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Crit­ics’ pick (highly rec­om­mended) How to place a list­ing All list­ings are free. Use the event sub­mis­sion form at nowtoronto.com. List­ings will be edited for space and style. Dead­line is the Thurs­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion at 5 pm.

Thurs­day, June 14

The besT is yeT To coMe uN­doNe is the ñ

best Sec­ond City re­vue I’ve seen in years. The troupe takes on ev­ery­thing from #MeToo and sys­temic racism to mi­nor irritations, but each sketch aims high – and gets laughs. Even premises that start out fa­mil­iar go to un­ex­pected places. Un­der direc­tor Carly Hef­fer­nan, who mixes styles and rhythms ex­pertly, the cast is su­perb, with es­pe­cially strong work by Stacey McGun­nigle, Chris Wilson and Bran-

don Hack­ett. Lim­ited run, Tue-Sun see web­site for times. $27 & up, stu from $16. Sec­ond City, 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, sec­ond­c­ity.com. nnnnn (Glenn Sumi) BlasT FroM The PasT: luke... i aM sTill your Fa­Ther edi­Tion Com­edy in­spired by child­hood show-and-tell w/ Cassie Bar­radas, John Richard­son, Cameron Al­gie, Linda Ju­lia Paolucci, Matt Fol­liott, Quentin Mathe­son and Carly Watt. 8 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, com­e­dy­bar.ca. Booze clues Help hun­gover pals re­call the night be­fore. 9:30 pm. $10. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. BreTT MarTin Head­lin­ing w/ open­ing acts & MC. Jun 14-17, 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. Bush ParTy HerBeaver cel­e­brates one-year of the monthly night of orig­i­nal sketches & mu­sic w/ guests Suc­cess 5000. 8 pm. $12. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

laugh saB­BaTh Rad­i­cal stand-up and ñ

more from the Laugh Sab­bath com­edy col­lec­tive & weekly guests. 9:30 pm. $5. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. laugh­sab­bath.com. MaTT davis Head­lin­ing w/ host Brian Stollery and Colin O’Brien. Jun 14-17, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm, Sun 8 pm. Thu & Sun $12, Fri-Sat $20. Ab­so­lute Com­edy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, ab­so­lute­com­edy.ca.

scruFFy’s coM­edy nighT Jeff McEn­ery, ñ

Ron­nie Edwards, Car­rie Ek­lund, Shan­non Laverty & host Ruby. 8:30 pm. Free. Scruffy Mur­phy’s, 180 Eglin­ton E. 416-893-5243. so­Phie and Friends Monthly sketch show fea­tur­ing So­phie Clarke and a va­ri­ety of troupes. 8:30 pm. $5. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. 416-903-5388, so­cap.ca. su­Per Fun skeTch show Two Sec­ond City con­ser­va­tory classes do­ing sketch and premise prov. 9:30 pm. Free. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. 416-903-5388, so­cap.ca. ThirsTy Thurs­days Toronto Com­edy All Stars weekly show hosted by Dan­ish An­war & Dave Burke. 8:30 pm. Free. 303 Lans­downe. 416588-1641, toron­to­com­e­dyall­stars.com.

whooPs wiTh Mark liT­Tle Dif­fer­ent ñ

for­mat each week (stand-up, im­prov, talk show, etc). 11 pm. $10. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com.

Fri­day, June 15

aF­Ter hours sTand uP coM­edy Empire ñ

Com­edy Live’s late-night en­sem­ble show. Fri & Sat 11:30 pm. $7. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. coM­edy Bar @ nxne Mu­sic and gaM­ing Fes­Ti­val NXNE’s Com­edy Tent, pro­grammed by the funny folks at Com­edy Bar. Jun 15-17, 6-11 pm. Free. Yonge-Dun­das Square, 1 Dun­das E. nxne.com. coM­edy on The river Watch a show from a ca­noe/kayak plus a guided tour up the Hum­ber River, w/ Pat Thorn­ton, Kris Sid­diqi, Heather McDon­ald and host Dan Galea. From $25 (in­cludes boat & life jacket rental). Old Mill Sub­way Sta­tion, 2651 Bloor W. 416-536-2067, toron­toad­ven­tures.ca. laugh­Ter luau Hosted by Rush Kazi. 9:30 pm. Free. Hawaii Bar, 989 Dover­court. face­book. com/Laugh­terLuau.

