Comedy Shows to see at the Toronto Fringe

July is absolutely PACKED with great comedy for everyone. Whether it’s catching up with TOsketchfest alumni or watching something new, there’s something to make you laugh at loud. July 5th to July 16th also happens to be the Toronto Fringe festival and with a pretty meaty comedy section, it’s a great opportunity to check out Toronto comedy in all its forms. Here are some recs for the funny at Fringe!

2 West 4 East: A Comedy

Dynamic duo Kenneth Cheung and Chase Jeffels team up to showcase a cornucopia of funny in their full length comedy show. It’s got physical comedy and absurd characters and more! They won honourable mention at this year’s TOsketchfest so you know you’re in for some great sketch comedy.
Tarragon Theatre Solo Room Tickets and Info.

Blake & Clay’s Gay Agenda

A sequel to last year’s acting seminar “Gay for Pay with Blake & Clay,” Blake & Clay return to gaysplain the Gay Agenda. Yep, all of it. If you love satirical seminars that artfully mixes hilarity with darkness, you’ll love this!
Tarragon Theatre Mainspace Tickets and Info.

Do You Think You’re Better Than Me?

Creative partners and irl friends Zoe Marin and Rebecca Ablack (aka Small Friend Tall Friend) created a sketch comedy revue about friendships, being in your 20s, pop culture, identity politics and the “industry.”  It’s promise to have it all: Projections! Music! Video! Monologues! Sketches!
Native Earth’s Aki Studio Tickets and Info.

All of Our Parents Are Asian

Want to experience the collective catharsis of revealing secrets you haven’t told your (Asian) parents by watching two award winning improv comedians perform a fever dream like montage based on it?  Featuring this year’s World’s Biggest Improv Tournament winners Alfred Chow and Shaun Hunter.
Native Earth’s Aki Studio Tickets and Info.

Family Road Trip

Summer Dad (also TOsketchfest alum) present a full length show mixing sketch and improv. Expect hilarious absurdity and non-Family approved fun.
Tarragon Theatre Mainspace Tickets and Info.

James & Jamesy: Easy as Pie

James & Jamesy deconstruct a comedy classic: a pie in the face. Watch these two celebrated clowns literally and philosophically explore what “pie in the face” actually means to them.
Factory Theatre Mainspace Tickets and Info.

Ms. Titaverse

You know the Tita Collective for their excellent musical comedy and their hilarious and insightful takes on growing up Filipina. Ms. Titaverse takes all this and sets it in a beauty pageant musical extravaganza.
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Tickets and Info.

Sarah and Racquel Rule the World

Sarah Bennett and Racquel Belmonte give us a high-energy, chaotic and absurd sketch comedy revue as they tackle the mundane to the difficult through their unique point of view and sense of humour.
Tarragon Theatre Solo Room Tickets and Info.

They Go Low, We Go Laugh

Wholesome, vibrant, women of colour (& friends) focused variety show They Go Low, We Go Laugh staple gets a warm Toronto Fringe rendering. Features stand-up, storytelling and sketch comedy.
Tarragon Theatre Extraspace Tickets and Info.

Try-Racial: A Sketch Comedy Experience!

You’ve seen them at this year’s TOsketchfest, and now Try-Racial is back for the Fringe. Has a dash of bromance, self-deprecating humour and satirical takes on modern day race relationships.
Factory Theatre Studio Tickets and Info.