Week Laughs

Rating: NNNNNIn the mood to laugh? You picked the right week. Not even including the Belleville boys' Wednesday gig, the.


Rating: NNNNN

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

WHAT: Stand-Off

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.

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