James Adomian Returns for 5 shows!

James_Adomian_2015_WebONE OF NOW MAGAZINE’S TOP 10 SHOWS of 2014, James Adomian Returns to Toronto!

A Toronto fan favorite from his performances on @Midnight, Comedy! Bang! Bang!, Conan, The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, The Meltdown, Last Comic Standing, and Toronto’s own JFL42 festival

All shows are at Comedy Bar
945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)

Saturday April 18 – 9pm & 11pm
Live Stand Up Shows
9pm Hosted by Ali Hassan w/ Amanda Brooke Perrin & Craig Fay
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11pm w/ Mark Little, Steph Tolev, & Dawn Whitwell
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Sunday April 19 – 7pm
Live Stand Up Show
Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ Debra DiGiovanni & Ivan Decker
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A ridiculously versatile performer, James will be performing a mix of improv (Friday), and stand up (Saturday & Sunday)

His debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released via Earwolf Records to rave reviews
“[Low Hangin Fruit is] a lock for comedy album of the year.” – LA Weekly

DETAILS & SHOWTIMES

Friday April 17th – 8pm – $20
A Return to Naughtyham – An Improvised Robin Hood Tale
One of NOW Magazine’s Top 10 from 2014
A Pring Thing Production
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Friday April 17 – 9:30 – $20 – SOLD OUT!
Live Stand Up Show at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W
Hosted by Sara Hennessey w/ Andrew Johnston
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Saturday April 18 – 9pm & 11pm
Live Stand Up Show at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W
9pm Hosted by Ali Hassan w/ Amanda Brooke Perrin & Craig Fay
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11pm w/ Mark Little, Steph Tolev, & Dawn Whitwell
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Sunday April 19 – 7pm
Live Stand Up Show at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W
Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ Debra DiGiovanni & Ivan Decker
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James Adomian – Beer Commercials

James Adomian – Sam Elliott

James Adomian – The Sheriff of Nottingham

Bio –
JAMES ADOMIAN is a daredevil dancing queen – but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten!

James was a finalist on the 2010 season of LAST COMIC STANDING, and his many insane characters appear as celebrated guests all over the podcast-o-sphere. He is a staple on COMEDY BANG! BANG! and guest stars on the new season of CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. Catch James live performing standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events.

Presented by Empire Comedy Live

Press and Media Requests can be directed to Ian@EmpireComedy.Net

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Brooks Wheelan (SNL, Conan, JFL, @Midnight) – 6 Shows this Weekend!

Brooks-Web“Wheelan is himself a name to watch, getting great reviews for his sharp and sometimes dark observations of American life.” – London Times

Brooks Wheelan makes his Toronto debut!

Only 2 shows left!

Saturday April 4th – 9pm & 11pm
Comedy Bar Mainstage – $20
9pm Hosted by Amanda Brooke Perrin w/ Fraser Young & Dave Atkinson
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11pm Hosted by Daniel Woodrow w/ Rebecca Kohler & Templeton Philharmonic
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After a stand out performance at the Just For Laugh’s New Faces showcase in 2013, Brooks was quickly hired as a writer and cast member on Season 39 of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Most recently he’s appeared on season four of HBO’s Girls, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Comedy Central’s @Midnight

SHOWTIMES

Thursday April 2nd – 8pm
945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
Comedy Bar Mainstage
Hosted by DJ Demers w/ Diana Bailey
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Thursday April 2nd – 9:30pm
670 Queen St E (at Broadview)
Underground Comedy Club
w/ Ryan Dillon & Rob Mailloux
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Friday April 3rd – 8pm
Comedy Bar Cabaret Stage
Hosted by Pat Thornton, w/ Craig Fay & Luke Gordon Field
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Friday April 3rd – 10:30pm
Comedy Bar Mainstage
Hosted by Andrew Ivimey, w/ Nile Seguin & Mark Little
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Saturday April 4th – 9pm & 11pm
Comedy Bar Mainstage
$20
9pm Hosted by Amanda Brooke Perrin w/ Fraser Young & Dave Atkinson
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11pm Hosted by Daniel Woodrow w/ Rebecca Kohler & Templeton Philharmonic
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In 2013, he made his stand up television debut on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party and also performed on Conan.

