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Toronto Open Mic Listings

September 10, 2010

Toronto Open Mic Round-Up (Updated April 24, 2013)

Here is a fairly comprehensive list of open mikes in Toronto.  Note that this list does not include many booked shows, the scope of this list is open mics.

If you find an error, or a show that has been cancelled, please drop me a line or leave a comment and I will make good.

Remember, if you’re just starting out, this is a contact sport.  The list is meant to help you get on your feet, but nothing will save you the legwork of actually going out to the shows, getting involved, and learning how the system works.

Many thanks to the comics who have helped keep this list current and useful for the community.

**PLEASE READ** E-MAIL / CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL, you should always confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

MONDAYS

  • Altdot Comedy Lounge –  Booked show. @ Rivoli Mondays 8:30 – Rivoli – 334 Queen (Just E of Spadina) Come by a show and introduce yourself.  Bookings are handled by Morgan Flood – morgan@diamondfield.com – Diamondfield Entertainment. (wheelchair Accessible)
  • Cheap Laughs Monday – Every Monday ” NO COVER” P.J. O’ Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant –  9pm – 39  Colborne Street – Stage time on one of the best run stand-up shows in the city! No huge wait list! No complicated call in procedures. Bring 2 pals & you get 5 mins. Booked in advance & promote it. E-mail: standupcomic@sympatico.ca (in advance) with the Monday you want & read the Manifesto! (closed holiday Mondays / long weekend Mondays)  NEW ACTS ARE WELCOMED & ENCOURAGED !  416 815 7562. Join page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russell-Roy/226193720758043
  • Comedy Cabaret (monthly), Last Monday of Month, Charlotte Room (19 Charlotte Street) E-mail ComedyCabaretToronto@gmail.com for spots  (Not wheelchair Accessible) 
  • Imperial Comedy Mondays 9:30 – Imperial Pub -Dundas Just E of Yonge (near Eaton’s Center) Spot@imperialcomedy.com (wheelchair Accessible)
  • Laughable at Unlovable  – 9pm – Run by Nick Flanagan and Steph Tolev. Booked show. Monthly. 1415 B Dundas St. West
  • LATE NIGHT MIC – 11pm the central, 603 markham st, put your name in the bucket and the show goes untill theres no comedians left, or the bar closes (first half hour reserved for pro comics)
  • No No Spot – 10 booked 10 minute spots every week, followed by first come, first served open 5 min open mic spots.  9pm every Monday at Dave’s… On St Clair.  730 St Clair Ave W (5 blocks west of Bathurst).  Sign-up begins at 8:30pm.  Contact Brian Armstrong for booking or just come on by.  Booked comics bringing 2+ guests (inform the host when you arrive!) can choose where they’re at in the lineup.
  • Crown and Tiger – 9:00 pm every Monday at 414 College St. 12 spots available on a first come first serve basis. Show up around 8:30 and speak to the host of the week to get a spot. Sets are 5 minutes.
  • Laughing at the Office – 8 PM – weekly – The Office Pub – 117 John Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V2E2 Contact Chris Allin / Brian Ward
  • SHENANIGANZA Fox & Fiddle, 280 Bloor St. W, Toronto. 2-3 Spots Lotto Draw at 7:45, show at 8pm. E-mail alvalcomedy@gmail.com for spots. (wheelchair accessible) First show Jan 28
  • Dad Jokes – Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Toronto. Booked show, starts at 8:30 PM. Weekly. Contact Jordan Sowunmi or Chris Robinson.

