B.A. Johnston Jimmy Jazz, Guelph ON, April 6

B.A. Johnston Jimmy Jazz, Guelph ON, April 6
Photo: Vish Khanna
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Ever the fun maker, B.A. parted the crowd like Moses at the Red Sea, if Moses was appropriately dressed like a yacht captain and brandishing flaming sparklers for safety. He began his set ripping into St. Catharines, ON with a series of jokes about what a shitty town St. Catharines is. It should be noted that Guelph had no issues with St. Catharines until Johnston came to town. Towards the end of the set, he left the full capacity room to entertain people stuck outside, mounting a garbage can like some showbiz gargoyle. Part comedy roast, part vaudevillian musical journey, Johnston's show is one of a kind, a welcome natural disaster attacking boring rock. Oh, the audacity.