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The Gag Ball

  • John Candy Box Theatre 99 Blue Jays Way Toronto, ON, M5V 9G9 Canada (map)

Words, instructions and details below!


In the tradition of "Paris is Burning" this is a drag ball with a comic spin! The categories are: drag, stand-up comedy and improv. Talented improvisers, comedians and drag performers will compete to be the best in their category - and claim "10s, 10s, 10s across the board" from the judges (you, the audience members)! 

Hosted and produced by drag comic queen Hillary Ooos, this is an LGBT2QIAA+ safe space making room for queer comedians! Bringing the worlds of drag and comedy together in a very real way. Winners receive a cut of the door sales. 

Taking place at the John Candy Box Theatre at The LEGENDARY Second City (Training Centre) - this is THE perfect place for the first Gag Ball™! 
FYI - This is a licensed venue. The bar WILL be open!

The competitors for August 2018 Gag Ball Realness!
Category is: Drag
Selena Vyle
Fay Ruse
Alexandher Brandy
Category is: Stand-Up Comedy
Brian Millward
Sam Sferrazza
Clover Honey Whileaway
Harpreet Ess
Bougie B Bougé
Category is: Improv
Good Judy
Marlon Rando

The Gag Ball is all about getting my three favourite things in the same room together stand up comedy , improv and drag. If this sounds like a space for you, then it probably is - okay!?

Let's make this ball legendary! xxoo

Drag means a drag act/lipsynch/gender-bending performance
Stand up means you making comedy with a microphone
Improv will be shortform games

Judges will be picked from the audience. They will give scores to acts out of 10. Ties will be broken by dance off. (Does this mean favoritism if you bring lots of friends? Maybe, it depends on if your friends like you)

Prize is a cut of the door. (After costs, of course - renting this place ain't cheap)

Tips are encouraged and will go towards the door cut. There will be an on-stage bucket.

To sign-up for a spot in this (or maybe future) Gag Balls™ send an e-mail to [email protected] or DM Hillary Ooos (Matthew Donovan)

Performers are booked ahead of time.

Choose a category; you get 5 mins to gag the judges (randomly selected audience members with scorecards) with your talents! 
Category winners get a cut of door sales! Whhhhhhhaaaaa ~ !!?

Earlier Event: August 28
Drag Battle II
Later Event: August 30
Labour Bear Weekend