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How to find a list­ing Com­edy list­ings ap­pear chrono­log­i­cally, and al­pha­bet­i­cally by ti­tle or venue. in­di­cates queer-friendly events Crit­ics’ pick (highly rec­om­mended) How to place a list­ing All list­ings are free. Use the event sub­mis­sion form at now­toronto.com. 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, Novem­ber 9

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. BEAVEr ANd BA­coN coM­Edy fES­TI­VAL Weekly fes­ti­val com­pe­ti­tion shows lead up to the big gala show hosted by Ed the Sock. Nov 2-19 at Dampa, Nov 24 gala at Re­gent The­atre. $10, gala pass $25-$30 (in­cludes gala & one other show). Dampa Bar and Grill, 168 Eglin­ton E. beaverand­ba­con.com. BLAST froM THE pAST – JuST AN­oTHEr EdI­TIoN, EdI­TIoN Guests share cher­ished items from their past & im­pro­vis­ers trans­form the real sto­ries into made-up scenes. 8 pm. $7. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. THE gIrLS SHow Kirsten Ras­mussen, Ni­cole ñ Pass­more, Nelu Handa, An­ders Yates & oth­ers. 9:30 pm. $12. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. HEAd­LINEr JoE BroNzI & HoST JuLIEN dIoNNE Also fea­tur­ing Glen Fos­ter. Nov 9-12, 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. 416-486-7700, ab­so­lute­com­edy.ca. 5NIgHT ouT: A quEEr SpEc­TA­cLE for THE AgES Kin­sey Fail and the L.O.L Word hit the stage for a queer im­prov spec­ta­cle. 8 pm. $5$10. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. face­book.com/events/1895214460507930. 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) TwITTEr­proV Comics use ran­dom tweets as in­spi­ra­tion for scenes. 8 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca.

Fri­day, Novem­ber 10

cAMp­fIrE: A STo­ry­TELLINg EVENT Com­edy & read­ing w/ Sarah Hagi, Mon­ica Heisey, Jor­dan Sowunmi, Vicky Mochama, Evany Rosen and Lau­ren Mitchell. 8 pm. Pwyc, pro­ceeds to Sis­ter­ing. Bell­jar Cafe, 2072 Dun­das W. face­book.com/events/1656698247723989. THE dIAr­rHoEA MoNo­LoguES True ñ sto­ries of times adults have pooped them­selves, w/ Eric Minch, Jes­sica Perkins, Danielle Stein, Kevin Frank and oth­ers. 8 pm. $10. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. face­book.com/events/150883045515188. THE dIrTy NorTH Dirty, dark com­edy w/ ñ San­dra Battaglini, Keith Pe­dro, Ben Miner, Che Durena & oth­ers. 10:30 pm. $12-$15. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

HOlOdeck FOl­lies – sPOn­ta­neOus star ñ trek The Dandies cre­ate a Star Trek episode based on au­di­ence sug­ges­tion w/ Kat Letwin, Cassie Cao, Ingrid Hansen & host Hisham Ke­lati. 8:30 pm. $15, adv $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. bit.ly/holodec­knov17. im­PrOv rOyal rum­Ble Natasha Boomer and Carmine Lu­carelli wran­gle/ref­eree 25 im­pro­vis­ers in a bar­rage of im­prov games. Au­di­ence slots avail­able. 10 pm. $8. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. Jim JeFFeries: tHe un­usual Pun­isH­ment ñ tOur AEG presents the comic in a live show. Nov 10-11, Fri-Sat 6:30 & 9:30 pm. $49.50-$69.50. Sony Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Front E. sony­cen­tre.ca. mOOn­struck Bad Dog The­atre presents ñ an im­prov show that ex­plores dreams, w/ Ken Hall, Jess Grant, Andy Hull, Paloma Nuñez and oth­ers. To Nov 24, Fri 8 pm. $15. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. 647748-2258, bad­dogth­e­atre.com. tHe sOnar POd­cast net­wOrk launcH Party Launch­ing six lo­cal pod­casts with per­for­mances by co­me­di­ans and en­ter­tain­ers. 11 pm. Free. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. events.thes­onar­net­work.com. tHe texas cOm­edy mas­sacre 2 Dar­ryl Orr, Sam Feld­man, Ted Mor­ris, host Kevin MacNeil. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. Fox & Fid­dle, 27 Welles­ley E. 416-580-4153, tex­as­com­e­dy­mas­sacre2.com.

