Photos from Funny You Should Think That! 15

The show that almost didn’t happen got more photographers than ever, so we present you the best of the best from that night’s pictures, courtesy of Angie Radczenko, Vincent Fréchette, and Noxi Black!

If you want to help us keep the show going, help us find a new venue!

We Need Your Help!

Hello,

Given our latest series of mishaps at our current location, we have decided to call upon you to help us find a new venue for Funny You Should Think That!

As you know if you’ve been to the show, we cannot do this in any venue, since we often require many microphones, enough room for 5 people, some type of projection or display behind us, etc.

The show will be going on hiatus until we find a new location, but if you love the show and want to see it continue, we urge you to send us suggestions of appropriate bars, pubs, and cabarets.

Here is what we need:

1) A venue that is accessible. A past poll reveals that the majority want a location that is in or near downtown. It has to be close to a metro station as much as possible. Decent parking is also fairly important.

2) A closed room. While we would love to grab the attention of patrons during the show, our past two experiences in open areas have proven that people who didn’t come for the show can behave like assholes and drown us out. We thus need a closed-off section that can welcome at least 50 people.

3) A large stage. Some pubs have a tiny stage made for one comedian. Since we often have panel discussions and debates (and sometimes dance numbers), we need to be able to fit 5 people side by side comfortably.

4) A weekend time slot. Since one of us works nights during the week, we can only do the show on weekends. This means a Saturday or Sunday night slot, although we could always do a late afternoon show as well, and move to another place for discussion afterwards.

5) Alcohol and food. While these are not essential, we feel that a pub-type atmosphere is more conducive to the casual nature of the show.

6) A display on stage. We often use slides or show videos and thus need either a large-screen TV near the stage or a screen with a projector.

7) A free ride. Finally, given the importance of paying our talent and how little money we collect at every show, we cannot afford to pay a 200$ rental fee on the room. We have been lucky in the past to get the room for free. We could even pay a small fee if necessary, but we cannot rent a room at full price and essentially pay the salary of the wait staff and the kitchen staff while we’re there.

Funny You Should Think That! is a labour of love and a much-needed show in this city. There is so much irrationality that needs to be addressed, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

If you know of a venue that fits these criteria, get in touch with us. If you want to start investigating, we would be eternally grateful.

FYSTT is on hold for now but we will keep you informed.

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Funny You Should Think That! 15 (November 28)

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A show of comedy, reason, and alcohol. FUNNY YOU SHOULD THINK THAT! is a monthly event (intelligently) designed to make you laugh and think. Moutons No More takes to the stage with amazing guests to get you to think more critically. It’s like the Rolls Royce of Skeptics in the Pub and just what Montreal needs. Come for the show; stay for the conversation.

This month, Isabelle brings you a show about attraction and happiness. If you wish really hard for something, will the universe give it to you? Are we made up of pure energy and will positive energy attract more of the same? Isabelle will speak with Peter Hartman, the organizer behind The Law of Attraction Montreal, on the topic of happiness. Peter and Isabelle will then be joined by a panel of skeptics to go over the claims made by the Law of Attraction: physics Ph.D. student Pierre-François Duc; Moutons No More producer and scientist Jonathan Jarry; and skeptic and jack-of-all-trades Chris Perrault.

Bookending our amazing show will be a Bollywood dance number by Isabelle and stand-up comedy by Peter Hartman and Matt Shury! Dancing, comedy, and rationality, all in one unique package.

It’s all happening on Saturday, November 28 at Pub St-Paul in Old Montreal!

You know the drill:

6:00 – 7:00: Come and order food and drinks, relax, and talk with us!

7:00 – 9:00: Moutons No More entertains you like no others with its show.

9:00 – midnight: Stick around as long as you want and talk! FYSTT is more than a show: it’s also a place to come and talk to other like-minded and on the cusp-of-being-like-minded individuals.

Pay what you can. We always ask for contributions to help us keep this the best skeptical show in town.

To RSVP through Facebook: search for “Funny You Should Think That!” in the search bar and you’ll find the event.

To RSVP through Meetup: go to http://www.meetup.com/Moutons-No-More/ and scroll down until you find the event.

On Twitter, use #FYSTT.

“Funny You Should Think That!” is best enjoyed surrounded by friends, so spread the word around and make it a group outing!

The Body of Evidence: Your October Digest

Dr. Labos and Jonathan from The Body of Evidence

Dr. Labos and Jonathan from The Body of Evidence

The Body of Evidence looks at common medical misconceptions and aims to untangle the twisted messages around health and medicine. You can check out the website at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca. It is brought to you by Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos.

We have been so busy, I decided to aim for a monthly digest for our Moutons No More page. So, what has The Body of Evidence accomplished in the last month?

We’re generating a lot of content that will be of interest to people looking for reliable information on health, science, and scientific thinking, so do subscribe to our website by going to http://www.bodyofevidence.ca and typing in your email address in the subscription box on the right.

The Body of Evidence: Medicine that tastes funny and science made easy.

Photos from Funny You Should Think That! 14 (Angie)

… and here are some amazing shots from our photographer, Angie Radczenko of Ng RAD Photography:

Photos from Funny You Should Think That! 14 (Isabelle)

Our very own Isabelle Stephen snapped some shots last Sunday using the camera she won as the Grand Prize winner of McCord Museum’s latest contest.

Here are some highlights!

Funny You Should Think That! 14

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A show of comedy, reason, and alcohol. FUNNY YOU SHOULD THINK THAT! is a monthly event (intelligently) designed to make you laugh and think. Moutons No More takes to the stage with amazing guests to talk pseudoscience, lambast religion, and get you to think more critically. It’s like the Rolls Royce of Skeptics in the Pub and just what Montreal needs. Come for the show; stay for the conversation.

This month, Guy Renaud hosts a game show we are calling SUPERSTITIOUS PASSWORD. You will get a chance to come on stage and be teamed up with one of our stand-up comedians, Gina Granter and Karl Knox. Every password is linked to a particular superstition that may surprise you. Prizes to be won!

Then, we’ll show you a thought-provoking video on why people believe weird things, and we’ll end the weekend with some stand-up comedy!

It’s all happening on Sunday, October 25 at Pub St-Paul in Old Montreal!

You know the drill:

6:00 – 7:00: Come and order food and drinks, relax, and talk with us!

7:00 – 9:00: Moutons No More entertains you like no others with its show.

9:00 – midnight: Stick around as long as you want and talk! FYSTT is more than a show: it’s also a place to come and talk to other like-minded and on the cusp-of-being-like-minded individuals.

Pay what you can. We always ask for contributions to help us keep this the best skeptical show in town.

To RSVP through Facebook: search for “Funny You Should Think That!” in the search bar and you’ll find the event.

To RSVP through Meetup: go to http://www.meetup.com/Moutons-No-More/ and scroll down until you find the event.

On Twitter, use #FYSTT.

“Funny You Should Think That!” is best enjoyed surrounded by friends, so spread the word around and make it a group outing!

Psssst! A pitcher of beer will be 15$ for our group! Take advantage.