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Occurs on Thursday October 27 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


Livestream Digital Performance
Toronto ON M6J 3T4

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Did you know that comedy isn’t recognized as its own art form in Canada?

Actors, playwrights, dancers, and even circus artists are eligible for discipline-specific funding, while comedians do not have access to program funding of their own. From October 25-29, 2022, catch a week of comedy and join the movement that emphatically declares: COMEDY IS ART!

Comedy is Art features some of the best comedians in Toronto. Returning to the stage for the third time since 2019, the festival offers a week-long program of talented comedians you can catch live in person or stream from home.

Black on Black on Black is a celebration of Black comedy, Black joy — all Black everything.

Performers from across the spectrums of age, gender, body shape and size will make you laugh using comedic forms as diverse as themselves: sketch, stand-up, improv, maybe even comedic interpretive dance. Featuring performers you’ve seen on HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Just For Laughs, The Second City — comedy so good you’ll be coming Black again.

Hosted by Ajahnis Charley, a non-Binary sketch comedy performer who is one of Just For Laughs’ 2022 New Faces of Comedy Canada, and stars in the HBO Max series Station Eleven and Bell Media sitcom Shelved.

Including more sketch comedy from Nkasi Ogbonnah, who garnered rave reviews from their acclaimed mainstage revues at The Second City, Welcome Back To The Future and Mission Totally Possible.

Featuring stand-up from Sashka DC, one of Toronto’s fastest-rising comedians, who runs fan-fave comedy shows Anxiety Noir and Sunday Seconds.

Blessed with improvised comedy from stars Coko Galore & Brandon Hackett. Coko Galore has attracted international attention as the face of a new Gain campaign and Brandon is a writer extraordinaire, with credits on Shelved, Summer Memories and 22 Minutes.

And a headlining stand-up set from Hisham Kelati, the Juno-nominated comedian who recently slayed at the Hannah Gadsby Gala at Just For Laughs Montreal.

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