Marcel Strigberger

Marcel Strigberger
Humourist author and speaker
Legal Supplier

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 Posts

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

My son the gondolier: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger . My wife and I visited Venice not long ago. It was a fine summer evening, and we decided to do what comes naturally in this charming city, namely, take a gondola ride. I asked the gondolier how much. The Venetian air was charged with romance and passion, and price, of course, was of no concern. The good fellow replied, “€150 [a.k.a. $225 Canadian loonies] per hour, sir.” Read more

Strigberger: the public supports judges with heart

There is a public appetite for benevolent judges and most humans would have no problems with the ‘crying judge’ who recently presided over a sexual interference case, writes legal humorist and author Marcel Strigberger in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

What colour is my unicorn?

By Marcel Strigberger . Where are the manatees? I don’t see them. Read more

Strigberger focuses on the lighter side of travel

Holidays and travel are a goldmine for comedy, legal humourist and author Marcel Strigberger tells Read more

Let’s play ball – assume the position

By Marcel Strigberger . The greatest job in the world is to be a police officer. Specifically, I am referring to the cops who serve at sporting events and enjoy the game while getting paid for this strenuous effort. Read more