BMO Presents: The Gayla Gala! – Wednesday, May 2, 7:30pm

“THE GAYLA GALA!” Wednesday, May 2 – 7:30pm Alumnae Theatre 70 Berkeley Street Go HERE for Tickets: Group of 12 $3000 Individual: $300 (Tax receipts available in accordance with CRA rules and regulations) Well we’re back!  And back with a vengeance committed to raising funds for small queer charities across Canada (and maybe someday internationally). The festival kicks off with it’s big ticket gala at the Alumnae Theatre on Wednesday May 2 at 7:45 pm. This year’s “Gayla Gala” is a 90 minute fast-paced variety show featuring festival talent and loads of Canada’s favourite personalities. We’re celebrating performance of all kind so, as is the case with all of our galas, you never know what you might get (but if you’re in the front row you might get wet). Scheduled to appear: Gavin Crawford (Because News), Julia Scotti(America’s Got Talent), improv sensations, Jonathan Wilson, […]

Funny Gay Males – A Bob Smith Tribute Show – Thursday, May 3, 7pm – Studio Stage

FUNNY GAY MALES: A TRIBUTE TO BOB SMITH – Hosted by Paul Bellini Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 7:00 PM Alumnae Theatre – Studio Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: This show is NO COVER, however we are a fundraising foundation so if you’d like to purchase some tix follow they link. Tix are sliding scale: https://funnygaymales.bpt.me $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 Plus, advance tix guarantee you a seat eh? 🙂 Our funny gay males honour an original funny gay male.  Bob Smith was a pioneer in queer comedy. He was the first openly gay comic on the Tonight Show, a member of the comedy troupe The Funny Gay Males, a prolific writer (Treehab, Remembrance of Things I Forgot, Openly Bob, Way to Go Smith, Selfish and Perverse) and a proud Dad. He was also one […]

Julia Scotti: “Hello Boys… I’m Back!”- Thursday May 3 – 7:30 Main Stage

JULIA SCOTTI: “HELLO BOYS… I’M BACK!” –  LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 7:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at Juliascotti.bpt.me PWYW at the door* “Hilarious, powerful, dynamic and real. Like a comedy chainsaw flying through the room!” Julia’s high-octane machine gun delivery, combined with her hilarious, groundbreaking, and thought-provoking views on most everything, has ignited a buzz across the country. Julia was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on season 11 of America’s Got Talent NBC 2016 and a judge’s favorite with Simon Cowell saying, “you genuinely made me laugh.” Reminding us how to laugh, people of ALL ages and ALL persuasions just can’t get enough of this ‘Crazy Old Lady of Comedy.’ Her current […]

Smashes: A Queer Comedy by Franny McCabe-Bennett – Thursday, May 3 -9pm – Studio Stage

SMASHES: A Queer Comedy by Franny McCabe-Bennett Thursday May 3, 2018 – 9:00 PM Alumnae Theatre – Studio Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://frannymb.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* ONE NIGHT ONLY! Comedian, storyteller and actor Franny McCabe-Bennett shares stories of growing up in the suburbs as a femme bisexual women while rehearsing a play about American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This award-winning comedy/history play-within-a-play explores the turn-of-the-century Victorian icon through the eyes of a suburbanite millennial using Charlotte’s original letters, diaries and poems along with Franny’s tales of coming out, making out and where the heck are all the stories about bisexual women anyway?? www.frannymcb.com Five Stars – Grid City Magazine Performer’s Choice Award (Fundy Fringe Festival) Sold out at Toronto Bi Arts Festival (Sept 2017) […]

Larry Owens LOL – Thursday, May 4 – 9:30 Main Stage

LARRY OWENS LOL –  LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Thursday, May 4th, 2018 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://larryowens.bpt.me PWYW at te door* LOL: LARRY OWENS LIVE For one night only, Larry Owens is hosting a party on the stage of Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre. Larry promises celebrity characters will to stop by and you KNOW Larry will be providing lots of party music. Join multi-talented comedian Larry Owens on this nonstop comedic tour-de-force through the worlds of celebrity, pop culture, defeating patriarchy, and queer liberation! Larry is a performer, writer, director, and comedian residing in New York City. He is a staff writer on the upcoming TruTV show PAID OFF, where the winner of each show will […]

Diane Flacks: Guilt – Friday, May 4 – 7pm – Studio Stage

DIANE FLACKS: Guilt Friday, May 4,  2018 – 7:00 PM Alumnae Theatre – Studio Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://dianeflacks.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* A brand spanking new show from the incredible Diane Flacks! GUILT, is Diane Flacks’ look at love, parenthood, drinking, divorce, superheroes, and the revolutionary time we’re living in. More about Diane: Diane Flacks is a writer/actor. Most recently she wrote and starred in Unholy, her critically acclaimed play about women and religion for Nightwood Theatre, which was nominated for a Dora for outstanding new play. Other plays include Bear With me, Random Acts, Myth Me, Waiting Room (published this spring), By a Thread, SIBS and Care with Richard Greenblatt, Gravity Calling and Theory of Relatives. Diane writes for TV (including Global/NBC’s Working […]

