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Thursday, November 24
Brewhaha Stand-Up night Rebecca Reeds, Rachelle Lauzon, Aaron Why, Big Norm & host Andrew Harris. 9 pm. Free. Brewhaha Craft Beer Lounge, 39 Prince Arthur, lower level. fb.com/brewhahabar.
Byron Bertram Stand-up headlining show. To Nov 26, Thu 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. yukyuks.com.
CBC’S BeCaUSe newS Comedy news quiz ñ
show taping. 6:30 pm. Free (reserve tickets). CBC Studio 42, 25 John. becausenews.ca.
CloUd Comedy Stand-up & sketch with ñ
Mark Little, DeAnne Smith, Marty Topps, Jeff Paul, Sam Mullins, Alex Wood, GET SOME & more. 9:30 pm. $8-$10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com.
Come what mayhem Roger Bainbridge, ñ
Brandon Hackett, Lindsay Mullan, Becky Johnson, Kyle Dooley and Ann Pornel explore awkward and touchy situations in an astute, daring and very funny Second City Mainstage revue. The exuberant cast is as comfortable taking on controversial topics like racial and gender inequality as skewering relationships and pop culture. Standout sketches include three women comparing body image issues and a game show that scores big laughs from political facts. Limited run. Tue-Thu 8 pm, FriSat 7:30 & 10 pm, Sun 7:30 pm. $25 and up. Second City, 51 Mercer. secondcity.com. nnnn (Debbie Fein-Goldbach) CraigSloSt DazedandConvicted.com presents Monica Hamburg reading baffling, possibly disturbing Craigslist ads. 8 pm. Free. The Groove Bar & Grill, 1952 Danforth. monica@ dazedandconvicted.com. f eat, BUy, repeat: the SeCond City’S gUide to the holidayS Second City presents a revue about the holiday season that pokes fun at short-fused shoppers, Chrismukkah keeners and frenzied families. Nov 24-Jan 1, see website for schedule. $25 & up. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com.
FraSer yoUng Headlining w/ Chris Gordon ñ and host Noor Kidwai. To Nov 27, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm, Sun 8 pm. $10-$15. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. laUgh yoUr BUtt oFF Monthly show featuring amateur and established comics. 8 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. maCro neato A completely improvised play. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. 3rd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. noteS n JokeS Music and comedy with The Intrvrts and guest Sandra Battaglini. 9:30 pm. $10. Underground Cafe, 670 Queen E. puffmama.ca. playday mayday Uncalled For presents a revue about childhood friends reuniting as adults and rediscovering the joy and nostalgia of games from their childhood. Nov 24-Dec 4, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm (no mat Nov 26). $30. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, weareuncalledfor.com.
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Kessler, Cameron Algie, Kevin Whalen & Matt Folliott perform high-octane longform improv at this monthly show. 10 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. Speaker’S Corner UnCenSored A variety of headliner-worthy comics on one night. TueSat 7, 9 & 11 pm. $10. The Corner Comedy Club, 163 John. thecornercomedy.com. Stoned-Up Comedy Amanda Day hosts a diverse lineup of comics. 7-9 pm. $5. Hot Box Cafe, 204 Augusta. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 25
Comedy kapow Stand-up, improv and sketch. 9 pm. $5. 120 Diner, 120 Church. fb.com/comedykapow. dr goldField & hiS Comedy protege Beaver And Bacon Comedy Festival presents standup by Nigel Grinstead, Sandra Battaglini, Kweku Winful, Nitish Sakhuja, Ronen Geisler, Ryan Hillis and host Spencer Rice. 8 pm. $25$35, festival passes $49-$149. Regent Theatre, 551 Mt Pleasant. beaverandbacon.com. good newS toronto: internet trollS Improvised news satire show w/ Fusion Comedy, What If, Zacharie Weingarten, Korri Birch and TwoSon. 9 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
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trUmp trUmp world Comedy w/ Tim Blair, Che Durena, Chris Finn, Brigitte Gall, LeeAnne Stewart, Kevin MacDonald and host Carolyn Bennett. 9 pm. $5. Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth. 416-551-7560.
