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Crit­ics’ pick (highly rec­om­mended) 5 in­di­cates queer-friendly events How to place a list­ing All list­ings are free. Use the event sub­mis­sion form at now­toronto.com. In­clude ti­tle, comic names or brief syn­op­sis, venue name & ad­dress, dates & times, ticket prices and box of­fice/info phone num­ber or web­site. List­ings may be edited for space and style. Dead­line is the Thurs­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion at 5 pm. To sub­mit a cor­rec­tion to an ex­ist­ing list­ing, email: fix­events@now­toronto.com.

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.

Jeff Leeson heAD­Liner Week­enD Also ñ

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.

pArty to­DAy, pAniC to­mor­roW ñ

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.

WhAt the heLL Were you think­ing? ñ

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. cameron­house­c­om­edy@gmail.com. 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. ja­cob­moeb@gmail.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. info@illbe­see­ingyou.ca. 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.

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