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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2012-02-21 21:34
Subject:THIS SUNDAY:
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A one-hour Second City revue full of manly, manly (and some not-so-manly) comedy sketches.

Starring:
Yitzi Gal, Lara Johnson, Chris Leveille, Matt Nadeau, Chris Wakelin and Carolyn Williamson.

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Poster:0klman
Date:2011-09-08 16:20
Subject:The 10th Annual Small World Music Festival Sep 22-Oct 2: The Beat Of The Globe
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Small World Music Presents
THE 10th ANNUAL SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 22 to October 2
Venues: Lula Lounge, Armenian Youth Centre, Yonge Dundas Square, Koerner Hall, The Great Hall, and Enwave Theatre

The tenth anniversary of Small World Music's signature annual program marks a milestone, both for the organization and for Toronto's world music community. Over the past decade, this passionate and dedicated organization has worked with thousands of people to weave the thread of world music through the fabric of the city.
As always, this year's Festival embraces the past and future of global sounds, showcasing new sounds infused with youthful energy and the spirit of cross-cultural collaboration that makes for a Brave New World of Music. As always, Toronto and Canada are proudly and diversely represented by the likes of David Buchbinder's Andalusia to Toronto, Autorickshaw, Eccodek, Njacko Backo, Boogat, Drumhand, Prince Enoki's Insect Orchestra, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, and The Tich Maredza Quartet. The festival's centrepiece Small World in the Square on Saturday, September 24 at Yonge Dundas Square. Appropriate to the occasion, this most ambitious day of programming in Small World's history will offer 10 mainstage concerts featuring sounds from all over the world -- absolutely free!!
For ticket information, artist bios and audio samples, please visit the Small World website at smallworldmusic.com.

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2011-03-13 11:03
Subject:STARTING THIS WEEK!
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A show about trash, psychiatry, love, anger, political correctness... and bad poetry.

What happens when a famous TV grouch (no names mentioned) is ordered to attend psychiatric counselling after a violent altercation with another cast member? This irreverent one-man show reveals the hidden depths behind an iconic pop-culture character (his childhood, his youthful ambitions) and shows how even the grouchiest of us have feelings too. More info here.

Coming to Bread and Circus (Kensington Market), after a successful run at last year's Bad Dog Theatre Short Play Festival.
With special opening act: sketch comedy by Uncle Mao and the Red Star Review -- in their last-ever performance.

Tickets can be reserved at (416) 925-8898 or info@breadandcircus.ca

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2011-02-19 23:25
Subject:COMING SOON TO THE BREAD AND CIRCUS THEATRE:
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A show about trash, psychiatry, love, anger, political correctness... and bad poetry.

What happens when a famous TV grouch (no names mentioned) is ordered to attend psychiatric counselling after a violent altercation with another cast member? This irreverent one-man show reveals the hidden depths behind an iconic pop-culture character (his childhood, his youthful ambitions) and shows how even the grouchiest of us have feelings too. More info here.

Coming to Bread and Circus (Kensington Market), after a successful run at last year's Bad Dog Theatre Short Play Festival.
With special opening act: sketch comedy by Uncle Mao and the Red Star Review!

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Tickets can be reserved at (416) 925-8898 or info@breadandcircus.ca

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2010-07-24 02:06
Subject:THIS WEEK!
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Opening night this Monday, at Bad Dog Theatre (138 Danforth Avenue) as part of its Short Play Festival:



What happens when a famous TV grouch (no names mentioned) is ordered to attend psychiatric counselling after a violent altercation with another cast member? This irreverent new one-man show reveals the hidden depths behind an iconic pop-culture character (his childhood, his youthful ambitions) and shows how even the grouchiest of us have feelings too. More info here.

Monday, July 26: 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 29: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 30: 8:00 p.m.


Tickets $12 (or $10 for Bad Dog members), from BadDogTheatre.com. Tickets can be reserved at (416) 491-3115.

