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Comedy in the Hammer: Eric Johnston

Comedy in the Hammer

Comedy in the Hammer: Week 3 – Eric Johnston


Hello! If you’re here for the first time, this is Comedy in the Hammer. Each week we let you know what shows are coming up and sit down with a different comedian or show runner.


This week I’m joined by actor/comedian Eric Johnston. Eric does shows all over Ontario and runs the monthly Comedy in the Creek (in Stoney Creek, Ontario).


Comedy in the Hammer Eric Johnston


How long has the show been going for?


Eric: Almost 4 years.


Where is the show/when does it start/is there any cost?


Eric: Lotos Event Centre – Stoney Creek – Doors: 8 – Start: 9 – $10


How often does the show happen?


Eric: The last Tuesday of every month


How long have you been doing stand up for?


Eric: 6 Years


What makes the show different than others?


Eric: Comedy in the Creek is ALL PRO Comedy show! Each month we showcase some of THE BEST up and coming and veteran Professional Comedians!


What’s your favourite part of running the show?


Eric: I love the fact that I’m bringing laughter into my own neighbourhood. I grew up 2 blocks away from the venue and it’s a dream come true to show my own neighbourhood what I do!


Do you have any stories of something unexpected that’s happened at a show?


Eric: We have had some amazing shows with pop in celebrity guests both on the stage and in the audience. We have had Pro comedians that were in town at the time doing special guest spots. In the audience we’ve had musicians, actors, and professional athletes. Every month has its own story!


Are there any lineups coming up you’re excited about?


Eric: I am super proud of and excited about every comedian that has performed at this show and will perform on this show. I have some extra special guests lined up for our 4 year anniversary!



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:


YukYuk’s Amateur Night

Wednesday December 21st @ 9pm

Host: Patrick Coppolino

Venue: YukYuk’s Hamilton

Cost: $5


Baltimore House Music & Comedy Show

Wednesday December 21st @ 9pm

Host: Kev Sheeler

Venue: Baltimore House, Hamilton

Cost: Free



Wednesday December 21st @ 9pm

Host: Dan Peters

Venue: Cloud Nine, Hamilton

420 Friendly


The Comedy Gala

Monday December 26th @ 9pm

Host: Isi Commisso

Venue: Gallaghers

Cost: Free


Emerson 109

Tuesday, December 27th @ 9pm

Host: Jordan Scherer

Venue: 109 Emerson St

Cost: Free


Tuesday, December 27th @ 9pm

Host: Dan Brennan

Venue: Lionshead Pub

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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