P Proud + Funny: nighT one Queer ñ

stand-up, sketch, im­prov & drag w/ Kiki Raz­zle, Kin­sey Fail, Brandon Ash-Mo­hammed, An­ders Yates, Coko Ga­lore & oth­ers. 8, 9:30 & 11 pm. $10/show, pass $25. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. ThaT Fri­day show Any­one can join stu­dent im­pro­vis­ers & guests at this weekly show. 8 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. The very il­le­gal coM­edy show Todd Van Allen, Peter Fraser, An­jel­ica Scan­nura, Aaron Wry, head­liner Joe Vu & MC Aaron Re­bello. 7:30 pm. Pwyc. So­cialite Bar, 276 Au­gusta. 416-457-0842, roast­clash@gmail.com.

Satur­day, June 16

are we ok, cuPid? True dat­ing sto­ries w/ ñ

Reid Janisse, Rob Baker, Kris Sid­diqi Christy Bruce & oth­ers. 8 pm. $10. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca.

P dawn Pa­Trol: yo sis! Bud­dies’ Queer ñ

Pride presents com­edy, mu­sic and drag by Chantel Maros­tica, Court­ney Skye, DeAnne Smith, She’s the Man, Hoodo Hersi, host Dawn Whitwell & oth­ers. 8 pm. $15-$20. In the Cham­ber. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. bud­diesin­bad­times.com/pride. iM­Mi­granT dads Sto­ry­telling w/ Cassie Cao, Carol Zoc­coli, Natalie Nor­man, Simon Ha, Nick Ba­bat­sikos, An­drea Mart­son, Franco Nguyen. 9 pm. $15. The Sec­ond City Train­ing Cen­tre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd flr. sec­ond­c­ity.com. long shoT iM­Prov Long-form w/ Becky John- son, Mark Lit­tle, Matt Fol­liott, Leigh Cameron and oth­ers. 8:30 pm. $12. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. The Mys­Tery Box Matt Laird hosts this sketch and im­prov show. 8 pm. Free. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. Pansy ParTy Fun­der for Next Stop Pro­duc­tions’ Fringe show. 10 pm. $15. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. P Proud + Funny: nighT Two Queer stand-up, sketch, im­prov, drag: an open­ing Kiki, spe­cial edi­tions of Theatre­s­ports & HookUp, Match­maker Im­prov Mixer. 7, 8, 9:30 & 11 pm. $10-$15/ show, pass $30. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. show­case suPreMe sTand uP Empire Com­edy Live presents An­drew Barr, Nour Ha­didi, Brian Ward & host Chris San­di­ford. 10 pm. $12. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. worsT Be­hav­iour Dancing, rap­ping, im­prov + sketch with Erica Gellert & the Sketch­er­sons, Tall Boyz II Men and Worst Be­hav­iour. 10 pm. $5. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. 416903-5388, so­cap.ca.

wriTe ‘eM uP Comics ñ

An­drew Cholfe, Nick Durie, Nick Ne­meroff, Ju­liana Ro­drigues & Carol Zoc­coli are roasted by writ­ers Rhiannon Archer, Christophe Davidson & Ter­rance Balazo. Hosted by Todd Van Allen. 7 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

Sun­day, June 17

aF­Ter hours: sluM­Ber ParTy Empire Com­edy Live’s late-night stand-up show. 11 pm. $5. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

The aluMni show Sea­soned im­pro­vi­sors ñ

ex­plore a new for­mat each week, w/ Jan Caru­ana, Jason DeRosse, Sarah Hil­lier & oth­ers. 8 pm. $10. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. fb.com/thealum­nishowto. dirTBag cousin: a skeTch coM­edy duo’s show­case Monthly show fea­tur­ing im­prov and sketch duos. 7 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, com­e­dy­bar.ca. haPPy hour coM­edy Gra­ham Shon­field, Cathy MacPher­son, Mark Ko­rakiani­tis, host Ruby and oth­ers. 8 pm. Free. Ein-Stein, 229 Col­lege. the­com­e­dy­green­room.com. a nighT aT The iM­Prov Di­rected, to­tally im­pro­vised plays. 7 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. sun­day nighT live wiTh The skeTch­er­sons New sketches weekly guest host. 9:30 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. whose oPera is iT any­way? Mar­riage of opera and com­edy us­ing im­prov games. 9:30 pm. $12. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. loosetea­mu­sicthe­atre.com.

