Live Show Recaps

Published on June 23rd, 2013 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Gallery: Comic Vision Last Call

A fundraising event where the comedy is the selling point and not just a timefiller? What a concept! Other charities might want to take a cue from Comic Vision Last Call, which took place at the Steam Whistle Brewery last Thursday night. It’s an annual fundraiser for Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), and part of a cross-Canada tour of similar shindigs that collectively raised close to a million dollars this year. FFB’s mandate is to seek treatment and cures for genetic forms of blindness.

On hand for the Toronto show were comics (from top) D.J. Demers, Geoff MacKay, and Jen Grant.


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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