TUESDAYS

  • Honey Bee’s Open Mic Comedy Tuesdays 8:30 Fox and Fiddle Mississauga – 285 Enfieldplace Drive – Contact Marvin – marvin@honeybeedj.com
  • Comedy Bar open Mic – 9:00 pm half open mic, half booked @ The Comedy Bar 945 Bloor St. (Not wheelchair Accessible)
  • Yuk Yuk’s Tuesdays 9:30 – 224 Richmond St. W Call to sign up 10am Tuesdays 416-967-6431 ext. 126 – leave your name and phone # Check after 4:30 – 416-967-6431 ext. 127 (Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Don’t Get Bored of Us and Leave (monthly) – 3rd Tuesday of the Month (monthly) – The ossington (61 Ossington Ave) – 9 pm – booked – introduce yourself – David Dineen-Porter & Tom Henry
  • I Heart Jokes Presents: O Pun Mic at The Central – 6:30pm – Markham St. just S of Bloor, E side.  Contact Anto Chan
  • The Other Dope Show – Vapor Social 896 College St. 1 booked spot, 10 open spots. Sign up is at 8:30, show starts at 9. First come, first serve. K Trevor Wilson, Danielle Meierhenry, Sandro Veri or Justin Laite host.
  • The Skin of My Nuts Comedy Show        10 p.m – a while. Hosted by: Vandad Kardar a weekly open mike at Sonic Espresso Bar , located at 60 Cecil street on spadina and cecil. Not a booked show , format is loose 5 to a tight 10 min per comedian, graced with the presence of pro and am comics alike.  whether its dipping your feet into the water or belly flopping into shit we always have a really good time.  Just show up      
  • Dem Apples Comedy! – 106 Front Street E at George. Keep going East at 106 and take your first left, the bar is back from the street a bit.  Across the Street from McDonalds. Every Second Tuesday of Every Month. Ask Andre H Arruda or Dave Code. e-mail demapplescomedy@gmail.com to request a spot.  (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Altdot Comedy Lounge “Open Mic” – Happens semi-regularly (about once a month) on Tuesday nights at the Rivoli (334 Queen St. W.) Sign up begins at 8:30pm, showtime is 9pm. You have to bring 4 people with you in order to get a spot. There are 12 spots available and each spot is 5 minutes. Show also included an MC and Headliner. Produced by Morgan Flood – morgan@diamondfield.com – Diamondfield Entertainment(wheelchair Accessible) 
  • Rough One-Nighter @ Rex’s Den at UTSC  (Univ of Tor Scarb Campus) Every Tues.  1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4 (401 / Morningside) It’s NOT a bringer. E-mail standupcomic@sympatico.ca for booking.  School’s “language guidelines” :  Nothing culturally discriminating (accent, dress, attire, mannersims), no sexism (ESPECIALLY gender based violence, or anything culturally religious) no feminism (no gay / queer jokes) no homophobic, sexist, feminist, racist, ablest, fat phobic remarks please. Weekly.  7 P.M. http://goo.gl/maps/7veZk    *On Hiatus until Sept 2013 

