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Thursday, November 2
ñ The Assembly PresenTs: longform
ThursdAy Performers from CBC’s Sunnyside and Because News, TBS’s People of Earth and more. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
CbC’s beCAuse news Radio ñ
One’s comedy news quiz taping. 6:30 pm. Free (RSVP). CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front W. becausenews.ca.
Album book Club Live podcast & discussion w/ host Jason Deline and guest Nug Nahrgang. This month’s album: The Smothers Brothers at the Onion. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. dATe nighT Comedy: ToTAlly worTh A bAbysiTTer Sketch and improv w/ Evan Carter and K$M Improv and hosts Scott Faulconbridge and Anne McMaster. 8 pm. $12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca. heAdliner mike sTorCk & hosT leonArd ChAn also featuring Joe Vu. Nov 2-5, 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. absolutecomedy.ca. Jokes n Tokes Andrew Harris, Chantel Marostica, Garret Jaimeson, Daniel Woodrow & headliner Mark Debonis. 8:30 pm. $5. Underground Cafe, 670 Queen E. 416-559-2771.
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. mAnolis ZonTAnos Headlining w/ opening acts & MC. Nov 2-5, Thu 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30 pm, Sun 8 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. yukyuks.com.
PArTy TodAy, PAniC Tomorrow ñ
Second City’s latest revue gets big laughs with sketches about everything from the war between cyclists and drivers to Wine Rack employees’ lack of expertise. Director Leslie Seiler provides creative approaches to sketches, whether it’s in a quick bit about racial profiling or a scene about women’s bodies. The cast works beautifully together and a few do their best work yet. Newcomers Nadine Djoury and Allana Reoch are invaluable, especially Reoch as a baseball-obsessed father of the bride and a spin-class instructor who channels everyone’s anxiety. 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)
sCienCe slAm Songs, stand-up, spoken word, improv and more as science enthusiasts talk about their passion. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free/pwyc.
Fox & Fiddle, 27 Wellesley E. goo.gl/ThpuUa. The uTilidors 2nd birThdAy PArTy-show Night of sketch duos w/ L’il Rasgals, Parker & Seville, Tom & Erica & the Utilidors. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. eventbrite.ca/e/38749043432.
ñ yAs kween | eThniC women funny
Comedy by women of colour, hosted by Nelu Handa. 9:30 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. fb.com/YasKweenTO.
Friday, November 3
AfTer hours sTAnd uP Comedy Empire Comedy Live presents a late-night ensemble show. Nov 3 & 4 at 11:30 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. booZe Clues The audience helps hungover friends piece together the events of the night before in this improv show w/ Cameron Algie, Alia DeSantis, Matt Nads & others. 11 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. facebook.com/events/437092323354530. Comedy APPeTiZer Showcase with 7 pro and amateur comics performing for 10 min each. 7:30 pm. Free. Remarkable Bean, 1103 Queen E. facebook.com/ComedyAppetizer. The dATing gAme liVe! Live version of the classic gameshow where audience members play the contestants, hosted by Ralph MacLeod. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. moonsTruCk Bad Dog Theatre presents ñ an improv show that explores the subconscious meaning and influence of dreams, w/ Ken Hall, Jess Grant, Andy Hull, Paloma Nuñez and others. Oct 27-Nov 24, Fri 8 pm. $15. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. The new mATeriAl Comedy show Weekly stand-up hosted by Jay Freeborn & Hisham Kelati. 11 pm-1 am. $5. Underground Comedy Cafe, 670 Queen E. puffmama.ca. shoTs & high fiVes PresenT: fliP CuP High-stakes improv challenges with Michael Ceratops & Ginger & Minge. 11 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. so fresh n’ so CleAn Comedy All-clean comedy show hosted by Jordan Foisy. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Saturday, November 4
The 404s A blue blur of scenes themed around Sonic the Hedgehog and the gang. 10 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca.
