Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre is the product of the Bad Dog Theatre Company, an award-winning Toronto theatre company that is home to Toronto's longest running improv show, Theatresports , and professional-level in-house programming. The organization is also known for their variety of classes for youth, beginners and advanced improvisors. Located in Bloorcourt where Baltic Avenue used to be, Bad Dog Comedy Theatre is a newly renovated space for classes, shows and rentals.

Up one flight of stairs, the theatre lobby is stocked with a full bar, some seating and the box office. In addition to cocktails, the bar offers comedian-appropriate deals ($5 cans of PBR) and some light snacks. The actual theatre is located down a short hallway.

The space is intimate and well-planned with raked seating (64 seats plus ten folding chairs for extra-busy nights) that covers two sides of the stage. Compared to other comedy venues around the city, the theatre's raked seating definitely gives it a boost - small, yet important details can be missed when a large proportion of the audience can't see the performers below the waist (nothing is worse than missing a good mimed crotch joke).

Because the seats span two sides instead of going straight back, it's much easier to hear and interact (when necessary) than other longer and narrower spaces. The theatre also has a raised tech booth for lighting and sound as well as a green room for performers and a classroom space. Bad Dog Theatre Company also offers their space as an event venue to outside renters. Rates are negotiable.

The new Bad Dog Comedy Theatre is a great place to see some of Canada's best improvisors or produce your own show. The new space is intimate, comfortable and perfect for a fun night out or first date - just make sure your date is cool with PBR and mimed crotch jokes first.

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Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

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4 Upcoming Events
About the Event
  • January 24

    Comedians from the Toronto improv comedy scene come together to explore the implications of our New Year’s resolutions. Hear true stories and see scenes about the hopes, dreams and sometimes ultimate failure behind these resolutions.

  • January 31

    10/17 is a LEGAL comedy show

    10/17 features Toronto’s high functioning improvisers celebrating the legalization of recreational marijuana!

    We meet at 10:17PM get hella high and then perform for you at 11PM at The Bad Dog Theatre Company (875 Bloor St W)

    Doors: 11PM

    Tickets: $10.00

    Featuring: Tom Hearn, Andrea Marston, Coko Galore, Emily Richardson, Daphney Jo, Nina Adler, Conor B...

  • February 8

    A Solo Sketch Comedy Show by Tom Hearn

    Bringing SLANG to LIFE... The Ultimate Gay Garbage.

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    Written and Performed by: Tom Hearn

    Hosted by: Erica Gellert

    Performances ...

  • February 27

    An improv show where the cast uses their own lives and personal struggles as inspiration to create comedy!

    In The Check In, a cast consisting of some of Toronto's best up and coming improvisers are challenged to test their own personal emotional boundaries as they open up and share about what's going on in their lives to create a relationship with you, the audience.

    The ideas and themes t...

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