Winnipeg Free Press

Brad Oswald's Comedy Fest Blog

Meanwhile, over at the Gas Station — where I ended up after beating a hasty Pantages retreat just past the midway point of the gala — the brothers Rakoff (author/radio commentator David and standup guy Simon) were having a lovely time with their first-ever combined show. Simon delivered standup, David offered readings from his prose, and at the end, the two took the stage together for an audience Q&A session that was probably the highlight of the night for both the performers and the audience. Someone asked if the sibling duo — David, of New York, and Simon, of Toronto — were planning to take the newly formed act on the road. “No,” deadpanned Simon. “We’re not going to tour. We’re never going to do this again, probably. You lucky Winnipeg people are the only ones who will see this.” Rest of the planet’s loss, I say.