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Hey folks, I’m getting the hang of updating this website on a more regular basis. So here’s some news:

  • Tickets for Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre are on sale. It will also be touring in Hartford, Chicago, Las Vegas, and possibly a city near you! You can also check out a review of a recent preview show in Springfield, Massachusetts here!
  • I’m currently writing a freelance episode of an upcoming animated show called Grojband, from Freemantle Enterprises. More on the airdate in the new year!
  • I found some old audio interviews which I’ve added to the website, including The Late Shift with Jason Agnew, a live appearance on Comedy Above The Pub, and an Arts Vox interview about Approximately 3 Peters.
  • A nice shoutout for myself in a review of a recent Sunday Night Live: “And Brendan Halloran’s send-up of the weekly news delivered lots of deadpan gems, including… clever impersonations of Joe Biden (Ian MacIntyre) and Paul Ryan (Jon Blair).”

2 days after going online, my recent Sunday Night Live video “Stephen Harper’s Day Off” was featured on the front page of the Canadian edition of The Huffington Post.

Check out the link here.

And, for the heck of it, watch the video again here. Or tell your friends to watch it. Either way!

Greetings internet! First off, I want to thank any and all who came out to the Myq Kaplan show last Friday – it was a great show, with a near sold-out crowd! I spent last week hitting as many stand-up rooms and open mics as I could in preparation, and it was most definitely worth it.

In other news, I have a little video here to share with you. This video was written by myself and shot by fellow Sketcherson Jon Blair, and it premiered at the most recent Sunday Night Live. If you like Canadian politics AND the teen comedy of John Hughes, then do I have the video for you… Enjoy!

If you like that, then come check out Sunday Night Live this weekend, with host Helder Brum! Sunday April 29th, 9pm, $10, Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. W, Toronto).

In other news, Approximately 3 Peters is gearing up for a big show next month, and you’re all invited! As part of the conditions reward for winning the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival’s prestigious “Sketchiest Sketch Troupe” Award, we will be hosting a blowout show, Saturday May 19th at Comedy Bar! Joining us will be troupes Templeton Philharmonic, and longtime Peters allies Smells Like the 80’s! Details are below – see you there!

Hey folks! After a lengthy posting hiatus I am back, and I have exciting news to post about an upcoming show. I’ll be opening for Myq Kaplan on April 20th, 10:30pm, at Comedy Bar! If you’ve not gotten the chance to see me do stand up this will be the perfect opportunity, as I will likely be talking about Star Wars for a change.

As for Myq, his website describes him asa Jewy-ish atheistic vegan who spells the name “Mike” weird (sorry or you’re welcome), Myq enjoys words, social justice, Netflix, and comic books. Also non-comic books, ping-pong, and being great with women. And grammar and run-on sentence fragments. And of course, entertaining his demographic, which is anyone who might know the word “demographic.”

Myq is also one of the fastest rising stars in comedy today. Within the past 3 years, Myq has performed on the some of the largest shows on television: The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with David Letterman, Conan on TBS, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Advance tickets are $15, available at the Epic Nerd Show page, and will go fast. Now, to sweeten the deal, here’s one of Myq’s recent appearances on Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show:

Welcome to ianmac.ca, the online home of Toronto-based actor, writer, and comedian Ian MacIntyre.

As an actor Ian has been a fixture on Canadian television screens for the past several years, appearing in shows such as Life With Boys, Living In Your Car, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and The Best Years. He has also starred in national commercials for McDonald’s, Circuit City, Rogers, and Subway. Recently Ian appeared as “The Champ”, the mascot for OLG’s new Rock Paper Scissors lottery game. Finally, Ian has recorded voice-over spots for Swiss Chalet, Manitoba Tel, and others. You can watch demos of Ian’s on-screen performance here, listen to his voice demo here, view photos here, and find bio info here.

As a writer Ian has produced plays, scripts, and on-air sketch comedy. He previously served as Head Writer for the OMNI TV sketch comedy special Word On The Street. Recently he was a cowriter for Spank! The 50 Shades Parody (a live musical parody of 50 Shades of Grey). To download samples of Ian’s writing, spec scripts, and other info, you can click here.

Finally, as a comedian Ian has been performing in Toronto for several years. First and foremost he is a founding member of Approximately 3 Peters, award-nominated purveyors of “sketch comedy for nerds”. In 2007, he placed third out of eight finalists selected from hundreds who auditioned across Canada on CBC’s reality TV show, Second City’s Next Comedy Legend. He has since performed for the Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has also improvised at venues across the city. Currently Ian is a member of The Sketchersons, writing and performing the new weekly show Sunday Night Live at Toronto’s Comedy Bar. For information about Ian’s upcoming comedy performances you can check here.

This message has been brought to you by the Ian MacIntyre for Employment for Ian MacIntyre Institute.

Hey everyone, welcome to 2011! Lots of great stuff coming up this year, not to mention some fun stuff I recently posted online.