Mon­day, June 18

12 hour coM­edy MaraThon For casc ñ

Non-stop per­for­mances to help get stand-up com­edy rec­og­nized as an art form in Canada. Noon-mid­night. $10 min do­na­tion. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. face­book.com/cana­di­an­standup. 1623: The show Time trav­ellers Kat Letwin and Nkasi Og­bon­nah present new ma­te­rial by Jon Blair, Parker and Seville, Brian Solomon and Jeremy Woodcock. 8 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca.

alT­doT coM­edy lounge The ALT­dot is ñ

part of CASC’s 12-hr com­edy marathon w/ DeAnne Smith, Nick Beaton, Sean Cullen, Arthur Simeon, Re­becca Reeds, Lau­rie El­liott, Nigel Grin­stead & more. 9 pm. $8-$10. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. alt­dot­com­e­dy­lounge.com. caMeron house coM­edy In the back room w/ hosts Dena Jack­son & Jen Sakato + guests. 8 pm. Pwyc. Cameron House, 408 Queen W. cameron­house­c­om­edy@gmail.com.

P QaPd col­lec­Tive Queer and Present ñ

Dan­ger LGBTQ weekly show­case. 8 pm (sign-up 7-7:45 pm). Pwyc. Pe­ga­sus on Church, 489B Church. fb.com/qapdpro­duc­tions. Thick skin coM­edy “show” Long form standup hosted by Van­dad Kar­dar & guest. 9 pm. $5. Hem­ing­ways, 142 Cum­ber­land. face­book. com/thick­skin­show.

Tues­day, June 19

coM­edy nighT aT i’ll Be see­ing you Weekly fem­i­nist-friendly/LGBTQ pos­i­tive stand-up hosted by Cara Con­nors. 8:30 pm. Free. I’ll Be See­ing You, 747 Queen E. 416-778-9988. Fire­side Tales Camp­fire sto­ry­telling w/ Dan Galea, Amy Cun­ning­ham, Ronit Ru­bin­stein, Randy Sabourin, Hisham Ke­lati, Yaw At­tuah & host Helder Brum. 8 pm. Free. Duf­ferin Grove Park, 875 Duf­ferin Pk. fb.com/fireside­tales. harold nighT Clas­sic long­form im­prov. 10 pm Tue to Jun 26. $5. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. laugh in The Face oF Fear Cameron Al­gie hosts an anx­i­ety-de­feat­ing night of im­prov and sto­ry­telling. 8 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. Pro-case Tues­day Foad HP, Frank Spadone, Jen Sakato, JJ Liber­man, Nick Durie, head­liner Brian Stollery and host Monty Scott. 8:30 pm. $12. Ab­so­lute Com­edy, 2335 Yonge. 416-4867700, ab­so­lute­com­edy.ca. rioT Ro­tat­ing cast of fe­male iden­ti­fy­ing & non-bi­nary per­form­ers do­ing sketch, im­prov + stand-up w/ weekly guests. 8 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. send nooBs – 1sT an­niver­sary edi­Tion Stand-up by Monique Jag­pal, Ste­phie Ma­jor, Stephen Kar­mazyn, Laura Holte­brinck & Karine Kazan + pros Jor­dan Foisy, Jackie Pirico, Mar­illa Wex. 8 pm. $5. Sneaky Dee’s, 431 Col­lege. fb.com/send­noob­scom­edy. snack TiMe coM­edy: suM­Mer TiMe snackin’ An­drew Li­zotte, Surer De­ria, Tex Wines, Tracy Hamil­ton, Katie West­man, Rick Row­ley and Jar­rett Camp­bell. 8 pm. $10. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

