JASON COLLETT’S BASEMENT REVUE RETURNS FOR ITS 15TH SEASON TO THE PARADISE ON BLOOR, EVERY THURSDAY IN DECEMBER FOR A HALF-MUSIC, HALF-LITERARY VARIETY SHOW
For 15 years now, The Basement Revue has been a half-music, half-literary variety show with a rock-’n’-roll sensibility and a unique Canadian voice, hosted and curated by singer/songwriter Jason Collett and celebrated writer Emma Healey. From its inception on a wintry night in 2007 at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern, The Basement Revue has explored what happens when artists of different disciplines share the stage together. This has made for exciting collaborations, such as Feist backing up Michael Ondaatje or Margaret Atwood stepping up to the mic in front of one of Toronto’s most celebrated bands and saying, with her characteristic deadpan wit, “hit it Sadies.” Combining a compelling mix of musicians, storytellers, and poets with the improvisational spirit of a kitchen party, The Basement Revue has blossomed into one of Canada’s most dynamic live event series.
This year it returns once again to The Paradise on Bloor, every Thursday in December beginning on the 7th and running until the 28th.