Ok, think carefully, which would you rather watch: a magic show or a comedy show?
Studies show that comedy helps relax our brains. Different types of comedy register differently in our brains. For example, as Dr. Pamela B. Rutledge told CBC, when the frontal lobe processes comedy it pulls up learned experience and emotions. This usually triggers laughter. Through comedy, we gain a little more perspective and lightness which helps elevate our mood. So, although it’s no cure for all ailments, it makes things a little easier.
But comedy isn’t the only frontal lobe-stimulating performing art. Magic shows exist and continue to amaze their audiences with similar results. And there’s something about magic that enthrals you, even if you know the trick. We become captive watching any new trick, and clap in amazement at the reveal.
If you can’t decide between the two shows, then you’ll be delighted to know that Lucy Darling does both. An award-winning comedy magician, she is hosting a one-hour bilingual, virtual performance this weekend, in partnership with L’Uni’Théâtre.
Purchase your tickets (special packages available that come with a new mask!) for February 26 or 27 at 7 p.m., and enjoy never-before-seen tricks in a very hilarious manner.