LAUGHTER VS. THE UNIVERSE

LAUGHTER VS. THE UNIVERSE

  • Saturday, October 19, 7:00 PM
Comedy Bar

945 Bloor Street West
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

Comedy Bar is a basement venue with a staircase to the entrance.
Washrooms are located on the main floor of the venue.
Performers use microphones & ASL interpretation will be provided.
Strobe lighting may be used.

GENRE: COMEDY

TOPIC: QUEER

Host: Christophe Davidson / Opener: Tamara Shevon / Headliner: Chanty Marostica

For our closing night event, Comedy Bar and Rendezvous With Madness are thrilled to team up for a one night only special comedy showcase designed to remind us that sometimes laughter is the best medicine.

Join us for a very special celebration of some of Canada’s very finest stand ups! Featuring a star studded line up including guest appearances from Christophe Davidson, Tamara Shevon and a special headline performance by Chanty Marostica.

 

Headliner Bio

Chanty Marostica, known for their unique brand of high energy physical comedy, brings their jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing.

Chanty has been featured in Just For Laughs, JFL42, ODDBLOCK, Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud, The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud, Debaters, Workin’ Moms and Season 3 of Netflix’s Designated Survivor.

Chanty is an Award Winning Comic, who was nominated for Best Stand Up Comic at the 2015 Winnipeg Comedy Festival, won Patrons Pick in both 2015/2016, won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Breakout Artist 2018 as well as  Best Stand Up Comic 2019. Chanty was also named Sirius XM’s Top Comic in 2018 for their debut album, The Chanty Show, which went to #1 on iTunes. They won Comedy Album of the Year Album of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Comedy Awards and was nominated for a Comedy Album of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards.

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The Life and Death of Fred Herko

The Life and Death of Fred Herko

  • Thursday, October 10, 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 11, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday October 12, 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 13, 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 17, 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 19, 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 20, 8:00 PM
Dead End Studios

7 Fraser Ave #13
Toronto, Ontario

ACCESSIBILITY

This is an interactive/moving performance. Once in the venue, audience members with accessibility needs and limited mobility will have the opportunity to sit. We encourage those with mobility issues to contact us in advance to organize access to the venue and ensure they have seating for the performance.

Directed by Claire Burns / Written by Natalie Liconti / 60 min / Toronto Premiere

GENRE: THEATRE

In 1964, at the age of 28, a queer dancer named Fred Herko jetéd out the window of his ex-lover’s apartment – naked, and high on speed. The Life and Death of Fred Herko is an interdisciplinary, site-specific performance that sheds light on a footnoted figure in queer history and examines the collateral damage of art.

Through striking sound design, movement and text the piece reimagines the dancer’s infamous last moments and seeks to find utopian potential in his tragic story.

The research and development of this piece has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Director: Claire Burns
Writer: Natalie Liconti
Sound Design: Devon Bate
Lighting Design: Darah Miah
Production Management: Taylor Young
Set and Installation Design: James Knott
Stage Management: Kit Simmons
Performers: Oliver Price, Daniel Carter, Andrew Cheng and Sochi Fried
Special Thanks to Brian Quirt

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