Sunday, December 21, 2008

Udder Helmets are READY!

So we recently ordered some Udder Helmets from our friend Matt Ficner. They are ready! And we recently performed with one at the 2 year anniversary of the ISME cabaret. We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the lovely and hilarious Annie Lefebrve, she was so great onstage, that we didn't really get a chance to get the udder comedy we were hoping too. Lovely working with you Annie!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas shows! + udder saftey helmets

The Cowguys are busy performing our one and two man Cowguys shows at many company Christmas parties this December.

The Cowguys are excited to announce, that within a week we will be the proud owners of Latex Udder Safety Helmets. A few months ago we met with designer Matt Ficner to talk about a set. One of the crazy ideas that came out of out meeting was udder safety helmets. We've already written a pile of really funny jokes, have a few spots in the show for them, and well, they are going to be a big pile of fun in the show. We can't wait to get them, although they are taking longer than expected to cure.

custom cowguy prop case $200
black pants with cow stripe $45
Latex Udder saftey helmet - priceless

The universe is giving us udder helmets for Christmas. We're delighted. Our crowds will be too. Thanks Matt! At his studio Nick had the quote "This is where ideas come to life". Creativity is indeed key.

Friday, October 3, 2008


This summer we had Cowguys all over the Country. While Jon was on the east coast performing in Charlottetown, PEI at Old Home Week, Nick and Bri where rocking out at Cowapalooza.

Cowapalooza is a community festival in Woodstock Ontario that is Cow-themed. If you take the capital letters in City Of Woodstock, they spell C-O-W. The milk industry is also pretty big in the area, so the City ran with it, and now puts on Cowapalooza. Being the Cowguys - this is our dream gig! It's our Woodstock in Woodstock.

Nick and I had a few shows that afternoon on the community stage which were very well received. We then did an hour warm-up show for the main stage and ended up playing for 5000 people. It was brilliant being rockstars! After our set we journeyed over to the beer tent to find some post show refreshements. We bumped into the Spice Girls tribute band who were getting ready for their set. Somehow they talked us into doing some backup dancing for their set - and its now on Youtube!

Click here to see the Cowguys dancing like Spice Girls

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Opening of Corteo

Last night - Jon and I performed at the opening of the the Cirque du Soleil show Corteo here in Ottawa. For each of their opening nights, they hire a gaggle of street performers to liven up the pre-show. Orbital was lucky enough to land the contract, we had out Alain and Sophie - two amazing stilt-walkers, Scot and Ian "the best mock papparazzi they've ever hired", Magic of Ian Quick, Eric Leclerc doing some greeting / hosting. It was a blast! The crowd was amazing and the environment was perfect for our performance (a lively playful crowd, live music, circus tents all around). On intermission we did about a 10 minute long set that was really well recieved! It was amazing to have a part of our show play really well in the middle of a Cirque du Soleil show. I can't wait to see Corteo live!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

After Dinner Show

Nick and I just did an after dinner show for the Township of South Stormont, at the City Limits Conference Centre on (Friday April 18th, 2008). It was a really fun crowd, and we got the chance to juggle clubs around the mayor and knock a piece of celery out of his mouth. I think it was the mayor of Cornwall - just reconfirming that. He was a great sport and the crowd loved it.

We're gearing up for a busy month of May, with one-cowguy performances ethe first three very weekends daily in May on two festival sites. And Orbital Entertainment has a full lineup of performers set to go. It should be fun! Visit for more info.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Cowguys Bowling shirts!

Pre December we ordered some new Cowguys Bowling shirts. We have our classic shirt and cow tie look, but this is a new "Commumity Event" look. They look cool, are 100% polyester, and make us look like we're bowling. Bowling for laughs!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Frozen in January

So we're getting ready for a few outdoor winter shows. I'm gradually adding a bit of antifreeze to my cereal every morning, getting ready for the outside work. This weekend in Brockville (saturday Jan 26th,) on some ice rink in downtown Brockville, I'll be skating and doing an hour of walkabout / show as one Cowguy. I hope it isn't -25C. After that, it's the Greely winter Carnival on the 27th (Nick and Bri) and then some stuff at Winterlude. AFter that, it's summer. Come on summer...