Wed­nes­day, June 20

lady PanTs PresenTs Stand-up from Marie Sotto, im­prov from Linda Paolucci and Paul JP, Three Speed, Shots Fired. 8 pm. $5. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. Pay­roll: a skeTch coM­edy re­vue Sketch show about work­ing 9-to-5. 9:30 pm. $10. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com. PeP­Per­oni Pizza caTs PresenT! Im­prov with Erotic Friend Fic­tion, Curious Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton, plus an open jam. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth. so­cap.ca. Pro-aM nighT Ak­shay Sharma, Daniel Shaw, Olivia Collict, Ta­mara Ap­ple­ton, Collin Sideris, JP Hodgkin­son, Jake Le­land, head­liner Brian Stollery, host Monty Scott. 8:30 pm. $8. Ab­so­lute Com­edy, 2335 Yonge. ab­so­lute­com­edy.ca. randy’s cheeseBurger Pic­nic Com­edy with the Trailer Park boys ac­tor. 8 pm. $20-$25. Ade­laide Hall, 250 Ade­laide W. tick­et­fly.com. skeTchMa­nia i: gone in 60 Min­uTes Five dozen co­me­di­ans in an hour-long sketch re­vue writ­ten and per­formed by a cast of 60. 8 pm. $10. Bad Dog Com­edy The­atre, 875 Bloor W. bad­dogth­e­atre.com/sketchma­nia.

P = Pride event

Thurs­day, June 14

BRIT GRIF­FIN Launch for Win­ter­men II. 7 pm. Free. An­other Story Book­shop, 315 Ron­ces­valles. 416-462-1104, an­oth­er­story.ca. THE SO­PHIS­TI­CATED BOOM BOOM TURNS FIFTY! With Tess Liem and Eli Lynch. 9 pm. Pwyc. The Oss­ing­ton, 61 Oss­ing­ton. fb.com/ the­so­phis­ti­cat­ed­boom­boom.

Fri­day, June 15

METATRON PRESENTS: GEM­INI SEA­SON Read­ings by Aley Water­man, Ash­ley Ob­scura, Faith Arko­r­ful, Sen­nah Yee, Shazia Hafiz, Ta­nia Per­alta, Quinn Flom, Téa Mu­tonji. 7-9 pm. Free. Queen Books, 914 Queen E. 416-778-5053.

P TORONTO LIT UP: QUEER/PLAY, UN­HOLY ñ AND CITY VOICES Re­lease of sev­eral works with Diane Flacks, Eva­lyn Parry, Carolyn Tay­lor and oth­ers. 5:30 pm. Free. Lake­side Ter­race, Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4760, ifoa.org.

Satur­day, June 16

DRUNK MEAN GIRLS – A LIVE READ Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm. $10. Pro­ceeds to the Cana­dian HIV/AIDS Le­gal Net­work. The Gar­ri­son, 1197 Dun­das W. face­book.com/ events/191677821454367. TORONTO LIT UP: SPRING PO­ETRY LAUNCH New ti­tles by Ste­vie How­ell, Michelle Brown, Adam Dick­in­son & Robin Richard­son. 5:30 pm. Free. Lake­side Ter­race, Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4760, ifoa.org.

Mon­day, June 18

EV­ERY­THING RE­MAINS RAW: PHO­TOGRAPH­ING ñ TORONTO’S HIP HOP CUL­TURE FROM ANA­LOGUE TO DIG­I­TAL Launch for Mark V. Camp­bell’s book. 7 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. an­oth­er­story.ca.

P SPAWN­ING GEN­ER­A­TIONS Launch for ñ

an­thol­ogy of queerspawn voices. 7-9 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 499 Church. glad­day­book­shop.com. TORONTO JAZZ TREA­SURES: 100 POR­TRAITS OF TORONTO’S GREAT JAZZ MU­SI­CIANS. Talk/ slideshow by pho­tog­ra­pher Pat Lacroix and jazz writer Ted O’Reilly. 2 pm. Free. Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7172.

Tues­day, June 19

P NAKED BOYS READ­ING: BIPOC PRIDE EDI­TION 9 pm. Pwyc. Glad Day Book­shop, 499 Church. glad­day­book­shop.com.

Wed­nes­day, June 20

TRIL­LIUM BOOK AWARD FI­NAL­IST AU­THOR ñ

READ­INGS In­clud­ing Cherie Di­ma­line, Leanne Be­tasamosake Simp­son, Re­becca Rosen­blum, Cather­ine Her­nan­dez, Pino Coluc­cio, Puneet Dutt and Phoebe Wang. 6:30 pm. Free. RSVP. Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary, 789 Yonge. 416-342-1814, eventbrite.ca.

Chantel Maros­tica hosts QAPD Col­lec­tive show June 18.

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