The Dark Comedy Festival

Dates: November 1, 2013 to November 9, 2013
Location: Danforth Music Hall
The Dark Comedy Festival is returning for its third year, presenting nine nights of the most tortured and brilliant headliners from across the continent including DAVE ATTELL (Comedy Centrals Insomniac, IFCs Daves Old Porn), GILBERT GOTTFRIED (The Comedy Central Roasts) and THE ROAST OF THE IRON SHEIK. The Dark Comedy Festival focuses on challenging and transgressive comedy. One of the darkest and dirtiest comics ever, Doug Stanhope, once described his act as being like fetish porn: its not for everyone, but those who are in to it are the most dedicated of fans. Thats the kind of comedy this festival is about. The 2013 Dark Comedy Festival begins Friday, November 1 at the Danforth Music Hall with Dave Attell returning to Toronto for the first time in eight years. Attell is a favorite of both comedy fans and comics alike. He is preparing for a new one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central, where he will also premiere his new television series. The signature event in the Dark Comedy Festival is the Annual Celebrity Roast. This year the Roast of the Iron Sheik from World Wrestling Entertainment fame will be a full contact event on Thursday, November 7 at the Royal Cinema. Roasters include: Gilbert Gottfried (The Aristocrats), Jesse Joyce (head writer for Comedy Centrals Roasts), Tony Hinchcliffe (writer for Comedy Centrals Roasts), and Brody Stevens (HBOs Enjoy it). The full Dark Comedy Festival line-up includes: Dave Attel, Big Jay Oakerson (Louie, HBOs Funny As Hell) Luis Gomez, Dave Smith, Brendan Walsh (John Olivers New York Stand Up Show), Simon King (The Comedy Network, BiteTV), Tony Hinchcliffe, Jesse Joyce, Terry Clement, Mike Lawrence (Conan), Brody Stevens (The Hangover) and Robert Kelly (Louie, Comedy Central Presents). Tickets can be purchased for each event individually, or for $99, attendees can purchase a pass to see the entire lineup of events. See here. Founded in 2010 by Rob Mailloux, The Dark Comedy Festival seeks to promote a more daring and challenging brand of humour. Past performers include: Maria Bamford, Jim Jefferies, Jim Norton, Glenn Wool, Jamie Kilstein, and more. DARK COMEDY FEST 2013 Full Festival Lineup DAVE ATTELL Friday, November 1 9pm Stand Up Show (8pm doors) $60.75-$38 Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave) Tickets available online at Ticketmaster LEGION OF SKANKS LIVE PODCAST w/ Big Jay Oakerson, Luis Gomez, Dave Smith, and special guest DAVE ATTELL Friday November 1 11:45pm (11pm doors) $20 Royal Cinema (608 College St W) BRENDON WALSH Saturday, November 2 8pm Stand-up Show $20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) BIG JAY OAKERSON Saturday, November 2 10pm Stand-up Show $20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) SIMON KING Sunday, November 3 9pm Stand-up Show $20 Lower Ossington Theatre (100A Ossington Ave) TONY HINCHCLIFFE, JESSE JOYCE, & TERRY CLEMENT Tuesday, November 5 9pm Stand-up Show $20 The Rivoli (334 Queen St. West) MIKE LAWRENCE Wednesday, November 6 8pm Stand-up Show $20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) GILBERT GOTTFRIED LIVE AND UNCENSORED STAND UP Thursday, November 7 8pm Stand Up Show (7pm doors) $30 Royal Cinema (608 College St W) Tickets available online at Ticketmaster THE COMEDY ROAST OF THE IRON SHEIK Pro wrestling icon The Iron Sheik gets roasted by: Gilbert Gottfried, Brody Stevens, Jesse Joyce, & more Thursday, November 7 10:30pm Stand Up Show (10pm doors) $40, $75, $200 (Full VIP) Royal Cinema (608 College St W) Tickets available online at Ticketmaster BRODY STEVENS Friday, November 8 10pm Stand-up Show $20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) ROBERT KELLY Saturday, November 9 10pm Stand-up Show $20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)

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