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5 indicates queer-friendly events H = Halloween event
ñ= Critics’ pick (highly recommended) How to place a listing All listings are free. Use the event submission form at nowtoronto.com.
Thursday, October 25
againSt the Collar ComeDy preSentS: CuFFing SeaSon Headliner Natalie Norman, Nigel Grinstead, Anasimone George, host Tamara Shevon and others. 9 pm. $10. May Cafe, 876 Dundas W. bruha.com/event/3990.
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review at nowtoronto.com. Limited run, Tue-Sun see website for times. $27 & up, stu from $16. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-3430011, secondcity.com. nnnnn (Glenn Sumi)
Byron Bertram Headlines w/ opening acts & MC. Oct 25-28, Thu & Sun 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6431, yukyuks.com. CaBBagetown ComeDy The Social Smiths present Kyle Brownrigg, Chris Sandiford, Lucy Gervais, Tiyawnda McGregor + Honey Bennett, Carolina DG & Robert Watson. Social Smiths Studio, 574 Parliament. eventbrite.ca. the CoinCiDenCe men preSent Tallboyz II Men & Meli Melo. 9:30 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Crazy eightS #9 all StarS Stand-up meets mental health w/ headliner Chanty Marostica, Kyle Bergstresser, Lucy Gervais, Kirsten Rasmussen & more. 8:30 pm. $20. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. H CurSeD: improv inSpireD By SCi-Fi & horror Improv inspired by works of short fiction (read by their authors). 8 pm. $5/pwyc. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. facebook.com/events/342099923225086. kelly & kevin’S late night ComeDy Cake Kelly Zemnickis and Kevin Ze host with headliner Abbas Wahab. 10 pm. Pwyc. The Social Cap-
ital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Mike DaMbra Headlines w/ Jason Allen & host Lamont Ferguson. Oct 25-28, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm, Sun 8 pm. $12-$20. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700.
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nowtoronto.com. Runs to Nov 25, see website for times. $25. Second City, 51 Mercer. secondcity.com. NNNN (Glenn Sumi) Twice UPoN a TiMe – The FUlly iMProviSeD MUSical Maple Leaf Theatre Company fairy tale prequels w/ audience suggestions in this show for adults. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. mapleleaftheatre.ca.
Friday, October 26
H brooklyNN bar viP coMeDy: Devil’S NighT Daniel Woodrow, Mike Rita, Dena Jackson and Paul Thompson, plus a dance party. 8:30 pm. $10. Brooklynn Bar, 1186 Queen W. eventbrite.ca/e/51205909253.
The Dg SPecial live Comedy/variety ñ
show hosted by Dan Galea featuring Bruce McCulloch. 7:30 pm. $15 adv. The Rec Room, 255 Bremner. therecroom.com. H hirUT hooT halloweeN eDiTioN Carolyn Bennett, Rob Browne, Anna Gustafson, Tracy Hamilton, Luba Magnus, Habib Siam & more. 9 pm. $5. Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth. 416-551-7560.
keeP MakiNg NoNSeNSe Sketch/variety ñ
from the mind of Pat Thornton w/ Andy Hull, Anders Yates, Sarah Hillier, Laura Cilevitz and others. 8 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. PUrkey breaSTS SkeTch Show Sketch by El Fuego, Dog Shirt and Low Rise Queens. 8 pm. $5. Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas E. facebook.com/ events/171920100391469. SaSS coMeDy Chanty Marostica headlines. 7 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540.
Saturday, October 27
5The chaNTy Show – live albUM DroP Winner of Canada’s Top Comic 2018 Chanty Marostica w/ pals Andrew Johnston, Aisha Brown, Ryan Dillon, Meg MacKay and others. 9 pm. $20, adv $15. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. hookUP Bad Dog Theatre’s improvised romcom. 9:30 pm. $10-$15. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com.
JereMy hoTz Show by the misery comedian. ñ 8 pm. $59. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. Make Me laUgh 4! Comics try to make Mandy Goodhandy laugh for cash and candy. 9 pm. Free. 120 Diner, 120 Church. 416-792-7725.
The PaNel Show Improvisers appear in ñ
character to discuss real topics w/ two real journalists. Guests Maryam Siddiqi & Andrew Coyne, hosted by David Shore. 7 pm. $8. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. monkeytoast.com. STellaviSioN: The 3D worlD oF STella walker The Goddess of Oddness tells her life story. 8 pm. $25. John Candy Box Theatre, 99 Blue Jays Way. 416-340-7270, stellawalker.com.
Sunday, October 28
56 cakeS: 56 MiNUTeS’S 1-year aNNiverSary Show Hosted by James Island & Andie Hong w/ Tom Henry, Mark Little, Nick Nemeroff & Definition of Knowledge. 7 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. facebook.com/56minutes/. haPPy hoUr coMeDy: 10 SPoTS Four comics doing 10 minutes each, hosted by Blair Streeter. 8 pm. Free. Ein-Stein, 229 College. 416893-5243, thecomedygreenroom.com. SUNDay NighT live wiTh PriyaNka The Sketchersons celebrate their 650th weekly show with drag queen Priyanka. 9 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Monday, October 29
alTDoT coMeDy loUNge Jackie Pirico, ñ
Juliana Rodrigues, Tracy Hamilton, Drew Pricklyk, Michelle Shaughnessy, Clare Belford, Rebecca Reads, Dave Hemstad, Eman El Husseini & MC Bryan Hatt. 9 pm. $8-$10. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. altdotcomedylounge.com.
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hall Author Paul Myers talks with Bruce McCulloch & Scott Thompson at launch of his authorized biography of the sketch troupe. 7 pm. $25 ($39 w/ book). Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw. torontosketchfest.com. H virTUal MaN hUgS iMProviSeD aPPle bobbiNg SPook-TacUlar Guest troupes improvise scenes based on tales of fear told by members of VMH. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Tuesday, October 30
Make TiMe For FrieNDS Dad Rock Comedy presents headliner Chris Locke. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. Pro-caSe TUeSDay Headliner Lamont Ferguson, host Mike Dambra, Barry Taylor, Dred Lee, Foad HP, Noor Kidwai and Perry Perlmutar. 8:30 pm. $12. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca.
Wednesday, October 31
H gUTS For laUghS halloweeN eDiTioN ñ Italian 80s horror flick Demons 2 gets live-roasted by comedians. 9:30 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
H a NighT aT The broNze – a vaMPire ñ
Slayer MUSical & DaNce ParTy! Live read through of the Buffy episode. 8 pm. $25. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. buddiesinbadtimes.com. Pro-aM NighT Headliner Lamont Ferguson, Brad Tingle, George Burgess, Mike Samuels, Mo Saleh, Negar Moses, Rebecca McDonald and host Mike Dambra. 8:30 pm. $8. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca. yoU love ThiS Weekly stand-up open mic on the 2nd floor. 11 pm. Free. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
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