Todd Glass Returns to Comedy Bar

Todd_Glass_web_posterOne of Comedy Bar’s favorite visitors returns for the first time since 2012

Todd Glass is here for 4 stand up shows, on Friday April 11 & Saturday April 12 live at Comedy Bar

Friday at 8pm
Friday at 10:30pm

Saturday at 8pm
Saturday at 10:30pm

This is a joint production of Empire Comedy Live & The Dark Comedy Festival

Todd Glass is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has appeared on numerous television series including “Last Comic Standing,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Louie,” and many more. His podcast, The Todd Glass show, is available on the Nerdist network

Todd Glass on Thanksgiving

Todd Glass on Signs

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James Adomian kicks off 2014 on a high note!

Adomian-Poster-WebJames Adomian Returns to Toronto January 10, 11, & 12!

A standout performer from IFC’s Comedy! Bang! Bang!, and JFL42, James makes his eagerly awaited return to Toronto on January 10th.

A ridiculously versatile performer, James will be performing a mix of improv (Friday), stand up (Saturday), and sketch (Sunday). Details below

Friday January 10 – 10:30pm – $15
Naughtyham – An Improvised Robin Hood Tale

Saturday January 11 – 8 & 10:30 – $20
Live Stand Up
Get tickets for 8pm
Get tickets for 10:30pm

Sunday January 12th – 9pm – $15
Guest Hosting Sunday Night Live

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.

His debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released in 2012 via Earwolf to rave reviews
“[Low Hangin Fruit is] a lock for comedy album of the year.” – LA Weekly



James Adomian – Beer Commercials

James Adomian – Sam Elliott

James Adomian – The Sheriff of Nottingham

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Aisha Tyler – Returns to Toronto! – LATE SHOW ADDED!

AishaTyler_4x6_WebWe’re excited to announce that Aisha Tyler is bringing her stand up show to Toronto!! and that we’ve now added a late show!

Friday October 18th at 8pm & 10:30pm at The Royal Theatre – 608 College St @ Clinton . Tickets are $30 for a Premium Seat, or $25 for General Admission.


In case you haven’t been keeping up, Aisha Tyler is the new host of Whose Line is it Anyway? on the CW, one of the stars of Archer on FX, co-host of The Talk on CBS, and author of the brand new book Self Inflicted Wounds: Heart Warming Tales of Self-Humiliation.

Even though she’s most widely known for being an actress and TV host, on October 18, she’ll be using her 20 years of experience as a stand up comic to light up the Royal Theatre.

Using her sparkling and exuberant personality, not to mention her refreshing (and sometimes outrageous) point of view, Aisha creates an untethered party atmosphere during each performance.


Bio: aisha tyler is an actor, comedian, director, author and activist. she is currently co-host of the hit cbs daytime talker the talk. aisha joined in season two, for which the show was nominated for three emmy awards. the talk just launched its third season to series-high ratings.

aisha also voices superspy lana kane on f/x’s edgy hit comedy archer, which recently won a television critics’ choice award and comedy award in quick succession. critics consistently hail it as one of the best animated shows on television. archer is in production on its fourth season, set to debut on f/x in January 2013.

aisha is also the creator, producer and host of the hit podcast girl on guy with aisha tyler. “a show about stuff guys love brought to you by the ultimate guy’s girl,” girl on guy was named a “best new comedy podcast for 2011” by itunes and surpassed four million downloads in its first year. the show launched its second season in september 2012.


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Baron Vaughn – July 28






We’re doing something pretty foolish with this one, see below to find out what

Baron Vaughn is a comic that I’ve literally been working on bringing to Toronto for almost 2 years now.

Unfortunately his shooting schedule on USA Network’s Fairly Legal (and other things) made it almost impossible to sync up his availability with times when we were able to do a show.

Even now the timing is less than ideal because we’ve basically got less than 2 weeks to work on this show, and I’m out of town for half of it at Just For Laughs.

But I really didn’t want to wait another year to try and get Baron here, because he’s an absolutely exceptional performer and I really want to share him with you.

So much so that I’m prepared to try something new (and possibly foolish).

I firmly believe that anyone who comes to the show will absolutely love Baron’s performance, and I am willing to put my money where my mouth is and give anyone who disagrees with me their money back.

