EXCITING NEWS! Feb 20th @ 8PM The Comedy Cabaret Uptown premieres at Kramer’s Bar & Grill from 8:00 – 9:30. After more than a year of producing top notch shows at their downtown location (Charlotte Room – 19 Charlotte St) Chris MacLean and Robin Crossman have launched a highly anticipated second location. With an outstanding ALL PRO line-up of comedians on the roster, this show is not to be missed. There will be beer specials, ½ price wings, door prizes and music…plus Chris and Robin…or Robin and Chris…depending upon which one of them you talk to first.
Good times? That’s right! Good times.
See you there? That’s right! See you there.
$5 cover at the door.
Your host for the evening will be comedian Robin Crossman, creator of the very popular comic Ned & Larry.
Ron Josol – Ron is a professional stand-up comedian performing across the globe in top comedy clubs such as the infamous laugh factory in Hollywood California. In 2000 Ron won the Craven A’s funniest home grown competition for the Just For Laughs comedy festival and from there achieved a lead in his own comedy specials, “Comedy Now”, on CTV/Comedy network, the “Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and The Orange County Comedy Festival”. Certainly the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, Ron was profiled in CBC’s Bill Cameron short documentary called “Different but the same, and has been a featured guest on the Toronto show, Echo, omni1&2, MTV Canada, and recently the Biography Channel Canada. He has written/ performed on the Gemini award winning show “The Buzz”, has hosted his own television series on the new omni2 Network called, “FLIP”, has produced, co-wrote and starred as the lead of a short film based on his true story entitled, “Rolling Longaniza,” which aired on the CBC Zflicks. Currently, he writes and performs on the Much Music hit show “Video on Trial”.
Todd van Allen – You may very well have seen or heard Todd Van Allen on stage, on TV, or on your iPhone. Todd has appeared in clubs all over Canada and the US. Not only has Todd done the club circuit, but he has headlined at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Free Festival. Todd hosts the very popular podcast Comedy Above the Pub, a weekly podcast that features such great guests like Henry Rollins, Michael Showalter, Anthony Jeselnik, and Iron Chef America co-host Kevin Brauch. You can hear the show at www.comedyabovethepub.com or through iTunes. As a result of his voice work he has appeared on CITY-TV’s “Breakfast Television” with Jennifer Valentyne. You may also have caught him on CBC’s “Test the Nation”. Winner of the “Search for Canada’s Funniest New Comic’
Richard Lett – Richard Lett is an award winning playwright slam poet, actor as well as one of the most notorious stand-up comics of Canada. His distinctive voice and unforgettable humour makes him the most imitated, scorned, talked about, and punched comedians. He is fearlessly outspoken about safe/lame Canadiana, and pulls no punches on the USA either. He was Vancouver’s leading headliner (before moving to Toronto in 2011), and voted Vancouver’s top comic for 2006 in the local media. His second CD, “At Least There’s Drinking” and performances of his comedy are one of the most requested on XM Sattelite radio.
Richard is often recognized for his many television appearances, in particular the men’s show, a 13 part series on modern urban fathers, his appearances on The Comedy Network and Stand Up Samurais, as well as his guest star roles on US shows like Dark Angel, UC Undercover and Young Person’s Guide to Becoming A Rock Star. After twenty years in the business, and working with such stars as Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle, Richard continues to be as relevant, challenging and entertaining as anyone in comedy.
Alex Pavone –One of Toronto’s most engaging comedians. He can be seen on The Comedy Network’s MTV’s “Cocktales”, and is a regular at Yuk Yuk’s, ALTdot Comedy Lounge.
Alex has an in your face style that is at once intelligent and relevant.
Matt O’Brien – Matt O’Brien is one to watch on the Canadian comedy circuit. In 2010 he was named Canada’s Next Top Comic by XM Radio where he was featured at the Global Comedy Festval in Vancouver.
In 2011 he filmed his first Comedy Now! He has headlined and performed across North America at sold out shows at Yuk Yuk’s, The Improv, The Punchline, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Mix, Absolute comedy and Second city performing his brand of high energy story telling. He has also been featured on Q107’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, and Bite TV’s Stand up and Bite me.
He can be heard on XM Radio and iTunes with his Podcast “News Talk Go” and his album “Comedy Records Presents” the debut from Comedy Records a division of Dine Alone Records.
Chris MacLean – Co-producer and co-host of ‘The Comedy Cabaret’ Chris MacLean started in stand up comedy later than most but has quickly become a sought after performer. A Torontonian, she does stand up within Ontario and New York, and has performed at Absolute Comedy, Yuk Yuk’s, Comedy Bar, and in the Great Canadian Laugh Off and Comedy Brawl.
Chris’s humour has more than “broad” appeal, because she is able to tickle the funny bones of both men and women. She has proven that she can write a set that kills, or, as the need arises, improvise to completely change the mood of a room. She often talks about current events, success, and life in the dating scene. Recently, she has expanded her repertoire to include musical comedy and verbal storytelling.
And some surprise guests you won’t want to miss!
See you on the 20th.