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Comedy in the Hammer: Manolis Zontanos

Comedy in the Hammer Week 17 Manolis Zontanos

 

Hello!  Welcome back to Comedy in the Hammer! Every week we sit down with a local comedian and let you know what shows are happening in the city this week!

 

This week we spoke with Hamilton favourite Manolis Zontanos.

 

Manolis Zontanos Comedy in Hamilton

 

How long have you been doing stand up for?

 

19 years. I started May 10th 1998

 

What’s your favourite room to perform at in the city?

 

Hamilton Yuk Yuks

 

How do you usually deal with hecklers?

 

Try to make them my friend in a fun way

 

What advice would you give newer comics?

 

Don’t worry about what anybody else is doing and how far they’re going don’t compare yourself to other comedians just do it because you like doing it and that way it will always be fine, once you start getting upset about other people doing better than you or getting farther than you know you just doing something that makes you mad

 

What’s the one joke you’ve tried over and over again to make work but for whatever reason cannot get right?

 

I have a joke right now that I’m working on where I had to check my dads asshole because he didn’t know what was wrong with it so I took a picture of it with my iPhone to find out my dad has haemorrhoids I’ve been telling on stage sometimes the audiences like that’s hilarious and other times the audience is like what the fuck

 

Where can we check you out online?

 

Manolis Zontanos on any social media

 

Are there any videos we can see online?

 

Yes on Facebook and YouTube under Manolis Zontanos

 

Hub of the Hammer Events puts on a few comedy events throughout the city but what about the rest of them? There’s some great shows going on you might not know about so here’s what’s happening this week:

 

Monday June 26th

The Comedy Gala

Host: Isi Commisso

Time: 9 PM

Venue: Gallaghers

Cost: Free

 

Tuesday June 27th

Emerson 109

Host: Jordan Scherer

Time: 9pm

Venue: 109 Emerson St

Cost: Free

 

Tuesday June 27th

Host: Dan Brennan

Time: 9pm

Venue: Lionshead Pub

Cost: Free

 

Wednesday June 28th

YukYuk’s Amateur Night

Host: Patrick Coppolino

Time: 9 PM

Venue: YukYuk’s Hamilton

Cost: $5

 

Wednesday June 28th

710

Host: Dan Peters

Time: 9 PM

Venue: Cloud Nine, Hamilton

420 Friendly

 

Thursday June 29th

Tapas and Comedy Night

Host: Michael Moses

Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: The Brew, Hamilton

Cost: Free

 

 


Matthew Surina Bruha Blogger

Matthew is the founder of Hub of the Hammer Event Planning. They help you plan your events (Social, corporate or fundraiser) using strictly local vendors and venues. If you’re looking to plan an event, reach out and check out their calendar for upcoming events!


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