Three Things: On ‘The Russian Five’s’ distribution, McCarty the comedian and Cholowski’s favorites

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

  1. The Russian Five film director Joshua Riehl gave an interview to the Northern Express’s Ross Boissoneau as part of the film’s debut at the Traverse City Film Festival, and Riehl addressed the sticky issue of distribution:

Riehl hopes to continue to showcase his film through as many channels as possible. With streaming, premium channels, and the ability to host films on websites, including Youtube, Riehl said there are more opportunities to release movies than just in megaplexes across the country. “There are lots of tools now to distribute. The sky’s the limit.”

The interview continues, and it’s quite good…

2. According to the Huron Daily Tribune’s Mike Gallagher, Darren McCarty will be performing stand-up comedy in Ubly, Michigan on August 4th:

Golfers at Ubly Heights Golf & Country Club, along with the public, will get the chance to find out about his comedy, as Darren McCarty’s Slapstick Comedy Tour will be coming to the Ubly Heights Golf & Country Club Men’s Invitational on Aug. 4.

“This came together with a little bit of help from the Men’s Invitational committee,” [Ubly Heights PGA Professional Dave] Hanson said. “It’s actually going to be the entertainment part of the Ubly Heights Men’s Invitational this year. We always do some sort of card game, or comedians or magicians. We did a Vegas night one year, so we try to mix it up and we decided to go with the comedians again this year.”

Hanson added: “When we called, they said that we could have some comedians or we could have Darren McCarty, who had an open weekend. So we jumped on it.”

The show will feature not only McCarty, but also a variety of other Michigan comedians, including Jason Douglas, who has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller, Ron White, Jim Gaffigan, Carrot Top and Weird Al.

“Darren has become quite the good comedian on this tour,” said Douglas. “Darren and I had a mutual friend and I said to a buddy of mine, that I thought Darren could host a comedy show and we could bring in a lot of hockey fans. He could tell some stories and we could have some pro comedians on it. Next thing you know Darren went on stage, we booked the first show and he was super funny. Since then we’ve sat down with some other comics and we do writing sessions.”

3. And finally, Dennis Cholowski engaged in a game of “This or That” during the Wings’ summer development camp:



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