WEDNESDAYS

  • Absolute Comedy Pro/Am Show Wednesdays 8:30 Absolute Comedy – 2335 Yonge St. (near Yonge and Eglinton) Check www.absolutecomedy.ca Go introduce yourself.  Call-ins for spots first Tuesday of the month 10-10:30 416 486 7700
  • Corktown Comedy Wednesdays 9pm Bett y`s – 240 King St. East corktowncomedy@rogers.com (Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Comedy at the Ossington first Wednesdays of the month 9pm The Ossington – 61 Ossington St. (just N of Queen) Go introduce yourself – lottery spots-show up at 7:30pm
  • I Heart Jokes Uptown – The Fox & Fiddle (Keele and Finch) 1285 Finch Avenue West –
  • (The) Julien Dionne Comedy Hour – C’est What Music Bar, 67 Front Street (at Church St.) – Booked show only –  9:00pm (doors open at 8:30) – Contact Julien Dionne for bookings: comedyhour@juliendionne.com  // Bi-weekly. Next show: Feb 6 > goes weekly spring 2013. (Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Spirits Open Mic – Spirits Pub – Church and Hayden Street – 9PM – Introduce yourself to Jo-Anna Downey, then email for spots. Takes a couple months to get a spot. (Wheelchair Accessible, tight spot through the back door get staff to open)
  • Weedy Wednesdays – Booked show @ Village Vapour. 9pm 667 Yonge Upstairs. Brian O’Gorman (Hunter Collins books) ( Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Chuckle Co. Presents: Wednesdays 9:30pm Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. W) – 4 Different weekly stand-up shows – Booked only – Contact individual producers listed on Chuckle Co. fan page
  • This Is Not TV! = 2nd and 4th Wed of the month 7pm – The Rockpile (5555 Dundas W) Contact Alan Bee for bookings
  • Celt’s Pub – 2872 Dundas St, West. 8:30pm. Contact Marc Hallworth on Facebook.
  • Crack Me Up Comedy : Brampton: Located at Pickled Onion’s 5 Mcmurchy Ave N. Brampton ON. 6 Pre Booked spots and 2 first come first to get spots for Open Mic. Once a Month Paid Show. Contact Neil Hawk Griffin for spots.
  • Comedy Records at the Old Sod – Last Wednesday of every month. Booked show. Contact K Trevor Wilson (Wheelchair Accessible but not bathroom)
  • 1morefan.com Comedy Lounge Whitby ON 8PM contact Stefan Fylak or Darren Pyle Jimmy O’Tooles Brock st.
  • On The Level’s open mic. – 1661 bloor st west. Starts at 9:30. Leonardo Fracassi
  • Bits at the Bite – First Wednesday of every month. 423 College st (next to sneaky dees). 8:00 Booked show with open mic at 10:00. Contact Graham Kirkpatrick or Francis Brian Shaw.
  • THE Famous&Heinous Show – Doors @ 6, Show @ 7. 1180 Queen St W. The Midpoint!Open Mic with some Booking. Talk to Will Smeaton. Occasional Cash Prize
  • Fancypants Stand Up – 1st and last Wednesday of every month. Booked show.  Contact Kelly Fanson. 8:30. Red Sandcastle Theatre. 922 Queen St. E. 7 comedians, 7 minutes, plus headliner. PWYC.

THURSDAYS  

  • I AINT NO JOKE! – The last Thursday of every month at the Bulwer Base (37 Bulwer St.). Pay What You Can. Email Big Norm at thebignormshow@gmail.com for a spot.  
  • Hot Box After Dark Thursdays 7pm – Hot Box After Dark – 204 Augusta Ave. – Message Jillian Thomas for bookings.
  • KITCH Komedy – Booked/Lottery. 9pm. 229 Geary Ave. Message Natasha Henderson at kitchkomedy@hotmail.ca
  • Underground Comedy Mondays 9:00 – Clandestiny Hemp Boutique- 670 Queen St E- Come and introduce yourself
  • Crack Me Up Comedy : Orangeville Located at TJ’s Hangar 35 Broadway Ave. 5 Booked Spots 2 first come first to perform for Open Mic. Once a mth Paid show. Contact Neil Hawk Griffin or Ian Fergus for a spot.
  • Giggles at Groove Bar Thursdays 9pm – The Groove Bar – 1952 Danforth (1 Light West of Woodbine) Contact Adrian Sawyer for bookings
  • Laugh Sabbath Comedy Bar, 9:30 pm – booked only – go introduce yourself
  • 3rd Klass Thursday – Sketch and stand-up show at Vapor Central. Hosted and booked by Hunter Collins
  • Comedy In the Annex- second thursday of the month, hosted by Natalie Norman and Camille Cote, mostly book, always 1 to 2 lotto spots. 3 dollars Beer and 3 dollars rail shots.  “like”  facebook.com/comedyintheannex to increase your chance of geting a spot !
  • 905 East Open Mic Comedy Night Oshawa ON 8PM contact Marko Ivancicevic or Darren Pyle Stuttering Johns Smokehouse 19 Simcoe St South.
  • NOT MY DOG: CORNER COMEDY.  8pm, 1510 Queen Street West. Booked and Lotto spots. Message Hannah Hogan on Facebook
  • Crown and Tiger – 9:00 pm every Thursday at 414 College St. 12 spots available on a first come first serve basis. Show up around 8:30 and speak to the host of the week to get a spot. Sets are 5 minutes.

