Comedy in the X,” a unique film and live event series featuring top Toronto comics in unusual spaces, presents its biggest show yet with headliner Arthur Simeon at Markham House, a new community space & cultural hub in the Annex. “Comedy in the Markham House” marks the latest and largest show in a series that has included live stand-up in a residential basement, a downtown alleyway, and an antique shop. All shows are filmed and released on Bell TV and online, prompting the Comedy Network to call it "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”.
“One of the smartest stand ups around” (NOW Magazine), Arthur Simeon is one of Canada’s hottest up-and-coming comedians. With a unique, global voice cutting straight through our thriving comedy scene, the Ugandan-Canadian comedian recently opened for Russell Peters, presented sold-out shows at Toronto’s Just for Laughs Fest, released a critically acclaimed debut album, and was profiled on the cover of NOW. Simeon has been a mainstay on Canadian programming since 2009, with appearances on HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, The Strombo Show, and CBC Radio’s The Debaters.
“Comedy in the Markham House” host Jordan Foisy is one of Toronto’s most prolific and hilarious stand-ups, host of the podcast Should I Be Scared of This? and a regular contributor to VICE Magazine. Jordan follows "Comedy in the Markham House" with his cross-province Hazy Ontario Tour, sponsored by Just For Laughs and VICE.
Markham House: City Building Lab
610 Markham St., Toronto
Price: $15 in advance
Headliner: Arthur Simeon
Host: Jordan Foisy
"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." - Comedy Network
610 Markham St, Toronto, ON M6G 2L8