Get your fill of cold craft beer and hot homegrown comedians at East York’s finest new event space. You won’t want to miss this incredibly talented lineup:
Your headliner, Chanty Marostica
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” Network, The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC’s “Laugh Out Loud”, “Debaters” and “Workin’ Moms”
They are proudly the creator and producer of Canada’s Touring LGBTQ Comedy Showcase(s) “Queer and Present Danger”, the first EVER lgbtq weekly mic “QAPD Collective” and Toronto’s longest running lgbtq+ Showcase “Church Street Comedy”
Chanty is an Award Winning Comic, and was nominated for “Best Stand Up Comic” at The 2015 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Won “Patrons Pick” in both 2015/2016, they also received The Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Breakout Artist” 2018 and they were recently named Sirius XM’s “Top Comic 2018”
They’ve opened for some amazingly talented Comedians including Ron Lynch, Kate Berlant, Judy Gold, Wendy Leibman, Tom Green, and Russell Peters.
Liam Kelly. Expect the unexpected from Liam Kelly, a fast talking, high energy comedian. Liam has been making audiences laugh for over 20 years starting with sketch troupe Indoor Recess. Liam’s career has brought him to The Second City and he has worked for Yuk Yuk’s, Showtime Comedy, Premier Comedy and many of Canada’s top clubs. He also hosted and produced Richmond Hill’s longest running weekly comedy show Devilishly Good Comedy for 300 shows.
Ernie Vicente is a Filipino stand-up comedian from Toronto, Ontario. With his surreal observations and quick one-liners, Ernie has been entertaining audiences since 2008 starting at the world famous Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Toronto. Since then, he has performed in clubs such as Absolute Comedy, The Second City, Montreal’s Comedy Nest, and most recently performing at comedy clubs in the United States such as Los Angeles, Sacramento and New York City. He was just featured on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud program. He has also been a part of the NXNE and JFL42 festivals.
Mike Payne is a rising star hailing from the Toronto comedy scene. His style can be described as self-deprecating virtue signaling, or, simply as fat and loud. Mike is the winner of the 2018 Etobicoke’s Top Comic competition, was selected to participate in 2018 Brantford Comedy Festival, and has routinely appeared at comedy venues including Yuk Yuks, Absolute Comedy and Comedy Bar. Mike has opened for Martha Chaves, Sandra Battaglini, Arthur Simeon and other prominent Canadian comedians. Mike hosts a long-running weekly show in Leslieville, called Comedy Appetizer. Keep up to date by following him on Instagram and Twitter @mikepaynecomedy.
Ashley Cooper is a trans comic from Toronto. After spending 31 years pretending to be a boring man, she is now trying her hand at being a funny woman. During that time, she has shared the stage with the likes of Las Culturistas, Chanty Marostica, Andrew Johnston, Martha Chavez and Cara Connors. She was selected as a Rising Star at the Brantford Comedy Festival and has performed at JFL42, Pride Toronto’s premiere comedy showcase Bitch Salad, and the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Ohio.
She lives in Toronto with her three cats, because of course she does.
Rachel Manson is a Toronto based writer and comic. She regularly performs booked shows around the city as well as abroad. This past year, she was featured in the San Diego Comedy Festival and the Seattle Highlarious Comedy Festival. She hosts a monthly show at Sneaky Dees called Bombs and Riffs featuring local comics and bands. Rachel is also a freelance writer for several production companies in Toronto and L.A, most recently completing the Web Series Incubator with Women On Screen out of Vice Toronto. She is also currently writing for NOW Toronto.
Ethan O’Reilly is a stand up comedian based out of Toronto, Ontario. His eccentric observations about himself and his surroundings provide a different light on every day life. Ethan has been seen many stages across Ontario and has had his act played through the airwaves of SIRIUS XM.
Abbas Wahab. Having spent his last three years living in Michigan and California, Abbas Wahab is back in Ontario, freshly deported. This Sudanese-born comic immigrated to Canada at six; growing up in London, Ontario. He served six years with the Naval Reserves while completing engineering school, after which he moved to Detroit, where he made his first open mic appearance. In search of clarity into his own views on religion, sexuality, and being hella cheap, he’s taken to the stage throughout the Motor City and San Francisco’s buzzing comedy scene. His material and delivery have been described as having clear influence from comics like Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr. Audiences are taken on a ride as he tackles the big questions head-on. If nothing else, come out and see what a wasted engineering degree looks like!