The original basement venue at 945 Bloor St. W. in Bloorcourt Village is pretty iconic. Since opening in 2008, it’s hosted famous comedians such as Tim Meadows and Janeane Garofalo. Local funny girl Allie Pearse even calls The Comedy Bar her second home. Speaking of second homes, the Bar’s second location is on The Danforth at 2800 Danforth Ave.
Ways to Laugh: On April 23, the Bloor Street location is hosting a Marvel vs DC Roast Battle (Fantastic Four vs Justice League).
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The Royal Comedy Theatre
Looking for stand-up that pushes boundaries? The Royal Comedy Theatre, which opened in 2021, is your spot for uncensored and unfiltered comedic takes. At 1051 Bloor St. W. (between Dufferin and Ossington), it’s one of the most intimate comedy clubs in Toronto with space for just 60 people in its main room.
Ways to Laugh: On May 18, check out Olan Rogers.