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
Click Here for 9pm Tickets
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!!
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Sunday November 30th – 7pm – SOLD OUT!!
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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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Eric Andre Returns October 10th!

eric_andre_OCT10+11_WebEric Andre is back in Toronto and performing 3 stand up shows this weekend at 2 different venues!

2 Shows!
Friday October 10th & Saturday October 11th
at 9pm at Underground Comedy Club:
$20 – 670 Queen St E (at Broadview)
SOLD OUT! – Friday w/ Dylan Gott, Bobby Knauff, & Ryan Dillon

Saturday w/ Ali Hassan, Rob Mailloux, & Jordan Sowunmi

Click Here for Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/880198

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JUST ADDED
Saturday October 11th at 7pm
at Comedy Bar:

$20 – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)
Click Here for Tickets: http://www.comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=3049

Hosted by: Hoodo Hersi, w/ Rhiannon Archer & Jordan Cohen

About Eric Andre:

Eric brings a joyfully manic energy to the stage, combining autobiographical experience, politics and experimental psychedelic rambling.

He’s performed twice at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and can be seen on two episodes of HBO’s stand up series Funny as Hell. Other festival appearances include: The HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, and more

He’s been seen on Conan, Fallon, The Pete Holmes Show, and multiple times on various Comedy Central programs

His hit series The Eric Andre Show has achieved cult status in the US and has was recently renewed for a 3rd season, and Eric is currently filming a lead role in FX’s new series Man Seeking Woman alongside Jay Baruchel

Eric Andre on Conan

Eric Andre on The Pete Holmes Show

Eric Andre on Speak Easy with Paul F Tompkins

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The Epic Nerd Show Returns To Comedy Bar

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We’re back at Comedy Bar for another exciting edition of the Epic Nerd Show.
Come join us on Saturday September 6th at 7pm to share in the nerdly hilarities

Featuring:
Andrew Ivimey
Amanda Brooke Perrin
Dave Atkinson
Beggar’s Canyon
Loren SanCartier
Fraser Young
and special guest
Steve Scholtz

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at: ComedyBar.Ca
or make a reservation at BoxOffice@ComedyBar.Ca

 

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A Spectacular Long Weekend with Greg Proops!

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Sadly the Roast of Darth Vader has been cancelled for 2014, but Greg Proops is still coming to Comedy Bar for 3 exciting shows!

Friday August 29th – Live Podcast Record for The Smartest Man In The World
8pm – Comedy Bar 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Subway Station)

$20 – Click Here for Tickets

“Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.”
-Rolling Stone Magazine

“Greg Proops’s bold, never-boring voice takes center stage in this live recording of his renowned podcast.”
-New York Times

Saturday August 30th – Live Stand Up Comedy Events
7pm & 11pm – $20
Comedy Bar 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Subway Station)

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Click here for 11pm Tickets

Bio:

Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.

The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? He can be seen on the New Season on the CW

Greg has a brand-new stand up special called Live at Musso and Franks available at gregproops.com recorded at the legendary Hollywood eatery.

Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He has recorded it live in London, Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com or iTunes.

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By Popular Demand! Steve Hofstetter returns to Toronto for 3 Shows!

Ticket info below

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**UPDATE! Steve is the new host of the brand new Fox stand up comedy series “Laughs” which premieres on Saturday August 2nd.

“Steve Hofstetter is that rare combination of funny and intelligent.” -Jim Gaffigan

“Steve Hofstetter is hilarious, creative and cool.”
-Alonzo Bodden

Friday July 11th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage – $20
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Saturday July 12th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage – $20
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Saturday July 12th – 10:30pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage – $20
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So why should you come see Steve Hofstetter?

Steve is a comedian that I discovered almost completely by accident, but after listening to his album “Cure For The Cable Guy” I was immediately hooked and have been telling people about him ever since.

On top of just being wickedly funny, Steve possesses a fantastic ability to be smart and engaging on stage while still being warm and playful. He’s also able to tackle important socially relevant topics without being preachy or heavy handed.

Steve also has a very special knack for dealing with hecklers.
Below is a video of Steve engaging a heckler in Atlanta that went on to receive almost 3 million views on YouTube. (Also, please don’t heckle at shows)

Steve has an issue to discuss with Canada

He’s released a total of 5 stand up albums, and has also performed on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to present his shows at Comedy Bar. I hope you’ll be able to join us

Friday July 11th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage – $20
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Saturday July 12th – 8pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage – $20
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Saturday July 12th – 10:30pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage – $20
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Bio:

Comedian, author, and columnist Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.

Hofstetter’s second live comedy album (“Cure For the Cable Guy”) reached #20 on Billboard’s comedy charts.

His third album (“Dark Side of the Room”) was the first ever pay-what-you-want” comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material, which is, frankly, nuts. And his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes’ comedy charts, which is also a bit nuts.

One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released five albums and three books. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.

After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers.

Hofstetter’s brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage.

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