This Week In Comedy: ALTdot Comedy Lounge, Tomes Nerdy Comedy Adventure Hour, All-Star Comedy Gold
Pinging all nerds! We have something that'll satisfy even your discerning appetites! Where? When? Follow me as I walk you through This Week In Comedy...
MON AUG 25 / ALTdot COMEDY LOUNGE / 334 QUEEN W / RIVOLI / 9PM / $5
One of Toronto's best shows features some of my personal faves. The last time I saw Monty Scott, his cottage cheese joke made me laugh so hard I had to leave the room to give my aching stomach a reprieve. Pay special attention to Joel Buxton. His background in stand-up and sketch comedy is serving him well. Oh, and if he starts talking about gentrification, put down your drinks.
WED AUG 7 / ALL STAR COMEDY GOLD / ANNEX WRECKROOM / 794 BATHURST / 8PM / $15
This show, which is being held to support the Toronto All-Star Roller Derby team, features one of Toronto's most successful comedic exports, the bleedingly-edgy Jason Rouse. Pay special attention to Steph Tolev. Like Joel Buxton, her experience is steeped in both stand-up and sketch, and there are few that can match the energy and commitment that she puts into her act outs.
THURS AUG 8 / TOMES ADVENTURE HOUR / THE CENTRAL / 603 MARKHAM / 7PM / PWYC
ICQ'ing all nerds: here's the show for you. This night's affair will be hosted by the Humber College stand-out, Diana Bailey, who hosts the über-successful and equally as nerdy, Fan Fiction. Pay close attention to Connor Low and Jordan Moffatt, two up-and-comers from The Bad Dog Academy. They've been sharpening their saws by performing and learning from some of the best in Toronto.
About the Author: This is Michael Jagdeo, and I refuse to write about myself in the third-person. My blog, Diary of a Stand-up Comedian, walks you through the up's and down's (they're mostly down's, really) in my quest to become a killer comic in Toronto.