Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Christmas party for Greater Moncton-area entrepreneurs on Monday, December 13

Whose Christmas Party Is it Anyway? Second Annual Entrepreneur Christmas Party happening Monday, December 13

MONCTON, NB – Brain Diesel is pleased to announce the Second Annual Entrepreneur Christmas Party – Whose Christmas Party Is it Anyway? – to be held Monday, December 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at McSweeney Co. Dinner Theatre, 700 Main Street, Moncton. The first event was so successful last year that it is being held again by founder Glen Munro, a local entrepreneur and owner of Brain Diesel Inc.

“It hit me three years ago that – as the owner of a one-person operation – I would not be having an office Christmas party,” Munro says. “I’ve met so many local entrepreneurs from the Greater Moncton area who are experiencing the same thing. We work as hard as the big companies, if not harder. We should celebrate like them, too!”

“Last year I rounded up a group of ‘improv’ friends and we put on a murder mystery. It was a huge success! This year, we’re planning something a little different, offering a night of comedy in the style of television’s Whose Line Is it Anyway? featuring local improv company Creative Juice,” Munro says.

While this event was created to bring entrepreneurs together, everyone is welcome,” Munro says. “Entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring a business card for the “business card potluck”, where those who provide a card will receive a list of all of the cards provided. Entrepreneurs want and need to network but don’t want to do that when they are out with their spouse or life partner, so we provide this as a means of enabling people who want to stay in touch to do so. It is completely optional, but if you want the list, you need enter your card.”

The audience can expect a night of comedic scenes made up completely on-the-spot based on audience suggestions. Fans of the television show will be pleased to see an audience favourite called “Scenes from a Hat”, and other games they know, as well as some with which they may be less familiar, including some Creative Juice originals. Audience members who want to play along will be invited up for certain games, as well.

“Improv differs from standup comedy as we do not poke fun at our audience participants,” Munro says. “Should you come up on our stage, it’s our job to make you look good.”

Creative Juice features a cast of local talent including Glen Munro, Justin Collette, Tricia Black, Derek Murphy, Brian Hawkes and Michelle Hart. Each has between five and 15 years of experience studying and performing improv.

Munro and Collette have been promoting improv in the Greater Moncton area as co-directors of the New Brunswick Regional High School Improv Games where Hawkes, an instructor at the Capitol School of Performing Arts, cut his teeth in improv as a performer throughout his high school years, and various volunteer roles, including head referee for several years.

Collette and Black have studied professionally in Chicago for the past year and are currently regular cast members at McSweeney Co. Dinner Theatre. Chicago’s improv scene is the training ground for many of today’s biggest celebrities, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey.

Tickets are $15 each and $25 for two and can be purchased at the McSweeney Co. Dinner Theatre box office, 700 Main Street, or at Spin-It Video, 467 Main Street. Please note that the ticket price does not include a meal, although table service is available. For more information, contact Glen Munro at 862-8722 (glen@braindiesel.ca).

About Brain Diesel

Brain Diesel is a Microsoft certified training company offering onsite or offsite corporate training solutions and process automation using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.

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For more information, please contact:

Glen Munro
(506) 862-8722
glen@braindiesel.ca
www.braindiesel.ca

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