First, Sunday Night Live is back (actually, it never left) and we’ve got an amazing show coming up this Sunday with Deadpan Powerpoint mastermind and frequent Ian drinking buddy Mike Kiss. This will definitely be one to write home about, so come see it in order to be able to write home. Over the next few weeks we’ve got hosts from TSN, as well as a HUGE Superbowl Extravaganza (which will mostly likely involve watching the Superbowl). Check back for details.

New episodes of The Puffin online – check out our website or join our new Facebook Group for updates!

I’ve also written a couple of new pieces for Dork Shelf – here’s my review of The Green Hornet (meh), an article on the Dark Knight Rises casting (hell’s yes!), and some year-end TV and comic book thoughts.

In other news, I’m about half way through The Wire. Hey, why didn’t anyone tell me this show was this good? What’s that? Everyone told me that? Okay, I’m just lazy.

Hey everyone, just wanted to drop an update about some shows coming up this December. I’ll be appearing at the Bad Dog Theatre this month in the (now) annual holiday favourite, It’s a Wonderful Improvised Life. Not to mention a show I’ve been really looking forward to – Geoff Hendry & Associates Holiday Party for Hope Air. This is a great fundraiser for Hope Air, a charity that provides airfare for people to get to medical treatment. I’ll be doing PowerPoint Karaoke, along with one of my favourite improvisers, Jen Goodhue.

I had a great time at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival this past month, and Sunday Night Live’s been humming along nicely (this week with host Mark Debonis). Brian Crosby and I also have new episodes of The Puffin – you can listen to that here.

Oh, the McDonalds commercial I shot in September is finally airing. Seems to mostly be on CBC. Don’t feel pressured to buy muffins, though – I already got paid, regardless.

And finally, I’m linking a tribute to Leslie Nielsen. He is without question one of the funniest, most charming, subtle, and deadpan comedic actors of all time, and his movies had a huge impact on me as a kid. I remember my friends and I having our minds blown watching Airplane, The Naked Gun movies, and Hot Shots, to name a few. Heck, even in Men With Brooms a few years back he stole the show. A toast, to Leslie Nielsen!

Hey everyone, this week is the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival! 6 days of sketch comedy from all over North America (read. mostly Toronto, and wherever else people could afford to fly here from). There’s tons of great show this week – I personally can’t wait to see The Lusty Mannequins, Falcon Powder, The Majors, and a group called Ninja Sex Party from New York.

You can see myself in 2 shows, Saturday the 6th with Approximately 3 Peters at the Comedy Bar (with LA’s Newstradamus and Toronto’s Punch In The Box). Or you could come back Sunday night for Sunday Night Live with the Sketchersons! We’ve got a huge guest in the works, so check back for that.

Seriously, super-funny dude.

Oh, I almost forgot, you can see me do the free improv set after the Second City Mainstage Show on Friday (9:30pm, 51 Mercer St.). The show is Something Wicked Awesome This Way Comes, and it’s pretty great. The improv set will feature the cast, myself, and a special guest… the Sassy Gay Friend himself, Brian Gallivan! This guy is seriously one of the funniest sketch comedians I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to do the set. Check it out!

Oh, I almost forgot, I recorded a commercial for Manitoba Tel this week. So… watch for that… Manitoba.

Right now I’m watching AMC’s new Walking Dead series pilot. I’m a fan of the comics, and really digging the show.

Hey everyone, just getting ready for this weekend’s Sunday Night Dead at Comedy Bar. We’ve got Sketchersons founding member Tal Zimmerman as host, and music by the Jean Shallots. Plus, a spooky haunted house for you to enter the bar through!

The last couple of SuNL’s have been great, with Leslie Seiler this week and Kevin McDonald last week. I think we even have a picture…

Kevin McDonald next to some guy.

Oh, and then there's Scott Thompson. And some guy.

This week I’m also doing stand-up at Betty’s on Wednesday, and getting ready for Sketchfest next week. Oh, and there’s a commercial or two that should be showing up soon. In other news… Toronto has a new… mayor… *ahem* You can hear Brian Crosby and I bitch about discuss this on our special election edition of The Puffin. In other other news, Breaking Bad gets pretty bleak in it’s 3rd season. Still great TV though…

Just a reminder that this weekend’s special Canadian Comedy Awards edition of Sunday Night Live has a special guest host, from the Kids In The HallKevin McDonald!

We’ll also have an appearance by Toronto Ward 19 City Council Candidate Sean McCormick, as well as TWO Special Guests! I can’t say who they are, but I do know who they are, and who they are is worth you coming out to see the show alone. I promise I’ll shut up about this show next week. For now, tickets are available here ($10, and they will sell out).

In other news, I get back to Toronto tomorrow, and I have 3 stand-up show lined up for this week: Wednesday at Corktown Comedy, Thursday at McVeigh’s, and Friday at the Dungeon Masters of Comedy!

I leave you this week with one of my favourite all-time Kids sketches. It’s so stupid, but still so well-crafted. The Kids in a nutshell. See you all on the weekend!

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