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We’re very excited to welcome Kurt Braunohler back to Comedy Bar for 5 shows starting on Thursday April 12th!
Details and Ticket links below
Thursday April 12th – 8pm show
Hosted by Tracy Hamilton
Friday April 13th – 8pm & 10pm shows
8pm hosted by Mike Carrozza
10pm hosted by Chris Locke
Saturday April 14th – 9pm & 11pm shows
9pm hosted by Anna Menzies
11pm hosted by Daniel Woodrow
Tickets are $25
Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor and podcaster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into strangers’ lives to make the world a better place. He has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and his first televised hour of comedy, Trust Me, came out on Comedy Central on March 3rd, 2017. Additionally, he appeared in the upcoming second season of Netflix’s Lady Dynamite in a recurring guest role as Young Joel, as well as the Academy Award nominated film The Big Sick alongside Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, which he also wrote on with Kumail & Emily V Gordon.
On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob’s Burgers, New Girl, @midnight, Another Period, Kroll Show, Deadbeat, Comedy Central Presents, Drunk History, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, Getting Doug with High, Adam Devine’s House Party, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, The Heart She Holler, Human Giant, and as host of IFC’s comedy game show Bunk!
He has performed stand up sets on CONAN, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Kurt can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story he is currently developing for film.
Kurt was featured in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics to Watch” list, named in Time Out New York’s list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers and Backstage Magazine’s “5 Comics to Watch,” “Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and Time Out New York, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.
Kurt rode a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans on a seven city water tour/mission to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to families in need in Africa. The adventure was filmed for a Comedy Central web series called “Roustabout,” which launched January 2015 on cc.com.
Kurt’s chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs, was the first comedy release for venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars, and was included in several Best Of 2013 lists. The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project,” in which he raised $6,000.00 on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral.
Called “a prolific stand-up comedian” by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world including Outside Lands, SXSW, Moontower, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Bonnaroo, Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago, SF Sketchfest and IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Kurt co-created and has co-hosted the continuously sold-out variety show “Hot Tub” for 12 years with comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA in January 2013, where it was hailed “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine. Kurt and Kristen continue to host and perform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night.
Kurt has a bunch of podcasts; his relationship podcast, Wedlock, which he hosts with his wife, Lauren Cook, launched on Audible on February 14th, and his podcast about adult friendship, Emotional Hangs, which he hosts with Joe DeRosa, came out on Feral Audio. Kurt’s popular podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” features some not-so-standard
Saturday March 10th – Live at Second City’s John Candy Box Theatre we’re presenting two special events featuring 2 exceptional comedy talents
8pm – Ryan Belleville headlines a fun show before he makes the move to Los Angeles in April
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9:30pm – DeAnne Smith presents a special Melbourne Comedy Festival Preview of her new show “Worth It”
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Tickets are $15 each, and available online or via phone at 416-340-7270
Full show info below
Ryan Belleville headlines this special one night only event
Saturday, March 10th at 8:00pm!
Ryan Belleville can currently be seen as one of the lead actors on CBC’s Workin’ Moms and is a favourite at the Just for Laughs Festival as well as CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Comedy Network, and CBC’s The Debaters. South of the boarder he has been seen featured on The Late Late Show on CBS, Comedy Central, Fox, and MTV.
As an actor Bellleville has starred in CTV’s Satisfaction, & FOX’s sitcom Life on a Stick, as well as Almost Heroes, now available on Hulu.
DeAnne Smith is Worth It! on Saturday March 10th at 9:30pm!
A favourite of Just For Laughs, CBC, and The Comedy Network, DeAnne previews her new show “Worth It” before taking it to the Melbourne Comedy Festival later this month
As seen on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, The Great Debate, The Weekly and in the viral video, ‘Straight Men, Step Your Game Up’, viewed over 40 million times.