In January 2015, Brooks released his debut stand up album “This is Cool, Right?”

Brooks Wheelan on Conan

SHOWTIMES

Thursday April 2nd – 8pm
945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
Comedy Bar Mainstage
Hosted by DJ Demers w/ Diana Bailey
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Thursday April 2nd – 9:30pm
670 Queen St E (at Broadview)
Underground Comedy Club
w/ Ryan Dillon & Rob Mailloux
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Friday April 3rd – 8pm
Comedy Bar Cabaret Stage
Hosted by Pat Thornton, w/ Craig Fay & Luke Gordon Field
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Friday April 3rd – 10:30pm
Comedy Bar Mainstage
Hosted by Andrew Ivimey, w/ Nile Seguin & Mark Little
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Saturday April 4th – 9pm & 11pm
Comedy Bar Mainstage
$20
9pm Hosted by Amanda Brooke Perrin w/ Fraser Young & Dave Atkinson
Click Here for Tickets for 9pm
11pm Hosted by Daniel Woodrow w/ Rebecca Kohler & Templeton Philharmonic
Click Here for Tickets for 11pm

Press and Media Requests can be sent to Ian@EmpireComedy.Net

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Dan St Germain – Live in Toronto March 20-22!

EC_DSG_WebTHIS WEEKEND!

“St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design.” —Time Out, NY

SHOWTIMES

Saturday March 21st – 9pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
945 Bloor St W at Ossington Station
Hosted by Mark Little w/ Jordan Cohen & Paul Henry Murphy
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Saturday March 21st – 11pm
Comedy Bar – Cabaret Stage
Hosted by Blayne Smith w/ Josh Elijah and Jordan Foisy
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Sunday March 22nd – 7pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
Hosted by Steph Tolev w/ Mark Little and Ben Lardie
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Sunday March 22nd – 9pm
Comedy Bar – Cabaret Stage
Hosted by Troy Stark w/ Mark Little and Michael Kolberg
$20 Click Here for Tickets

In addition to his Half Hour special, he’s also performed on Conan (2014, & 2013), John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon

He’s also busy developing his own show on FOX!

In 2o13, Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, and Time Out New York chose him as their “Comedy Break Out”.

Producers Note: “After having seen him live (w/ The Dark Lords of Comedy), plus really enjoying his Half Hour special for Comedy Central and his new album “Bad at the Good Times”, I’m very excited to present his upcoming shows in Toronto.” – Ian

Dan St Germain on Conan #1

 

Dan St Germain on Conan #2

SHOWTIMES

Friday March 20th – 9pm
Underground Comedy Club – 670 Queen St E at Broadview
Hosted by Bobby Knauff w/ Will Noye
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Saturday March 21st – 9pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
Hosted by Mark Little w/ Jordan Cohen & Paul Henry Murphy
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$20

Saturday March 21st – 11pm
Comedy Bar – Cabaret Stage
Hosted by Blayne Smith w/ Josh Elijah and Jordan Foisy
Click Here for Tickets
$20

Sunday March 22nd – 7pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
Hosted by Steph Tolev w/ Mark Little and Ben Lardie
$20 Click Here for Tickets\

Sunday March 22nd – 9pm
Comedy Bar – Cabaret Stage
Hosted by Troy Stark w/ Mark Little and Michael Kolberg
$20 Click Here for Tickets

Dan St Germain on Conan #1

 

Dan St Germain on Conan #2

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Mike Wilmot Conquers Australia! – Sunday March 1st

Wilmot_WebMike Wilmot Conquers Australia!

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

Fortune-Cancelled

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
Click Here for 9pm Tickets
11pm Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ John Mostyn
Click Here for 11pm Tickets

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
Click Here for 9pm Tickets
11pm Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ John Mostyn
Click Here for 11pm 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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