Empire Comedy Live Presents
The 2018 United Comedy Festival
Featuring:
Scott Thompson: Apres Le Deluge – The Buddy Cole Monologues,
Saturday Night Live’s Sam Jay, Author & Comedian Sara Benincasa, Doug Benson’s hit podcast Doug Loves Movies and more!

Empire Comedy Live is thrilled to announce the line up for the United Comedy Festival, five days full of gifted and hilarious performers. From May 23 – 27, 2018, United Comedy Festival will present Scott Thompson, Saturday Night Live’s Sam Jay, Author Sara Benincasa, Doug Benson’s hit podcast Doug Loves Movies and a selection of stellar comedy showcases.

Check out Sam Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live

 

United Comedy Festival Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
CBC Radio LOL Showcase
8pm – Comedy Bar – $10
comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9635

THURSDAY, MAY 24
Sam Jay, with Chantel Marostica, & Sara Benincasa
8pm – Comedy Bar – $25
https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9557

FRIDAY, MAY 25
Sam Jay, with Sara Benincasa
8pm & 10pm – Comedy Bar – $25
8pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9557
10pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9558

After Hours Comedy
11:30pm – Comedy Bar – $10

SATURDAY MAY 26
Scott Thompson: Apres Le Deluge – The Buddy Cole Monologues
8pm – The Royal Cinema
$25 General Admission, $35 VIP
Tickets at:
empirecomedy.net/event/scott-thompson-buddy-cole-toronto-2018

Stand Up Spotlight
8pm – John Candy Box Theatre – $10

Bedroom Antics – A Sex & Dating Comedy Event
Featuring Sara Benincasa
9:30pm – John Candy Box Theatre – $20

Sam Jay
9pm & 11pm – Comedy Bar – $25
9pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9502
11pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9503

After Hours Comedy
11:30pm – Comedy Bar – $10

SUNDAY, MAY 27
Doug Loves Movies Live Podcast Taping
Hosted by Doug Benson
4:20pm – The Royal Cinema – $30
Tickets at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/doug-benson-loves-movies-royal-cinema-may-27th-at-420pm-tickets-44369609697

Sara Benincasa – Storytelling Workshop for Women
4pm to 7pm – Comedy Bar – $225
https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9598

 

United Comedy Fest Programming

On Saturday May 26 lounge lizard Buddy Cole, AKA Scott Thompson from Kids in the Hall, will return to the limelight with Apres Le Deluge, an evening of humorous, pointed, and matter-of-fact monologues.

Sam Jay, stand-up and current writer for Saturday Night Live, will return to Toronto with five performances at Comedy Bar. Sam Jay has performed stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, VICELAND’s Flophouse and her own Comedy Central half hour special.

Screenwriter, author and comic Sara Benincasa will have multiple appearances at United Comedy Festival with stand up performances, a spot on Bedroom Antics – A Sex & Dating Comedy Event, and her Storytelling Workshop for Women. Sara Benincasa recent roles include Corporate on Comedy Central, The Jim Gaffigan Show on TVLand, and the critically acclaimed short film The Focus Group, which she also wrote.
Doug Benson returns to Toronto with a live recording of his hit podcast Doug Loves Movies. A modern cult classic, Doug Loves Movies always includes audience participation and hilarious surprise guests talking about his first love…movies!

United Comedy Festival will also host: the CBC Radio Laugh Out Loud showcase, for CBC’s hit stand-up comedy radio show; After Hours Comedy, a late night stand-up ensemble show; and Bedroom Antics, a fun and lighthearted stand up show about dating, sex, and everything in between at Second City’s John Candy Box Theatre.
Empire Comedy Live has been presenting exceptional local and international performers since 2008, booking shows built for fans and lovers of great comedy. The United Comedy Fest is built on the principle of bringing people together to celebrate fun and positive comedy performers and to drive better revenue for performers here in Toronto

United Comedy Festival
May 23 – 27, 2018
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St West
The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street West
John Candy Box Theatre, The Second City Training Centre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd Floor
Tickets $10 – $35 (additional fees may apply)

 

United Comedy Festival Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
CBC Radio LOL Showcase
8pm – Comedy Bar – $10
comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9635

THURSDAY, MAY 24
Sam Jay, with Chantel Marostica, & Sara Benincasa
8pm – Comedy Bar – $25
https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9557

FRIDAY, MAY 25
Sam Jay, with Sara Benincasa
8pm & 10pm – Comedy Bar – $25
8pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9557
10pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9558

After Hours Comedy
11:30pm – Comedy Bar – $10

SATURDAY MAY 26
Scott Thompson: Apres Le Deluge – The Buddy Cole Monologues
8pm – The Royal Cinema
$25 General Admission, $35 VIP
Tickets at:
empirecomedy.net/event/scott-thompson-buddy-cole-toronto-2018

Stand Up Spotlight
8pm – John Candy Box Theatre – $10

Bedroom Antics – A Sex & Dating Comedy Event
Featuring Sara Benincasa
9:30pm – John Candy Box Theatre – $20

Sam Jay
9pm & 11pm – Comedy Bar – $25
9pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9502
11pm tickets at: https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9503

After Hours Comedy
11:30pm – Comedy Bar – $10

SUNDAY, MAY 27
Doug Loves Movies Live Podcast Taping
Hosted by Doug Benson
4:20pm – The Royal Cinema – $30
Tickets at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/doug-benson-loves-movies-royal-cinema-may-27th-at-420pm-tickets-44369609697

Sara Benincasa – Storytelling Workshop for Women
4pm to 7pm – Comedy Bar – $225
https://comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9598

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