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Thursday, December 13
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, see website for times. $27 & up, stu from $16. Second City, 51 Mercer. secondcity.com. NNNNN (Glenn Sumi) F bFtP: a very sPeCiaL sNoWFLake editioN Blast From the Past, a comedy show inspired by childhood show-and-tell: memories reimagined as improv sets. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. FuN time Comedy Sean Price tricked his BFFs into coming, w/ Leonard Chan, John Mostyn, Ben Beauchemin, Allie Pearse, Heather Gilroy & Edward Kim. 8:30 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. F it’s a WiLd, roWdy, WoNderFuL LiFe The Second City presents a holiday revue that skewers the washed up, broken-down traditions that plague the holiday season. To Jan 1, see website for days & times. From $16. Second City, 51 Mercer. secondcity.com.
JeFF eLLiott Headlining w/ opening acts ñ
& MC. Dec 13-16, 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. Ladies’ Night Monthly showcase of female comedians. 8 pm. $10. Underground Café & Social Club, 670 Queen E. 416-450-9125.
NiLe seguiN Headlining w/ host Foad HP. ñ
Dec 13-16, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm. Sun 8 pm. $12-$20. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca. the PitCh-oFF ProJeCt Live Improv show where two Hollywood hopefuls pitch movie ideas. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
ryaN diLLoN: vioLeNtLy NiCe Dillon’s ñ
comedy album release show w/ guests John Mostyn, Andrew Barr, Nour Hadidi, Chanty Marostica and others. 8 pm. $15, adv $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. sit doWN & shut uP! Nick Nemeroff, Jordan Foisy, Borana Makri, host Blayne Smith. 9 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. suPer hot date Night Improv based on your dating stories, featuring Scam Algie and headliners The Lovers. 8 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. WereWoLF Improvised horror-comedy of lycanthropic proportions based on the hit board game. 10 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Friday, December 14
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. F the barb & Laurie shoW! Barb Scheffler & Laurie Hurst belt out tunes, tell outrageous stories and spread Christmas cheer. 7:30 pm. $20. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. facebook.com/events/1103035606535518. booze CLues The audience decides what happened last night in this improvised hangover show. 11 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. F brookLyNN bar Comedy: hoLiday editioN Stand-up & dance party, w/ Daniel Woodrow, Michelle Shaughnessy, Hisham Kelati and a secret special guest. 8:30 pm. $10. Brooklynn Bar, 1186 Queen W. eventbrite.ca. the CaNdy shoW Sweet stand-up & candy, hosted by Adrian Sawyer. 11 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. imProv royaL rumbLe Whose Line Is It Anyway-style improv battle. 10 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. fb.com/ ImprovRoyalRumble. F a very suPerkiCk’d Christmas sPeCiaL! Pro Wrestling Rock Show brings Santa, Luchadores and Krampus to life. 8 pm. $25. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. superkickd.ca. Weird aL karaoke Comedians sing original parody songs live to a backing track. Hosted by Weird Glenn and DJ Sports. 10 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Saturday, December 15
10/17: a LegaL Comedy shoW Improvisers celebrate legalization by getting high & then performing for you, w/ Tom Hearn, Coko Galore, Emily Richardson, Anders Yates, Andrea Marston. 11 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. F ha ha haPPy hoLiday With martha Chaves & FrieNds Chavez headlines w/ John Mostyn, Lianne Malaudin & Paul Hutcheson. 8:30 pm. $30, adv $25. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas W. hughsroomlive.com. hookuP Improvised romantic comedy based on the lives of two random audience mem- bers. 9:30 pm. $10-$15. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. F huNter CoLLiNs’ 10th aNNuaL egg Nog FiasCo Host Collins gets progressively more hammered & yells at every comedian who takes the stage. 8 pm. $10-$15. Underground Café, 670 Queen E. ticketfly.com. saturday Night staNduP Adam Christie, Hanif Jetha, Dave Martin, Allie Pearse and host Marc Hallworth. 8 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. the variety shoW Comedy/variety w/ K$M, Sarah Ashby, Marlon Rando, Good Game, Chris Heijdens & Ian McIntyre. 10 pm. $10. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Sunday, December 16
haPPy hour Comedy ProduCers shoW Alice Rose, Vince Carmichael, Mike Payne, Melo and host Michael Moses. 8 pm (sign-in 7:30 pm). Free. Ein-Stein, 229 College. 416-893-5243. Love is everyWhere Stand-up, improv and the science of happiness w/ hosts Tracy Hamilton &Cassie Barradas. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
Monday, December 17
aLtdot Comedy LouNge MC Bobby ñ
Knauff w/ Adam Christie, Chris Locke, Eddie Della Siepe, Rachelle Lauzon, DeAnne Smith, Amy Bugg, Kirk Smith & Joe Vu. 9 pm. $8-$10. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. 416-977-9596. give me What i WaNt Join Linda Julia Paolucci for a night of improv, interviews and capes. 8 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
heLder brum’s Live Comedy aLbum reCordiNg ñ The comedian/storyteller records his debut stand-up album, guest sets by Jackie Pirico, Pat Thornton, Dawn Whitwell and Dan Galea. Dec 17 & 20 at 9:30 pm. $10, adv $5. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. What iF? imProvisiNg your aLterNate uNiverse Brie Watson, Chris Leveille, Candace Meeks, Zohaib Khan, Pete DeCourcy & Alicia Douglas. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. WritteN iN the stars Show pits astrological signs against each other, in support of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter. 10 pm. Pwyc/donation of socks, menstrual products. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca.
Tuesday, December 18
assembLy tuesdays Long-form teams salute the one true form. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Laugh iN the FaCe oF Fear A night of improv and storytelling hosted by Cameron Algie. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Pro-Case tuesday Headliner Kate Davis, host Ward Anderson, Ben Mathai, Dave Martin, Ernie Vicente, Sam Feldman and Todd Van Allen. 8:30 pm. $12. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca.
Wednesday, December 19
Chaos Improv show where each set is made up of random players and random numbers. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. the Comedy CLaPtraP: Charity editioN Tommy Marshall, Laura Leibow, Rebecca Reeds, Faisal Butt and others. 9 pm. $5 (benefits Covenant House). Orchid Nightclub, 82 Peter. facebook.com/thecomedyclaptrap.
Comedy mixtaPe Musical comedy show ñ
with headliner Andrew Johnston and hosts Rush Kazi and Sarah Ashby. 8 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.
LaughabLe at LoveLess Stand-up w/ ñ
Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Sara Hennessey, Nick Flanagan and host Steph Tolev. 9 pm. Pwyc. Loveless Cafe, 1430 Dundas W. facebook.com/events/332623300800851.
mike rita Headlining w/ opening acts & ñ
MC. Dec 19-23, Wed-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 9 pm, Sun 8 pm. $11.50-$19.50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6431, yukyuks.com. oFF the raiLs Comedy ComPetitioN Improvised stand-up competition. 9:30 pm. $7. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. PePPeroNi Pizza Cats PreseNt PPC present improv from Abra Cadaver, Lady Pants and host Warren Ng. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca. Pro-am Night Headliner Kate Davis and host Ward Anderson. 8:30 pm. $8. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca.
saLomoN & smith Comedy with Carolyn ñ Taylor, Hisham Kelati and Bibi Bilodeau, hosted by BFFs Jess Salomon & DeAnne Smith. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.