Summertime, or anytime, you can always use a laugh. The Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Toronto provides a night of comedy at an affordable price, usually ranging from C$5-C$20. Yuk Yuk's Toronto was opened in 1976 in downtown Toronto by founder and comic Mark Breslin. It was the original Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club; since then, 16 new Yuk Yuk's have opened from coast to coast all across Canada. Yuk Yuk's Toronto provides stand-up by established comedy stars, rising talent that they have vetted for quality, and even students in the Humber College School of Comedy, who "perform for your laughs and good grades."
Watch the video below for an excerpt from comedian Chantal Desjardins' stand-up routine.
Yuk Yuk's is known for bringing in and for developing world-famous comedians. Many comics have had their start and honed their craft within the club, only to go on to superstardom. Some well-known alumni include Norm MacDonald, Jim Carrey, Rick Moranis, Tom Green, Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, and more. As for famous headliners, Jerry Seinfield, David Letterman, Gilbert Gottfried, Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Bill Hicks, Sandra Bernhard, and Robin Williams have all performed here. Prominent acts continue to be drawn to Yuk Yuk's, with performances happening all the time.
The shows at Yuk Yuk's are not censored, so viewer discretion is advised. Shows are restricted to 19 years and older; however, 16 to 18-year-olds may attend if accompanied by an adult. Shows typically run for about 90 minutes to 2 hours. The comedy club offers a full-service bar before and during the show. Try one of their appetizers, like their Cauliflower Bites, or go for a heartier meal, such as their Artisan Style Pizza. Wednesdays through Sundays feature professional comedians. If you are looking for something more local, Yuk Yuk's also offers amateur nights on Tuesday for budding performers. If you want to save a little on ticket prices and want guaranteed seating, then be sure to book online at their website.
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