In cash, on site, on the night of the show. No hassles.

That’s how highly I think of Baron’s work, and how much I want people to come check him out. I think he’s worth taking that kind of chance on.

If you’ve never seen him before, I hope you’ll come give Baron Vaughn a try. You won’t be sorry

As a fun coincidence, the Comedy Network will be premiering his 2013 Comedy Central Half Hour on Friday July 19th at midnight ET/PT.

Show details:
Sunday July 28th – 7pm (Doors at 6:30)
Comedy Bar Mainstage – $20
Hosted by: Stephanie Tolev
w/ special guest Jordan Sowunmi & Lauren O’Neil


or make a reservation with the box office at: BoxOffice@ComedyBar.Ca

Produced by Ian Atlas & Empire Comedy Live


Here’s a little more detail about Baron Vaughn, and what’s he’s done:

Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special.

He’s performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), The South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, All Points West Music Festival (New Jersey), FYF Music Festival (Los Angeles), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle).

He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, The Other Guys (Deleted Scenes), and was a series regular on USA’s recently canceled Fairly Legal (2010-2012).

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Greg Behrendt Brings Thunder to Toronto


“My love for Greg Behrendt knows no bounds and I would like for you, gentle audience member, to share the emotion” – Janeane Garofalo

Greg Behrendt – Live at Paintbox Bistro Friday June 14th
555 Dundas Street E @Parliament St
Use your NXNE pass, or make a reservation at:

With special guests: Pete Zedlacher, Eddie Della Siepe, and Bobby Knauff



Greg Behrendt – Live at Comedy Bar Saturday June 15th
945 Bloor St W
(at Ossington Subway Station)
8pm & 10:30
$20 Admission or use your NXNE Pass


Special guests include: Craig Fay, w Nile Seguin & Jay Scott (8pm)
with Andrew Ivimey, Michelle Shaughnessy & Chris Allin (10:30pm)

We are unbelievably excited to be able to bring Greg to Toronto this year!

We were lucky enough to catch his solo show at Just For Laughs in 2012, and trust us when we say that you do not want to miss this one. Greg is an absolute dragon slayer on stage!

Greg is a wonderfully warm and engaging comedian who has made four appearances on The Tonight Show, has performed twice on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and has made multiple gala appearances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival (4x), and at festivals across the US, Australia, and Europe.

Greg has also recorded two full hour stand up specials: That Guy From That Thing, and Uncool.

Additional credits for Greg include:
Co-host of the Walking The Room Podcast (w/Dave Anthony)
John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
30 Minute Solo Comedy Central Presents Special
Chelsea Lately (E!)
Live at Gotham (Comedy Central)
The Oprah Winfrey Show

I said it at the top of the page, and I’ll say it again. You Do Not Want To Miss This Show!


Here’s a small sample of some of his stand up:
The Birth of “He’s Just Not That Into You”

Man Purse

A Free Sunday

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See Aisha Tyler, Greg Behrendt, & Jen Kirkman with one easy pass

We’re always working on adding more special events, and excited that we’re lucky enough to get to bring these exceptional performers to Toronto and share them with you.

In the spirit of sharing great comics with our audience, we’ve bundled three of these shows together, and until June 6th, we’re offering up one single pass to see all three for only $45 flat. We’ll take care of all the fees & taxes.

Normally to go to all three would cost $65 + taxes + service charges.

Click the image of the SuperPass below to get yours, or just follow this link:

As always, thank you for your support.


Jen Kirkman – Writer and Panelist from E!’s Chelsea Lately,
& New York Times Bestselling Author

“I Can Barely Take Care of Myself – Tales From A Happy Life Without Kids” – Book & Stand Up Tour.
Friday June 7th 8pm – Live at Comedy Bar
945 Bloor St W (at Dovercourt)

Greg Behrendt – Star of 4 Just For Laughs Galas, 4 Tonight Shows, Host of Walking The Room, and a New York Times Bestselling Author
Presented by Empire Comedy Live & NXNE
Saturday June 15th – 10pm – Live at Comedy Bar
945 Bloor St W (at Dovercourt)

Aisha Tyler – New Host of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Star of Archer on FX, Host of Girl on Guy Podcast
Friday October 18th – 8pm
608 College St (at Clinton)


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Beautiful new artwork for Greg Behrendt

We’ve got some beautiful new art from Kurt Firla for our June shows with Greg Behrendt, which is now also part of NXNE 2013.

