She's Not Special: A Black woman with pink box braids and a green coat stands on a rainy rooftop.

5 Comedy Shows to See in May

If comedy shows are not in your social plans on at least a monthly basis we don’t even know what to tell you. Look at the star-studded list below, or select one of the 10,000 Star Wars improv shows being presented on May the 4th. The choice is yours!

Buskers Head Out East
May 7

The Buskers are back! Come join Crow, P.P., Shaughnessy and their manager Bootsy Ryan as they head east of Yonge and perform their best songs. This is musical comedy experience features Bella Campbell, Bobbi Summers, Chris Sandiford, Sam Burns, Veronika Slowikowska, and Ben Stager.
Comedy Bar Danforth Tickets and Info.


Funny Little Plays
May 11

Sketch comedy. It’s not improv, it’s not Shakespeare, it’s not a quick drawing you made on the back of your homework. It’s…something sorta in-between. It’s… Funny Little Plays! This monthly showcase will feature Gabe Meacher, Jack Creaghan, Jessika McQueen, Jordan Shore, Peter Cheema, and Taylor Hreljac.
Comedy Bar Bloor Tickets and Info.

She’s Not Special
May 24-28

She’s Not Special, written and performed by Fatuma Adar, combines musical theatre and comedic storytelling to explore the pressures of Black Excellence. You saw an except of She’s Not Special at TOSketchfest22 – Screen Time Edition, now this is your chance to see the whole spectacular show IRL.
Tarragon Theatre. Tickets and Info.


Serotonin: A Feel Good Comedy Show
May 25

Hosts Cassie Cao and Chris Middleton invite their friends to do some fresh comedy at the Tranzac in a relaxed and masked environment. See some stand up and variety acts each month
Tranzac Living Room. Tickets and Info.

They Go Low, We Go Laugh
May 27

They Go Low, We Go Laugh is an incredible traveling stage in both Montreal and Toronto that showcases Women of Colour (and friends!) expressing their comedic voices! The May 27 edition at the Theatre Centre will include The Sure Lee Temple Show by Producers’ Pick award winner Margarita Brighton.
Theatre Centre Café. Tickets and Info.


Feeling like a road trip? Our friends at Montreal Sketchfest are presenting their legendary festival May 4-13!