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Thursday, August 31
Another DAy, Another LAugh Show-upand-go-up open mic comedy with host Marc Hallworth. 9 pm. Free. Another Bar, 926 Bloor W. 647-217-0836. CArDs AgAinst humAnity Live Pitch your card ideas to the game creators, the best suggestions will be acted out live; the worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. 11 pm. $20. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com/toronto. gLoss: gorgeous LADies of stAnD-up At soCAp All-female stand-up w/ Amy Cunningham, Lexa Graham, Cassie Barradas, Luba Magnus, Harpreet Sehmbi and Tia McGregor. 9:30 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca.
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featuring Sam Norton & host Casey Corbin. Aug 31-Sep 3, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm, Sun 8 pm. Thu & Sun $10. Fri-Sat $17. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7770, absolutecomedy.ca.
LAugh sAbbAth Radical stand-up and ñ
other funny stuff from the comedy collective & weekly guests. 9:30 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. laughsabbath.com.
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Second City’s latest revue expresses the absurd dilemmas of life in 2017, including political exhaustion, screaming over board games, settling scores with dance-offs and more. (See review, page 42.) Limited run, TueThu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, Sun 7:30 pm. $26 & up. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-3430011, secondcity.com. nnnn (Glenn Sumi) rob pue Headlining stand-up show with opening acts and MC. To Sep 3, Thu & Sun 8 pm, Fri-Sat 9 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. yukyuks.com.
seAn CuLLen’s Another neArLy impossibLe ñ Quiz Night of trivia, gamery and terror w/ guests Nug & Richard Crouse. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
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Variety/talk show where comedians perform their innovative bits, with Todd Graham, The Sufferettes, Mein Kunt, and Dan Shehori. 9 pm. $10, stu $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca.
Friday, September 1
ComeDy Appetizer Comedy showcase with seven professional and amateur comics performing for 10 min each. 7:30 pm. Free. Remarkable Bean, 1103 Queen E. 647-801-5664, facebook.com/ComedyAppetizer. the DAting gAme Live! Audience members are the contestants in this live version of the classic game show, hosted by Ralph MacLeod. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. the neW mAteriAL ComeDy shoW Weekly stand-up show hosted by Jay Freeborn and Hisham Kelati. 11 pm-1 am. $5. Underground Comedy Cafe, 670 Queen E. puffmama.ca. so fresh n’ so CLeAn ComeDy shoW Clean comedy hosted by Courtney Gilmour. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-5516540, comedybar. ca. thAt friDAy shoW Anyone can join student improvisers and special guests at this weekly show. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
$12 beer beer ComeDy shoW Weekly ñ
show w/ Mark Little, Matt McCready, Kyle Dooley & others. 9:30 pm. $12 (includes 2 drink tickets; $5 regular admission). 2nd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Saturday, September 2
404s improv ComeDy Geekprov group the 404s present FiascOverwatch. 9:30 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. After hours ComeDy Empire Comedy Live presents a late-night stand-up ensemble show. 11:30 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca. ChAos! Each cast member performs an improv set consisting of a randomly assigned number of players. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. DeAthrAy CAbAret musiCAL ComeDy Second City vets Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong bring their musical comedy with special guests and an improv jam. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647982-4545, socap.ca. the Dirty north XXX ComeDy shoW: ñ Long WeekenD speCiAL shoWCAse Stand-up w/ JJ Liberman, Courtney Gilmour, Ryan Long, Bryan O’Gorman & others. 11 pm. $15, adv $12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. 5hiLLAry ooos’ LAte night someWhAt improviseD murDer mystery Murder mystery show featuring improvisers, drag queens. burlesque performers and comedians. 11 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com/hillarysbig-mess. Write em up Comedians are ñ roasted by comedy writers, w/ comics Gillian Bartolucci, Tim Blair, Sebastian Fazio, Andrew Packer & Nile Seguin; and writers Terrance Balazo, Cara Connors & Derek Forgie. Hosted by Todd Van Allen. 7 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca. you Are better thAn this Weekly open mic with pros and amateurs in the basement. 5-7 pm. Free. Smiling Buddha, 961 College. tinyurl.com/ YouAreBetterThanThis.
