Showing posts with label David Merry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Merry. Show all posts

25 March 2015

Brian Roberts and David Merry at "Magic Tonight"

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Mississauga (Thurs):  Brian Roberts
Pickering (Fri):   Brian Roberts [sold out]
Toronto (Sun):  David Merry


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11 March 2015

David Merry at Caesars Windsor

From David Merry's Twitter feed:



04 February 2015

Toronto: David Merry at Out of the Cold

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30 January 2015

David Merry in the Toronto Star

From the Toronto Star:
To that end, Foster has recruited what he says is an A-list team of about a dozen equally mature headliners to form his squadron of aces: peers whom he shared stages with in Toronto during those comedy boom days of the mid-’80s.

“When we started we were still kind of building it,” explains Foster recruit David Merry, about that era when seemingly overnight the country was dotted with comedy clubs and one-nighters. 
Merry, who blends deft magic and clever props with an original, international, well-crafted standup routine, is also one the most universally beloved amongst his brethren — no small feat in an industry that’s fraught with oversized egos and infighting.

Read more.

01 December 2014

David Merry on "Too Much Information"




From Toronto is Awesome:
Too Much Information pits two panels of… well, panelists I guess… against each other. Riffing on the topic of the day – Politics. Sex. Religion. You know, the classic non-starters. Each team of panelists waxes on the subject at hand, vying to outwit, out-banter, out-shock and generally out-clever their foes across the isle. Moderated by the affable Norm Sousa (Discovery Channel’s Never Do This at Home) who at times looks like a mischievous kid who stole his Dad’s suit and set out to host a late show. His boyish face lights up when someone says something truly off-key and really lays into an opposing panelist. After all, that’s the beauty of a show that airs at night and the majority of your guests are comedians – there will be some sh*t said.

Sousa kicks things off with a monologue of sorts, testing the electricity in the water. He does a few setups on the theme of the show, to get the crowd warm & loose. It’s definitely not the daytime audience they’re looking to draw. The crowd in these seats comes ready for comedy. Familiar faces saying very naughty things, almost as if the camera isn’t even there

Read more.

15 November 2014

Markham: David Merry at STEVO fundraiser

What Facebook says about STEVO:
The STEVO Foundation is a registered charity in the Province of Ontario whose sole mission is to offer Comfort and Hope to families and individuals that have been affected by cancer.


From David Merry's Twitter feed:

03 November 2014

Rounding the Ontario rings in November

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.


Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - David Merry lecture.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Taking the stage.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Magic Movie night.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - Joint meeting with the other Ottawa Club
- Flea Market
- Close-up magic
- CHEO Charity Show
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- Joint meeting with the other Ottawa Club
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - Dr. Michael Rubinstein lecture and workshop.
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

12 September 2014

Watch David Merry on CTV Ottawa

From the CTVOttMornLive Twitter feed:



22 July 2014

Classifieds: Own a piece of magic history

The following is a classified ad from David Merry.  For more information, or to make an offer, contact Dave directly.

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Own a piece of magic history.

I am just about to buy an amazing piece of comedy memorabilia and am putting up a magic four pack of autographs from my collection. They are Houdini (a letter with his actual signature from 1926) and pictures framed. Blackstone Sr. (from 1949) an actual Merlin playbill signed by Doug Henning and Chita Rivera from early 1980’s) and David Copperfield see attached pictures. I thought I’d put it out to my friends in Canada first before the open market $2500.


Houdini letter with his actual signature:





Houdini letter (above) and pictures framed





Blackstone Sr.:





Signed Merlin playbill:





David Copperfield:







29 June 2014

Random thoughts about 90th birthday parties

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending two 90th birthday celebrations, both for Toronto's very own Gordon Precious.  Gordon is an absolute gentleman in every sense of the word.  I've known Gordon for close to 20 years and in that time he's been consistently positive, welcoming and encouraging.  He's younger at heart than many people of my generation.  Simply having Gordon in your life, makes you a better person.

First up was the Browser's event:
  • The event was extremely well attended.  There were people in attendance that I didn't see that day -- it was that packed.
  • It was fabulous showing of friendship from the magic community.  (Folks drove in from Kitchener, Hamilton and Ottawa!)
  • No one does the the Vanishing Birdcage like Gordon.
  • David Merry did a set that kept everyone in stitches.
  • Jeff always throws wonderful celebration parties!
  • I am incapable of entering a magic shop without leaving with a purchase.
  • Read more about it (and see pictures) at the Browser's Den blog.

And later in the week, a celebration by Ring 17 at their year end banquet:
  • The banquet was also very well attended.  (Folks also drove in from Kitchener, Hamilton and Ottawa!)
  • Gordon did a wonderful set, entertaining young and old alike!
  • There was a Zig-Zag illusion that went off without a hitch.
  • I had no idea Gordon could breathe fire.
  • Paul Wildbaum and Bill Abbott were entertaining, as always. 
  • See photos at the Ring 17 Facebook group.

Wonderful celebrations for a wonderful person!  Happy birthday Gordon!



24 June 2014

David Merry, Bob Cates nominated for Best Variety Act

Voting opens today.  Best of luck Dave and Bob!

From Canadian Comedy:
NOMINEES IN THE 2014 CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS

Live / Best Variety Act
  • Morro and Jasp
  • Shirley Gnome
  • Wes Borg


Read more.

08 May 2014

David Merry on Too Much Information




Starting May 13 
Too Much Information is a new original half-hour comedic panel/variety show exclusively for Super Channel.

Hosted by Norm Sousa and includes the cream of Canadian comedy: Carla Collins, Mark Forward, Stewart Francis, Geri Hall, Dave Merheje, Dave Merry, Naomi Snieckus, Ron Sparks, and Pat Thornton.

Tapings begin May 13-29 at CBC Toronto Studios (250 Front St. W.)
Get your FREE tickets at: hotrows.com/tickets 
Read more.

23 October 2013

David Merry launches S*D* website

Those of you who listened to David Peck's Face 2 Face interview with David Merry over at David Peck Live (recorded at The Browser's Den of Magic), know that David Merry has a new pet project.

It's here now!

Go visit to his new S*** Disturber website and watch the vision unfold!

10 September 2013

Ottawa: David Merry at the Canadian Comedy awards

I have it on good authority that David Merry [warning: sound] is part of the "and more" listed in the blurb below!

From Canadian Comedy:
October 4, 2013
Canadian Comedy All Stars Show

Hosted by Alan Thicke and featuring Harland Williams, Nikki Payne, Mark Forward, Sean Cullen and more! These Canadian comedians spin comedic gold right before your eyes! When else will you get to see these old favourites and rising stars all in one place? Here's a show not to miss!

Read more and buy tickets.

04 May 2013

Ottawa: David Merry lecture

David Merry will be lecturing in Ottawa on May 23rd.

Contact John Pert for information.  (MagicInfo.ca has an e-mail address for John.)


[via Magic Information Canada]

05 February 2013