Published on September 1st, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson0
Toronto, start your comedy engines
As a Torontonian, my only complaint about what’s being offered up to me comedy-wise in the coming month is how to schedule in minor annoyances like keeping up with laundry, doing dishes, and sleep.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), while not being heavy on the comedy fare, does allow us a few delicious morsels by way of the world premiere of the Ricky Gervais film The Invention of Lying on September 14 (he’ll be present for it), as well as An Afternoon With Chris Rock that same day.
The schedule for the Toronto Improv Festival is now live, so that takes care of my life from Sept 17-27.
And those who couldn’t score great tickets for Louis CK in October? He’s just added a third show, September 24 (which is more of a first show, as he correctly points out on his blog). For the record: Louis has sold about 3,000 seats so far for his Toronto shows so far, and will hit 4,500 if (when) this last one sells out. 9 months ago, he did 4 shows here, selling a total of 1,600 tickets. So yeah, things are going quite nicely for him.
And there’s all the regular happenings at Comedy Bar (I highly recommend Sunday Night Live), Absolute, Yuk’s, and the brand new Second City mainstage show Shut Up And Show Us Your Tweets (I would pay to sit in on the show-naming brainstorming sessions).
I can’t even begin to think about October, with David Cross, the JFL Comedy Tour, and a ton more.
I’m exhausted just thinking about it all. Happy, but exhaused.