Just in time for Just for Laughs
JFL42 Watch this if: You missed that other one in Montreal.
Do you like to laugh? Do you like standup? Do you like creating meticulous schedules to capitalize on an overwhelming number of performances? Comedy fans, you’re in luck because JFL42 — the Toronto edition of the enormous Just for Laughs festival in Montreal — is here with names such as, but certainly not limited to, Ali Wong, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Tim & Eric, Mike Birbiglia, Jenny Slate, Roy Wood Jr., Jen Kirkman, Hari Kondabolu, W. Kamau Bell, Michelle Wolf, Sasheer Zamata, and live tapings of podcasts My Favorite Murder, Guys We F---ed and Last Podcast on the Left.
Thursday to Sept. 30, many venues Factory Watch this if: You want to see an established company in a new light.
This season, the prolific Toronto dance company Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie becomes Citadel + Compagnie, a titular embrace of its home at the Citadel performance space in Cabbagetown and a farewell to departing co-artistic director Bill Coleman. Now, Laurence Lemieux is breaking in the company’s new identity with Factory, a new piece by cho- reographer Michael Caldwell (who won a Dora Award last year as a performer).
Wednesday to Saturday, the Citadel, 304 Parliament St. Newsgirl Watch this if: You want theatre with punch.
The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club is a beloved, important and groundbreaking organization that provides community and empowerment to female and female-identifying Torontonians through boxing.
Its founder, Savoy “Kapow!” Howe, is celebrating her 25th year as a boxer and coach, so she’s briefly reviving her solo show Newsgirl — which opened this year’s Soulo Theatre Festival directed by Tracey Erin Smith — literally inside the Newsgirls boxing ring. This is probably the only time you’d want to enter the ring with Howe, but after the first round, you’ll be hooked.
Thursday to Saturday, Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, 388 Carlaw Ave. #108
Boxing coach Savoy “Kapow!” Howe is briefly reviving her solo show Newsgirl at Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club.