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Starting this weekend, the Dark Comedy Festival with some of your darkest comics in the industry! Launched by Rob Mailloux four years ago, the festival has a stunning line up every year and this one is going to be a great one. Not only do we have great like Brain Posehn, Andrew Schulz, Maria Bamford and Kurt Metzger but we also have a some roasting to do!

The Dark Comedy Festival  started in 2011 by Comedian Rob Mailloux. It ran for 10 days, had 18 shows and over 50 performers including Jim Jefferies, Big Jay Oakerson, Glenn Wool and Jamie Kilstein.

Mailloux created the festival to showcase Dark Comedy within Canada. This year the festival is looking to sell over 3000 tickets and looking to expand to a 4 day festival in Vancouver. This year is better than ever!

Why you ask?


The Roast of Ron Jeremy! Oh yes, Wednesday, November 5th, the man himself will be roasted by a hit list of comedians.


Dustin Diamond
Lisa Ann,
Tony Hinchcliffe
Brian Redban
Andrew Schulz
Magnus Betner
John Moses
Tyler Morrison

But it’s a whole event folks! At 7:00pm is the Red Carpet and at 9:00pm Show. General Admission is $50 but you can purchase Premium Tickets at 75$ that get you Red Carpet access, a private meet and greet after the roast. If you want the Money Shot, you get all that plus 3 VIP seats (first 3 rows). It’s all happening at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street West. Check event for details.

There’s shows every night next week with the darkest comedy you have ever heard. You will find a list with all the shows and links to their Facebook events for more information.

The Dark Comedy Festival kicks off this Saturday, November 1st with a  Free Festival Launch Party at the Comedy Bar. The fun kicks off at 10pm!

Sunday November 2nd
Tuesday November 4th
  • SiriusXM Best of the Fest 
    9pm, The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West
    Tickets are 5$ at the door
  • John Moses 
    10:00pm, Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
    Tickets: $15 (
Thursday November 6th
Friday November 7th
  • NYC Showcase – Ensemble Comedy Show (TBC)
    9pm, Underground Comedy Club, 668 Queen Street East
    Tickets: $15
Saturday, November 8th

For more information you can check out the venues Comedy Bar, The Rivoli, Underground Cafe and the Royal Theatre

Come back next week and check out the reviews!

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