Anthony Trombetta

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Makes Sense Tomorrow columnist Anthony Trombetta is a local comedian and actor.


Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... more

Nov. 15, 2017 midnight Humour

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Carolyn Westberg

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys creepy strolls through dark spaces with ghouls and goblins festering around every corner, perhaps it’s time to head to The Guild Hall in Porter Creek, as the Guild Society is preparing to scare the wits out... more

Oct. 18, 2017 midnight Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Lars Callieou

Unlike some comedians, Lars Callieou didn't get his start as the class clown, for a simple reason: he wasn't in class. From the age of six until he was 14, Callieou was home-schooled in hotel rooms while his parents plied their musical trade 50... more

Jan. 28, 2016 midnight Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Jason Westover

On October 1st The Guild Hall Society will kick off its 2015/16 season with Bert V. Royal’s dark comedy Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. The play is considered an unauthorized parody of the iconic Peanuts characters created by... more

Sep. 24, 2015 midnight Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: courtesy of the Guild Society

Whitehorse has an awesome art scene. This month, The Guild will try to make it more awesome when its production of Cannibal! The Musical hits the stage. The play, which is based on the film of the same name, has been circulating North America for... more

Apr. 09, 2015 midnight Theatre - Dance

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No two shows are exactly the same in the Guild's current nine-night run more

Apr. 24, 2014 midnight Theatre - Dance

It sounds nasty. A small group of northerners is scheming to infect a major southern city with Syphilis next month. But there's no need to alert public health officials. Ramshackle Theatre is ... more

Jul. 12, 2012 midnight Theatre - Dance

It's the night of the first big snowfall, and that sound you're hearing is the explosion of standup comedy in Whitehorse. At the Jarvis Street Saloon, it's round three of the Punchline Punchout ... more

Nov. 24, 2011 midnight Theatre - Dance

Local stand-up comedian Anthony Trombetta will defend Whitehorse's place against fellow local funnyman Al Macleod. Macleod will be breaking out his popular character "Jim from Dawson" to argue the con side. more

Sep. 23, 2010 midnight Humour

Nov. 24, 2011 midnight Humour

When it's your turn to step up and spin the wheel of old man diseases, "gout" ain't that bad a spot for it to land on. See, I woke up some time ago, to my foot suddenly deciding it didn't want to be walked on. Either I was kicking footballs all nigh more

Oct. 20, 2011 midnight Humour

Recently, there's been talk in the media concerning an online petition asking the Sesame Street producers to let Ernie and Bert marry each other. Apparently a few hundred quixotic slacktivists agreed, and "signed" this online petition. more

Aug. 25, 2011 midnight Humour

Well, talk about putting the civil back into civil disobedience. Most of you have probably heard the recent hoopla out of Parliament Hill. During the particularly ceremony-heavy Throne Speech, a page walked out into the middle of the floor and... more

Jun. 16, 2011 midnight Humour

By the time you read this, The Rapture might have just happened. It was floating around the internets recently – a fundamentalist Christian group in the States (oh, really?) declared that May 21 would be the date that God calls in all markers... more

Jun. 02, 2011 midnight Humour

The year is 1985. A young Anthony sits crossed-legged in front of the television. The flickering images flashing across his eyes barely register in his stunned mind. Leonard Maltin just gave Ghostbusters a bad review. more

Apr. 28, 2011 midnight Humour

Once again the internets were all abuzz last month about the rise of "Fox News North". My Facebook feed was riddled with urgent cries to take action against the rise of, and I quote: "American-style hate media onto our airwaves." This has already... more

Mar. 17, 2011 midnight Humour

I'm starting to think the doomsayers are right – perhaps the end is nigh. A chance flicking around the tube this past weekend landed me onto the mind-blowingly ridiculous NBC's Dateline: "The Perils of Parenting". more

Feb. 10, 2011 midnight Humour

"I think we should take a break." When slapped together, those can be the most dreaded words in the English language. And so, it was with an appropriately heavy heart that I had to say this phrase to my morning coffee. Some might say I looked a... more

Jan. 20, 2011 midnight Humour

Before I seem like more of a curmudgeon than I actually am, allow me to state right off the bat: I'm not against New Year's resolutions. I just know they ain't for me. Not that you should necessarily follow my track, lying on the couch in a turkey... more

Dec. 23, 2010 midnight Humour

You usually have two choices with your past: you can let it either haunt or inform you. Certainly one choice is likely healthier, perhaps nobler than the other, as we all progress to becoming happy, balanced individuals. Upon much reflection on... more

Dec. 16, 2010 midnight Humour

Unlike most folks, I have no problem with people trying to convert me. Maybe those intrepid door-knockers are constantly catching me when I'm in a good mood (and not just freshly out of the shower). But even at my crankiest possible, I can still... more

Nov. 24, 2010 midnight Humour

It's early. I'm walking across the Riverdale Bridge in Whitehorse, just about three hours shy of the ten-minute morning rush hour. 5:30 in the am. There isn't a car in sight, and the lack of wind only pronounces the gurgling sound of the river. more

Nov. 11, 2010 midnight Humour

Has my gast ever been flabbered! Trolling through Randy Quaid's IMDB (Internet Movie Database) listing, I was shocked to discover that someone already had the incredible foresight to green light "Christmas Vacation 2." more

Nov. 11, 2010 midnight Humour

The emo wreath of skulls and black flowers hanging off our front door says it all. Halloween is coming. Fortean times have arrived. The real boon of this holiday isn't just about recycling those old black and orange wrapped toffee candies... more

Oct. 28, 2010 midnight Humour

I'm sitting in a DJ booth, bopping my head along to Modern English. It's hard not to think about how easy it is to slot right back into Northern life. In most ways it feels like I never left, and other than the tragic absence of the Colonel and a... more

Oct. 14, 2010 midnight Humour

I like to think I'm a gentler, kinder sort of atheist. In my two years out of the territory, I took a lot of time to really think about the line I drew in the religious sand. I was pleasantly surprised to find how much my views have changed... more

Oct. 07, 2010 midnight Humour

The world's biggest brainiac's latest bombshell has got me thinking. Professor Stephen Hawking certainly piqued the interest of all tin-foil hat wearers across the globe by suggesting that a visit from alien space farers would land us in a heap of... more

May 13, 2010 midnight Humour