Toronto’s Top Five Comedy Clubs
A great way to bond with friends or host a team-building get together with colleagues is always through laughter. Laughter relieves tension and stress and it’s a great way to poke fun of some every day scenarios and situations. We’ve pulled together some of the top comedy clubs of Toronto and the unique reasons why you need to totally check these places out!
1) Absolute Comedy – Located in the prestigious Yonge and Eglinton area, this comedy club hosts pro-comedians from all over North America and your choice of either an all-you-can-eat buffet or and entre with salad and dessert with coffee or tea. And if you can’t make it to the show, Absolute Comedy offers private parties with customized comedic acts for groups between 25 and 75,000 people.
2) Second City – Boasting the city’s best improv-based sketch comedy, this comedy club has a variety of interactive comedy shows with its guests. Do your friends consider you the comedian of the group? Second City can be your outlet to channel and perfect your comedic skills through the company’s many courses on improv, writing, acting and more. No previous experience is necessary!
3) The Office Pub – No where to go with coworkers after work? Not to worry. The Office Pub, characteristically named, offers you and your best teammates the choice of having either the regular menu or the party-sized menu and every night either hosts a comedy event, trivia party or karaoke night! Check out the bar’s events page regularly so you’re up-to-date on all the different events that are hosted.
4) Rivoli – Whether it’s comedy you’re seeking or delicious bistro-type food from a full menu, Rivoli is your place as it brings you both. Rivoli was the winner of Dine T.O.’s “Best Of” awards in 2013 for best live entertainment venue in Toronto. Rivoli is complete with an artistic atmosphere, comfy booths, cozy patio, pool hall, and nightclub area for you and your friends to get your grove on to a live band.
5) Yuk Yuk’s – You can’t ever go wrong with a good old classic comedy club that is nationally well-known and has defined the careers of big name comedians like Jim Carrey, Tom Green, Russell Peters and Howie Mandel. This is great for any night out or special occasion, and of course if you want to be part of the comedian’s act or be picked on a bit, be sure to sit in the front row!
Written By: Melissa Teodoro