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY Jeff Cottrill
DEVELOPED AND DRAMATURGED BY Dennie Theodore
DIRECTED BY Jason Morneau

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2010-07-12 10:33
Subject:COMING SOON TO BAD DOG THEATRE:
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Coming to Bad Dog Theatre (138 Danforth Avenue), as part of the Bad Dog Theatre Short Play Festival.

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More info here...

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Poster:hintershok
Date:2010-07-07 22:15
Subject:women's clothing for sale!
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It's closet cleaning time and the wife and I are cleaning house! Lucky you!!! Lots clothing for sale, including Northbound Leather, Plastik Wrap, FuturState, Lip Service stuff, Transmuters Boots and more,

nothing over $30, most items $5!!! (see under cut)





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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2010-05-07 09:40
Subject:Comedic poetry at Art Bardy Har Har
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This Tuesday at Clinton's, the long-running Art Bar Poetry Series spotlights comical writers in the Toronto scene with Art Bardy Har Har.

The night includes short sets by:

internationally renowned poet Sandra Kasturi
Toronto Poetry Slam founder and host David Silverberg
rawk star and storyteller extraordinaire Mike Bryant
playwright and Plasticine host Cathy Petch
BAM! The Youth Slam creator Yehuda Fisher
self-proclaimed "Brown Bastard" Rahul Gupta
satirical spoken-word artist Jeff Cottrill

The evening is hosted by Toronto Poetry Slam staple Valentino Assenza.
There will also be a limited open mic at the end.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Clinton's, 693 Bloor Street West
No cover (a hat is passed)
www.artbar.org

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2010-04-08 13:35
Subject:SUNDAY
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Get ready for the Grouchiest show of the year!

THE GROUCH FUNDRAISER

is a fundraiser to support the upcoming Fringe show Grouch on a Couch.
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Bring all your bitterness, cynicism and irreverence with you. There will be a raffle for cool donated prizes -- including a spot in an audition skills workshop, dance classes, a photo shoot, free career coaching, a pole-dancing lesson and more!

And many acts, including:

music by Shawn Sage, Sean Peever and High Heels Lo Fi

spoken word by Andrea Thompson, Lara Bozabalian and Mike Bryant

comedy by Winchester: Mind over Body, Magdalena (aka. Dr. Svetlana Cowelova), Adam Tomlinson and Jason Morneau

And if you behave, there might even be a short preview of the script...

All followed by tunes spun by DJ Yowzer.

Sunday, April 11, doors at 7:00 p.m.
The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue (upstairs)
Cover $10 (raffle tickets only $2 each or 3 for $5)
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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2010-03-19 14:01
Subject:Tuesday: Coffeehouse Cabaret
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Coffeehouse Cabaret features an open stage of music, poetry, spoken word, and comedy, with featured performers:

singer-songwriter Karyn Ellis

performance poet Yaseemi

Come early-ish to sign up if you want to perform on the open stage.

Karyn Ellis recently released a new CD, Even Though the Sky Was Falling. About her previous CD, Hearts Fall, CBC's Amanda Putz wrote: "Her voice is lovely, the arrangements are simple and clever, and there's an almost rustic quality to the record -- likely from being recorded live off the floor -- that makes it extra sweet."

Yaseemi describes herself as a "card-carrying member of the human race, looking to connect and communicate through art: spoken word poetry, dance, music and visual art. Yaseemi, your poetic matchmaker, linking you with the sounds that your ears need today. Looking to fulfill my life's purpose: fearless self-expression."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 8:30 p.m.
TKO's Sports Pub (second-floor lounge), 1600 Danforth Avenue (at Coxwell)
No cover (the features will pass a hat)

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-11-16 11:26
Subject:Wednesday...
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Get a Real Job returns!

Come on out to this Comedy Bar show dedicated to the horrible jobs we've all had while trying to "make it" in our chosen profession.

