Published on March 1st, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


2010 Del Close Marathon: Dates Set

The folks at the UCB have set the dates — and it’s the earliest they’ve done so in recent memory, much to the appreciation of out-of-towners who need to book days off from our fancy day jobs.

The 12th Annual Del Close Marathon will be held July 30-August 1, 2010

This is particularly great news for Canadian troupes looking to submit, because August 2nd is a civic holiday everywhere (except for Quebec). And if you’ve never done Marathon, trust me when I tell ya you’ll need the day to recover (or take the bus home, depending on your financial situation).

To get your troupe submitted, visit the website for details. You’d also be advised to look over this site’s interview with Artistic Director Anthony King from last year, where he shares some inside info about how troupes are selected (spoiler alert: competition is fierce).

Listen up - DCMXII happens July 30-Aug 1, 2010. Photo by Sharilyn Johnson

Listen up - DCMXII happens July 30-Aug 1, 2010. Photo by Sharilyn Johnson


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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