Comedians Arthur Simeon and Monty Scott cracked up The Observatory on Feb. 11, covering everything from drugs, sex and alcohol to sports and politics.
The Toronto-based Scott, 41, and his headlining partner in crime, Uganda native Simeon, 30, filled the Ob with laughter at Algonquin’s last Comedy Night. The duo, who both currently live in Toronto, perform together all the time.
They really enjoyed playing for the large crowd, mostly filled with young men. Simeon uses his African background and his race as a basis to many of his jokes which kept the crowd in hysterics throughout the show.
One was about the time Simeon decided to take two fancy limos to his flea-bag motel in Edmonton because they were cheap and it looked good.
While pulling up to the building he realized that people were probably thinking, “This African prince f—ed up.” Another was about being both African and Canadian.
“I woke one morning and I was very excited for the new bagel at Tim Hortons,” Simeon said. “Shit, I’m like one of you now.”
It was Simeon’s first time performing at the college. He was impressed with how engaged the students were. “It was a lot of fun, there was good energy,” Simeon said.
“I especially like playing colleges because you guys are full of life.” Students Shawn Regier and Vincent Sénéchal, who attended comedy night for the first time, thought the show was awesome.
“Algonquin really needs some humour in its life,” said Regier. He feels like it helps students relieve stress. “I thought it was a very funny show, comparable to Yuk Yuk’s,” said Sénéchal.