Two nights of back-to-back comedy on the Community Studio Theatre stage
After two sold-out shows at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) last week, the ALTdot Comedy Lounge series is coming back for two more nights, absolutely loaded with comedy, later this month.
The last weekend of November features eight of Canada’s top comics, performing a total of four shows over two nights. With talent who have performed at the Just For Laughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival and more TV and satellite radio appearances than we can count, Burlington will be laugh central.
All four of these performances are intended for patrons 18+, as coarse language is possible.
“We are all in need of more laughter these days,” said BPAC Executive Director Tammy Fox. “The ALTdot Comedy Lounge series offers Burlington the chance to see some of the funniest performers in the country in the safety and comfort of our Community Studio Theatre. Our health and safety protocols will be in full effect so you can relax and enjoy the show.”
Health and Safety Precautions
BPAC is perfectly positioned to welcome back audiences with patron safety at the forefront, with its spacious Lobby, increased ventilation, physical-distancing ticketing system and additional health and safety measures to put theatregoers’ minds at ease.
All patrons must wear a mask, hand sanitize upon entry and maintain physical distancing outside of their social circle. Patrons are expected to self-screen, and of course to stay at home if experiencing COVID-related symptoms or if suspecting recent exposure to the virus. Health and safety measures are also being implemented backstage to protect artists, and throughout the venue to protect staff and volunteers.
Rhiannon Archer was named one of “Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don’t Know Yet—But Should” By BitchMedia, performing at comedy festivals such as JFL42, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, NXNE, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and more. She has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Award for Best Stand Up Newcomer and Best Comedy short, One Woman Show, which she wrote and starred.
Peter White has his own one-hour Comedy Now! special on CTV Comedy, as well as many appearances on CBC at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs and in the A&E movie presentation Bag of Bones, starring Pierce Brosnan. For several years, Peter was a writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, where he was nominated for both a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award and a Canadian Comedy Award.
Keith Pedro was recently featured on Kevin Hart’s new Laugh Out Loud network and has appeared at Montreal’s Just For Laughs and CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival. You’ve heard his debut comedy album “Grindecology” on Sirius XM which reached the top spots for Google Play and iTunes its opening week.
Tim Rabnett has performed as a headliner across Canada for more than 20 years and has been featured at the Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival an on CBC Radio’s LOL.
Courtney Gilmour was named by NOW Magazine as “one of the top 10 stage artists to watch”. She delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal by winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and filming a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. She has also done televised performances at CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, as well as a triumphant return to Montreal to tape a set for The Comedy Network at Just for Laughs.
Alex Wood’s has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival twice. Alex has performed across North America and been featured on SiriusXM, CBC Radio and JFL42 in Toronto. Wood’s podcast, Alex Wood Quits Everything, saw him make appearances on NBC’s Today Show, The Toronto Star, Vice and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. Alex was also in SIRUS XM’S TOP COMIC Finals and can be regularly heard on the satellite network.
Nigel Grinstead’s jumpstarted his career by placing first in the 2014 Toronto Comedy Brawl, as well as taking home first place at the Homegrown competition at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. He has performed in festivals all across the country including the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Sudbury’s LOL Festival, and NXNE.
Ali Hassan is the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and SiriusXM. You can see him right now in the films Mafia Inc and My Spy, and he toured the country with Rick Mercer last fall as part of the Just For Laughs Cross-Canada comedy tour!
About the ALTdot Comedy Lounge
For 24 years, he ALTdot Comedy Lounge has been one of Toronto’s premiere comedy shows. The show has encouraged alternative, untraditional comedy and continues to discover the best talent on the Canadian Comedy scene, providing an alternative to the mainstream in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere.