Chris Locke

This Week in Comedy: Stoner Sundays, ALTdot Comedy Lounge, Nearly Robots, and West End Girls

Now that spring is upon us, you have absolutely no excuse to stay cooped up inside. So plug in those headphones, bump John Mayer's Live from LA or Kriss Kross' Alright, and talk a walk with me through This Week In Comedy...

SUN MAY 5 / STONER SUNDAYS / VAPOR CENTRAL / 667 YONGE #2 / 9PM / FREE

Mike Rita's show on Sunday is no doubt one of the best weekly events in Toronto, held at one of the best comedy bars in Toronto. Now, they didn't get their due in the recent user-voted list of Best Comedy Clubs In Toronto, but I can't be the only one who's not surprised about that. Heck, if my food tasted a million times better, I might not spend a lot of time completing online surveys, either! Props goes to Reets, who brings the ruckus every time he's on stage.

MON MAY 6 / ALTdot COMEDY LOUNGE / RIVOLI / 332 QUEEN W / 9PM / $5

Dude...Chris Locke's on fire right now. Now I know heavy-hitters like Rebecca Kohler, Matt O'Brien, and Mark Forward are on the line-up, but I have to make room for Chris on this edition. Do yourself a favour and check out this clip of him parodying Game of Thrones and just try and tell me that he isn't going to be following in Nathan Fielder's footsteps in the next year.

THURS MAY 9 / NEARLY ROBOTS / COMEDY BAR / 945 BLOOR W / 8PM / $10

Jacob Samuel is bringing his Nearly Robots show from Vancouver to the Comedy Bar mainstage. Your headliner, Ivan Decker, is steadily progressing through the Canadian comedy obstacle course. His exploits include Just For Laughs, a comedy special on CTV, multiple appearances of CBC's The Debaters, not to mention a win at the Vancouver Comedy Showdown.

SAT MAY 11 / WEST END GIRLS / COMEDY BAR / 945 BLOOR W / 7PM / $10 ADV $15 DOOR

Daniela Saioni's WEG always carries a heavy line-up, and this edition is no different. Your headliner, Michelle Shaughnessy, has done everything from The Comedy Network, Women's Network, and even made the finals of The Great Canadian Laugh Off. Pay special attention to Amber Harper-Young. I had a blast watching her set at Blair Streeter's Naughty Nads Comedy Competition a few month's ago. What stood out was her free spirit on stage. At one point in her set, she started kicking the air repeatedly, at first to chuckles, then to an applause break. Oh yeah, and some dude named Mark Little is your token boy. I heard he's aiite.

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.

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