As the smoke clears from Mark "Mad Mark" Little's two tour-de-force shows at Theatre Ste. Catherine shows this past weekend (the 2nd edition of The Brunch Club we'll have you know), there's still something nagging at us...
What the heck is The Brunch Club?
We've said it before but we'll say it again: The Brunch Club is a monthly stand-up comedy series that brings comedians that you would normally only catch during festival season to headline shows throughout the year with some of our favorite local comedy talent to open the show.
That's what our shows are about. Simple, right?
Still. The name "The Brunch Club" is causing problems.
Just this past weekend at the first Mark Little show, we were directing a nice, young man to his seat, he stopped to say, "I'll have two eggs, sunny-side up, with sausage and brown toast." To which we replied, "Oh sorry. There's no actual brunch here. It's a comedy show."
He promptly headed for the exit but not before he said, "This is flagrant false advertising. You'll be hearing from my lawyer."
So now with an impending lawsuit on the horizon, we're not sure what to do about our name. Is it really so hard to understand that there is no brunch at The Brunch Club? It's just a name. Don't read too much into it.
For a second opinion, we sat down with local taste-maker Daniel Dumas for his thoughts.
When asked about our name and why it's the source of so much confusion and sometimes anger, he said, "I get what you're going for." We then asked him to elaborate on what he thought what we were going for with the name (because truthfully, we're not sure anymore), but he declined. Instead, he issued this statement: "Iain, get the fuck away from me."
It remains to be seen whether or not the good people of Montreal will be able to overlook our inane name for the sake of a new dope-ass comedians coming to our great city.
More to come...