Satur­day, Novem­ber 11

24 HOur sketcH cHal­lenGe Six di­rec­tors and 36 per­form­ers have less than 24 hours to con­struct six 15-minute sketch re­views in one show. 8 pm. $15. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. 24hsc.bpt.me. Bassem yOusseF Fes­ti­val of Ara­bic Mu­sic & Arts presents the Egyp­tian comic. 7:30 pm. $55-$65. Bluma Ap­pel The­atre, 27 Front E. cana­di­a­nara­bi­corches­tra.ca/fama. cHris rOck: tHe tO­tal Black­Out tOur ñ Live Na­tion presents the ac­tor/di­rec­tor/ pro­ducer in a live show. $49.50-$150. Air Canada Cen­tre, 40 Bay. tick­et­mas­ter.ca. Gad el­maleH The comic/ac­tor per­forms a live stand-up show. 9 pm. $45.50. Queen Elizabeth The­atre, 190 Princes’. tick­et­mas­ter.ca. Hat trick cOm­edy Three styles of im­prov (games, mon­tage, one-act play) w/ SODA School of Dra­matic Act­ing, Or­son Whales & oth­ers. 8:30 pm. $10, stu $5. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­daim­pro.com. HOOkuP Im­pro­vised ro­man­tic com­edy based on two ran­dom au­di­ence mem­bers. 9:30 pm. $10-$15. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. mu­sic ma­nia Eight mu­si­cal im­pro­vis­ers en­ter: one leaves as cham­pion. With host Korri Birch. 10 pm. $5. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. 647-982-4545, so­cap.ca. my mOmma sO... Franco Nguyen presents ñ di­verse comics shar­ing sto­ries about their moms, w/ Hoodo Hersi, Guled Abdi, Hisham Ke­lati, Rakhee Morzaria & Carol Zoc­coli. Nov 11-12, Sat 7 pm, Sun 10 pm. $10. John Candy Box The­atre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd flr. 416-343-0011, sec­ond­c­ity.com/JCBseries. tHe su­Per­stars OF cOm­edy Pat MacDon­ald, Chantel Maros­tica, Ja­son Allen & hosts Bryan O’Gor­man and Jeff Paul. 9 and 11 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. t dutty sHOw Chris Robin­son, Guled Abdi, Ta­mara Shevon, host Van­dad K and spe­cial guest white folk. 10 pm. $10. John Candy Box The­atre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd floor. sec­ond­c­ity.com/JCBseries.

Sun­day, Novem­ber 12

Beaver and Ba­cOn Fes­ti­val: wHO is tHe BiG­Gest stOner cOmic? Com­pe­ti­tion show w/ Black Zeus, Alan Shane Lewis, Ni­tish Sakhuja, head­liner Ja­son Allen, host Ro­nen Geisler and oth­ers. 8 pm. $10. Dampa Bar and Grill, 168 Eglin­ton E. beaverand­ba­con.com. HaPPy HOur cOm­edy Mark McNally, Cyn­thia van Leeuwen, Liz Petrova, Aaron Re­bello, Lucy Ger­vais, An­drew Cholfe, Mike Payne and host Rush Kazi. 8 pm. Free. Ein-Stein, 229 Col­lege. 416-893-5243. laylOw lauGHs stand-uP sun­days Weekly stand-up hosted & cu­rated by Jor­dan Foisy. 9 pm. Free. Laylow, 1144 Col­lege. lay­lowto.ca. lOl lOl land – a sketcH cOm­edy re­view Daisy Pro­duc­tions presents Can­dace Meeks, Holly Wy­der, Alan Bee & Kelly Tay­lor. 7 pm. $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. 7 pm. $10. John Candy Box The­atre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd floor. sec­ond­c­ity.com/JCBseries. tHe time ma­cHete Com­edy va­ri­ety show, stand-up by Tim Gil­bert, Stephanie Ka­liner & Shirley Whalen, im­prov by Nelu Handa and An­drea Marston, mu­sic by PLELTH. 8 pm. $7. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

Mon­day, Novem­ber 13

altdOt cOm­edy lOunGe TRIXX, Dom ñ Pare, Ni­tish Sakhuja, Paul Thomp­son, Becky Fal­lis, Christophe Davidson, MC Danny Martinello and oth­ers. 9 pm. $10, adv $8. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. alt­dot­com­e­dy­lounge.com. cOF­Fee time A fam­ily must re­lo­cate af­ter their house de­vel­ops some is­sues in this im­pro­vised play. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. ex­Quis­ite cOrPs[inG] Melissa and Dorothy host this im­prov show and jam in­spired by the par­lour game, w/ guests. 8 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. scenes & se­Quins Im­prov scenes by the Mon­key Toast Play­ers in­spired by bur­lesque per­for­mances by lo­cal tal­ent. 9:30 pm. $20, adv $15. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. face­book.com/sce­nesse­quins.

