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Comedy is often the best when the world’s going down the crapper. So no wonder these five shows – just a sample of the range and variety of acts in the city – impressed me so much. Read more

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From Nanette to White Guys Matter, here are the international and local stand-up stories that made news this year Read more

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Coal Mine Theatre's awesome improv show sends up the holidays Read more

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David Shankbone

The comic didn't address allegations against him at the first of two sold-out stand-up sets, but dressed-down fake news, mob mentalities and armchair activists Read more

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The SNL alum and Kids In The Hall veteran are among 14th-annual fest's first wave of performers Read more

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Last week, co-owners Gary Rideout Jr. and James Elksnitis threw a big bash for the comedy community to celebrate the institution that's changed people's lives and forever altered the scene Read more

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Get Out co-star's rambling stand-up only intermittently connected with a rained-upon crowd Read more

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Boobs, booze and an onstage dance performance by yours truly made this cabaret show unforgettable Read more

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On the eve of the taping of her CraveTV comedy special, the pessimistic stand-up proved why she's definitely not laid back Read more

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The now L.A.-based comic with a hearing disability returned to town for a triumphant, sex-ed friendly show Read more

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UK comic's charm, lateral thinking and brilliant connections make him one of fest's best Read more

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Watching the New York-based queer stand-up is like hanging out with your funniest friend Read more

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The standup/sketch comedian talks about making the move from YouTube and witnessing a bassoon theft ahead of his first-ever Toronto show Read more

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The 10-day comedy fest starts up tonight (September 20): don’t miss these must-see shows Read more

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The hilarious all-female sketch revue proves that time's up on male-dominated humour Read more

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Stand-up comic Brandon Ash-Mohammed created monthly comedy showcase The Ethnic Rainbow to support LGBTQ+ comedians of colour who have felt excluded from Toronto's non-inclusive comedy scene. The June 23 show is an alternative Pride event for QBIPOC. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

While many comics should be household names – Scott Thompson, James Adomian and Guy Branum, for starters – the gay community would rather line up for an eighth-place Drag Race queen than see one of them Read more

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Seth Meyers, Hannibal Buress, Wanda Sykes and Ken Jeong are among the headliners at the big comedy blowout Read more

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At Comedy Bar this weekend, the frank and fearless SNL writer takes on politics, her sexual evolution and why Black men don't become serial killers Read more

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But the genial stand-up and podcaster has some solid political jokes and a great flair for description Read more

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Readers' Choice 2016

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