FRIDAYS

  • Laughter Luau (biweekly)– Hawaii Bar @ 989 Dovercourt Rd (near Ossington & Dupont). The show is on every other Friday at 9:30pm running opposite Corncob Comedy, 6 booked, 4 open- mic spots plus one headliner.. E-Mail (don’t FaceBook) Rush Zillafor bookings at rushzilla.inc@gmail.com
  • Corncob Comedy (biweekly)– Hawaii Bar @ 989 Dovercourt Rd (near Ossington & Dupont). The show is on every other Friday at 9:30pm running opposite Laughter Luau, half booked, half lottery open mic spots. FaceBook Megan Myke for bookings
  • Texas Comedy Massacre 2 – Fox and Fiddle @ Yonge/Wellesley – (2nd Friday of the month) – contact John Cowitz or Xerxes Cortez for booking. (Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Working Title Comedy @ The Bar With No Name (1651 Bloor W) – Weekly – 9pmish
  • Village Vapor Lounge – Open Mic – 9pm – 66 Wellesley St E (Corner of Church/Wellesley) – Introduce yourself to Dred Lee – Spots usually available on the night.
  • Top Shelf Comedy – Brian Ward, A monthly comedy show in the Beaches, at St. Louis Bar & Grill, 1963 Queen Street East. every 3rd friday of the month. email   brianisafunnyguy@gmail.com
  • FunnyMan Fridays – Monthly comedy show in Richmond Hill at the Centre of Performing Arts. Booked in advanced, paid gig, 10 min spots, 25 min headliner. Email Marc-Anthony for a spot.  s_marc_anthony@yahoo.ca (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Mary Janes of Comedy – Last Friday of every month at Vapor Social 896 College St. – contact Lianne Mauladin – liannemauladin@hotmail.ca

SATURDAYS

  • Underground Comedy 9:00 – Clandestiny Hemp Boutique- 670 Queen St E- Come and introduce yourself (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Spillin the Beans – 6:45pm-8:30pm. 1348 Dundas St West. Show up at 6:20, bring a non perishable food item. Show up/go up 4 minute spots. 14 person maximum. Come prepared, have a postive attitude, One F-word, no C-words. If interested in a 10 minute headlining spot mail SIMULTANEOUSLY BOTH hosts Rene Armando Payes, and Jennifer McAuliffe. (Wheelchair Accessible, small bump at the door, Washrooms in the bsmt)
  • Crown and Tiger – 8 PM and 10 PM shows are done on a rotating host/booker dealio. The midnight show is a true open mic, though 5 names are programmed for the top of the list each week. You can get on the midnight show list by messaging Jordan Sowunmi on Facebook. 414 College St. (Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • West End Girls  – 8pm upstairs at The Rhino (1249 Queen Street West, near Dufferin) One Saturday a month (depending) Email: daniela@westendgirls.ca   ***Not an open mic but a programmed show. Check website FAQ and ABOUT for more information on how to get booked.  westendgirls.ca***
  • Ciros-ly Funny – 9pm at Ciros (1316 Bloor Street West, Lansdowne and Bloor) every Saturday. Booked spots and lottos spots. Contact Megan Myke for booking.
  • MOMICS Stand-Up Comedy Show Last Saturday of the Month, Comedy Bar Cabaret Room 9:30pm, not an open mic but we are always looking for Mom’s and Dad’s and who knows we may have a spot open, message Victoria Stewart victoriastewartca@gmail.com
  • Toronto Writing Group 4:00pm – 6:00pm – On The Level. http://onthelevelbar.com/ –  Blends into an open-mic once Writing Group is done (open mic starts anywhere from 6-7pm) bring your writing materials and hash out ideas – and get stage time with your peers as the provide constructive feedback – message Rush Zilla @ rushzilla.inc@gmail.com for details.
  • Comedy at the Red Rocket (weekly) 8pm – 1364 Danforth. Contact Chris Prepos for booking. Wheelchair accessible

