Mike Wilmot Conquers Australia! – Sunday March 1st

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Sunday March 1st
Comedy Bar Mainstage – 945 Bloor St W
Doors at 6:40, Show at 7:00
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
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“Quite Simply, one of the best straight-up stand-ups in the world” -CHORTLE UK

“Can give any other stand-up alive lessons in the power of laughter to free us from the shackles of embarrassment.” -TIME OUT UK

One of the most dominant forces in Canadian comedy (and the world) is heading to Australia to dominate 3 of their most prestigious comedy festivals

Check out this special preview event as Mike puts the finishing touches on his new 1 hour show before heading down under.

 

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In Australia Mike will be performing at:
The Adelaide Fringe (6 shows March 8 – 14)

The Melbourne Comedy Festival (22 shows!! from March 26 – April 19)

The Sydney Comedy Festival (4 shows April 22 – 25)

 

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Empire Comedy Presents ft Debra DiGiovanni

Thursday February 19th
Comedy Bar Mainstage
945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Doors at 7:40, Show at 8pm
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Empire Comedy Live presents a surprise mid week event featuring a pair of Canada’s brightest comedy stars

Featuring: Debra DiGiovanni
(Hit US cable special “Single, Awkward, Female”, multiple performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Semi Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Multiple Canadian Comedy Award Winner, a regular performer on CBC Radio’s The Debaters, and damn near any quality comedic programming you can name in Canada)

Hosted by: Fraser Young
(Multiple performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Halifax Comedy Festivals, 2014’s hit album “Food, Medicine, and a Surprising Amount of Math”, and a long time writer/performer for The Hour/George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight)

with guest performances by: Mark Bennett, and Dave Atkinson

$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Doors at 7:40, Show at 8pm
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Bad News, Fortune Feimster is Cancelled this weekend

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Hi Everyone

I’ve received word from her team that Fortune is not going to be able to make it to Toronto for this weekend’s run of shows at Comedy Bar

Her duties as Executive Producer on her new pilot for ABC are now going to require her to be in Los Angeles, and after several attempted workarounds, we just weren’t able to find a solution

We’re hoping to reschedule, but for now we’re having to cancel. We’re working on replacement programming for Comedy Bar for this weekend, so please stay tuned

For refunds please email BoxOffice@ComedyBar.Ca,
or call after 2pm at 416 551 6540

Sorry about this, I was really looking forward to presenting these shows

Ian

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Fortune Feimster Performs For The First Time in Toronto!

Fortune_Web2014 was a busy year for Fortune Feimster. She was as chosen one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch, she filmed a Half Hour special for Comedy Central, hosted the GLAAD Media Awards, & performed on Conan & @midnight

Fortune performed her solo show at Just For Laughs in Montreal, and completed a 3 year run on E!’s hit series Chelsea Lately.

Oh, and Tina Fey has developed a new sitcom about her life growing up in North Carolina for ABC called Family Fortune.

Fortune has also performed on HBO’s Funny as Hell, Last Comic Standing (2010 Semi Finalist), Workaholics, and 2 Broke Girls.

Thursday Feb 19th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by DJ Demers w/ Debra DiGiovanni & Fraser Young
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Friday Feb 20th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by Debra DiGiovanni w/ Shawn Hitchins & Natalie Norman
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Friday Feb 20th – 10:30pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by Debra DiGiovanni w/ Mark Forward & Ian Lynch
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Saturday Feb 21st – 9pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by Amanda Brooke Perrin w/ Rebecca Kohler & Jason Wilcox
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Saturday Feb 21st – 11pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by Rhiannon Archer w/ Rob Mailloux & Diana Bailey
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Fortune on Conan

Thursday Feb 19th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
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Friday Feb 20th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
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Friday Feb 20th – 10:30pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
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Saturday Feb 21st – 9pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
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Saturday Feb 21st – 11pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street W (at Ossington Station)
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Press and Media requests can be sent to Ian@EmpireComedy.Net

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Simon King Brings The Fire To Toronto

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“Wicked fucking funny.”
– Doug Stanhope

“Simon is truly a gifted comedian.”
– Robin Williams

Saturday January 31
Comedy Bar Mainstage
945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
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Bio:
Simon King utterly changes a room when he takes the stage. He’s described as one of the most powerful, moving and significant comedians working anywhere today.

His high energy, aggressive, and intelligent comedy style makes him nothing short of a force of nature. Known for his explosive performance that marries sharp socially conscious material with a keen point of view Simon goes flat out with hilarious and game changing results.

Equally at home in dive bars and theatres he commands the room, owns the crowd and blows the doors off no matter where he is.

Simon King has been invited to play some of the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals. From his appearances at: the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Comedy Festival, The Vancouver International Comedy Festival and The Just For Laughs Festival to his breakout performances at the prestigious HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the HBO, TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas: It’s undeniable he’s made a name for himself.

Saturday January 31
Comedy Bar Mainstage
945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
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Simon King at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

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Kicking off January with 2 New York Favorites

Sara_Schaefer_Poster_WebSara Schaefer comes to Toronto for a 3 day run of shows before her album recording in Brooklyn on January 22nd

Bio:
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was recently the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live.

Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Inside Amy Schumer.

She’s won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv & Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.

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Aparna_Poster_WebAparna Nancherla performs for the first time ever in Toronto!

Aparna Nancherla was a writer and regular correspondent on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and most recently was featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party Season 2.

In 2013, she made her late night stand up debut on TBS’s Conan, and was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She’s performed all over the US including Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bentzen Ball, Aspen’s Rooftop Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival.

