Ignatieff Launches Stand-Up Comedy Career
OTTAWA (Slings and Arrows) – Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, in a year-end interview with Slings and Arrows, admitted today his failure as a politician and his desire to undertake a significantly different direction in his career path.
Following in the footsteps of Ron James, Shawn Majumder and Bob Rae, the Liberal Leader is embarking on a cross-country tour of university campuses where he will test his new comedy routine.
“I need to start somewhere,” said the failed politician. “If I can make an in on college campuses maybe I can get a shot at a TV show on the CBC.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the university circuit,” said the Liberal leader. “This politics gig is a real dead end. But I was able to make people laugh as Opposition leader, without really trying – even within my own caucus – so maybe comedy is the route to go. And I do know my way around academia, you know.”
Ignatieff will appear on a bill with a resurrected Royal Canadian Air Farce. He should fit right in. Not unlike his political approach, their jokes are older than dinosaur dung.
Asked for an example of his post-political humour, Ignatieff said, “Knock, knock.” Who’s there? “Iffy” Iffy who? “Iffy hollers let him go…ha, ha, ha.”
Mr. Ignatieff will be fine-tuning his routine prior to his first venue at Dalhousie University on January 11th.