SUNDAYS

  • Ein Stein’s Comedy Sundays 8pm – Ein Stein’s Pub – 229 College St. (between St. George and Spadina) Arie Kizel runs the show e-mail:ein.spots@gmail.com  5 booked spots & 3 lottery or guest  spots. A guest host each week and special guests.  (Not Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Inside the Kilt @McGugans – Host Dean Young. Booked weekly, Sunday nights @8 McGugans Scottish Pub, 1058 Gerrard E. @ Jones Ave, Leslieville. Join page Inside the Kilt @McGugans. Msg Dean Young (Not wheelchair accessible)
  • Stoner Sundays Open Mic @ Vapour Central  – hosted by Mike Rita. 667 Yonge St. Upstairs.
  • Weekend at Duffy’s – Sundays 8pm, booked w/lottery spots available, hosted by Adam Parlette, Ben Redman, Connor Malcolm & Brandon Trainor.  Duffy’s Tavern 1238 Bloor St. W.
  • Comedy at 51 – Sundays 10pm, The Second City, 51 Mercer St. Message Kyra Williams for spots. (Wheelchair Accessible through Gretzky’s restaurant on Blue Jays Way)
  •  Sunday @ TALL BOYS Craft Beer House host Jordan Strofolino – 8pm 838 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario M6G 2Z4

RETIRED

  • Door Prize Show (???? Is this over???) Wednesdays (seasonal) 8pm Zelda’s Living Well – 692 Yonge Street See Facebook group
  • Wildin’ Out Wednesdays (????Is this over???) Wednesdays 8:00 – The Blue  Lagoon –  3180 Lakeshore Blvd W. Introduce yourself to Danny Martinello
  • Quantum Quomedy Showcase @ Wilson 96
  • Fat Katz Comedy –  Booked monthly show. Axis Gastropub bloor and bathurst across from the central. Run by Nola Belle and that other guy.
  • Pour Boy Open Mic. Mondays 10pm – The Pour Boy Pub – 666 Manning St (and Bloor) talk to Will Smeaton
  • #RealComedy U Got Jokes Eh Under Hiatus to improve show quality. Contact me with any ideas you may have if you care
  • Comedy Hub Thursdays 8-10pm – Honey`s Bistro – 1061 Birchmount Ave. (Scarborough) thecomedyhub@gmail.com
  • Funny at the Bank Booked show. Kirk Hicks and Nick Martinello. 9:30 – At the Banknote 663 King St. W, corner of Bathurst. $7 – 2lbs of mussels – Are you kiddin’ me??
  • Bucket of Comedy – Winchester Pub, 537 Parliament Street. Michael McLean 
  • Stand Up at Sportsters Open Mic. Mondays 9:30 – Sportsters Bar and Grill – 1430 Danforth Ave driven_4real@hotmail.com
  • Grindhouse Comedy – Saturdays. Msg Julia Hladkowicz. @ grindhouse burger bar
  • Launchpad Comedy – the White Swan in between Donlands and Pape station on the Danforth Every Thursday at 9
  • Grossmans Tavern (monthly) – First Monday of Month (379 Spadina Avenue), 9pm
  • Crown and Dragon – 9pm Talk with Ryan Horwood .890 yonge st
  • Blair Streeter Presents The Shisha Show & Contest at Naughty Nadz-9pm- 1590 Dundas Street East in Mississauga. Book ahead with Blair to get on the contest, comics tell jokes for votes and prizes, winners return for a playoff round at the end of the month. All walk-ins get spots on the Olde Fashioned Open Mic which starts between 10:30 and 11PM.
  • Casual Comedy at The Annex Live – 8pm The Annex Live.  Contact Brian Reynolds, longer spots for pro comics.  Music open mic follows at 10pm
  • Do An Hour Dummy – Sundays 5-8pm, 66 Wellesley St E (Corner of Church/Wellesley) -Message Ali Kabiri on facebook or come in and hang out, see what its about.
  • Whelan’s Gate (Bloor between Landsdowne and Dundas Station) at 9:30pm contact: Jordan Foisey
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73 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael Mailing permalink
    March 23, 2011 1:27 am

    This site is great!I’m just getting back in the game and this site has been very helpful.I never had a computer before so i would get sites from the NOW mag,but your site has allowed me far more spots to choose from.thx

  2. russell roy permalink
    May 21, 2011 1:28 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114997345250928

    new monday night gig

  3. May 25, 2011 11:49 pm

    Hi Joel, just a heads up. I went to Pour Boy for the Pourdon Me show tonight (Wednesday) only to find there was no show. I was told the open mic is actually on Tuesdays at 10:30.