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Braunger is Coming……..By Popular Demand

Braunger-Web-PosterMatt Braunger Returns to Toronto By Popular Demand!

In November 2013 Matt made his Toronto debut at Comedy Bar, and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that he’s making a return visit before the end of 2014

Showtimes & Tickets

Sunday Dec 21st – 7pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by: Steph Tolev w/ Pat Thornton & Nile Seguin
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Saturday Dec 20th – 9pm & 11pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
9pm Hosted by Ali Hassan, w/ Mark Little & Big Jay Oakerson
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11pm Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ John Mostyn
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A regular on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and the recently completed Chelsea Lately on E!,

Matt’s stand up credits include:

2 full length albums for Comedy Central,
2 one hour specials (Shovel Fighter, & 2015’s Big Dumb Animal),
a Comedy Central Presents special,
4 appearances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival,
performances on Letterman, Ferguson, Conan (2x),
and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show (2x).
He’s also been named one of Variety Magazine’s 10 Comics to Watch.

Festival appearances include: 4 times at Just For Laughs, 7 times at SketchFest in San Francisco, The New York Comedy Festival, 2 times at Bumbershoot, TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Maximum Fun’s Atlantic Ocean Music & Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Festival, and many more

Since his shows in Toronto, Matt has appeared on Garfunkel & Oates (IFC), Maron (IFC), The Michael J Fox Show (NBC), and Family Tree (HBO), in addition to his previous TV work on MADtv, Up All Night, The United States of Tara, & more

Jen Kirkman on Braunger: “When I watch Matt Braunger – first of all I actually laugh out loud. I don’t just do what every comedian ends up doing – nodding and thinking “that’s funny.” and I play along in my head with his premises – and I can NEVER predict what he’s going to say.

I’m sitting there going, “Wow. That’s an awesome way to go – holy shit, he’s still going. This guy proves that MORE Is MORE. Even when he’s not trying to be funny – he’s funny. He drinks water on stage funnier than you do.”

Showtimes & Tickets

Thursday Dec 18th – 9pm
Hosted by Blayne Smith w/ Rob Mailloux & Ryan Dillon
Underground Comedy Club – 670 Queen St E (at Broadview)
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Friday Dec 19th – 8pm
Hosted by Craig Fay w/ Sara Hennessey & Dave Atkinson
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
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Saturday Dec 20th – 9pm & 11pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
9pm Hosted by Ali Hassan, w/ Mark Little & Big Jay Oakerson
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11pm Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ John Mostyn
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Sunday Dec 21st – 7pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
Hosted by: Steph Tolev w/ Pat Thornton & Nile Seguin
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Gary Gulman is almost sold out!

Gary Gulman is coming to Toronto for 2 nights & 3 shows at Comedy Bar!
Tickets and details below

**UPDATE – Saturday at 7PM is now SOLD OUT!
**UPDATE – Saturday at 9PM is now SOLD OUT!
**UPDATE – Sunday at 7PM is now SOLD OUT!

Gulman-2-PosterGary Gulman is part of a select group of comedians who have performed on every single late night program, and has also recorded 3 TV specials, and 3 albums.

Gary’s stand up appearances have been seen on every late night show including

Conan,
The Pete Holmes Show,
The Late Show with David Letterman,
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Jimmy Kimmel Live,
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
& The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Other television credits include NBC’s The Last Comic Standing, his Comedy Central special Gary Gulman: Boyish Man, Showtime Presents Gary Gulman, Dane Cook’s Tourgasm on HBO, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and his second one-hour special for Comedy Central and Netflix (USA), Gary Gulman: In This Economy?

Saturday November 29th – 7pm – SOLD OUT!!
Comedy Bar Mainstage – 945 Bloor Street W

Saturday November 29th – 9pm – SOLD OUT!!
Comedy Bar Mainstage – 945 Bloor Street W

Sunday November 30th – 7pm – SOLD OUT!!
Comedy Bar Mainstage – 945 Bloor Street W

 

Performing with Gary on all 3 shows is SiriusXM Canada’s Next Top Comic – Faisal Butt

Gary Gulman – Live on Conan

Gary Gulman – Live on The Pete Holmes Show

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Megan Amram – Science…For Her is almost SOLD OUT

There are only 4 tickets left. Click here for tickets

As part of her “Science…For Her! book tour, Twitter sensation Megan Amram is coming to Comedy Bar for a live reading, Q&A, and some fun surprises

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Friday November 7th – 8pmONLY 4 TICKETS LEFT!
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Subway Station)
with special guest performances by Mark Little & Rebecca Kohler
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About the book:
Megan Amram, one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment”, Rolling Stone’s “25 Funniest People on Twitter”, and a writer for NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect “textbook” that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about.

In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science?for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women’s magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues.

Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!!

Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem!

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2014 Comedy Brawl Finals Have Arrived!

ComedyBrawl_FINALS2014_webThe 2014 Finals are upon us!

From 360 comics we are down to the final 9, and one of them is leaving with $1000 and the title of 2014 Toronto Comedy Brawl Champion

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We’re back at the 918 Bathurst Culture & Events Centre for this year’s finals.
Doors open at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm.
Tickets are $20 at the door (cash only), or online in advance

Battling it out for the title and the $1000 grand prize are:

Amanda Killeen
Ben Lardie
Gabrielle Makarewicz
John Mostyn
Masooma Hussain
Nigel Grinstead
Paul Henry Murphy
Shirley Whalen
Wojtek Arciszewski

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