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