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MKZ PRESS & SHORTWEIRD PROUDLY ANNOUNCE
[TORONTO — MARCH 9, 2018] Canadian Comedy Award-winning writer-actor-comedian Marcel St. Pierre is set to release his second book of humorous short fiction on April 1st, 2018. Entitled Cliché And Wind Go Hitchhiking, the book is a hilarious collection of absurdly surreal short stories – most between 1 to 3 pages long – that has already garnered praise from some notable writing and comedy industry peers.
The stories and characters in Cliché and Wind Go Hitchhiking turn the truly absurd into the new normal: A lovesick, muscle-car-driving Sasquatch takes matters into his own hands. A man’s shoes start telling passersby what he’s really thinking. A bumblebee witnesses a plot by four inept criminals go horribly wrong. A grizzly bear waiting tables reconsiders his career choices.
“The stories portray real people and characters you can identify with — then I tweak their reality and put them in scenarios that absolutely turns their worlds upside down,” St. Pierre explains. “The book explores fantasy, daydream moments that are just real and weird enough that at least one other person must think they’re funny, too, right?”
… delightful… on par with the best of David Sedaris…
Paul Bellini, author and writer for Kids In The Hall
… a worthy companion to Steve Martin’s Cruel Shoes or Jon Stewart’s Naked Pictures Of Famous People…
Steven Shehori, author, writer, Huffingon Post
… twistedly unexpected, delightfully bonkers and highly recommended…
Marilla Wex, The Beaverton Foreign Correspondent
… a great escape … quirky, zany and funny…
Ali Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Canada Reads
Cliché and Wind Go Hitchhiking
A riotous new collection of mercifully short stories
Available Sunday, April 1, 2018
On Amazon, in paperback and eBook
For interviews or additional info:
Marcel St. Pierre 416.995.4977 firstname.lastname@example.org
A New Brunswicker of Acadian extract, Marcel St. Pierre is a Toronto-based actor, improvisor, comedian, author, writer and producer. Producer of live comedy such as The Shortweird Show and East Coast Comedy Night, you can catch him performing in Toronto at places like The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, The Social Capital, Comedy Bar and points in between, solo or with with his improv supergroup The Coincidence Men. His newly published first book: Vengeful Hank & Other Shortweird Stories was a first-day number one best-seller on Amazon.
Marcel has performed with sketch and improv groups like The Second City National Touring Company (Toronto), Canadian Comedy-Award winning Monkey Toast, The Stand-Ins and the comedy and writing duo Frightwig (2003 Centaur Theatre Award for Best English Play of the Montreal Fringe). He is the creator, producer and director of Shortweird Radio and a founding member and former Artistic Director of The Bad Dog Theatre Company.
A BDA Award-winner for his work as an on-air promo writer and producer, he’s worked for The Comedy Network, Treehouse TV, YTV and more, and was part of the Canadian Screen Award (Gemini) winning team that produced CBC Television‘s The Morgan Waters Show. (Best Youth Program, 2007).