Tues­day, Novem­ber 14

as­sem­Bly tues­days Long-form teams hon­our the one true form. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. cOm­edy un­der­GrOund: artHur simeOn Head­lin­ing w/ guests. 8 pm. $10. Drake Ho­tel, 1150 Queen W. the­drake­ho­tel.ca. Fire­side tales: Out­dOOr stO­ry­tellinG sHOw Sto­ry­telling by the camp­fire w/ Jackie Pirico, Ni­tish Sakhuja, Dan Tah­mizian, Natalie Nor­man, Karen O’Keefe McOuat and hosts Helder Brum & Rhi­an­non Archer. 8 pm. Free. Duf­ferin Grove Park, 875 Duf­ferin Pk. face­book.com/events/128241101221233. PrO-case tues­day Head­liner Gavin Stephens, James Ker­s­ley, Keven Soldo, Nick Martinello, Si­mon Rakoff, Ryan Maglunob and host Sam De­maris. 8:30 pm. $10. Ab­so­lute Com­edy, 2335 Yonge. ab­so­lute­com­edy.ca. seven in seven cOm­edy Speakeasy show w/ host Joey Har­lem & guests. 9 pm. Pwyc. Sarah’s Cafe, 1426 Dan­forth. 647-863-2163. ñ stOry witH cHOnG Presents: sex and tHe sin­Gle Par­ent Stand-up with head­liner San­dra Battaglini, Me­lanie Dahling, Phil Luzi, Carolina Gon­zaga, Aaron Wong, Gaby Hey and hosts Pre­cious Chong & Melissa Story. 8 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. ñ 28 years later: a BirtH­day sHOw Im­prov w/ Cameron Al­gie, Coko Galore, Natasha Boomer, Daph­ney Joseph, Napolean Ice­cream, Ken Hall, Adam Caw­ley, Psy­chotic Gam­blers & oth­ers. 8 pm. Free. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. tHe yOunG and tHe sketcH­less Soap op­erain­spired sketch com­edy, plus guests Tom & Erica & 3 Speed. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca.

Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15

dare: stO­ries we tHOuGHt we wOuld never tell Pro­duc­ers Brian Finch, Anto Chan, Kei Bei & Joel West + sto­ry­tellers re­call sto­ries they promised they would never re­peat. Oct 18 at 8 pm. Pwyc. The Oss­ing­ton, 61 Oss­ing­ton. 416850-0161, darestor­ry­telling.com. my Friend’s an ac­tOr: tHe im­PrOv sHOw Im­pro­vis­ers in­vite ter­ri­fied ac­tor friends to play an en­tirely un­scripted scene. 9:30 pm. $10, stu/artsworker $5. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­daim­pro.com. PeP­Per­Oni Pizza cats Presents Im­prov with PPC and guests TwoSon, host Hil­lary Ooos plus a lot­tery jam. 9 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. PrO-am niGHt Head­liner Gavin Stephens, Ak­shay Sharma, Cathy Boyd, Shane Peter­son, Luba Mag­nus, Pete Smith, host Sam De­maris & oth­ers. 8:30 pm. $7. Ab­so­lute Com­edy, 2335 Yonge. ab­so­lute­com­edy.ca. siren’s cOm­edy Head­liner Cameron LePrairie, and host An­drew Har­ris. 8:30 pm. Free. Celt’s Pub, 2872 Dun­das W. 647-217-0836. sPel­lBOund – a cOm­edy HyPnO­sis sHOw Ad­ven­ture into the sub­con­scious mind with com­edy hyp­no­tist Bran­don Dean. 8 pm. $10$40. Tran­zac, 292 Brunswick. eventbrite.ca. ste­wart Fran­cis Head­lin­ing w/ open­ing acts & MC. Nov 15-19, Wed-Thu 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30pm, Sun 8 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Rich­mond W. yukyuks.com. 5#tellemBOOBsBye Chantel Maros­tica’s Top Surgery Com­edy Fund-O-Rama w/ Meg MacKay, Michelle Shaugh­nessy, Adri­enne Fish, Jackie Pirico, Nigel Grin­stead, Mas­simo, Kyle Brown­rigg and Am­ber Daniels. 9 pm. $20. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. 416-524-6523, eventbrite.ca/e/38502417768. wes Barker: stunt ma­Gi­cian Combo of stand-up, magic and stunts with au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion. 9 pm. $20, adv $15. The Rec Room, 255 Brem­ner. there­c­room.com.

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