Date Night Comedy

Date: Thursday November 1st 2018
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Date Night Comedy returns with a line up FULL of November Lovin including: Stand up from ELVIRA KURT! Musical improv from ASHLEY BOTTING & CLARE McCONNELL! The comedy genius of long-running fave, MONKEY TOAST!

As always, hosted by your comedy mom & dad: SCOTT FAULCONBRIDGE & ANNE McMASTER

About our acts:

ELVIRA KURT:

Elvira Kurt is a Cannes Award winning, Canadian Comedy Award winning, three-time Gemini Award nominated stand-up comic and Second City veteran whose credits as star, host, guest, writer, creative producer, story editor and or talent director are too many to mention. Except for these: Baroness Von Sketch Show, Reel Women Seen, The Great Canadian Baking Show, Master Chef Canada, SpinOff, NickMom Night Out NYC, The Debaters, Degrassi, YTV's The Game, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Cook'd, Popcultured with ElviraKurt, Four Weddings Canada, Best House, Blood, Sweat & Tools, The Gayest Show Ever, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Ellen DeGeneres' HBO special, Just For Laughs, Winnipeg, Halifax, Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and, of course, Elvira's unforgettable stint on both of CBC Radio's hit show, ?Q' and, ?q'.

ASHLEY BOTTING:

Ashley is an actor, writer, improviser, singer and alumna of Toronto's Second City Mainstage. As a performer, she recently created and performed to rave reviews in Ashley With a "Y", a one woman show in which she improvised a full cabaret of songs.

Ashley has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall in The Second City Guide to the Symphony. She played the lead role of "Clara" in Cam Baby at the Toronto Fringe Festival, and was in the cast of One Night Only, a completely improvised two-act musical. She has written for the Emmy-winning show Odd Squad, where she also play everyone's favourite pizza lady, Delivery Debbie.

Ashely has penned episodes for Nickelodeon's Zoofari. She is also a guest-host, writer, and panelist the CBC Radio One show Because News. Ashley was shortlisted for the CBC's Canada Writes BloodLines competition, and have been published in The Toronto Star, and NOW Magazine. She has also written pieces for lifestyle blog The Loop. You can hear Ashley's voice on the cartoons The Ridonculous Race, Arthur, Z-Squad and Beywheelz. Ashley has won two Canadian Comedy Awards, and have been nominated for two Dora awards in addition to multiple other Canadian Comedy Award nominations for her work with The Second City and other theatres.

Ashley has a BA in Linguistics & Anthropology from McGill
University

CLARE McCONNELL

Clare is a Canadian actor and comedian who plays fanged villains on tv and lanky weirdos in The Second City Touring Company. She appears as Klingon Leader Dennas on CBS's Star Trek: Discovery, and vampire Petra in Wynonna Earp. You can catch Clare performing live on the Second City stage in Toronto!

MONKEY TOAST:

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING. BUT IT'S FUNNY.
Improv is the best kind of wildcard. It can take you to a different time, show you a new perspective and make you laugh at things you never thought you'd see in a public space. That's what we do.

Six-Time Canadian Comedy award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is now international with Monkey Toast Toronto and Monkey Toast UK. In Toronto.