    • May 26, 2011 10:24 am

      Hi Mikey,

      Sorry about that, man. I have updated the listing accordingly. Thanks for giving feedback to keep the listing accurate.

  4. Jo-Anna Downey permalink
    May 26, 2011 11:21 pm

    Hey Joel,

    I run a weekly show every Wednesday at Spirits Bar&Grill 642 Church Street. 9pm (just south of Bloor).
    Sincerely,
    Jo-Anna

  5. Michael Mailing permalink
    May 27, 2011 11:20 am

    Hey joel
    the open mike at the fox and fiddle on john st is done,they have closed for……wait for it….another condo! just thought i should let you know.

  6. June 7, 2011 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much for the info! So helpful!
    Going to take a stab at my first set ever this summer.

  7. June 8, 2011 10:31 pm

    Hi Joel,

    The Comedy Hub entry under Saturday actually says Thursday beside the venue name. Can you clarify whether the show is on actually on Thursday or Saturday?

    Thanks, love the blog. Keep up the great work.

    • June 17, 2011 4:06 pm

      Hm, you know I’m not sure, so I might just take it out for now. Anybody reading this who knows, let me know and I will put it back in.

  8. Jamie O'Connor permalink
    June 12, 2011 7:10 pm

    Hey Joel, just so folks know, Stand-Up Sundays at the Swan is now a monthly, on the second Sunday of every month. Thanks for the listing, man!

    Jamie

  9. Jordan permalink
    June 28, 2011 11:56 am

    Thanks Jamie, this is great for an out of towner in… town. Do you know what kind of a crowd Sportsers brings in?

  10. Kirk Hicks permalink
    July 14, 2011 9:44 pm

    Hey Joel, could you make a listing for my show Silver City Standup (780 Danforth). It’s on Sundays at 9:00pm and runs every week. Thanks

  11. Natasha permalink
    September 19, 2011 4:14 pm

    Hi Joel

    I run a weekly comedy show Thursdays Nights at The Starving Artist at 584 Lansdowne ave. Showtime is 9pm hosted by me Natasha Henderson. to book a spot email embracenatasha@hotmail.com

  12. September 19, 2011 10:09 pm

    This is not really an open mike. The organizer “Mike B” responded to my e-mail and visit to the show with a chilly response weeks later: “The Einstein’s comedy show is on Sundays and I very very extremely rarely put people up the week of the show, as it is pre-booked months in advance. If you are still interested, I have some spots open in November.” I first e-mailed him in August. So, if you plan your sets in advance, you can get a spot 4 months down the line. Although, the buzz is, if you know an insider your chances are better. Cheers, hope this helps.

    • September 19, 2011 10:09 pm

      I was referring to Einstein’s Sunday Open Mic.

      • September 20, 2011 10:54 am

        It is an open mike, just a popular and long-running one. I would suggest going down to watch a show and demonstrate that you’re a supporter (as well as getting to know the venue) to help your chances of getting booked. I have conflicts now on Sundays, but Ein Steins was one of my fave open mikes to go to in the city.

  13. Anonymous permalink
    September 22, 2011 7:32 pm

    THIS LOOKS GREAT, I’M JUST STARTING OFF IN STANDUP, THIS WILL HELP ME OUT. THANKS

  14. October 29, 2011 12:06 am

    This is totally awesome for newbies like me. Thanks a zillion and zillion !

  15. October 31, 2011 3:32 pm

    Hi Joel: I recently started doing standup in New York but live in Toronto. I was confused by my search for open mikes until I found your blog here. This is the best list out there. Thanks for that. One small item. The address for Alt dot is 244 Queen E here but on their site and on Rivoli’s site it is 344 Queen E. Great site, look forward to catching your act somewhere and best of luck, Max Mitchell

  16. Mike Keller permalink
    November 20, 2011 12:26 pm

    Hey guys;

    thanks for the info.

    Just an update, the show on Sunday at Remarks on Coxwell is no longer running.

    Ms Anne Thrope

  17. Mike Keller permalink
    November 20, 2011 3:52 pm

    Silver City is no longer running the Sunday Open Mic.