‘Smart, slick, silly brilliance. ★★★★’ The Music
‘A rollicking laugh frenzy. ★★★’ Herald Sun
‘Explosively funny.’ Chortle (UK)
We’re thrilled to welcome Eliza Skinner back to Toronto for a weekend of shows at Comedy Bar
A gifted stand up and improviser, Eliza is currently doing double duty writing for the Late Late Show with James Corden, while also being the head writer for Drop The Mic on TBS
Despite that packed schedule Eliza still found time to make a return to Comedy Bar for the first time since 2016 for 4 stand up shows and a special guest appearance on Comedy Bar’s hit Catch 23 Improv in preparation for her upcoming album recording. Videos and bio below
Saturday Feb 10th – 9pm & 11pm
9pm Hosted by Rhiannon Archer, with DeAnne Smith, & Danielle Tunbridge
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11pm Hosted by Kate Barron, with Mark Little, Yaw Attuah, & Danita Steinberg
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Check out some of Eliza’s previous stand up performances below
Friday Feb 9th
8pm with Catch 23 Improv – $15
10:00pm stand up show
Hosted by Ryan Dillon, with Nour Hadidi, and Carol Zoccoli
Eliza Skinner is originally from Richmond, VA and started her performing career as an unnamed child revolutionary in a production of Evita.
She is now a stand-up comedian and has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, MTV, Showtime, AMC and the BBC.
She has performed in festivals all over the world including RiotLA, SXSW, Bridgetown, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. In his Reddit AMA, Patton Oswalt called her one of his favorite up-and-coming comedians. Eliza was a writer and correspondent on Totally Biased (produced by Chris Rock), Fashion Police (with Joan Rivers), Adam Ruins Everything (truTV) and she is currently a staff writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden.
In 2014 she was selected to be one of the “New Faces Of Comedy” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. In 2015 she was selected for the “SF Sketchfest Dozen” and TimeOut LA named her one of 9 “Comics To Watch in 2015″. She can be seen every Thursday at The Virgil in LA at “Big Money” – the stand up show she hosts with Bryan Cook.
Doors open at 7:00, Show begins at 8:00
918 Bathurst Centre for Media, Culture, and Art
918 Bathurst St, just north of Bloor
We’ve reached our final night where one of our 9 finalists will leave with the title of 2017 Toronto Comedy Brawl champion.
They’ll also leave $1000 richer!
Hosted by Adrian Cronk (2015 Comedy Brawl Winner, 2017 Just for Laughs Festival)
Competing tonight are:
Ken (KJ) Preston
The winners are determined entirely by the audience, as each paying audience member will choose their 3 favorite comedians via written ballot. We’ll count them up at the end, and based on total points a champion will be crowned
About the Toronto Comedy Brawl
In the 8 year history of the Toronto Comedy Brawl, 3 of our 7 champions have gone on to win the prestigious Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition
K Trevor Wilson in 2012 (Brawl Champ in 2010 & 2011), DJ Demers in 2014 (Brawl Champ in 2013), Nigel Grinstead in 2016 (Brawl Champ in 2014)
UK favorite Andy Zaltzman returns to Toronto with a whole new hit show: Plan Z – Comedy Of Last Resort For A Badly-behaved Planet
Devotedly loopy… lacerating wit… political satire at its most enjoyable. Four Stars. – The Times
Fiendishly sharp satirist – Evening Standard
A master satirist – Time Out
Political comedy at its best – Sunday Times
Comedy Of Last Resort For A Badly-behaved Planet
Look at this planet. Plans A to Y have all failed. NOW IS THE TIME FOR PLAN Z.
Andy Zaltzman 50% component of global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, Now Show irregular, Test Match Special cricketo-statisti-quipster, and lynchpin of the arch-rival BBC 5 Live shows 7 Day Saturday and 7 Day Sunday embarks on a new tour to unveil Plan Z, a long-overdue solution to all the world’s problems.
In a world riven by the squawk and counter-squawk of contemporary politics and media, at a time when technology is sprinting into the future whilst democracy stroppily handbrake-turns back to the past, alleged comedian Zaltzman will fix everything. Give or take. In the spirit of the times, Zaltzman’s Plan Z solution is guaranteed to be fully uncosted and logistically unworkable.
Plan Z will feature Zaltzman’s trademark cocktail of inventive political satire and outright fact-skewing nonsense. It will also showcase the highest-possible tech from the high-tech world of high technology, including the Equivocax SubtExtricator 5000P (the world’s leading hidden message interpreter), the Prognoscitech Soothblaster 3.8 (the solar system’s leading 5G-WiFi-enabled crystal ball), and the DemocratEeeZee SPG-x (the universe’s leading subliminal policy generator).
May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm