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
  • September 25

    Lights flicker and then go out. Doors slam shut and lock on their own. If these walls could talk... they'd scream! There are spirits afoot in Templeton Manor - a spooky-yet-hilarious monthly variety show at Bad Dog Theatre. As always, sketch comedy duo The Templeton Philharmonic (Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton) will be your hosts with the inimitable Scott Christian on keys.

    Join us, wo...

  • September 26 - November 28

    By way of inspiration, its cast will take the details of one audience member’s dream to create a hilarious and magical show. Completely made up on the spot and never to be repeated, this show is sorta like a dream (no, better).

    Directed by Paloma Nuñez and produced by Paloma Nuñez and Sarah Hiller, featuring veteran comedians Jess Bryson, Rob Baker, Jess Grant, Ken Hall, Sarah Hillier, Andy ...

  • September 27

    Stacey McGunnigle & Tom Hearn bring you an hour of wiggery and total CHAOS! It's improv inspired by wigs we pick up off the floor.

    Its Friday people. Get Them Wigs Out.

    Hosted by: Heroine

    Featuring: Tons of FAMOUS guests*

    September 27th // 8PM

    Bad Dog Theatre Company (875 Bloor St W)**


    Advance - $12.00

    Student / Arts Worker - $10.00

    B.Y.O.W*** - $5.00

    *We ...

  • October 4-18

    The time has come for improvisors to LIP SYNC for their lives!

    LIPSYCNED is a lip syncing comedy PARTY where the audience decides who will stay and who sashays away. Some of Toronto's sassiest Improvisors go head to head improvising scenes based on songs, with every scene ending in them lip syncing the HAUS down… but don’t worry, they will have the help of some fierce DRAG ASSASSINS!


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