Best of Toronto

Published on September 21st, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Primo w/ Colin Mochrie and Nikki Payne

Primo is a monthy sketch/improv show featuring a impressive cast of Second City alumi and Toronto sketch mainstays, happening the third Thursday of each month at Supermarket in Kensington Market.

Last night’s guests were Colin Mochrie, who sat in on a few sketches and an improv set about crystal meth, peanut butter, and oranges (somehow, it worked); and standup Nikki Payne, paying Toronto a visit from her new rural digs on the east coast.

Highlight: Most of Primo’s cast participated in the ’80s-themed opening dance number of this year’s Canadian Comedy Awards, which they recreated for last night’s performance. So much spandex, so little time.

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About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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