This Week in Comedy: Mantown, Laughterparty 2, and Fan Fiction Sailor Moon Edition
Like to party? I got ya covered. Like Sailor Moon? Surprisingly, I still have you covered...
FRI JULY 5 / MANTOWN / COMEDY BAR / 945 BLOOR W / 1030PM / $10
Step 1: Eat. Step 2: Pre-drink. Step 3: Go see Mantown!
When I arrived at Comedy Bar, the place was so packed that I thought the out of town headliner was doing a second show...nope! Kicking off the night with games like Broken Telephone (with beer) and Hot Potato (also with beer) had the crowd cheering from the very beginning, and when Mantown hit the stage, they absolutely crushed. For me, the best part of the evening was feeling like I was at a party rather than just a show. If you go to see four sketch/improv events this year, make this one of them. I dare you to watch the first two minutes with a straight face.
SAT JULY 6 / LAUGHTERPARTY / PLAY / 1032 QUEEN W / 8PM / $15
Laughterparty's going to be like a mullet: comedy in the front, party in the back. But seriously, this is gonna be a sick show, primarily because it's being hosted by Trixx. He's Ausome! I saw him absolutely destroy at Donnell Rawling's (Ashy Larry from Chappelle's Show) NXNE engagement. He did so well that the audience was begging him to do an encore after Rawlings left the stage. Wowzers. Kenny Robinson, your headliner, will have as his supporting cast heavy-hitters like Zabrina Chevannes and Mike Rita.
SAT JULY 6 / FAN FICTION: SAILOR MOON EDITION / BLACK SWAN / 154 DANFORTH / 8PM & 10PM / $10
Fan Fiction's gotten press from just about everyone in Toronto, and this edition will definitely live up to the hype. David Dineen-Porter (featured), one of the funniest and smartest comedians we have, will be your host. He's fresh off a killer performance at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and a stint in Los Angeles. Plus, Rulers of the Universe, featuring the writing of Jeremy Woodcock (Finding Bessarion), is also on the bill. Oh, and one more thing...prize for the best costume!
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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