Sunday, September 3
5Crimson WAve ComeDy Weekly feminist-friendly, LGBTQ-positive,
zero-rape-joke laughs. 9:15 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. The Danger room Comics test their most dangerous & explicit material at this weekly show hosted by Dan Guiry & Morgan O’Shea. 9 pm. $10. The Corner Comedy Club, 163 John. 416-989-0899, thecornercomedy.com. Drop & give me 20! Up-and-coming comedians do their best 20 minutes, w/ Cathryn Naiker, Tim McDonald & Jordan Foisy, hosted by Marc Hallworth. 8 pm. Pwyc. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 647-217-0836, comedybar.ca. hangover Cure ComeDy Show Comics on the back patio and a taco buffet. 7 pm. No cover. Cloak & Dagger Pub, 394 College. facebook.com/hangovercurecomedyshow. LayLow LaughS STanD-up SunDayS Weekly stand-up hosted & curated by Jordan Foisy. 9 pm. Free. Laylow, 1144 College. laylowto.ca. The pLaygrounD Kris Siddiqi hosts a laidback open mic stand-up show. 8:45 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. SunDay nighT Live wiTh The SkeTCherSonS All-new sketches and a special guest host every week. 9:30 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Monday, September 4
aSSfaCe Improv comedy that’s physical, emotional, surreal, often existential. 8:30 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. Cameron houSe ComeDy Dena Jackson & Jen Sakato present a different weekly lineup of stand-up comedians in the back room. 8 pm. Pwyc. Cameron House, 408 Queen W. firstname.lastname@example.org. guTS for LaughS Comedians tear apart a horror movie. 10 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca. hoDge poDge Supportive, weird, beautiful and crazy-honest smorgasbord of a show in which you can play, hosted by Spencer Litzinger. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. open miC @ SmiLing BuDDha Stand-up open mic in the basement, all are welcome to watch or sign up. 7-10 pm. Free. Smiling Buddha, 961 College. email@example.com. wiDe open miC Pros, amateurs & beginners all come together for one non-stop night of comedy every week. 8 pm (sign-up 7 pm). $5. The Corner Comedy Club, 163 John. 416-9890899, thecornercomedy.com.
Tuesday, September 5
Big CiTy Tko 2017 Big City Improv Festival presents new and emerging improv troupes in a head-to-head battle. 8 pm. $12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. bigcityimprovfestival.com. ComeDy nighT aT iBSy Weekly stand-up show in Leslieville. 8:30 pm. Free. I’ll Be Seeing You, 747 Queen E. firstname.lastname@example.org. funCuSSion preSenTS: SpaCe CreepS! Improv comedy from the plucky space cadets and special guests. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. improv Tag Team ChampionShipS Clusterfunk of improv, wrestling, costumes and fun w/ referee Monique Marion. 8 pm. Free. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647982-4545, socap.ca. Jazz n’ JokeS Monthly comedy show hosted by Clif Knight with guest comics and musical acts. 8 pm. $5. Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta. facebook.com/Jazznjokescomedy. pro-CaSe TueSDay Stand-up comedy show with headliner Scott White, host Ben Mathai and others. 8:30 pm. $10, adv $5. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca. ruTBuSTer Seasoned improvisers bust out of their ruts w/ guest coach Jess Grant, followed by a headline set. 9:30 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Wednesday, September 6
DirTy weDneSDayS Weekly XXX uncensored comedy. 9 pm. $8, adv $5. The Corner Comedy Club, 163 John. thecornercomedy.com.
eSCapaD! Classic pad set based on your ñ
suggestions w/ Karen Parker, Dale Boyer, Nug Nahrgang, Marty Adams and Reid Janisse. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. give me whaT i wanT Linda Julia Paolucci asks improvisers who they’ve always wanted to play with but never had the chance, w/ Victoria Kucher, Yitzi Gal & Carmine Lucarelli. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca.
ñ Johnny garDhouSe Headlining standup show with opening acts and MC. Sep 6-10, Wed-Thu 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30 pm, Sun 8 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6431, yukyuks.com.
pro-am nighT Headliner Scott White, Jeff Faulkner, Jesse Donato, Jon Macey, Leny Corrado, Matthew Wong, Peter Aterma, Shawna Edward & host Ben Mathai. 8:30 pm. $7. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. Siren’S ComeDy Open-mic comedy with host Ben Stager and headliner Hanif Jetha. 8:30 pm. Free. Celt’s Pub, 2872 Dundas W. 647217-0836. ToronTo ComeDy BrawL Semi finaLS Nine comedians compete for a spot in the $1,000 TCB Finals. Hosted by Tracy Hamilton. 8 pm. $7. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca. werewoLf Improv comedy inspired by the classic board game. 9 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-9824545, socap.ca.
Funny guy Jeff Leeson headlines at Absolute Comedy this weekend.