Josh Gondelman – July 2-4!

Josh-Gondelman-WebWe’re very excited to present Josh Gondelman live at Comedy Bar!

Josh is a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, and he is the co-creator and co-author of the popular Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed has been named one of the best by Paste Magazine.

All shows are at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W
(at Ossington Station). Tickets are $20

Saturday July 4 – 9pm & 11pm
9pm w/ Fraser Young, Mark Little, & Wojtek Arciszewski
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11pm w/ Pat Thornton, Amanda Brooke Perrin, & Jeremy Woodcock
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Past shows

Thursday July 2 – 8pm
Hosted by Luke Gordon Field w/ Mark Forward and Chris Locke
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Friday July 3 – 8pm & 10pm
8pm Hosted by Dena Jackson w/ Ali Hassan and Alex DeWitt
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10pm Hosted by Craig Fay w/ Josh Elijah
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Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious.

Gondelman has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest.

In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street, and his debut standup album, “Everything’s The Best” is available from Rooftop Comedy Productions

Josh Gondelman AlbumJosh is the co-author (with Joe Berkowitz) of the forthcoming book You Blew It, available October 2015 from Plume.

Presented by Empire Comedy Live

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

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Todd Glass Live in Toronto! – June 19-20

Todd-Glass-Web-PosterOne of Toronto’s favorite visiting comics returns by popular demand!

“Todd Glass is one of my all-time favorite comedians. But he is not just a brilliant comedian, he is also a terrible friend.” – Sarah Silverman

“Todd is a human hurricane and comedic force of nature.” – Patton Oswalt

Tickets for all shows are $25

Saturday June 20th – 7pm & 9pm
Live at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W
7pm Hosted by Jordan Cohen w/ Rob Mailloux
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9pm Hosted by Rebecca Kohler w/ Rob Mailloux
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Saturday June 20th – 11pm
Live at The Underground Comedy Club
Hosted by Nigel Grinstead w/ Merv Hartlen
670 Queen St E (at Broadview)
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Friday June 19th – 8pm
Live at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W
Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ Helder Brum
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Friday June 19th – 9:30pm
Live at The Underground Comedy Club
Hosted by Matt O’Brien w/ Courtney Gilmour
670 Queen St E (at Broadview)
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Bio: Todd Glass is a Philadelphia native who has been performing standup comedy since he was sixteen.

In addition to specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, Todd has appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Daily Show, Louie, Last Comic Standing, The Sarah Silverman Program, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

He’s also the host of The Todd Glass Show, a popular podcast on the Nerdist Network.

In 2014 Todd released his first book “The Todd Glass Situation” with Simon & Schuster

Press and media requests can be sent to Ian@EmpireComedy.Net

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Wyatt Cenac – Live in Toronto May 29 & 30!

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TICKETS & SHOWTIMES
All Shows Are $30
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
945 Bloor St W at Ossington Station

Saturday May 30th – 9pm & 11pm
11pm hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ Nile Seguin
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9pm Hosted by Dave Atkinson w/ Luke Gordon Field
9PM is SOLD OUT!

Friday May 29th – 8pm – SOLD OUT
Hosted by Nile Seguin w/ Fraser Young
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Wyatt Cenac is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, where he was a correspondent and writer from 2008 to 2011.

In 2011 Wyatt left The Daily Show and released his first full length stand up special & album with Comedy Central, called “Comedy Person”, and followed that up with a second special in 2014 on Netflix called “Brooklyn”

Showtimes & Tickets are listed below

2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival

Medieval Times from Wyatt’s album Comedy Person

He’s performed on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show for Comedy Central, and made appearances on Conan, Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, Bojack Horseman, Maron, The Eric Andre Show, Totally Biased w/ W Kamau Bell, Sleepwalk with Me, and can be seen in David Cross’ new movie “Hits”

Wyatt also spent three seasons writing on KING OF THE HILL.

TICKETS & SHOWTIMES
All Shows Are $30
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
945 Bloor St W at Ossington Station

Friday May 29th – 8pm
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Saturday May 30th – 9pm & 11pm
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Click Here for Tickets for 11pm

Presented by Empire Comedy Live

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

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Myq Kaplan Returns to Toronto – May 15-17!

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Myq Kaplan returns to Toronto for the first time in 3 years!

All shows take place at Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W (at Ossington Station)

Sunday May 17th – 7pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
Hosted by Steve Patrick Adams w/ special guest Mary Lynn Rajskub
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Friday May 15 – 8pm
Comedy Bar – Cabaret Stage
Hosted by: Alex DeWitt w/ special guest Mary Lynn Rajskub
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Saturday May 16th – 7pm & 9pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
7pm Hosted by Tom Calnan w/special guests Mary Lynn Rajskub, & N2N (Nigel Downer & Nug Nahrgang)
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9pm Hosted by Joe Vu w/ special guests Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Lauren Mitchell
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Myq’s been incredibly busy since then, with the highlight being the release of his 2014 stand up special “Small, Dork, & Handsome” on Netflix

Among the other highlights since his last visit to Toronto, Myq performed on The Late Show with David Letterman for the second time, performed on Conan for the 3rd time, performed on Craig Ferguson for the 3rd and 4th times, released an album on Comedy Central Records “Meat Robot”, performed on Late Night with Seth Myers, and recorded an episode of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell

He’s also appeared on @Midnight, Totally Biased w/ W Kamau Bell, Louie The Chris Gethard Show, and was a finalist on Last Comic Standing

So if you’re keeping track at home Myq has:
1 Full Hour Comedy Special (Small, Dork, and Handsome)
11 Late night stand up performances (since 2009!)
3 Comedy Albums (Vegan Mind Meld, Meat Robot, & Small, Dork, and Handsome)
1 Half Hour Comedy Central Presents
and an assortment of other US television appearances

Myq has a wonderfully understated style that focuses on the absurdities and inconsistencies of our world (and ourselves). His joke crafting and word play is impeccably playful, and is able to tackle deep subjects while still making them accessible and hilarious.

Myq Kaplan on Conan

SHOWTIMES & TICKETS
All tickets are $20

Sunday May 17th – 7pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
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Friday May 15 – 8pm
Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor St W at Ossington Station
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Saturday May 16th – 7pm & 9pm
Comedy Bar – Mainstage
Click Here for Tickets for 7pm
Click Here for Tickets for 9pm

 

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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)

Sunday April 19 – 7pm
Live Stand Up Show
Hosted by Andrew Ivimey w/ Ivan Decker & Dave Atkinson
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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 – $20 – SOLD OUT!
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
Click Here for Tickets for 11pm

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
Click Here for Tickets for 11pm

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

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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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