JJ liBerman Headlining, w/ Ryan Long & ñ
Danny Polishchuk. 9:30 pm. $10. Underground Cafe, 670 Queen E. puffmama.ca. nerdtopia Monthly comedy show with a geeky lean. 11 pm. $5. 3rd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
notorioUS anniverSary w/ Colin ñ
moChrie The rap comedy group celebrates its third anniversary in a show w/ improvisor Mochrie, followed by a dance party. 10:30 pm. $20. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. notimprov.com. perFeCt 10 preSentS: Friday night Stand-Up Camille Cote, Dena Jackson, Nick Reynoldson, Faisal Butt, Barry Taylor and Daniel Woodrow. 9:30 pm. $10-$15. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. fridaynightstandup.bpt.me. SaSS Comedy Headliner Jackie Pirico, Shirley Whalen, Jacob Balshin, Kate Barron, Lucy Gervais and host Brian Millward. 7:30 pm. $8, adv $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. $12 two Free pintS Comedy Show Improv teams, sketch troupes & SoCap teams. 9:30 pm. $12 ($5 non-drinkers). 2nd flr. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Saturday, November 26
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Bacon Comedy Festival presents JJ Liberman, Chris Robinson, host Paul Thompson and the Best Dam Comic winner. 8 pm. $25$35, festival passes $49-$149. Regent Theatre, 551 Mt Pleasant. beaverandbacon.com. f vegaS aCeS ChriStmaS Show Singer Jenna Warriner, burlesque performer Esther De Ville, comedy by the Coincidence Men and more. 8 pm. $10. 2nd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. white gay waSted Comedy w/ Chantel Marostica, Jen Sakato, DeAnne Smith, Phil Luzi & Brian Millward. 11 pm. $10-$15. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. witty women oF Comedy Monthly show hosted by Wanda Carroll. 8 pm. $10. May Cafe, 876 Dundas W. wittywomen.ca.
Sunday, November 27
the danger room Dan Guiry hosts a variety show w/ guests. 9 pm. $10. The Corner Comedy Club, 163 John. thecornercomedy.com. FUnday SUnnieS Edgy & fast-paced comedy w/ Josh Murray, Sharjil Rasool, Aimee Ambroziak, Devon Hyland, Mark Little, Michelle Hart & others. 7 pm. $7. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
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Nubian Disciples’ monthly show with Cedric Newman, Ernie Vicente, Kweku Winful, Michael Moses, Sarah Anjepong Duodu and headliner Adrian Cronk. 8:30 pm. $20. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. yukyuks.com.
martin lawrenCe doin’ time: UnCUt ñ
The comedian/actor/director performs a stand-up show. 7:30 pm. $49.50-$140. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. ticketmaster.ca. SUnday night live The Sketchersons’ weekly sketch and live music show. 9:30 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Monday, November 28
ñ altdot Comedy loUnge Stand-up w/ Carol Zoccoli, K Trevor Wilson, Rachelle Lauzon, Cal Post, Joe Vu, Daniel Woodrow, MC Matt O’Brien & others. 9 pm. $8-$10. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. altdotcomedylounge.com. Comedy Corner open miC 8 pm (sign-up from 7 pm). Free. The Corner Comedy Club, 163 John. thecornercomedy.com. hard day Comedy Stand-up w/ hosts Amy Cunningham and Lexa Graham. 8:30 pm. Free. Office Pub, 117 John. 416-977-1900. the Jam SeSh Ghost Eddie host a show featuring improv sets and an open jam. 9:30 pm. $10, stu $5. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. new FaCeS Comedy night Dan Curtis Thompson and Ariel Kagan present fledgling standups doing their best 5-minute sets. 8:30 pm. $5. 3rd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 416-903-5388, socap.ca. oSSington Comedy Stand-up show w/ silly & weird new themes each week. The Ossington, 61 Ossington. fb.com/ossingtoncomedy.