Here’s what Janeane Garofalo had to say about Greg when she was here at the end of March:

“My love for Greg Behrendt knows no bounds and I would like for you, gentle audience member, to share the emotion” – Janeane Garofalo


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1 (Maybe 3) Big Show Announcements This Weekend

Hi there folks. Great news!

We’ve just confirmed another huge show for October, and if all goes to plan, we’ll be able to announce 2 more this weekend at Toronto ComicCon and Toronto SketchFest!

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4 Huge Shows Added!


We’ve just booked 4 new shows at Comedy Bar! Scroll down for details and links

Janeane Garofalo – March 21, 22 & 23
Great news! We just added 2 more shows on Thursday March 21st!


The Sklar Brothers – Thursday April 25th. 2 Stand Up Shows & a Live Podcast

LA’s famed comedy duo returns to Toronto after last year’s sold out stand up shows


Jen Kirkman – Saturday June 8th – 2 Stand Up Shows,
After each stand up show, Jen will be signing copies of her new book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself”


Greg Behrendt – Saturday June 15th – 2 Stand Up Shows

After watching Greg slay dragons (figuratively) at Just For Laughs in Montreal in 2012, we knew we absolutely had to bring him to Toronto.


You do not want to miss this show.

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Jackie Kashian – Live in Toronto!

JackieKashian_Friday_posterUPDATE: 8pm show on Friday at Comedy Bar is now SOLD OUT! 10pm still available.

We’re unbelievably excited to present LA’s own Jackie Kashian in her Toronto debut.

This is a show that we’ve been chasing for almost a year, but due to her extensive US touring schedule it took us a hell of a long time to get her up here.

On January 17th we’ll be recording a live episode of Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest podcast at Nerd Nite Toronto. Jackie’s guests on the podcast will be none other than Sean Cullen & Debra DiGiovanni!

On Friday January 18th, Jackie will be performing 2 stand up shows at Comedy Bar (8pm & 10pm)


But who is Jackie Kashian? Jackie is one of those very special comics who manages to blend wickedly smart material while remaining accessible to the audience. She’s an outspoken opponent of bullshit in all it’s forms, but presents it with a remarkable kindness and warmth that radiates throughout the entire room.

Oh, and she’s also a huge nerd. You won’t want to miss it.

Don’t believe me? Here’s what Maria Bamford had to say about Jackie Kashian:

“Jackie Kashian is a master of storytelling and stand-up. I regularly have to follow her after she’s blown the roof off the place with her warmth, delightfully-building punchlines and hilarious goofiness.”

Show Details:

Live Recording of The Dork Forest Podcast
with special guests Debra DiGiovanni & Sean Cullen!
Thursday January 17th at Tranzac -
292 Brunswick Ave @ Bloor at 8pm. Tickets are $10
in association with Nerd Nite Toronto

Live Stand Up
Friday January 18th at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
Show times are at 8:00 (7:45 door), and 10:00pm (9:45 door)
Special guests include: Chelsea Manders, & Denis Grignon (8pm), Rhiannon Archer, Wojtek Arciszewski (10pm)
Our hosts for the evening will be: Darryl Orr (8pm) & Jamie O’Connor (10pm)

A night of live stand up comedy featuring one of America’s smartest, yet most endearingly warm and personable performers. Comedy for grown ups, in a PG-13 atmosphere.

Admission is $20.


Saturday January 19th at The Goderich Grill and Bar at 80 Courthouse Square in Goderich ON. Featuring Todd Van Allen, and Jay Scott



Bio: Jackie Kashian has been a national touring comic for over 15 years, and is the host of the long running Dork Forest Podcast.

She has her own half hour special on Comedy Central, was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, has appeared on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and performed at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

In 2013, Jackie will be part of the inaugural NY Pod Fest in January, and later in the spring will be part of Gilda’s LaughFest in Detroit, as well as Bumbershoot in Seattle.

Her latest CD, “It is Never Going to Be Bread” was one of the top ten comedy albums on Amazon in 2010.

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