This is big people! Details from the organizers below!
We were shook with the amount of talented queer comedians in Toronto! So it’s time we celebrated them, and what better time than PRIDE MONTH! Proud + Funny is an Official Pride Toronto Community event taking place at the Bad Dog Theatre Company (875 Bloor St W) and sponsored by Henderson Brewing Co. Featuring Improv, Stand up, Sketch Comedy and Drag, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the weekend before the main events of the festival!
Night 1 Pass $25.00
Night 2 Pass $30.00
Individual tickets are $10.00, with the exception of HOOKUP which is $15.00.
Bad Dog Students receive Night Passes for $20.00 and/or $5.00 off all shows!
NIGHT 1 - Grab a Pass and stay all night ($25.00)
8PM - KINSEY FAIL with Priyanka Queen ($10.00)
Kinsey Fail is Toronto’s QUEER-centric Improv Ensemble! They take real life stories from a special guest monologist and spin it into QUEER ABSURDITY!
Featuring: Ajahnis Charley, Anders Yates, Caitlin English, Candace Meeks,Chris Leveille, Julia Friesen, Kyah Green,Tom Hearn.
9:30PM - CHARISMA , UNIQUENESS, NERVE & STAND UP ($10.00)
Anders Yates hosts a showcase of some of Toronto’s HOTTEST stand up comedians. Featuring Ashley Cooper, Celeste Jolie-Pitt, Jess Beaulieu,Anasimone George, Ana-Marija Stojic and Brandon Ash-Mohammed
11PM - Henderson Brewing Co presents THE PARTY SHOW ($10.00)
One part Improv, shaken over Alcohol, with a splash of Music, served up as ONE BIG PARTY! #THEPARTYSHOWTO
Featuring: Coko Galore, Daphney Jo, Kiki Razzle, Kyah Green, Matt Folliott And Tom Hearn With special guests: Chris Leveille, Jillian Welsh, Emily Bilton, Monica Garrido, Augus Wright, Antonis Varkaris.
NIGHT 2 - Grab a Pass and stay all night! ($30.00)
7PM - A KIKI ($10.00)
Let’s start night two with a KIKI! We have ‘Good Judy’ and ‘LOL Word’ spilling tea and Emily Bilton dishing just desserts that we ALL deserve!
Good Judy: Jacques Bibit, Cara Connors, Julia Haist, Sam HancockmDevan Islas, Patrick Murray, Eitan Shalmon, Carley Thorne
LOL WORD: Candace Meeks, Julia Friesen, Flick Penman, Jackie Racecar, and Kyah Green, Monica Garrido
8PM - THEATRESPORTS ($10.00)
Proud + Funny takes over Bad Dog Theatre Company’s longest running show! This competitive improv throwdown will feature an entirely QUEER cast and is hosted by Tom Hearn!
Team 1: Daphney Jo, Tricia Black, Stephanie Malek
Team 2: Chris Leveille, Alice Moran, Jillian Welsh
9:30PM - HOOKUP ($15.00)
Hookup takes the lives of two strangers from the audience and shows you what it would be like if they hooked up! Fresh off a 20-week sold-out run, HOOKUP is back with an entirely queer cast!
Featuring: Alex Tindal, Anders Yates, Coko Galore, Gavin Crawford, Kirsten Rasmussen, Monica Garrido and Tricia Black.
11PM - MATCHMAKER IMPROV MIXER ($10.00)
We close Proud + Funny with our biggest show! Selena Vyle and Candace Meeks act as matchmakers and pair off our gaggle of queer improvisers. Each improviser won’t know who they’re performing with until their names are called. Want more? How about Selena Vyle and Candace Meeks singing queer improvised love songs?!
One part duos + One part Musical Improv = All parts GAY!
Featuring: Devan Islas, Velvet Wells, Chris Middleton, Meg MacKay, Kirsten Rasmussen, Campbell Parsons , Peter Stelmach, Anders Yates, Monica Garrido, Antonis Varkaris, Tom Hearn, Julia Friessen, Matt Donovan, Jackie Rowland, Chantel Marostica,
Ana-marie Stojic, Jacques Bibit, Nick Babatsikos, Alicia Douglas, Ajahnis Charley, Mark Shyzer, Coko Galore, Xe Gi, Daphney Jospeh, Henry Patterson, Kyah Green, Marshall Lorenzo AND MORE!
Proud + Funny is produced by Julia Friesen and Tom Hearn in association with the Bad Dog Theatre Company. We want to give a HUGE shout out to the Black and Funny crew in Toronto and Minneapolis for giving us a TON of inspiration - check out their work!