Rating: NNNNNIn the mood to laugh? You picked the right week. Not even including the Belleville boys' Wednesday gig, the.
In the mood to laugh? You picked the right week. Not even including the Belleville boys’ Wednesday gig, the comedy lineup is sizzling. Here’s a daily planner.
thursday, april 18thursday, april 18
WHAT: Crack Up
WHERE/WHEN: Corona’s (1720 Queen West) at 8:45 pm.
EXPECT: Major excitement, since this new weekly room kicks off with solid alt-comics like Paul Haywood and Debra DiGiovanni.
DON’T EXPECT: Free Mexican beer just because of the name.
friday april 19friday april 19
WHAT: Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition
WHERE/WHEN: The Opera House (735 Queen East) at 8 pm.
EXPECT: Some major pressure on local performers — including DiGiovanni, Nile Seguin, Aaron Berg and Daryn Jones — competing for a coveted spot at the Montreal fest.
DON’T EXPECT: To get a comp ticket easily.
saturday, april 20saturday, april 20
WHERE/WHEN: The Poor Alex Cabaret (296 Brunswick) at 9 pm.
EXPECT: The unexpected. This biweekly mix of improv and stand-up has earned a cult following.
DON’T EXPECT: To hear comics’ same old bits.
sunday, april 21sunday, april 21
WHAT: All Black Comedy Sunday
WHERE/WHEN: Yuk Yuk’s Superclub (2335 Yonge) at 8:30 pm.
EXPECT: The funniest black comics in the city, hosted by the father of them all, Kenny Robinson.
DON’T EXPECT: A clean show.
monday, april 22monday, april 22
WHAT: ALT.COMedy Lounge fifth- anniversary show
WHERE/WHEN: The Rivoli (332 Queen West) at 9 pm.
EXPECT: A kick-ass show with the best edgy comics in the city.
DON’T EXPECT: A short night.
tuesday, april 23tuesday, april 23
What: J.T. Huntley Memorial Show
Where/when: Tom Foolery’s (194 Bloor West) at 8 pm.
Expect: Funny memories of the late comic from his best friends, including tapes of his first gigs.
DON’T EXPECT: Hecklers.
wednesday, april 24wednesday, april 24
WHAT: Jackie Mason’s Prune Danish
WHERE/WHEN: The New Yorker (651 Yonge) at 8 pm.
EXPECT: Old-fashioned observations about Jews and gentiles.
DON’T EXPECT: Angry-young-man jokes.