toronto events january 28

Radar: The Foolish Cabaret, How to Start in Stand-Up Comedy, Bingo and Drinking, MoMonday

Toronto events on January 28, 2013

THEATRE | The Foolish Cabaret
Tonight, The Foolish Cabaret reconvenes for an evening of hilarity. Curated by Helen Donnelly, this event showcases "physical theatre" pieces that fall into the areas of "clown, bouffon, and mime." For those unfamiliar, the art of bouffon is a French theatrical term related to "jester," which focuses on mockery, and playful satire. Tonight's performers include: Rob Faust, "Mask Master," and clowns Shawn Postoff, Chloe Payne, Kate Dunbar, Christel Bartelse, Helen Donnelly, and Wes Neal. This evening's bouffon is Sandra Battaglini, and the event will be hosted by Becky Johnson. This event sells out quite regularly, so be sure to arrive a little early. The next Foolish Cabaret happens on April 1st.
Unit 102 Theatre studio & Actors Company (376 Dufferin Street) 7:40PM $10

COMEDY | How to Start in Stand-Up Comedy book launch
Tonight Chris Maclean celebrates the launch of his book, How to Start in Stand-Up Comedy: A Guide To Becoming A Comedian in Toronto. If you've ever thought you have what it takes to do stand-up, you might consider checking Maclean's book out, which is choc full of both helpful and hilarious advice, with some "dos" and "don'ts" specific to TO. Toronto is a place with a rich comic history, even though many of the brightest stars migrated South to reach the apex of their success, but they started here with stand-up! There will also be a comedy showcase following the big celebration, so plan on sticking around.
Charlotte Room (19 Charlotte Street) 8PM PWYC

GAMES | Bingo and Drinking
Yes, it's time for another evening of the ultimate pairing: bingo and drinks! Hosted by Regina Thegentlelady, this night of gaming is also taken up a notch with comestibles from The Garrison's kitchen, such as tacos, empanadas, and other great eats. Things are reasonably priced, too, with Bingo cards going for $3 each or four for $10, and they can be re-used all night - very cool.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM


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