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Dave Attell and Gilbert Gottfried Headline The Dark Comedy Festival

The Dark Comedy Festival is excited to return for its third year and present nine nights of remarkable headliners from across North America

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: October 22nd, 2013 in Culture » Stage » News
Gilbert Gottfried

The Dark Comedy Festival is excited to return for its third year and present nine nights of remarkable headliners from across North America with festival headliners DAVE ATTELL (Comedy Central's Insomniac, IFC's Dave's Old Porn, multiple performances on Conan, The Tonight Show, Craig Ferguson, and more), stand up legend GILBERT GOTTFRIED (The Comedy Central Roasts) and THE ROAST OF THE IRON SHEIK.

The Dark Comedy Festival showcases dark, challenging, controversial, and deeply personal comedy from international and local comedians over nine days. This festival is different than any other comedy festival with a focus is on comedy that exists outside of the mainstream. These comedians push the boundaries and challenge their audiences to find humour in the darker sides of life.

The 2013 Dark Comedy Festival kicks off Friday, November 1 at the Danforth Music Hall with Dave Attell returning to Toronto for the first time in eight years. Attell is a heavyweight across the US and a regular stand out at New York's famed Comedy Cellar. In 2014, Comedy Central will be airing Dave Attell’s brand new one-hour comedy special and will premiere his new television series as well. His fearless brand storytelling is legendary and has inspired many comedians, but few (if any) can match Attell’s rapid-fire punchlines.

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 Central's Roasts), Tony Hinchcliffe (writer for Comedy Central's Roasts), and Brody Stevens (HBO’s Enjoy it).

The full Dark Comedy Festival line-up includes: Dave Attel, Big Jay Oakerson (Louie, HBO's Funny As Hell) Luis Gomez, Dave Smith, Brendan Walsh (John Oliver's 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.

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)


BRODY STEVENS

Friday, November 8

8pm Stand-up Show

$20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)


ROBERT KELLY

Friday, November 8

10pm Stand-up Show

$20 Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)


Tickets now available online at www.EmpireComedyLive.Com

Related articles: Dark Comedy Festival, Toronto, Dve Attell, Gilbert Gottfried, Stand Up, Iron Shiek Roast, Maria Bamford, Jim Jefferies, Jim Norton, Glenn Wool, Jamie Kilstein
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