besT of (A sTAnd-uP showCAse) Chris ñ
Locke, Marito Lopez, Sean Emeny, Zoe Brownstone, Paul Thompson, Hoodo Hersi and host John Mostyn. 7 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. CAnAdA’s finesT Stand-up with Laurie Elliott, Kate Davis & more. 9 pm. $15. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca. deAThrAy CAbAreT Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong bring their musical comedy with special guests and an improv jam at the end. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 647-982-4545, socap.ca. free sPeeCh Comedy show Sandra Battaglini, Danny Polishchuk, Amish Patel, JJ Liberman, Dan Guiry, Ernie Vincente & others. 9 pm. $25. Benefits the Canadian Civil Liberties Assoc & the owner of Company House bar in Halifax. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W. facebook. com/events/273273623162700. monkey ToAsT: The imProVised TAlk show Guests Sandra Battaglini & Greg Mahon, host David Shore and the Monkey Toast Players. 8 pm. $15. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. monkeytoast.com. PerfeCT 10 PresenTs: sATurdAy @ Comedy bAr 9Th AnniVersAry Special edition of the show w/ Ben Miner, Mark DeBonis, Michelle Shaughnessy and others. 10:30 pm. $15, adv $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
shAkesPeAre’s ghosTbusTers Improv ñ
troupe The Coincidence Men render the Bard’s take on the 80s film. 10 pm. $10. John Candy Box Theatre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd floor. secondcity.com/JCBseries.
wriTe em uP Comics are roasted by ñ
comedy writers. Comics Tamara Appleton, Clif Knight, DJ Mausner, Dave Paterson & Katie Westman; writers Terrance Balazo, Kate Davis and Derek Forgie. Hosted by Todd Van Allen. 7 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Sunday, November 5
hAPPy hour Comedy Lisa Feingold, Danny Chan, David Cupchik, guests Julia Bruce & Dean Young host Denix Wilson & more. 8 pm. Free. Ein-Stein, 229 College. 416-893-5243. lol lol lAnd – A skeTCh Comedy reView Daisy Productions’ original sketch comedy revue featuring Candace Meeks, Alan Bee, Holly Wyder & Kelly Taylor. 7 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Monday, November 6
AlTdoT Comedy lounge Hoodo Hersi, ñ
Carol Zoccoli, Dena Jackson, Ryan Dillon, Rebecca Reeds, Caitlin Langelier, Jon Steinberg, Amy Cunningham and MC Cara Connors. 9 pm. $10, adv $8. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. 416977-9596, altdotcomedylounge.com. Comedy AT The broAdView hoTel: lAsT nighT on eArTh! Stand-up comedy, a live band and funky good times. 8 pm. $15, adv $12. Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview. 647988-5001, eventbrite.ca/e/37810136135. hodge Podge Spencer Litzinger hosts a supportive, beautiful & crazy-honest improv jam where YOU get to play. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Tuesday, November 7
AlTdoT Comedy lounge oPen miC MC ñ
Tim Rabnett, guest Sara Hennessey and 12 up-and-coming comics. 9 pm. $5. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. altdotcomedylounge.com. Pro-CAse TuesdAy Headliner Joe Bronzi, host Julien Dionne, Danny Polishchuk, Sam Feldman and others. 8:30 pm. $10. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca. ruTbusTer Coaches help seasoned improvisers bust out of their ruts. 9:30 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, socap.ca.
sAlomon & smiTh: guesT hosT elVirA ñ
kurT This month’s guests are Hoodo Hersi, Daniel Carin and Chris Sandiford plus guest host Elvira & Jess Salomon. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. seVen in seVen Comedy Speakeasy show w/ host Joey Harlem & guests. 9 pm. Pwyc. Sarah’s Cafe, 1426 Danforth. 647-863-2163.
Wednesday, November 8
Andrew JohnsTon Headlining standup ñ show with opening acts & MC. Nov 8-12, 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. CAnAdiAn Comedy fesTiVAl showCAse TAPings Mix of local stand-ups. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. 5fusion Comedy Stand-ups, improvisers and writers spotlighting material from diverse perspectives. 9:30 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. generiC Comedy show Weekly night with hosts Morgan O’Shea and Faisal Butt. 8 pm. Pwyc. Mullins, 1033 Bay. 647-997-7763. hAhA!Comedy for A CAuse Stand-up by Evan Carter, George Westerholm, Carolyn Bennett & host Ali Hassan plus a silent auction and more to benefit George Herman House. 6:309 pm. $35. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. keepitin.wixsite.com/georgehermanhouse. Pro-Am nighT Headliner Joe Bronzi, Ainsley McPhail, Jeff Estrela, Iqbal Faizer, Jon Macey, Andrew Harris, Keith Andrews, Sarah St-Fleur & host Julien Dionne. 8:30 pm. $7. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca.
yQy Comedy Tour BFFs Ilana Glazer & ñ
Phoebe Robinson perform live. 6:30 & 9:45 pm. $25-$35. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth. ticketmaster.ca.
Phoebe Robinson (left) and Illana Glazer play Danforth Music Hall on November 8.