On June 13th at 9pm, we will have an entirely new lineup of super fresh faces and experienced comics. Come out and vote for your favourite comic so they can win a HUGE(ly underwhelming) cash prize!!! And, as if that wasn’t exciting enough, we have Black Zeus headlining! Get your advance tickets to TESTING: ATTENTION PLEASE today or pay more at the door (cash only at door) – it’s up to you!
Born in Greece from Ethiopian parents and raised in Canada, Black Zeus is a comic who blends his life experiences and absurd personality to create an unforgettable performance. Find him on all social platforms @akablackzeus
With special guests:
Honey Bennett is a prairie-born introvert. She spends most of her day trying really hard to be invisible. Her cut-throat and animated style of comedy surprises even herself sometimes. She has been seen sporadically throughout the city at The Merry Janes of Comedy, Cabbagetown, QAPD Up and Comers 7, and Absolute Comedy. While patiently waiting to be seen more frequently, Honey is spending her time with her 3 dogs. She is currently working on maintaining eye contact in one-on-one conversations with humans.
Jimmy Phu is a business analyst turned author. By day, he writes humorous fiction. By night, he masquerades as a stand-up comic. His brand of humour employs witty word-play to tackle sensitive subjects from religion to sexuality to politics. Nothing is off limits for this charming comedian with a dark side. As long as you laugh and buy his books (which, at the moment, are not available for sale), his mission is complete.
Janice has been a stand up comic for 2 years now. She has told her jokes about being a mom, getting old, working with Alzheimer patients, and being a Jew, at Absolute Comedy Clubs in Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston and countless bars and restaurants in downtown Toronto and the GTA. Janice grew up in Montreal and has performed at the Art Loft. Before becoming a comic, Janice worked in the Theatre for 30 years. During the late 80’s she performed Children’s Theatre playing princesses and clowning, touring across Ontario and did Dinner Theatre as well as countless plays. In 2015 she co-wrote with Michael Smith, a sold out one person show at the Toronto Fringe called, ‘Martin Seligman is a Douche-bag’ in a paper shed located in a beer tent.
In 2012-2014 Her show ‘One Flew Over the Cubicle’ was seen across Canadian Fringe Festivals to rave reviews. Last summer Janice and Mike wrote, ‘Staying Alive’, which was seen at The Ottawa Fringe Festival. Janice loves to make people laugh during the day as a Recreation Therapist working with Alzheimer patients.
Beverley is a performer at heart who has for over 25 years been a Certified Financial Planner, helping people identify and achieve their financial goals. But on the regular she steps out to feed her artistic spirit through film and entertainment. Outside of her art Beverley’s adult Son and Daughter provides her with an enrichment of pure joy.
Jordan Policicchio is an up an coming comedian in the Toronto scene. Join him as he explores his life and interactions with his mother.
You can catch him at one of his shows, he co-hosts; Comedy on Sixth and Rose and Sons Presents.
Aaron is a full-time banker during the day and a comedian at night. His style consists of absurd liners, observations and non-sequiturs. You can find him performing in venues across the GTA.
Jenna is a comedy writer/performer from Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Sketch Conservatory program at Second City and currently teaches improv in the Kids and Teen Program and produces/hosts a monthly show that benefits The Redwood Women’s Shelter. She has had numerous essays published in the Globe and Mail and the online blog Shedoesthecity. When she isn’t performing standup, she is rearing children all over the city and systematically ordering pizza as to not get recognized.
Justin Subryan is a new standup born here in Toronto. He is a recent grad of the secondcity stand up and improv program. When Justin is not on stage hes either watching or traveling to see men wrestle in a ring.
Kenny Kamerman, is an up and coming comic hailing from Toronto City.
His natural dry comedic style has a few dangeresque notes, and subtle hints of contempt. When he’s not working the room for laughs, he disappears into the corporate world of advertising as a freelance writer where he collects new jokes. You can’t follow him on Twitter, but you can run into him in the real world.
Jesse Ralph is a stand up comedian who isn’t very good at writing bios. Just ask him how well he’s doing on dating apps…
Briar graduated Second City Stand-up Level 1 in spring 2019. At her grad show, an audience member compared her to Kate Bush, if Kate Bush became a stand-up comedian. Much like Kate Bush, Briar also likes the Bronte sisters and fails to appear in public for twelve years a time. Her humour focuses on mental illness, the coming extinction of the human race, and other topics that make her a popular dinner guest. When she’s not disappointing her parents, she sits in her darkened office, counting her skull collection over…and over…and over…
Elisa Castrogiovanni is a brand new, up and coming comic from Italy with a old continent, witty sense of humor. When she’s not telling jokes, you can find her swiping hard on tinder and collecting screenshots of the most original profile bios. Follow her at @lisajohns87 on IG.