Grace Bakker – Friday, May 5 -9pm – Studio Stage

GRACE BAKKER –  LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Friday, May 4, 2018 – 9:00 PM Alumnae Theatre Studio Space 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://gracebakker.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* See Grace fresh off her amazing performance on The Launch! Grace Bakker is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Toronto. She plays melodic acoustic folk music and creates very intimate settings with every crowd she encounters. With the release of her new acoustic EP, “Always Learning, Always Growing.” quickly approaching, Grace hopes to use her fresh ideas, passionate new music, and unique inspirations to inspire others to be who they truly want to be and give an unforgettable performance.  Check out a little bit of Grace here: BMO Presents GRACE BAKKER –  LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY […]

Ryan G. Hinds Queerly Beloved Cabaret – Friday, May 4 – 9:30 Main Stage

RYAN G. HINDS QUEERLY BELOVED CABARET  – LIVE AT WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Friday, May 4, 2017 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://ryanhinds.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* Look it’s a queer cabaret! “Ryan G. Hinds returns to host “Queerly Beloved” a cabaret show featuring Ann Paula Bautista (Disenchanted, In The Heights, Avenue Q, Grease), Brandon Ash-Mohammed (CBC/TVO), Wrong Note Rusty (BoylesqueTO), John Wamsley (120 Diner, Social Capital), and of course Ryan himself!” Friday, May 4, 2017 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://ryanhinds.bpt.me $25 at the door* THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT!  Take in a movie or event […]

Phil Luzi’s “Family Jewels” – Saturday, May 4 – 7pm – Studio Stage

PHIL LUZI – LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 7:00 PM Alumnae Theatre Studio Space 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://philluzi.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* Phil shows off his “Family Jewels”! First generation Canadian and stand-up comic, Phil Luzi’s storytelling comedy chronicles his life growing up as the only boy in a traditional Italian family and re-building a relationship with an immigrant father who had to let go of the hopes and dreams for a legacy and just let his son do things his own way. PHIL LUZI is an actor, comic, and director known for his physical comedy and unforgettable characters, including the eccentric and fun-loving Latin lover, Alejandro in the Canadian Screen Awards nominated Terrific Women. Phil has opened […]

Slanty-Eyed Mama: disOrientalism – Saturday, May 5- 7:30 Main Stage

SLANTY-EYED MAMA disORIENTALISM  – LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 7:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10 advance online only at https://slantyeyedmama.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* Slanty Eyed Mama presents: disOrientalism Meet Slanty Eyed Mama: A duo of professional paradigm busters, politicomic shit-talkers, spoken word tricksters, and outrageous satirists.  They are bringing their signature mashup of Rock n’ Roll, Comedy, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and Electric Violin magic to WFTW for an unforgettable night of Asian slanted madness.  CanAsian comedian Kate Rigg (FOX’s Family Guy, Law and Order, The Dr. Phil Show, The PATH) and virtuostic electric violinist Lyris Hung (Indigo Girls, Jay-Z, Bono) met while studying at the Juilliard school and have been bringing their street infused brand of comedy and […]

Monica Garrido – Saturday, May 5 -9pm – Studio Stage

MONICA GARRIDO LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Saturday May 5, 2017 – 9:00 PM Alumnae Theatre Studio Space 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at monica.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* How do you leave behind everything you know to become the person you really are? A journey from one home to another. Funny, honest, and uncensored. The Cunning Linguist tells the story of Monica, a Mexican girl that realizes at a young age that she is a lesbian. Believing that God made her this way, she is happy to be one, but her father makes it clear that it’s wrong to be who she is. Thanks to a TV show, Monica decides to move to Toronto, where she begins to learn about sex and freedom. With God […]

The B-Girlz – Saturday, May 5 – 9:30 Main Stage

THE B-GIRLZ –  LIVE AT WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre Main Space 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only at https://bgirlz.bpt.me $PWYW at the door* The B-Girlz Are Back! The B-Girlz are back!  Coaxed out of semi-retirement for this one-night-only performance, the B-Girlz serve up live singing, dancing, comedy and the occasional well-placed high-kick! Stars of stage and screen, the B-Girlz have appeared in everything from feature films to television series to commercials to dating sites for singles. Glamour! Disco! Cabaret!  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch the B-Girlz live on stage! Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre Main Space 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10/$5 advance online only […]