Marcel Strigberger

Marcel Strigberger
Humourist author and speaker
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Retired lawyer Marcel Strigberger is now a full-time humour writer, speaker, and author who has written two books — Birth, Death and other Trivialities and Poutine on the Orient Express: An Irreverent Look at Travel

He has published articles in a variety of legal and non-legal publications in Canada and the U.S. including The Toronto Star, The Globe And Mail, Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour, Doctor's Review, Dentist Guide, Canadian Lawyer, Law Times, The Lawyers Weekly, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, The California Lawyer, New Jersey Lawyer, The Toastmaster, the ABA Journal, the Ontario Bar Association’s publication Briefly Speaking, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s publication The Litigator.

Mr. Strigberger has written comedy sketches for CBC radio and television programs such as Funny You Should Say That and Royal Canadian Air Farce. He has performed stand-up comedy at Yuk Yuks and other comedy clubs, sharing the stage with such comedians as Bob Saget, Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Strigberger was a civil litigation and family law lawyer. He graduated from McGill University with both his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and law and his Bachelor of Laws. He was a frequent contributor to McGill Daily, the school’s humour magazine The Fig Leaf, and was co-writer of the law school publication The Wizard of Laws.

Marcel Strigberger In The News
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the Ukraine

By Marcel Strigberger . Congratulations to Volodymyr Zelensky, the new president of the Ukraine. Volod Z is actually a comedian who won a landslide victory over the incumbent. He starred in a television series called “Servant of the People,” where he played a destitute school teacher who unexpectedly becomes president of the Ukraine. It seems that reality has now mirrored fiction. Read more

Boston Tea Party revisited — lawyers wanted

By Marcel Strigberger . The Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the province’s governing body for lawyers, has imposed a requirement for its lawyers to annually affirm adoption of a statement of principles (SOP), wherein lawyers agree to confirm and be in line with the doctrine and ethics of equity, diversion and inclusion (EDI). Read more

Strigberger's travel guide takes reader down lighthearted path

Few travel books take a lighthearted approach when exploring the world, which is why his should appeal to many people, says humorist and author Marcel Strigberger . Read more

Are we in China yet?

By Marcel Strigberger . In a couple of days, I leave for Hong Kong where we shall be boarding a cruise ship that will take us to a number of ports, ending up in Shanghai. I have never been to China and right now my mind is abuzz with thoughts about that exotic country. Read more

Sailor kisses nurse: statue with limitations

By Marcel Strigberger . I was in Sarasota, Florida the other day. At the harbour, there is a giant statue version of that iconic photograph scene whereby a U.S. Navy sailor embraces and kisses a nurse in Manhattan the day World War 2 ended in August 1945. The sailor was identified as a George Mendonsa, who actually died last week at age 95. Read more

Strigberger's presentations use humour to get point across

Humourist and author Marcel Strigberger  has spent years perfecting his public speaking presentations and is looking forward to expanding his appearances in the coming year. Read more

No jokes are the new joking

By Marcel Strigberger . No joking. Am I joking? I don’t think so. I have come to the conclusion that in this day and age none of the age-old formula jokes are safe. Their utterer will indubitably end up within the crosshairs of the politically correct police. Let’s examine some of these long-established joke genres. Read more

A non-Christmas story: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger . An elementary school principal in Omaha, Nebraska was put on administrative leave for banning candy canes in her school. This, of course, she did in the name of inclusion, as to her Xmas celebrations might be offensive to some students. As the Mad Hatter in  Alice in Wonderland  might say, Merry un-Christmas. Read more

Lightening the mood an effective way to reduce tension

Humour is an underrated tool for diffusing conflict, says humorist and author  Marcel Strigberger . Read more

Send in the Martians: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger . So the Insight spacecraft has landed on Mars. Is this huge? I’m not sure. This is the eighth spacecraft to land on the red planet but I am actually totally disappointed as there is something drastically still missing. I ask, where are the Martians? Read more

Marcel Strigberger's media roundup

Humour writer, speaker and author Marcel Strigberger is a frequent contributor to a variety of legal and non-legal publications in Canada and the United States. Read more

A title by any other name is not a rose

By Marcel Strigberger . What’s in a name? Or rather what’s in a title to a name? Read more

Think before you ‘quip from the lip’

Using humour in serious situations involves some risk but, with the right checks and balances, it can provide much-needed levity to legal and other proceedings, humourist and author Marcel Strigberger tells . Read more

If you’re happy and you know it, don’t clap your hands

By Marcel Strigberger . Here is the latest on what some of the scholars of higher learning on campus are up to. No this isn’t Berkley; it’s England. Read more

One notwithstanding, please: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger . We have enjoyed an interesting few days in Ontario, notwithstanding. As Oliver Twist said, "I would like some more, please."  Read more

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