Toronto’s Queer comedy scene is huge! From weekly comedy shows to improv shows; this scene is not only diverse but LARGE! Check out what we’ve got going on below!
a killer night of standup, improv, uncomfortable breakup stories, song spoofs, and performance – including from longtime friend of Glad Day Bookshop
OPEN MICS QAPD Collective Open Mic When: WEEKLY – Monday nights at 8:00pm — sign up is at 7:30pm Where: Pegasus on Church St. THE queer open mic! 10 sign ups, 4 feature and 1 headliner (booked), so get there early to secure your spot! We try to get as many sign ups on stage as possible
Fresh Squeezed Comedy by Waycik Productions (aka Susan Waycik) When: WEEKLY – Sunday nights at 9pm Where: The Grapefruit Moon (968 Bathurst St) Contact for spots: Susan Waycik on Facebook or email@example.com
Working Women Comedy Showcase
When: First Tuesday of every month Where: Gladstone Hotel – Melody Bar Contact for spots: Sam Sferrazza or Lucas Loizou Pay: 30$ – 35$ for booked acts, 50$ – 55$ for headliners (depending on audience numbers) Allys also welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!
SHADE started on January 12th 2017 as a show in Comedy Bar. What was expected to be a small room of friends and family, turned into a sold out show with a waiting list. SHADE grew and after two months of selling out in a row at Comedy Bar, ventured to the Rivoli for more space. The show has sold out for an entire year! The show has been featured on Vice, CBC, NowMagazine, Fashion Magazine and more!
Super Gay Friday is a monthly comedy show at the iconic Glad Day Bookshop that showcases LGBTQ+ comedians. The show consistently sells out!
HACK COUTURE COMEDY Do you like COMEDY? Do you like FASHION? Do you like NEITHER(weirdo!), but still want to have the most FUN, FABULOUS NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE???
Sponsored by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company. Every Wednesday from 6-8 we’ve got Toronto’s best comics + sign up spots at The Emmet Ray. Always free, feminist, and LGBTQ-positive. Women and non-binary performers are prioritized for signup spots. All who don’t get on are given a spot on the next show. Accessibility notes: we regret The Emmet Ray isn’t a fully accessible space. The washroom is sown a flight of stairs and the entrance and performance area are up a step.
A monthly show at the John Candy Box Theatre showcasing and celebrating artists, comedians, and creators who identify as OTHER.
Monthly comedy show at Wasted Youth hosted by Borana Makri and Laura DiLabio. Featuring mostly stand up comedy, but also music, improv, and sketch.
CHURCH STREET COMEDY is Canada’s longest running LGBTQ+ Comedy Showcase!!! Come down to Pegasus on Church, Sunday, February 17th -8PM – to catch Co-Hosts Chanty Marostica + Adrienne Fish, The Pegasus Family and A DYNAMITE LINE-UP OF CANADA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST QUEER COMEDIC TALENTS!!! Pegasus on Church (489B Church Street) 8PM • PWYC
Come Thru Kweens is a queer PoC comedy collective presenting musical sketch comedy devised by Ajahnis Charley. This sketch show tackles topics like identity, sexuality and vegetables in a fashion matched only by the Goddess Beyoncé Herself. This event takes place at Comedy Bar, which is down a short flight of stairs, so it is not wheelchair accessible unfortunately. Content Warning – Bright lights, loud music. Ajahnis Charley @ajwithnofilters firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice’s Big Queer Comedy Show is a monthly stand-up comedy show in Waterloo, Ontario that showcases some of the region’s most talented LGBTQ+ and allied comedians.