QUeer and preSent danger Comedy ñ
toUr LGBTQ comedy showcase w/ coheadliners DeAnne Smith & Chantel Marostica, Jess Beaulieu, Ashley Moffatt, Heather MacDonald, Amy Cunningham & others. 8 pm. $15, adv $10. Pegasus on Church, 489B Church. eventbrite.ca/e/28209649822.
winprov Weekly improv games & special guests. 8:30 pm. Free (pre-show open improv workshop 6:30-8 pm, $5-$6). 468 Spadina
Ave, south of College. focusupcreativity.com.
Tuesday, November 29
Comedy on College Weekly stand-up night w/ a headliner, comics & lotto spots. 8-11 pm. Free. Pour Boy Pub, 583 College. pourboy.ca. FreShman at night Improv games meets talk show plus a live jazz quartet. Hosted by Luke Peters. 8:30 pm. $10. 3rd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
pro-CaSe night Stand-up w/ Bob Simoneau, ñ Perry Perlmutar, Ryan Magnulob, Kate Davis, Marc Anthony Sinagoga, headliner Arthur Simeon and host Andrew Vaughan. 8:30 pm. $5-$10. Absolute Comedy, 2335
Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca.
Queer And Present dAnger coMedy & ñ
i’d tAP thAt dAnce PArty LGBTQ comedy showcase w/ co-headliners DeAnne Smith and Chantel Marostica, Meg MacKay, Heather MacDonald, Amy Cunningham & host Ashley Moffatt, followed by a queer dance party. 8 pm. $15, adv $10. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. siriusxm.ca/qpdtour.
sKin of My nuts coMedy Long-form open mic w/ host Vandad Kardar. 8 pm. Free. Sonic
Cafe, 60 Cecil. vandadk.com/skinofmynuts.
Wednesday, November 30
doPe n’ Mic coMedy Jeff Paul presents Josh Elijah, Lianne Mauladin, Tim Golden, Garrett Jamieson & Ryan Belleville. 9 pm. $5. Underground Cafe, 670 Queen E. puffmama.ca. the hAhAshish show Vandad K hosts a weekly pro/am show. 9 pm. $5-$10. Cannabis Culture, 461 Church. vandadk.com/ shows. Judging Kelly Audience members bring their disputes; improvising “litigators” use scenes, monologues and characters to argue both sides. 8 pm. Pwyc. 2nd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. the Julien dionne coMedy hour: live Weekly longform stand-up featuring three comics, hosted by Julien Dionne. 8:30 pm. $10. Via Norte Restaurant, 938 College. jdcomedy.ca. A lAugh A Minute Open-mic stand-up. 9 pm. Free. Club120, 120 Church. club120.ca. Pro-AM night Stand-up w/ Carol Zoccoli, Ivan Kolenko, James O’Hara, Jason Allen, Rush Zilla, Sam Lenehan, headliner Arthur Simeon and host Andrew Vaughan. 8:30 pm. $6. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700. seAn tweedley Stand-up headlining show. Nov 30-Dec 4, Wed-Thu & Sun 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. yukyuks.com. siren’s coMedy Open mic stand-up w/ host Morgan George and headliner Mike Kellett. 8:30 pm. Free. Celt’s Pub, 2872 Dundas W. 416-767-3339. tinder surPrise Character-driven improv comedy with a matchmaker twist. 8 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. yogA n’ chill Relaxed yoga followed by cocktails and comedy with Matt O’Brien and Julia Hladkowicz, benefits New Leaf Foundation. Yoga, 6 pm, at Metropolitan United Church (56 Queen E), comedy, 7 pm, at Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria), $20-$25 both, $10-$15 comedy only. eventbrite.ca/e/28882609663.
The refreshingly frank JJ Liberman headlines the Underground Cafe on November 25.