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Thursday, December 6
aNother Day, aNother lauGh Show-upand-go-up open mic w/ host Marc Hallworth. 9 pm. Free. Another Bar, 926 Bloor W. 647217-0836.
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 Brandon 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) clash oF the comics semi FiNals Shot for shot roast battle show, winners determined by crowd vote. 9 pm. $10. 120 Diner, 120 Church. eventbrite.ca/e/52897317300.
Date NiGht comeDy: totally worth a ñ
Jokes N tokes 2-year aNNiversary ñ
Headliner Kenny Robinson, Ben Miner, Nour Hadidi, Jason Allen, host Andrew Packer and others. 8 pm. $10. Underground Café & Social Club, 670 Queen E. ticketfly.com.
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.
letterkeNNy live – the eNcore! Original ñ sketches from the TV series and stand-up sets by K Trevor Wilson and Mark Forward. 6:30 pm. $69.50-$350. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts (Mississauga). livingartscentre.ca. matt wriGht Headlining w/ opening acts & MC. Dec 6-9, 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. michelle shauGhNessy Headlining w/ Paul Baluyot & host Craig Fay. Dec 6-9, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm. Sun 8 pm. $12-$20. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. opeN mic at DeB’s Alcohol-free weekly comedy. 9 pm. Pwyc. Deb’s Comedy Den, 250 Sheppard W. fb.com/DebsComedyDen. raD DaDs New dads Walter Lyng and Reese Turner are joined by Chris Robinson, Kenny Robinson and Rad Mom Martha O’Neil. 8 pm. $15. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. F wrestliNG without wrestliNG: holiDay special Sketch comedy w/ Douglas Adams, Ezera Beyene, Tony Kim, Bianca Flavelle, Mona Hersi and others. 8 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com.
Yas Kween. ethnic women FunnY Stand-up and improv featuring Women of Colour. 9:30 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com/yas-kween.
Friday, December 7
aFter hours stand-up comedY Empire ñ
Comedy Live’s late-night ensemble show. Fri & Sat 11:30 pm. $8. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. comedY against humanitY The improv show for horrible people. Based on the hit game, your terrible suggestions fuel our disgustingly talented cast. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
$15 Beer Beer comedY show Mark Little, ñ Matt McCready, Kyle Dooley and others headline this weekly show. 9:30 pm. $15 (includes 2 drink tickets; GA $5). The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Kapow Weekly stand-up show. 9 pm. Pwyc. 120 Diner, 120 Church. 416-729-7725. purKeY Breasts sKetch Theme-filled sketch show. 8:30 pm. $5. Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas E. facebook.com/events/1240225039466201. Fsean & Jon’s seasonal holidaY inclusive thrilling show Stand-up w/ Ben Miner, Amy Bugg, Christina Brassard, Santiago Castillo, Aaron Heels, Dave MacInnis and Emily Nixon. Hosted by Sean Price & Jonathan Sohn. 10 pm. $10. John Candy Box Theatre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd floor. secondcity.com. so Fresh n’ so clean Clean comedy show hosted by Courtney Gilmour. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. that FridaY show 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Saturday, December 8
2 For the show Thomas Calnan presents headliners Courtney Gilmour & Ryan Dillon. Hosted by Ryan Horwood. 10 pm. $15 Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
the Best oF: 2-Year anniversarY ñ
show Courtney Gilmour, Hisham Kelati, Nour Hadidi, Carol Zoccoli, Ryan Dillon, Todd Graham, Tracy Hamilton, Joe Vu and host John Mostyn. 7 pm. $15, adv $12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. holodecK Follies: spontaneous star treK – sixth anniversarY The Dandies celebrate six years of Star Trek parodies for Trekkies and non-Trekkies w/ stand-up from Ashley Cooper and host Hisham Kelati. 8 pm. $15. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. hooKup Bad Dog Theatre presents an improvised romantic comedy based on the lives of two random audience members. 9:30 pm. $10-$15. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com/hookup. Fimmigrant (holidaY) stories Storytelling about diverse holidays w/ Anasimone George, Carol Zoccoli, Natalie Norman, Helder Brum, Shohana Sharmin, Tamara Shevon and headliner Martha Chaves. 9 pm. $15. The Second City Training Centre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd fl. 416-340-7270, secondcity. com.