There will be a variety of acts singing songs, or performing sketches and comedic monologues, all based the terrible jobs they've had:

Jerry Schaefer
Marsha Mason
Lindsay Grant
Kirsten Gallagher
Doppelganger
Red Light This!
Jeff Cottrill
Jamie O'Connor
Derek Forgie

hosted by Mitch Risman & Erin Rodgers

Come out and share in their misery!

Wednesday, November 18, 8:00 p.m.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West (near Ossington)
Tickets only $10
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See you there!

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-11-12 14:56
Subject:Sunday:
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Book lovers! Comedy lovers!



Join us on November 15th, 7:30 p.m. at The Central (603 Markham Street) as Burning Effigy Press launches two new titles:

Temporary Monsters, horror novella by Ian Rogers
Felix Renn is a private investigator in a supernatural world, an alternate reality where a dark dimension called The Black Lands co-exists alongside our own. Travelling to and from The Black Lands is dangerous -- and illegal -- but that doesn't stop some of the creatures that reside there from crossing over into our world from time to time. After a man goes berserk in a posh Toronto restaurant, Felix suddenly finds himself torn between both worlds as he is drawn into a deadly game of movies, murder, and monsters.

Operation Dickhead, sci-fi-comedy novella by Mike Bryant
Mark Allread is angry. He is angry because he works in the tech support department of a major Internet provider. But not angry enough to do anything other than complain to his long-suffering girlfriend. That all changes when the President of the World passes a new law requiring anybody he dislikes to have their heads replaced with genitalia. Mark, in response, decides to build an army of the surgically altered in hopes of overthrowing the President and returning people's heads to their original, non-penisized state. They're here. They're Dickheads. Get used to it.

Additional readings by Liisa Ladouceur (of EYE WEEKLY and MuchMoreMusic's Listed fame), Cynthia Gould, Richard Gavin, Timothy Carter and Dale Percy.

And special guest: Comedian and Fringe star Chris Gibbs!
(The Power of Ignorance, Antoine Feval)

No cover. Show starts promptly at 8 p.m.

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-11-11 13:18
Subject:Friday: Jammin' on the One
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Remember that episode of The Cosby Show in which the Huxtables visited Stevie Wonder in his recording studio, and he asked Theo what he was most likely to say at a party, and Theo replied, "Jammin' on the One!", and without even bothering to ask Theo what that even meant or why anyone on the planet would ever say something like that, Stevie went and made a stuttering rap song out of it on his synthesizer?

Well, there's a monthly improv jam named after it.

It's one of Toronto's foremost open improv jams, and it's back this Friday, November 13. This week's show will feature a performance by comedy troupe We're From Here, and some comic spoken word. This will be followed by an improv session in which anybody in the audience can take part.

That's at 14 Elm Street (near Dundas/Yonge), third floor (you have to ring a silly doorbell to get in), doors 7:30 p.m., no cover.

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-10-05 13:03
Subject:Tomorrow: Coffeehouse Cabaret returns!
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Yes, the long-running weekly series is being revived at a brand new venue -- TKO's Sports Pub (second-floor lounge).

The first edition will feature music by Pat Kelly, Tracy Jones and Bri-anne Swan, followed by an open stage for music and spoken word.

Tuesday, October 6, 8:30 p.m.
TKO's Sports Pub, 1600 Danforth Avenue (at Coxwell)
No cover

Come on out, enjoy some great entertainment and even share some of your own...

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-09-28 22:05
Subject:Wednesday evenings: The Carnegie Hall Show!
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In case you haven't heard, the funniest improv show in Toronto happens every Wednesday night in Kensington Market...



It's a snazzy 1940s-style variety show at the Bread & Circus Theatre every week.
The greatest improvised scenes of all time! A radio play! Tuxedos! Bow ties! Silly accents! A Satchmo sing-along! Great comedy from improv troupe The National Theatre of the World, with piano accompaniment from Jeff Raimondo.

