comedians

6.26.19

Choose Your Own Adventure: You're a Comedian Who Got Cancelled

There's a formula to mounting a comeback as a disgraced comedian.

2.26.19

We Asked Critics To Fix This Sloppy Comedian's Dating Profile

“When women see the word ‘sex’ on a dating profile, it's automatic alarm bells.”

1.14.19

I Fulfilled My Dream of Doing Stand-Up in My Underwear

Why telling jokes with no pants is your biggest fear and my favourite gig.

12.5.18

Comedians Tell Us About Their Strangest Gigs

Sex clubs, retirement homes, nudist colonies—you name it and Canadian comics have tried performing there.

11.8.18

An Oral History of Toronto’s Comedy Bar

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Toronto comedy institution. We spoke to the people about its troubled opening, Kevin Sorbo and about that infamous Louis C.K. appearance.

11.5.18

Trans Comic Chanty Marostica’s History Making Month

The Just For Laughs headliner and Sirius top comic winner talks about becoming the first trans person to earn those titles.

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6.28.18

Jeremy Piven's Standup Made Me Quit My Comedy Job

The former ‘Entourage’ star has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women. But my former employer, Yuk Yuks, had no problem giving him a stage for his fans.

5.2.18

Comedians Tell Us the Most Epic Fails They’ve Seen at Open Mics

“Then she spread her legs and pulled her underwear to the side, showing everyone her vulva. To be honest, that was the best joke of the night.”

4.12.18

North American Comedians Explain What Surprised them the Most About Australia

“Australia is basically louder Canada, but with more outdoors stuff and, I guess, more abbreviations.”

10.21.17

Joel Kim Booster's Tough Journey from Closeted Gay Kid to 'Model Minority'

The writer and comedian's quick rise to success only came when he learned to parse the thorniest questions—like what it means to be gay, Asian and raised by Evangelicals.

10.13.17

Comedians Tell Us the Best and Worst Things to Say During Sex

"Uhhh... did you come yet?"

8.30.17

These YouTube Stars Wrote a YA Novel Entirely in Email and Text

Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin tackle queer identity and mental health in their debut novel ‘I Hate Everyone But You.’

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