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Double Trouble (Part of Canned Laughter)

December 9 @ 9:30 pm

Pay What You Can

Comedy Nuggets presents Double Trouble Comedy Show which is a stand-up hybrid, which brings two very different comics onstage to perform side by side. This show delivers double the comics, double the laughs, and double the trouble.

Comedy Nuggets has partnered with the Canadian Comedy Awards to include Double Trouble Comedy Show as part of Canned Laughter which is a simultaneous comedy show taking place at a dozen comedy venues in Toronto. All shows are free with a non-perishable food item for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Here is a little about each of the performers in the show. (still confirming two more comics):

BOUGIE B BOUGÉ
Bougie is a new up and coming Toronto comic. Born and raised in Toronto. In 2017 she finally decided to pursue her dream of stand up comedy and check another thing off her bucket list. Bougie has been doing stand up for almost 2 years. She’s been featured on Comedy Kapow, Up and Comers and is A New Faces All Star. She was nominated for 3 P.E.A.B.O. awards in her first year including Comedian of the Year. Currently working on launching her new podcast Getting Boozy With Bougie, where she gets drunk with strangers and asked them weird questions. She has been dubbed the horniest woman in comedy and will most likely hit on you.

SYED RAZA
Syed is one of Toronto’s up and coming comedians. His unique observations on every day happenings won him the title of Comedy Brawl Champion in 2019 and landed him in the finals at the coveted Comedy Cannabis Cup. As a Houston bred Muslim-Pakistani-Texan-Canadian, he keeps the laughs coming with his comedic take on personal stories and experiences. He also cohosts the Crash & Flow Podcast and regularly performs shows the Comedy Bar, Absolute Comedy, Yuk Yuks and other venues throughout the city. Follow him on Instagram at @syed.raza.gram and @crashandflowpodcast.

SALMA HINDY
With her fast rise to comedy, Salma has opened for Ken Jeong, Maz Jobrani, performed with Ramy Youssef, Reggie Watts, Bassem Youssef, Maysoon Zayid and many Others. Salma has performed at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, the Stand Up Round Up Fest in Dallas, the Chicago Women Funny Fest and the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. Salma has recently given a Tedx talk and has been featured on Refinery29, CBC, Globe and Mail, CityNews and in various magazines and podcasts. Salma finished 2nd place in the Toronto Comedy Brawl competition with over 400 comedians. She was nominated for Muslim Awards for Excellence “Artist of the Year” and the Notable Award “Stand Up Comedian Of the Year”. Salma was on tour with renowned Muslim comedians as part of a Super Muslim Comedy Tour in the UK and Australia. She just got back from LA. The only terrorism Salma partakes in is shooting down stereotypes on stage.

JEFF ELLIOTT
Jeff has quickly established himself as a rising star in the Canadian comedy scene and was nominated for a prestigious Canadian Comedy Award. Jeff is also a favourite on the festival circuit having appeared at the CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals. As well, he can be heard regularly on XM Satellite Radio. As a writer, Jeff freelances for several major advertising agencies and does script consulting for Disney.

AMANDA CUSTODIO
Amanda is the loudest girl you’ll ever meet. She doesn’t even need a mic. She’s a recent second city graduate and is fairly new to the Toronto Comedy scene. Prior to comedy, she studied Theatre at York, specializing in Playwriting. Throughout her teenage years and early twenties, she did a lot of Community/Indie theatre. Currently, she is competing in Toronto Comedy Brawl, and when she’s not on stage she’s still blabbing up a storm elsewhere because this girl never shuts up even in her sleep. She often hears that she reminds some of the comedian Janeane Garofalo. She may be new, but she is known by many to own the stage she walks on with her stage presence, because that costed her $40000.

SEBASTIAN FAZIO
Sebastian is a stand-up comedian and writer hailing from Toronto, Ontario, known for his snappy one-liners, clever wordplay, and his self-deprecating style. He’s a graduate of The Conservatory, Writing, and Longform Improvisation programs at the world famous Second City Theatre, and has represented Italy at Comedy All-Stars’ Your Hood’s a Joke roast show. Check him out on Twitter and Instagram! @SebFazioComedy.

SUMEET SAINI
Sumeet is a therapist and funny person from Toronto. For years, he dreamed of being a stand-up comedian. However, it was only when he finally followed his passion by taking an improv class at The Social Capital in the spring of 2018 that something dormant was awakened in him. A few months later, he registered for a stand up comedy class at Absolute Comedy, which gave him the skills and courage to perform on stage. Now he uses humour as a way to explore and shed light on personal, social, and cultural issues.

ANGELA MAIORANO-THURSTON
Angela is an adorable comic she will delight you in away that will have you gigling for days. Catch Angela live its a fun filled evening you will learn things that may haunt your dreams but don’t worry you will feel better about yourself and hey some people need therapy! Angela has toured all over Canada and North America except she is not allowed to enter Mexico.

DOM PARÉ
Described as “one of the best new stand-ups around” by NOW Magazine, Dom blends magnetic onstage charisma, hilarious observation, and clever writing to deliver memorable side splitting comedy. Originally from Ottawa, Dom has taken the Canadian comedy scene by storm. With his quick wit and unconventional charm, he delights audiences and collects fans whenever he performs. Dom’s memorable approach has landed him in the finals of both the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition and the SiriusXM Canada’s Next Top Comic competition. Recently Dom reached the Semi-Finals of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and Runner Up for Toronto’s Best Male Stand Up.

SANTIAGO CASTILLO
Santiago is coming off being voted comic of the night on his Round 2 night in Comedy Brawl. Originally from South America, Santiago moved to Canada in 2008 to work as an engineer but decided to start doing stand-up a few years ago after a friend told him he has a funny accent. He’s completed the Second City and LOL Stand- up comedy levels, and has been performing in several clubs/shows in the Toronto comedy circuit.

LUKE LYNNDALE
Luke is a Toronto-based, originally from Montreal, comedian. He has performed at Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy, and Comedy Bar. Monthly he hosts Best Damn Stand-Up Comedy Show, The Funniest Show on The Danforth, and Best Stand-Up Set. He has performed in Comedian of the North (2019), Comedy Brawl (2017, 2018, 2019), Boston Improv Festival (2018), Big City Improv Festival (2013, 2017), World’s Biggest Improv Festival (2016, 2017, 2018), and Best of Toronto Sketch (2018). Luke is a graduate of the Sketch Writing Program at The Second City, the longform program at Impatient Theatre Company and The Assembly. He has studied improv at The Second City, Bad Dog Theatre, The Social Capital, The Annoyance, iO, and The Improv Retreat.

DOORS: 9:20
Admission: Canned item of food