BMO Presents: The Gayla Gala! – Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm

“THE GAYLA GALA!” Wednesday, May 3 – 7:30pm Alumnae Theatre 70 Berkeley Street Go HERE for Tickets: Group of 10 $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 3 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: Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Stephen Wallem (Nurse Jackie), Colin […]

Stephen Wallem “A Burly Night Music” Cabaret – Thursday, May 4 – 7:30 Main Stage

STEPHEN WALLEM “A BURLY NIGHT MUSIC” LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Thursday, May 4th, 2017 – 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 http://stephenwallem.bpt.me $25 at the door* Best known for his role as Thor on Nurse Jackie, SAG Award nominated actor Stephen Wallem is our version of a triple threat: Actor, Singer, and Funny Guy! “A Burly Night Music” is a musical and anecdotal retrospective of a very high voice trapped in a very large body. Featuring songs from Stephen’s big and/or “simple” guy roles including Shrek in Shrek the Musical, Hazel in Pipe Dream, and Horton the Elephant in Seussical, as well as songs from Hairspray, Elf, Anna Nicole the Opera, The Addams Family and original music celebrating the […]

Lea DeLaria & Maggie Cassella – Thursday, May 4 – 9:30 Main Stage

LEA DELARIA & MAGGIE CASSELLA LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Thursday, May 4th, 2017 – 9:30 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 http://leaandmaggie.brownpapertickets.com $25 at the door* Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella join forces again for the first time in 4 years!  What could go wrong? More details on Lea and Maggie’s show coming soon along with ticket link.  But if you’ve seen a Lea and Maggie show before you know it’s stand-up, sketch, and Lea’s amazing jazz stylings. Thursday, May 4th, 2017 – 9:30 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 http://leaandmaggie.brownpapertickets.com $25 at the door* THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT! […]

Aastha Lal “Don’t Die of Constipation” – Friday, May 5 – 7:30 Main Stage

AASTHA LAL “DON’T DIE OF CONSTIPATION”- AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Friday, May 5, 2017 – 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 http://aasthalal.bpt.me/ $25 at the door* Aastha Lal makes her festival debut! “Don’t Die Of Constipation” – A Comedy Show about Letting Go Fears are the constipation of the soul. As humans, we hold on to so many of them. Men fear commitment. Women fear getting their period on vacation. Old people fear Twitter. We all fear something. But what if we took a moment to look at our fears and decided to not be afraid anymore? The topic of the night is letting go – otherwise known as relieving the proverbial constipation of our lives. Join Aastha as […]

Slanty Eyed Mama “Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show” – Friday, May 5 – 9:30 Main Stage

SLANTY EYED MAMA  “HAPPY LUCKY GOLDEN TOFU PANDA DRAGON GOOD TIME FUN FUN SHOW” LIVE AT WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Friday, May 5, 2017 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: (Suggested $20) $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) $20/$10 advance online only at http://slantyeyedamama.bpt.me $25 at the door* The coolest Asians you know, who brought you cult hit Kate’s Chink-O-Rama:featuring the Chinkorama dancers” & the Smithsonian show Birth of a nASIAN & the band Slanty Eyed Mama are coming to this year’s Fest! Music by @SlantyEyedMama Comedy by @KateRigg Everyone is hashtagging diversity, white-washing in Hollywood, yellow-face, Emma Stone, The Ghost in the Shell, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon climbing the Great Wall, the Asian kids with suitcases at the Oscars, John Cho Memes– so it’s time to come see THIS: Warning: Strong […]

Alec Mapa – Saturday, May 6- 7:30 Main Stage

AN EVENING WITH ALEC MAPA – LIVE AT THE WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 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 http://alecmapa.bpt.me $25 at the door Festival favourite Alec Mapa returns! Actor, comedian and longtime We’re Funny That Way veteran Alec Mapa returns for an evening of outrageous stand up at. Fresh off his Showtime Special Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy and numerous television appearances (Two Broke Girls, Devious Maids, Scream Queens, Blackish) , Alec will regale us with tales of working in LA, fifteen years of married life, raising his now adolescent son and why now more than ever, for the sake of civilization, it’s time to be as queer as humanly possible. Here’s a sample from Alec’s show […]

Larger Than Life Variety Show – Saturday, May 6 – 9:30 Main Stage

“LARGER THAN LIFE” VARIETY SHOW LIVE AT WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 9:30 PM Alumnae Theatre – Main Stage 70 Berkeley St, Toronto Tix Sliding Scale: $20/$10 advance $50 VIP (reserved front row limited seating) available online only at http://largerthanlife.bpt.me $25 at the door* A show that can ONLY happen once a year because it happens on International NO Diet Day!   Toronto’s own Belle Jumelles, Fay Slift, Kaleb Robertson and Ivory have banded together to bring you the fattest variety show you’ve ever seen in honour of International No Diet Day. LARGER THAN LIFE! Is an over the top homage to what it feels like to navigate the world in big bodies, and the even bigger personalities that inhabit them! Come out to the show so they can show you what it means when they say “Bigger IS Better!”. Saturday, May 6, 2017 […]