Moving Outdoors: Comedy in the Alley

Chris Robinson performing at Comedy in the Alley

Chris Robinson performing at Comedy in the Alley

On an overcast night, this past Friday evening, The Brothers DePaul presented the second show in the series Comedy in the X, a series of events & films capturing comedy in unique placesBuilding on the success and the thrill of our first show, Comedy in the Basement, and the subsequent film that was produced we teamed up with producer Jode Roberts, and again with filmmaker Greg Francis to present Comedy in the Alley. Moving outside, away from the balmy basement of our first show, we faced the elements: a rainy forecast, a cyclist gang, slow passing cars, and the curious pedestrians of this alleyway adjacent to Christie Pits Park. In the end, we sold out. Over 70 people in attendance, many of them having to bring their own chairs to catch a view of the stage. We welcomed new guests and supporters, with big thanks going to our Executive Producers detailed below, and most importantly we welcomed a new cast of comics. 

Comedy in the Alley featured some of Toronto's hottest comedians, Chris Robinson, Steph Tolev, James Hartnett, Todd Graham, and Dawn Whitwell. Also, in a nod back to our first film featuring the producers of ChuckleCo., Comedy in the Alley was hosted by ChuckleCo. producer and a true man about town - Jordan Foisy

We are beyond thrilled with how the night played out. The comics were in top form, showing again why Toronto is truly the hottest comedy scene in the world. Just as we did with Comedy in the Basement, we will be releasing a short film called Comedy in the Alley in the following weeks. Stay tuned, share the film, and please contact us if you'd like to help showcase comedy in unique places across Toronto. Many thanks!



The Brothers DePaul present Comedy in the Alley

Produced By:

Chris DePaul, Miles DePaul, Greg Francis,  and Jode Roberts

Filmed By:

Greg Francis

Edited & Mixed By:

Greg Francis

Lighting By:

Melissa Joakim

Food by:

Mike Christie

Special Thanks:

Carol Roberts and Kyle Baptista

Executive Producers

  • Jim Norton & Tonya Norton
  • Ray & Sue DePaul
  • Mike DePaul
  • Maria Hurash
  • Phil Donelson
  • Sacha Kumar