Barney Morin's: Canadian Guide to La Vie
Written and Performed by Barney Morin
River Road Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.31 - Le Théâtre Cercle Molière 
What does it mean to be Canadian in 2019? An avid road-tripper, a former journalist and a full-on "bud" from Canada, Barney Morin will make you laugh at Canada's biggest problems. How can we talk openly about politics and still all hate the Toronto Maple Leafs at the same time? Is it rude to ask your priest to smoke pot? What is it like to be bilingual in un pays bilingue? And WHERE IS JANN ARDEN?!?

Cast:
Barney Morin

Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Students, Seniors, Fringe performers

Genre:
Stand-Up

Audience:
General

Warnings: Mild language

Wed July 17 6:00 PM
Thu July 18 7:45 PM
Fri July 19 9:45 PM
Sat July 20 6:00 PM
Sun July 21 2:45 PM
Wed July 24 8:00 PM
Thu July 25 7:45 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Fri July 26 9:45 PM
Sat July 27 6:00 PM
Sun July 28 4:45 PM

Barney Morin’s: Canadian Guide to La Vie

River Road Productions—Le Théâtre Cercle Molière

Stand up with a message, mocking classic Canadian tropes while questioning the basic functions of colonialism in Canada.

The show is very hit or miss, and Barney felt unpolished. A number of jokes didn’t have the punch they required to really make sense, and noticeable stumbles robbed a number of punchlines the impact they deserved. The commentary on land theft and the responsibility of allyship to our indigenous populations was welcome, but occasionally ended up failing in execution. By far the most standout portions of the show were prerecorded comedy segments, which had the polish they needed to really stick.

Josh Fidelak