Sketch troupe Tony Ho, recently profiled in the Grid‘s Funny People series, isn’t afraid to go black in its pursuit of comedy, so it’s a natural headliner for A Darker Side of Funny. Host Marc Hallworth also welcomes Fratwurst and Paddy MacDonald to this special edition of Jokebox Comedy Lounge’s weekly cabaret series.
Pop-crooner Sean Nicholas Savage headlines this typically eclectic Silent Shout showcase, co-produced with Burn Down The Capitol, with Detroit’s Jamaican Queens, local mash-up artist JFM, and Silent Shout mainstays Bad Passion supporting.
When last we spoke to Bruce McCulloch, he and the rest of legendary sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall were in the midst of returning to the CBC with a new mini-series, Death Comes to Town. In the three years since then, McCulloch has written and performed a few solo live shows, including The Pink Dot Diaries at SF Sketchfest last year and, more recently, Young Drunk Punk here at Toronto Sketchfest in March. He has two upcoming performances at Hugh’s Room, on July 22 and 23.
No poop jokes, please: weekly musical theatre cabaret SINGular Sensation presents the first annual BackDora Awards, a tongue in cheek ceremony celebrating Toronto’s small-stage stars, the people who sing and entertain in Toronto backrooms and lounges. Based in part on the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, there will be performances by Billy Elliot’s David Light, cabaret performers Gabi Epstein and Chris Tsujiuchi, and more, plus awards, of course. (Formal attire encouraged.)