Comedy school has weekly laugh at Yuk Yuks’ bar

Persis Abraham
A&E Reporter

Humber College’s School of Comedy students from the Lakeshore campus showed off their talents on Nov. 18 at Yuk Yuks Comedy Bar.

It was a full house in the dimly lit Richmond Street bar with the crowd drinking beer and sipping martinis as they watched different acts.

Each comedian had to do stand-up for at least five minutes to earn laughs from the audience, a time frame mandatory to achieve good grades.

Patrick Ronan, 19, in his second year of the program, talked about hating the month of November.

“November is depressing, looks grey all the time like a French foreign film,” Ronan joked.

Ronan also read out his bucket list to the audience and talked about his experiences and struggles as a hipster.

“So basically, I look like a hipster Shrek,” he said.

Humber Comedy Writing and Performance graduate, Robbie Woods told the audience about his life in Barrie before he moved to Toronto.

“Barrie is only famous for four things,” said Woods. “Number one is for the Barrie Molson plant, number two is the plant closing down, number three is the glow in the dark mini putt and number four is someone got murdered at the mini putt.”

Second-year George Brown College human resources student Cheryl Pulimoottil, 19, attended YukYuks with her friends.

“I love coming out every Tuesday night,” Pulimoottil said. “The price isn’t bad at all and I was not expecting this night to be so hilarious. All of these students have so much potential to grow and gain bigger audiences.”

Humber comedy students perform at Yuk Yuks every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., with a talent showcase held at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.