Pitch Talks Chicago
Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pitch Talks Chicago

Pitch Talks is a a live sports speaker series, bringing together real baseball fans and some of the brightest and creative minds in the game for fireside chats and Q&As in bars and rock venues.

Our North American Tour, with stop in Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, and New York is taking us to the Metro Chicago, around the corner from Wrigley Field. Joining our usual cast of Dave Cameron (Fangraphs) and Jonah Keri (Nerdist, CBS, Sports Illustrated) will be Craig Edwards (Fangraphs), Harry Pavlidis (Baseball Prospectus), Cee Angi (The Athletic), Rob Arthur (FiveThirtyEight.com), Dan Hayes (CSN Chicago), Mauricio Rubio (2080 Baseball), and Sahadev Sharma (The Athletic Chicago). Grab a drink, meet your diehard friends, and talk some baseball!

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Puck Talks Toronto
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Puck Talks Toronto

We're bringing our show back to our old haunts at 918 Bathurst in Toronto! Heading into the World Cup of Hockey and the 2016-17 Season, we'll dig into it all. Guests so far include:

Chris Johnston (Sportsnet)
Andi Petrillo (TSN/CBC)
Steve Dangle (Sportsnet)
Carly Agro (Sportsnet)
Kristen Shilton (TSN Leafs Writer)
Tom Poraszka (General Fanager)
Joe Pack (Sportsnet)
Joshua Kloke (VICE Sports, The Guardian)
Vesa Rantanen (Finnish Writer)
Ryan Dixon (Sportsnet)
Magnus Nyström (Swedish Writer)

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Hoop Talks Toronto
Sep
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hoop Talks Toronto

Hoop Talks is back ahead of the start of the 2016-17 Season at a brand new location in Toronto - The Drake Underground. 

Come out, grab a drink, and talk basketball with some of the city's top analysts. Live panels, Q&A, and meet & greets all night. More guests to be announced but you for now:

Ashley Docking, FNSTY Sports Network
Michael Grange, Sportsnet
Doug Smith, Toronto Star
Sherman Hamilton, TSN
Paul Jones, Sportsnet
Holly MacKenzie, Raptors.com
Eric Koreen, The Internet
Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic
Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ
William Lou, The Score
Daniel Reynolds, Raptors HQ

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Pitch Talks San Francisco
Aug
22
to Aug 29

Pitch Talks San Francisco

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Our American Tour is taking us to The Independent in San Francisco, August 22nd! Joining some of our touring favourites, Dave Cameron (Fangraphs) and Jonah Keri (Nerdist, CBS, Sports Illustrated), will be David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing), Wendy Thurm, Andrew Baggarly (Mercury News), Alex Pavlovic (CSN Bay Area), Eno Sarris (FanGraphs), Jane Lee (MLB.com), and Ray Ratto (CSN Bay Area).

Pitch Talks, apart of the Homestand Sports Network, is a live baseball speaker series, bringing together real sports fans and some of the brightest and creative minds in sports for meaningful and interactive conversations. 

 

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Pitch Talks Boston
Jul
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pitch Talks Boston

Pitch Talks brings together top media, analysts, and front office executives for interactive and intelligent conversations on baseball. In Boston, we'll bring an all-star lineup of national voices and Boston's faithful, including:

  • Mike Hazen (GM, Red Sox)
  • Pete Abraham (Boston Globe) 
  • Bill 'Spaceman' Lee (Former Pitcher, Red Sox)
  • Jonah Keri (Nerdist, CBS, Sports Illustrated) 
  • Dave Cameron (FanGraphs)
  • James Yoder (CEO, Chat Sports)
  • Evan Drellich (Boston Herald)
  • Jen McCaffrey (MassLive.com)
  • Dan Shaughnessey (Boston Globe)
  • Alex Speier (Boston Globe)
  • Paul Swydan (FanGraphs)

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Puck Talks Toronto
Jun
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Puck Talks Toronto

Just a few days before Free Agency kicks off, we'll be hosting a Puck Talks in Toronto for the first time at The Drake Underground in Queen West! We'll be hosting three panels:

The Prospects: 

On the heels of the draft, we'll be discussing the future prospects of the game with:
Ryan Dixon (Sportsnet)
Joe Pack (Sportsnet)
Joshua Kloke (VICE Sports)
Mike Augello (Hockey Buzz)

The Leafs Panel

Taking a bright side look at the future, our Leafs panel will consist of:
Andi Petrillo (TSN/CBC)
Kevin McGran (Toronto Star)
Mike Zeisberger (Toronto Sun)
James Mirtle (Globe & Mail)
Steve Dangle (Sportsnet)

The Season in Review

Taking a step back and looking at last season and the upcoming season, we look at the NHL as a whole with:
Tara Slone (Hometown Hockey)
John Shannon (Sportsnet)
Chris Johnston (Sportsnet)

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D.J. Demers Comedy Special
Jun
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

D.J. Demers Comedy Special

D.J. Demers is one of the fastest rising stars in comedy, performing across the United States, Canada and on your TV with appearances on Conan, Just for Laughs, CBC, and The D.J. Demers Show on AMI-tv.

On June 22, 2016, D.J. will be filming a live, one-hour comedy special at the renowned Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.

Be a part of this special evening so that you can watch the special in the future and actually hear yourself laughing. "Hey, that's me!" you'll exclaim. "Oh God, is that what my laugh sounds like? Ugh, am I that wheezy? Oh well, it was a terrific night. He was a funny man."

TWO SHOWS
7:15PM + 9:30PM

(PS your laugh is great! You shouldn't be so hard on yourself.)


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Comedy in the Print Gallery
Nov
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Comedy in the Print Gallery

Brothers DePaul brings Comedy in the X to print gallery Elephant in the Attic for a night of standup comedy and the production of the fifth episode of the Comedy in the X comedy special series. 

Jordan Foisy hosts another lineup of some of Toronto's top comedians in a night sponsored by Beau's Brewery, Dan Aykroyd Wines, Spacing Magazine and Bell Fibe TV1. Your ticket includes a four comic show, drinks, and access to the official after party at a nearby bar.

Purchase an Executive Producer ticket to receive recognition on our film for your support, and VIP access to the upcoming Comedy in the Gallery show at Markham House on January 17th.

Comics

DeAnne Smith
Nicholas Reynoldson
Jordan Cohen
Jordan Foisy

Location

Elephant in the Attic
1596 Dundas St W (Dundas and Brock)

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Oct
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Comedy in the Alley

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Comedy in the Alley

On October 17th we hosted a comedy show in an alleyway near Christie Pits park as part of the Comedy in the X series. With over 70 people in attendance we outsmarted the rain forecast and still put on a show unlike any other in Toronto. Stay tuned for a short film that captured the night, and the six comics in all it's alley glory.

Comics

Chris Robinson, Steph Tolev, James Hartnett, Todd Graham, Dawn Whitwell, with host Jordan Foisy.

Comedy in the Basement

On June 7th, 2014 we hosted Comedy in the Basement at a house near Trinity-Bellwoods Park with the six comics from Chuckle Co. 

It’s a good example of hungry, young performers taking their careers into their own hands and producing content that is not only funny, but also slick.
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Credits

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

Special Thanks:

Carol Roberts and Kyle Baptista

Executive Producers

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



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