Fshenanigans comedY night – holidaY ñ edition The Coincidence Men present a show with Marty Topps and Twoson. 8 pm. $5-$10. 3rd floor. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. shenanigansholiday.eventbrite.ca. stitch, please! Comedy/yarn experience with Yaw Attuah, James O’Hara Joey Harlem, Noah Maloney, Hoodo Hersi and Chris Robin- son. BYOB and BYOK. 8 pm. $5-$10. Yarns Untangled, 86 Nassau. facebook.com/ events/259649828060872. theatresports Improv show that pits two teams against each other & you decide who wins. 8 pm. $10-$15. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. 416-391-4115. the wonder woman show Female-identifying comedic performers do anything but stand-up w/ Ana-Marija Stojic, Hana Holubec, Jessica Perkins and others. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Sunday, December 9
cardBoardBuds Weekly board games run by comedians. 2-7 pm. $5. Underground Café & Social Club, 670 Queen E. puffmama.ca. crimson wave comedY Feminist-friendly, LGBTQ-positive, zero rape-jokes. 9:30 pm. $8. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. Fresh squeezed comedY Adrienne Fish headlines at this weekly stand-up show. 9 pm. Free. Grapefruit Moon, 968 Bathurst. facebook.com/events/2187054304680892. happY hour comedY producers show Dan Donnelly, Raphael Loucadellis, Ryan Sim, David Smith-Hayes and host Lisa Feingold. 8 pm. Free. Ein-Stein, 229 College. 416-8935243, thecomedygreenroom.com. laYlow laughs Weekly stand-up hosted & curated by Jordan Foisy. 8 pm. Free. Laylow, 1144 College. lay[email protected] a night at the improv Directed, totally improvised plays w/ Socap students & guests. 7 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. slumBer partY stand-up After Hours presents smart, sweet, sassy & saucy comedians every week. 11:30 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
the texas comedY massacre 2 Killer ñ
stand-up by Nigel Grinstead, Rebecca Reads, Darryl Purvis, Ali Hassan, Dean Young, Dave Burke & others, hosted by Kevin MacNeil. 8 pm. Pwyc. Fox & Fiddle, 27 Wellesley E. 416-580-5153. the time machete Alternative comedy variety show featuring stand-up, improv and music w/ Twoson, Luba Magnus, Everardo Ramirez, Anna Menzies and PLELTH. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Monday, December 10
F altdot comedY lounge Holiday ñ
food drive edition w/ MC Keith Pedro, Nour Hadidi, Alex Wood, Chanty Marostica, Jackie Pirico, Sean Cullen, Nigel Grinstead, Courtney Gilmour, Arthur Simeon and Gavin Stephens. 9 pm. $10, adv $8. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. altdotcomedylounge.com. canned laughter Cross-city simultaneous comedy shows at a dozen local venues. Start times between 6-9 pm. Free w/ non-perishable food donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Various venues, see website for info. facebook.com/events/541488886324672. canned laughter comedY Cross-city comedy show for charity. All donations to go to Daily Bread Food Bank. 8:30 pm. Free w/ food bank donation. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. canned laughter: hodge podge all stars All-star edition of Spencer Litzinger’s improv jam w/ Anne McMaster, Simon McCamus, Carley Throne & Rhys Naylor. 8 pm. Pwyc/ canned goods donation. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
improv KaraoKe Musical improvisors create songs on the spot with the help of the Well Dressed Magic Band. 9 pm. $10 or food bank donation item. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Tuesday, December 11
assemBlY tuesdaYs Longform teams celebrate the one true form. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. comedY on college Cozy & casual weekly show. 8 pm. No cover. Pour Boy Pub, 583 College. facebook.com/comedyoncollege. new talent showcase Humber College School of Comedy student showcase at 7:30 pm, weekly amateur showcase at 9:30 pm. $5. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6431. F paY what You can’t – a holidaY spectacular Jherad Alleyne, Hannah Lawrence, Meg MacKay, Luba Magnus, Robbie Woods, The Hilary Duff Fan Club, headliner Tom Henry & host Chili Davidson. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. whose opera is it anYwaY Marriage of opera and comedy using short-form, gamebased improv. 8 pm. $15. The Social Capital
Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Wednesday, December 12 the alumni show Veteran improv ñ comics & guests explore a new format every week, w/ Leigh Cameron, Nigel Downer, Jan Caruana, Alastair Forbes and Sarah Hillier. 9:30 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. corKtown comedY Brian Coughlin hosts a weekly open-mic for newbies & pros. 9 pm. No cover. Betty’s, 240 King E. 416-988-2675. ñ Friends & deanne smith Christophe Davidson, Jess Beaulieu, Natalie Norman and Nick Flanagan. 7:30 pm. $10, stu $8. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. ñ JeFF elliott Headlines w/ opening acts & MC. Dec 12-16, 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. yukyuks.com. pro-am night Headliner Nile Seguin and host Foad HP. 8:30 pm. $8. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca. the renegade show Weekly dark comedy showcase w/ host Kyle Lucey. 8 & 10 pm. $10. The Corner Comedy Club East, 946 Queen E.
416-989-0899, thecornercomedy.com. roY’s cut rate stand-up comedY New room with weekly headliners. 9 pm. $10. The Joint Speakeasy, 55 Colborne. 416-691-1009.
the sKetch experiment Monthly sketch ñ
show featuring Freddie Rivas, Chanty Marostica, Bryn Pottie, Alan Shane Lewis & others. 8 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com.
F wavelength holidaY music & comedY ñ Fundraiser Music by JEEN, SlowPitchSound, Blimp Rock & Thalia Zedek Band + comedy by Aisha Brown, Marty Topps & Franco Nguyen. Doors 8 pm. $15/pwyc, benefits Unison Benevolent Fund. The Baby G, 1608 Dundas W. wavelengthmusic.ca. Yes trespassing Lighthouse Troupe presents an improv and sketch show. 8 pm. $12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. You love this Weekly stand-up open mic on the 2nd floor. 11 pm. Free. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. zero hour improv Tyler Morgan hosts a 90-minute non-stop roller coaster of improv. 9:30 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
M. John Kennedy (bottom) plays Scrooge, and Sean Sullivan is everyone else in clever adaptation.