There are laugh riots at Just For Laughs, at the ACC with Russell Peters and more
LAUGH YOUR FACE OFF AT THESE SURE-TO-BE HILARIOUS SHOWS
She joked about being sexually abused (in The Aristocrats), fucked Matt Damon (in her viral video anyway) and separated from partner Jimmy Kimmel (that part’s true). Who knows what else fearless comic Sarah Silverman will get up to when she hosts two hotly anticipated Just For Laughs shows on July 17? The fest itself has added more dates, is expanding across the city and includes names like Louis CK, Scottish superstar Danny Bhoy, Shaun Majumder and John Cleese. July 15-19. hahaha.com/ toronto.
A couple of years ago, Russell Peters became the first stand-up to sell out the Air Canada Centre. Now the former Brampton boy re- turns with a bunch of new jokes for his 20th Anniversary Tour, which takes him to arenas across the country, including two nights at the ACC June 12 and 13. ticketmaster.ca.
Hot! heats up
Alternative comedy jokesters Chris Locke and Aaron Eves celebrate four years of Let’s Get Hot!, their monthly showcase of material you won’t find at your local comedy chain. Kathleen
Phillips, Brian Barlow, Levi MacDougall, Nathan Fielder and Katie Crown take part in the June 7 show at the Rivoli, the climax to a weekend of shows that include two nights of live and filmed comedy at the Factory Theatre. laughsabbath.com.
Living legend Jackie Burroughs (A Winter Tan, Road To Avonlea) has conquered stage, screen and TV. But I doubt she’s done comedy during Pride Week. Until now. The august actor is headlining a gala version of Andrew Johnston’s Bitch Salad series, where she’ll be performing, according to Johnston, “an obscene monologue in the style of Lucy Maud Montgomery.” Can’t wait to see Hetty go homo. June 19 at Buddies. bitchsalad.blogspot.com.
Russell Peters yuks it up at the Air Canada Centre June 12 and 13. Edgy Sarah Silverman plays host at Just For Laughs.