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Make Your Friday Night Funny With Triplespeak

An eclectic line-up of activists, writers, and musicians appearing as guest monologists for their new all star show.

The cast of Triplespeak. Image by Connor Low.

The cast of Triplespeak. Image by Connor Low.


For its latest show, Triplespeak, Bad Dog Theatre is bringing things back to the basics. Director Alex Tindal is employing the classic Armando format, wherein guest speakers tell several short stories, which are used as the jumping off point for improvisors to create scenes from. Of course, what will make or break a show like this is the quality of the cast and the guests. Second City veterans, like Rob Baker and Nigel Downer, and rising stars, like Nelu Handa and Hannah Spear, are in the ensemble; for last week’s preview, Baroness Von Sketch Show‘s Carolyn Taylor kicked things off with some hilarious yarns. Tonight, columnist Sarah Hagi (Broadly) is the guest monologist; future guests include April Aliermo.


To April 14, Bad Dog Theatre (875 Bloor Street West), Fridays, 9:30 p.m., $10-$15.


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Watch Life Lessons Brought To The Stage In Two Plays

Theatre that tackles questions of authenticity, morality, and connections.

Rose Napoli and Daniel Ellis in a scene from Trigonometry. Photo by Greg Wong.

Rose Napoli and Daniel Ellis in a scene from Trigonometry. Photo by Greg Wong.

In two new plays, art imitates life—or, at least, builds on the playwrights’ experiences and observations in the education system (Trigonometry) and in the Montreal indie art scene (A City).

In A City, conflicting memories associated with a departed friend tell a story of how his friends cope with his loss (in a word, poorly); in Trigonometry, we see teachers, parents, and a student try to selfishly leverage the system to their own ends (it goes poorly, too).

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Ezra Levant Attacks Torontoist Reporter

The Rebel Media founder spoke to a small handful of young conservative men at Ryerson University

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Ezra Levant speaking to Ryerson University Campus Conservatives. Photo by Zach Ruiter

Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant opened his speech at Ryerson University on Wednesday with a direct and highly personal attack against me.

Before the event even started, he told me I was an “anti-Semite, a self-hating Jew,” and “a piece of shit on the sidewalk. I wipe my shoes with you.”

At the podium, Levant wasted no time. He immediately singled me out, telling the crowd of about 40 people that I was “an anti-Semite, a Holocaust trivializer, vestigially Jewish,” and “a self-loathing Jew.”

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