    780 Danforth

  18. Anonymous permalink
    November 28, 2011 10:21 am

    Hey, Joel: I notice your listing for West End Girls is wrong. The show takes place on the 2nd OR 3rd Thursday of the month, depending on my schedule. To find the date of the next West End Girls show, and read about how to get a spot, people should go to our website: http://westendgirls.ca

  19. Nash permalink
    February 12, 2012 8:15 pm

    Hi Joel

    I’m hosting an Open Mike every Thursday nite at

    Lily’s Place which on the out shirts of Etobicoke on Lakeshore

    1381 Lakeshore Rd .E
    905 274 4400 is the bars number and the show starts at 9:00pm

    and I would love if you could list this on your site.
    Thanks

    Nash

  20. Anonymous permalink
    March 1, 2012 12:14 am

    This list is the cat’s…. vagina? Something very good anyways, amazing resource for local comedy, big ups!!

  21. Jim permalink
    March 7, 2012 8:54 pm

    I am just starting out and am looking to find a place to get my feet wet, any suggestions. All help is appreciated.

  22. March 17, 2012 10:18 pm

    I truly enjoy the weblog. Great.

  23. Anonymous permalink
    April 11, 2012 7:30 pm

    Sportsters doesn’t do an open mic on Wednesday nights anymore – just Mondays.

  24. May 15, 2012 4:34 pm

    Regarding Tuesdays: I think the Port is closed down now. Great list.

  25. Meghan N. Smith permalink
    July 19, 2012 1:40 am

    Hi there!

    Love to let you know about an open mic that I run every TUESDAY at 10pm at “Motel” (1235 Queen St. W). This is the same open mic that used to call The Double Deuce Saloon home before it closed!

    Thanks!

    Meghan

  26. sacha proctor permalink
    August 3, 2012 10:09 pm

    Went to check out the Village Vapor Lounge tonight (Friday). Got there for 9pm, and there was no one doing stand up. I don’t know if this night is still happening. Regardless, this is like the sketchiest place I’ve ever been to. Definitely not the place I’d want to do stand up. I didn’t stick around.

    • terry permalink
      April 16, 2013 5:11 pm

      I went there recently (March 2013) on a Friday and the show was still happening. It started after 10pm. I agree the place is somewhat sketchy.

  27. Anonymous permalink
    November 1, 2012 7:19 pm

    Starving Artist’s open mic is now hosted at Kitch (near Dundas and Dupont).

  28. February 20, 2013 8:53 am

    “Toronto Open Mike Listings Premise PUNCH Tag – Joel Buxton’s Stand-Up Comedy Blog” was a very excellent blog post, . Continue authoring and I’ll continue reading!
    Thanks for the post -Blair

  29. sofonda cox permalink
    February 21, 2013 8:52 pm

    hey man, just fyi the starving artist is listed twice on thursday. thank a lot for making this eh, it’s a great resource.

  30. jason permalink
    February 28, 2013 2:08 am

    Amazing blog here..just wondering how recent is the open mic list?!

    • April 24, 2013 1:56 pm

      It’s not as up to date as the Toronto Stand Up community Facebook group, I would recommend requesting to join that.

      • July 24, 2013 1:56 pm

        I tried to join that, no one accepted me. Help me out?

      • August 15, 2013 11:09 am

        Shoot me a message on Facebook, we’ve had spammer problems lately so I usually try to make contact with people if we don’t share a lot of mutual friends.

  31. April 10, 2013 12:14 am

    Excellent post. I will be experiencing some
    of these issues as well..

  32. April 24, 2013 1:51 pm

    Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post
    or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours
    and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you might be interested feel free to send
    me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Excellent blog by the way!

  33. Anonymous permalink
    April 30, 2013 10:52 am

    thanks man, all my lists are outdated.

  34. May 3, 2013 2:55 am

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  35. November 5, 2013 2:45 pm

    Hi there,
    I run events at a bar on lower Church Street. Just wondering how we go about getting a listing on here
    Cheers!
    Amy – Cavern Bar and Bistro

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