After a sold-out Black History Month celebration in February, Black and Funny is returning to the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre on September 27 for a second edition of Toronto-based stand-up, celebrating Black excellence in comedy.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and features the winner of the 2016 Sirius XM Top Comic competition, Chris Robinson, JFL42’s Hisham Kelati, and Montreal & Toronto Sketchfest favourites Definition of Knowledge.
At 9 p.m., women/women-identifying performers will take over the stage for a mix of character comedy, stand-up and improv, featuring Just For Laughs’ Aisha Brown and OFF-JFL featured troupe (and hometown favourites) Coko & Daphney.
The final set at 10 p.m. showcases some of Toronto’s leading Black improvisers with an ensemble cast, including Bad Dog Theatre mainstays Andrew Bushell and TallBoyz II Men’s Guled Abdi, with stand-up comedian Arthur Simeon as a special guest storyteller.
Black and Funny II: Comedy Night takes place Thursday, September 27 at the Bad Dog Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $30 for all three shows or $12 for individual shows.