One of my favourite websites about our city, Vancouver is Awesome, is venturing into late night next week. While they don’t plan on rivaling Leno’s scripted laughs or Fallon’s dance moves, they just might top Craig Ferguson’s awesomeness. The best part is, we’re all invited to take part.
A Night at MOV with Conor Holler, Volume 1 will take place next Friday, May 28th and will be hosted by Conner Holler whose web series Mental Beast has recently been nominated for a Leo Award (aka the Canadian Oscars).
Bob Kronbauer, Managing Editor and Executive Director of Vancouver is Awesome gave me the rundown. “It’s kind of like a classic talk show – desk, couch, host, intro, musical interlude – all that sort of stuff except with a Vancouver angle and for a younger audience.”
Holler will interview and host Charles Demers (comedian and author of Vancouver Special), Grant Lawrence (CBC Radio 3 personality and author of the forthcoming book Adventures in Solitude) and musical guest Dan Mangan.
“We’re putting a lot of work into it,” said Bob. “The guests will be super interesting, there will be sketches in between, a video component, and it should just be really fun.” The evening will also be co-hosted by writer Craig Anderson.
Doors (and the cash bar) for the evening open at 7:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm. Audience members will also get to enjoy an after party and the chance to stick around and explore the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibits such as Fox, Fluevog, and Friends.
Vancouver is Awesome is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to the study, promotion and preservation of Vancouver arts and culture, with a positive spin. They have partnered with the Museum of Vancouver to host events as “programmers in residence” so this is the first of several prime-time specials to come.