We have HUGE news! For the first time EVER Black Sheep Comedy is bringing stand up to Leslieville! Join us at the incredible Rorschach Brewing Co. (their beer is as amazing as their food) to see this incredible lineup!
Side note: The tickets are going fast, so we strongly encourage you to get your advance price ticket online today. Every ticket comes with a complimentary 12oz beer (or pop)!
Your headliner Christophe Davidson
He’s performed numerous times at both the Just For Laughs festival in Montréal & JFL 42 in Toronto, can be heard on Sirius XM, CBC Radio One’s ‘Laugh Out Loud’ and seen on CBC at the 2018 Winnipeg Comedy festival’s ‘Punching Up’ Gala, making such an impact that he was asked to return, recording back to back for 2018-19 and again he’ll be returning to Montreal this summer to record his first televised Gala at Just for Laughs.
In addition to touring throughout Canada, Christophe has delighted audiences in New York, Los Angeles, London, Croatia, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and countless other corners of this earth.
After winning the JFL/CBC pitch program he’s currently developing an animated series with Big Jump Entertainment (F is for Family, Ugly Americans, Brickleberry) but credits get boring, here’s what people who’ve seen him have to say:
“Hilarious, eloquent, and genuine…few comics can make as much of an impact.”
“Likeable, energetic and engaging” ****
“Naturally funny. Davidson’s like listening to a funny friend – unforced, charming, warm, relaxed and secure with a hint of danger.”
“Leaves the audience with a lasting impression – and a smile on their face.”
-Steve Bennett, Chortle UK
Your feature Mike Payne
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.
With Special Guests:
Tamara Shevon is a Toronto-based comic who started her comedic story-telling through wine-coloured glasses in Bejing, China. Since then, she has been blazing through the Toronto scene with her characteristic wit and her lovable ability to flirt with the boundaries of socially acceptable. Tamara produces and hosts the very popular Against the Collar Comedy Show. Tamara has performed stand-up all over China, Canada, and the United States and was second runner-up in the Beijing Improv Comedy Festival. More recently, Tamara has performed at NXNE and JFL42. In 2018, Tamara toured across Ontario with Shawna Edward for the Irritable & Confused Comedy Tour where she was the only black person at each stop. If this wasn’t obvious enough already, Tamara wrote this bio herself which is why she sounds so awesome.
Allie Pearse is a Montreal native who, not so recently, relocated to Toronto. She won the Comedyworks Open Mic Invitational in Montreal, was part of JFL’s Comedy 101 roast show and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the I Heart Joke Awards ans performs all over Toronto. When she’s not doing standup, you can find Allie complaining about how tired she is and eating poutine.
Joel Buxton was a two-time finalist in the Toronto Comedy Brawl, and has performed at festivals such as JFL42, Field Trip Music Festival, and NXNE. He produces a show called Don’t Break the Chain at Comedy Bar. Joel has released two sketch albums that are available on iTunes, the most recent called Bucky and Friends: Scoop into Cobra.
Joel is also a prolific writer, and has provided comedy writing for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC Comedy, The Beaverton and the radio show Because News. He also writes for children’s animation including Inspector Gadget and upcoming series Cupcake and Dinosaur.