(This week's show features guest improvisers Christy Bruce, Mark Meer, Alastair Forbes and Lisa Merchant, with singer Charlene Donovan.)

That's Wednesdays at the Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta Avenue, 9:30 p.m., pay-what-you-can.
For more info, click here.

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Poster:makehasteracing
Date:2009-08-28 18:12
Subject:Mosport's Grand Prix
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If you're going to Mosport this weekend for the Grand Prix stop by for Volkswagen's autograph session. I'm giving out free racing shirts & having a raffle :)

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Poster:makehasteracing
Date:2009-08-25 13:34
Subject:Mosport's RaceFest comes to downtown Toronto!
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Now the race cars & drivers from Mosport's Grand Prix weekend are even closer to home!

COME TO MOSPORT'S RACEFEST DOWNTOWN TORONTO!
When: Wednesday Aug 26, 2009 @ 11:30am - 1:30pm.
Where: Brookfield Place. 181 Bay Street (Bay St & Font St), Toronto.

RaceFest will feature race show cars & driver autograph meet and greet!
- Corvette
- Ferrari
- BMW
- Volkswagen

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-06-01 16:02
Subject:Wednesday evenings: The Carnegie Hall Show!
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In case you haven't heard, the funniest improv show in Toronto happens every Wednesday night in Kensington Market...



It's a snazzy 1940s-style variety show at the Bread & Circus Theatre every week.
The greatest improvised scenes of all time! A radio play! Tuxedos! Bow ties! Silly accents! Sharpie moustaches! A Satchmo sing-along! Great comedy from improv troupe The National Theatre of the World (with perpetual guest star Chris Gibbs), with piano accompaniment from Jeff Raimondo.

(This week's show also features singer Marsha Mason and spoken-word artist Jeff Cottrill.)

That's Wednesdays at the Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta Avenue, 9:30 p.m., pay-what-you-can.
For more info, click here.

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-05-28 11:37
Subject:Sunday: Burning Effigy Press Spring 2009 Launch Party!
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burningeffigy is launching four new chapbooks this weekend:

Primeval Wood -- a new horror story by Richard Gavin
Narcotics // Flora -- poetry by Dane Swan (aka. Dane Jah Ras)
Section K: Kasefile 42 -- The Demon Subway of North York -- supernatural comedy by Timothy Carter, based on characters from his novel Section K

And our new horror anthology, Fresh Blood, with tales from three up-and-coming talents: Dave Alexander, Kelli Dunlap and Bob Freeman.

Come out to the launch this weekend. There will be readings from Gavin, Swan, Carter and Alexander from their new titles, and more readings from Liisa Ladouceur (of eye and MuchMoreMusic's Listed fame), award-winning horror scribe Gemma Files and jazz poet extraordinaire Dale Percy.

There will also be musical interludes by a capella trio Kirsten Sandwich.

And check out our wide selection of books and chapbooks, both genre and literary.

Please join us for an evening of great literature and fine entertainment!

Sunday, May 31, 2009, doors at 7:30 p.m.
The Central, 603 Markham Street (next to Honest Ed's)
No cover
More info: www.burningeffigy.com.

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Poster:duhbigman
Date:2009-05-19 14:18
Subject:Friday: Jammin' On the One
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Remember that episode of The Cosby Show in which the Huxtables visited Stevie Wonder in his recording studio, and he asked Theo what he was most likely to say at a party, and Theo replied, "Jammin' on the One!", and without even bothering to ask Theo what that even meant or why anyone on the planet would ever say something like that, Stevie went ahead and made a stuttering rap song out of it on his synthesizer?

Well, they named a monthly improv jam after it.

It's Toronto's foremost open improv jam, and it's back on Friday, May 22. This week's show will feature a performance by Tonight at Noon, which is the Bad Dog Theatre's Harold team. This will be followed by an improv session in which anybody in the audience can take part.

Come on out to the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street (third floor, you have to ring a bell to get in), doors open 7:30 p.m. You will laugh.

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