Entries for the 2017 Comedy Brawl are now closed, but the waiting list is open

Grand prize is $1000, with nightly cash prizes

The Toronto Comedy Brawl is open to all new and developing comedians, and is designed to be a warm & fun showcase series for new performers. First timers are welcome

To sign up for the Waiting List, simply fill out the form below with your name and an email address where we can contact you. We do our best to fit everyone in

No videos are required

2017 will be our 9th year of the Toronto Comedy Brawl!

The 2016 Toronto Comedy Brawl featured more than 350 comedians, with 115 female performers (a new record!)

Once entries are closed, we’ll compile all the names, build the schedule, and announce the lineups. If any questions or problems, contact ComedyBrawl@Gmail.Com

We’re excited to say that 3 former Comedy Brawl champions have gone on to win the Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prizes?

There is a $1000 Grand Prize on the final night, and nightly cash prizes of $30 (Gauntlet Qualifying Round) & $50 (all other shows)

How are winners chosen?

The winners on each show are selected by written audience ballot. Each paying audience member uses their written ballot to choose their 3 favorite performers.

They must choose 3 different performers or their ballot is disqualified

How long are sets?

5 minutes each in the opening Gauntlet round, 6 minutes on all subsequent shows

Can comedians repeat material?

Yes. Brawlers are not required to perform new material on every show

How many comics per show?

Between 7-9 per show plus a host and a closing act

Where are the shows happening?

We’re finalizing our negotiations, but most likely at The Fox and Fiddle at Wellesley & Yonge

The semi finals will be at Comedy Bar, with the finals taking place at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture & Media

How much are tickets?


Tickets are $5 in the preliminary rounds

Is there an entrance fee?

Nope. The Comedy Brawl is free to enter

When does it start?

The schedule for Comedy Brawl is as follows

Gauntlet Round – Late March through the end of May
Round 2 – June through the end of July
with the Quarterfinals, Semi Finals, and Finals to follow