Black Sheep @ Arch: Meet the Comics

Black Sheep Comedy is back in Newmarket on Saturday, October 19th! Come enjoy a hilarious night of comedy and delicious craft beer (one complimentary 12oz beer or pop at entry). You’ll laugh along to incredibly talented comedians, including your headliner Cathy Boyd!

Cathy Boyd

Cathy was 1 of 5 finalists in the 4th Annual Absolute Comedy Prove You’re a Comic Competition. She can be heard on Sirius XM Radio, and has been on JFL42, Canada Laughs at Alt Dot Comedy, The Best of Absolute Comedy in September, 2018, as part of Toronto’s annual comedy festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and she finished in first place in the Comedian of the North Competition held annually in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She’s performed at the 10th annual Women in Comedy Festival in Boston; made her inaugural debut in the Art of Female Comedy Festival in Wichita, Kansas, and selected as one of the rising stars to make an appearance at the Brantford Comedy Festival. In October, she will be vying for cash and prizes in the She Devils Comedy Festival in New York.

With special guests:

Ethan O’Reilly

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. 

He has had his act played through the airwaves of SIRIUS XM and has featured at clubs including Levity Comedy Club and Hells Basement. He was was also nominated in 2018 for a I Heart Joke Award. 

Ethan is currently striving to spread his act across Canada as he was recently a part of the Too Broke To Party Tour which played stages throughout the east coast.

Jennifer Hsiung

Jennifer Hsiung has a last name that no one can pronounce correctly. She loves scones, vanilla ice cream, Game and Thrones, and her kids (perhaps in that order). The mother of three was an international television anchor for China Central Television in Beijing for 10 years (where she covered two Olympic Games, a G20 Summit, and interviewed a bunch of famous people), and has just relocated back to her hometown of Toronto last September. She started pursuing stand-up comedy in China after baby number two came out, and made her Comedy Central debut in season three of “Stand-Up Asia!” last summer where she was featured in the first episode with Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy. She has hosted and opened for international headliners such as Ahmed Ahmed, Tony Woods, Kate Willett, Mike Ward, Mike Vechionne and Nazeem Hussein. Two months after giving birth to her third son (yep, the babies just kept coming) she competed in the 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition and was the only female to reach the finals. Jennifer has been delighting and disgusting audiences throughout Asia, and now North America, with her various impersonations, classy vagina jokes, and observations about motherhood, childhood, racism, astrology, physics, pop culture, English cucumbers and everything in between.

Amethyst Barron

Amethyst Barron is a nervous wreck who sometimes thinks of something funny. They are a non-binary, queer comic and pet-sitter extraordinaire. When not picking up poop, they can be found telling jokes at Queer and Present Danger, Crazy Eights, Comedy Appetizer, Shweed, Stoned Up Comedy and more. Come see the comic that one honest barber said they “couldn’t picture” doing stand-up comedy.

Ryan Zeitz

Ryan Zeitz is a brand new comic, recently graduated from Second City’s stand-up comedy program. Over the last two months, he’s hit the ground running and has been making waves in the Toronto stand-up scene. One could say he’s been conquering both land and sea. His comedic style flirts with the darker side of the mundane, approaching everyday life with a somewhat twisted point of view.

When Ryan’s not on the mic, you can usually find him out paddling – both in a canoe and in the bedroom!

& crowd favourite Jesse Ralph

Jesse Ralph is a single, white, male comic straight outta Newmarket. Jesse has been described as the pretty boy with the potty mouth. How pretty he is can be debated…  He performs at bars, pubs and clubs across the GTA, and has been a regular guest host at the Old Sod for Etobicoke’s Comedy Competition. When Jesse isn’t grinding it out on stage, you might find him enjoying a beverage or two at a sports bar.

Hosted by Cathy MacPherson & Darcia Armstrong

Tickets sell fast so get yours online at a special advance price today! Or take your chances at the door ($20 cash only).

Please note: Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30. If you arrive after the show begins, we will do our best to accommodate you, however, ticketed seats are released to wait listed guests at 7:30.

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