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

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

6 Upcoming Events
About the Event
  • January 30

    SUPER HOT DATE NIGHT is here to help break you out of your normal boring date night rut and make you laugh like didn’t know you could. Come watch some of Toronto’s top improvisers perform comedy based off of YOUR suggestions! Comedians take YOUR stories of dates (gone well or bad or sideways) and spin them into hilarious comedy. Fire up your Tinder and get here.

    Performing for you will be:

  • January 31 - March 28

    Grab some buds and come celebrate that spring cleaning with Partytown at the best P A R T Y in town.


    HOSTED Erica Gellert!

    Featuring your fav P A R T Y blooms:

    Geoffrey Cork

    Andrew Bushell

    Daphney Joseph

    Carson G

    Leanne Miller

    Devon Henderson

    We're all about making everybody feel good, so if money is tight this month we got your...

  • February 1

    It's a murder mystery of wintery proportions!


    It's the middle of winter, we wait anxiously to see if the groundhog will see his shadow and we will be plunged into two months of winter! But this year, a KNIFE is PLUNGED into poor Mr. Groundhog!

    Whodunnit!? The historical society? The local weatherman? The dance team? Bill Murray?

    Find out February 1st at 11pm!


  • February 7-28

    The Black and Funny Festival is back for its fourth edition ft. an all Black comedian lineup, including headliners: Tallboyz, Coko & Daphney, Brandon Ash-Mohammend, Anthony Engelbrecht; and featuring: Definition of Knowledge, Zabrina Douglas, Nigel Downer & more. Every Friday in February at 8pm and 9:30pm, Bad Dog Theatre. Tickets $20-$15.

  • February 13-20

    Oh HAY! is a variety hour hosted by Tom Hearn that brings a perfect mix of Improv, Sketch, Standup, Drag, Musical Performances, Games and everything in between to the Bad Dog Theatre Company!


    This lineup will have you screaming OH HAY!!!

    FEB 13TH // 8PM

    Lineup - Aidan O'Loughlin, Sarah Ormandy, Kiki Razzle, Aba Amuquandoh & Kinsey Fail!...

  • February 14 - May 8

    Improv + Weed = things will get freaky fast!

    10 improvisors are split into two groups.

    One group does improv.

    One group gets high.

    Then they SWITCH! It’s Freaky Friday!

    Freaky Friday

    Second Friday || 11pm

    $10 General Admission

    Bad Dog Theatre Company

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTES: Bad Dog is located on the second floor and is only reachable via a narrow 20-step staircase with a...

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