Absolute Comedy Tag

Episode 030: Brendan McKeigan

Welcome to Okay, So Here’s One!: A Podcast Celebrating Street Jokes, hosted by Todd Van Allen. This week we welcome comedian and real estate agent (?) (!) Brendan McKeigan. Get tickets to his launch party for his special “Happy Hour” in Ottawa at the Laugh...

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Goodbye, Home Club

There’s only one thing I hate more than receiving unwelcome news. It’s receiving it from Brian Hope. This past weekend I got the word that the Absolute Comedy club in Kingston has closed for good.


Over the course of this pandemic, thousands of venues were hit hard to the point of closing. I knew it was inevitable, but you always hope that the places you love will survive, that that piece of you that they hold will remain. Sadly, not this time.

The Kingston Absolute meant so much to me for varied reasons.

2021 Good Stuff


2021 sucked. It sucked more than 2021 and will probably suck a little bit less than 2022. So we have that going for us. It is easy to really get tied down with all the negativity and garbage that 2021 had to offer us. Ontario now sporting over 14,000 cases of COVID to round out the year. A politically polarized population that is as binary in its thinking as a refrigerator light switch. The fact Tiger King 2 is a thing.

It’s easy to drown in this. But one thing I do every year around this time is I review a list I keep throughout the year on my phone. Whenever something worthy of noting that was positive or an accomplishment worth remembering, I jot it down in a note on my phone. All year I update this list whenever something good happens. You’d be surprised in a year of rhino_taking_dump.gif, some bits of light creep in from the shadows. Here’s some of the good stuff that happened in 2021 that I have taken from my list.