Bill Jackman, co-owner of the soon-to-open Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club

Sydney Blackmore is laughing with you.

Get up
No joke—Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club will be opening on Kenmount Road very, very soon.

The international comedy club franchise got its start back in 1976 by Toronto’s Mark Breslin. Thirty-two years, seventeen locations, and a lot of laughs later, Yuk Yuk’s has finally welcomed St. John’s to its stand-up line-up. Businessmen Bill Jackman and Justin Daniels are the local franchisees.

Jackman feels good about his entry into the funny business.

“Since we’ve started this project, which has almost been a year, I’ve yet to come in contact with anyone who’s had a negative response with this,” he says. “They can’t wait for it to open.”

Jackman has a clear vision for the 225-person performance venue.

“It’s not a club where people can walk in whenever. It’s a miniature theatre and has set show times,” he says. “We’ll be bringing in three comedians every week that are on tour with Yuk Yuk’s programs, and a lot of them will be well-known comedians. We’ve been trying to get Harland Williams, Pauly Shore and Gerry Dee, for example.”

The schedule for Yuk Yuk’s includes evening performances every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with ticket prices ranging from $5, $12 to $18.

Yuk Yuk’s will be hosting its grand opening ‘dinner and a show’ as soon as construction is complete.
“Right now we’ve been shooting for November 6, our contractors are working on trying to nail that down exactly,” puns Jackman.

Cooler than Dracula
Halloween is that special time of the year when playing dress-up isn’t considered weird or kinky, and everybody’s guaranteed to get a little something in the sack (candy, of course.) 

What? No costume idea?

Well, Model Citizens has plenty. The contemporary vintage clothing shop on 183B Duckworth Street will be transforming their boutique into a costume haven for the month of October. They’re calling it the Monster Mash.

Chelsea MacNeil feels that locals have been left to settle for less-than-perfect costumes.
“People spend a lot of money on something pre-made, and a lot of it is packaged and not the best quality,” she says.

To offer an alternative to cookie-cutter costumes, the Model Citizens crew has been busy collecting costumes from away—mostly from New York City.

“We’ve collected these costumes over the last 6 or 7 months,” says MacNeil. “We kind of fell into it when we were picking out items for the store. You’d come across these costumes—from the Little Princess Mermaid dress, to Renaissance, to Elvis polyester jumpsuits… These are really fun, a little bit different, and nothing comes in a package.”

The costumes will range in price anywhere from $5 to $50. Games, treats and costume workshop stations will be offered throughout the event.

“If you find something that needs some puffy paint, or some glitter, we’ll have it all set up and you can come and play,” says MacNeil.

“Monster Mash” will be open for business on Wednesdays October 15, 22 and 29. 

As the Turner’s turns
Turner’s Tavern has reduced its hours from seven nights to four nights a week. It’s now open from 7PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 3PM on Fridays and is closed Sunday through Tuesday.

“We’ve cancelled the open jam on Sunday nights mainly because of noise complaints,” says the bar’s manager, Dave Zegarac. “The first and third Wednesday [of every month] is metal night and every second and fourth night is punk rock night.”

Signs of fall
The arrival of fall hasn’t been kind to many businesses this year, in spite of the local boom. For Lease signs have been popping up in and around the downtown area.

One such sign has appeared in the window at Devito’s restaurant on Duckworth. The sign appeared the last week in September.

The Stonehouse Restaurant on Kenna’s Hill has also finished its stint as a place for Chinese cuisine. It is slated to be replaced by offices for the Gittens and Associates law firm.

The Musicians Bar on Water Street (previously The Windsock) has closed its doors for good. They hosted their final night on Friday, September 5.


“Flown Away” by Ben Rigby

Tonight might be your last chance to see Ben Rigby before he moves to China.

24 September 2012

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    Noise complaints at Turners? Really? Because show bars are famous for their lack of sound. How about a music complaint? Welcome to friggin downtown (yeah i said “friggin”). You would never see a bar on George close a night due to noise complaints. Jeez us Cripes! I guess I just believe in fairness and that if it was an irish bar or dance bar and not a “the little bar that could” this would not be happening. Fight the establishment, or should I say establishments.


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    Just a note that the Halloween shindig at Model Citizens will be from 7-10pm on the dates mentioned!

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