janitors and Everyone’s Famous, and guest appearances in Warehouse 13, Working the Engels, Spun Out and Royal Canadian Air Farce. He garnered two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014, in the categories of Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Satisfaction, and Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media for Everyone’s Famous
Kyle Bergstresser’s accessibly weird/high energy comedy style has earned him countless spots as an “Audience Favourite” at local open mics and shows, without sacrificing a level of intelligence or an overall narrative.
Kyle was the host of his own alt character/improv show at The Sentient Bookstore in Winnipeg, has been featured on two Winnipeg Comedy Showcases, at Rumors Comedy Club and Upper Deck Comedy in Toronto to name a few.
A true acquired taste as both a comedian and a person, Kyle has been described as “really funny except for that one joke” by groups of loud, drunk guys accross the country.
Come see Kyle and give him a chance to prove you don’t want to beat him up as much as you think you do.
Kate Schellenberg is originally from the East Coast. She got tired of the mild winters, pleasant people and being near the ocean so she packed her bags and headed to Manitoba. Kate has most recently performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Fest and the Rumors Roast Battle and got her start at the Women’s Open Mic in Winnipeg. It’s Kate’s first time performing at Oddbock and she is thrilled for the opportunity.
Melanie Dahling was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Empowherment. She has also won awards for her work as an Arts and Culture Reporter, and her short film Thyco is making the rounds on the festival scene. Recently, Dahling made the move to Toronto to expand her horizons and would subsequently like to borrow 40 dollars.