The Corner Comedy Club Toronto

The Corner is Toronto's newest comedy club

If you miss Speaker's Corner, you'll soon be able to relive its legacy in a brand new comedy club named after the now-defunct Queen Street West video booth.

"When I got the opportunity to take the space, the first thing that came into mind was Speaker's Corner," says The Corner Comedy Club owner Joe Tuccitto of his Queen and John location.

After producing and promoting comedy shows for the past few years, Tuccitto realized Toronto's comedian's needed more places to play outside bars and rented rooms. "It was about time the city had a cool place to come and watch comedy, a place dedicated to stand-up," he says.

The Corner is currently in its soft launch and despite not having booze (yet), Tuccitto is running shows, including one happening tonight called Big Norm and Friends. It'll feature, appropriately enough, Big Norm as well as six additional comics. Tuccitto says his club will have its grand-opening later this month, likely in time for the Just for Laughs Festival.

Just as its namesake, Speaker's Corner, let Torontonian's express themselves in public, Tuccitto hopes to give comedians the same opportunity at his new club. "The whole idea behind the club too," he says, "is to offer raw and uncensored comedy."

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