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This Week in Comedy: NXNE, Lamont Ferguson, Greg Behrendt, and Fan Fiction Walking Dead Edition

NXNE invades Toronto, featuring heavy-hitters like Big Jay Oakerson and Donnell Rawlings. That said, they're not the only show in town. Follow me as I walk you through This Week In Comedy...

MON JUNE 10 - SUN JUNE 16 / NXNE / ALL OVER THE PLACE / ALL TIMES OF THE EVENING

Most of the attention is paid to the musical acts hitting the city, but make no mistake: the comedy's going to be fire. We have everyone from the Toronto favourite Big Jay Oakerson to the man I'll always remember as Senator Clay Davis' driver, Donnell Rawlings. There's really too many great acts for me to name here, so click here for the complete line-up.

WED JUNE 12 - SUN JUNE 16 / LAMONT FERGUSON ft. MATT BILLON & AARON POWER / ABSOLUTE COMEDY / 2335 YONGE / 8PM / $6-15

Lamont played the trumpet so well in high school that he got to open for Ella freakin' Fitzgerald. But what about his comedy? Well, he's done Comedy Central, won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and opened for Cosby, Shandling, Carlin...wowzers. You know you're on your way when I only have to mention the last names of the people you've opened for.

SAT JUNE 15 / GREG BEHRENDT / COMEDY BAR / 945 BLOOR W / 8M & 1030PM / $20

Never heard of Greg? He was a Script Consultant for Sex and the City, and co-authored the best-seller and Oprah-featured He's Just Not That Into You. Yeah yeah yeah but what about his stand-up? Well, he's been on Conan, Leno, and JFL. When you combine great writing with great stand-up chops, the world is your oyster!

SAT JUNE 15 / FAN FICTION: WALKING DEAD EDITION / 945 BLOOR W / MIDNIGHT / $10

Now, technically, this is a NXNE show, but it's popularity and loyal following is so large that they deserved their own feature. Adam Ward, producer extraordinaire, brings us the Walking Dead edition of Fan Fiction. Oh, and did I mention that a make-up artist will be on hand to zombify all in attendance?! Killer idea!! If you want tickets, send an email as fast as possible to adam [.] ward [@] hotmail [.com].

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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