Date Night Comedy

Date: Wednesday February 14th 2018
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

It's the "Date Night Comedy: TOTALLY Worth a Babysitter" ... VALENTINE'S DAY edition!

Featuring Stand up, sketch and improv you will fall in LOVE with from Canada's best comics / exhausted parents ...

Starring:
NIGEL GRINSTEAD
MARTY TOPPS
JAN CARUANA
ROB BAKER

Hosted by your favourite couple that is not an actual couple:
SCOTT FAULCONBRIDGE: Just For Laughs, The Debaters, NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
&
ANNE MCMASTER: Not Oasis, Catch 23, the shwarma shop across from Comedy Bar.

Tickets $20 at the door or online at: comedybar.ca/show.php?Event_ID=9188

Comedy Bar
945 Bloor St West (Ossington station)
416-551-6540

ABOUT OUR VALENTINE'S:

Nigel Grinstead:

Nigel's laid back charm and absurd takes on life have earned him the reputation of being one of the goofiest and most imaginative comics in the Canadian scene.

Jumpstarting his career with consecutive victories in high-profile competition generated a lot of buzz, receiving the Tim Sim's Encouragement Fund for his win at Cream of Comedy 2013, placing first in the 2014 Toronto Comedy Brawl, as well as recently taking home first place at the Homegrown competition at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival: an annual contest recognizing the strongest upcoming Canadian talent. All of this momentum granted him the opportunity to perform in festivals all across the country including the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Sudbury's LOL Festival, and NXNE. Above all, Nigel has had the distinct honor of taping two sets at Just For Laughs to air on The Comedy Network, as well as one set for CBC Television at the Halifax Comedy Festival. He was also a finalist in Sirius XM's Top Comic competition and has performed at renowned venues such as Massey Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Theater. Nigel has opened for many international headliners and you can hear his comedy on the radio, see it on TV, or catch him live coast to coast!

MARTY TOPPS:

Do you ever feel like you are completely worthless and alone?

Do you ever feel like the world is falling apart and know you should do something but... can't figure out where to start?

Do you like loud synths? Keytar? Yell style singing?

Then your name is MARTY TOPPS.

"Topps' performance is suitably shrill and excruciating - in a good way. While his synth pop arrangements (performed on a keytar) are utterly banal, they have an energy and insistence that's oddly compelling. Don't be surprised if you start humming along" - NOW

"wonderfully weird (...) he even performed in a cheap lemming costume" - - exclaim.ca,

JAN CARUANA & ROB BAKER:

Jan Caruana is an actor, writer, teacher and director. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College Theatre Program, Jan?s career has been interesting and varied. She is a multiple Canadian Comedy Award winner and has performed across North America in a variety of comedy shows. A mainstay of many Toronto stages, Jan is known for her work in shows like Monkey Toast, That Moment When and About An Hour (Toronto Fringe Festival ? Best of the Fringe). Jan co-wrote and performed in the Second City Toronto's critically and audience acclaimed revues The Meme-ing of Life and We Can Be Heroes (named one of NOW Magazines Top Ten Shows of 2013). In 2016, Jan was a member of the Dora Award Winning One Night Only, a fully improvised two-act musical. She has appeared in films and television shows including Baroness Von Sketch, Rookie Blue and Mean Girls and the Deepa Metha film Beeba Boys.

Rob Baker is an actor, writer and comedian originally from Vancouver. He wrote and performed in 4 shows with the legendary comedy theatre The Second City, including the "masterpiece" (NOW Magazine) Something Wicked Awesome This Way Comes. Recent TV highlights include roles on The Firm and Dan For Mayor. Theatre highlights include About An Hour (Best of the Fringe 2008) and Ubu Roi Massacred (Best Production, NOW Magazine). Rob has been nominated for numerous Canadian Comedy Awards, a Dora and was a co-recipient of a CCA in 2008 for Show-Stopping Number: The Improvised Musical. He lives in Toronto with his loves, Andrea and Theo.

What time is it?
Valen-Time!