We’re part of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival! We’ll be performing lots, so come see us at one or all of the following dates and times:
Thursday, March 6th 8pm at Lower Ossington Theatre. This show includes troupes LadyBusiness (winners of 2012 Outstanding Comedy award at Ottawa Fringe) and Cupid Players (they’re from Chicago!). Facebook event be here. Buy tickets for $15 here.
Thursday, March 13th 8pm at Comedy Bar. This show includes troupes Kaboom Hooray (they’re from Calgary!) and Rulers of the Universe (Fresh Meat 2012 nominees). Facebook event be here. Buy tickets for $15 here.
We also have two Cabaret Series shows – on Friday, March 7th we’ll be part of the “Best Crime Sketch” show, and on Sunday March 16th will be part of the “Best Closer” show. Both happen at 8pm at Comedy Bar.
On Friday, March 14th we’ll be part of Teh Internets Quiz Show, 10pm at Comedy Bar. More details to come!
We are so excited for our first show of 2014 – a headlining slot at the fancy new comedy show Comedy Night At Musideum. We’ll be playing alongside acts like The Sandbox (improv), Becky J. Johnson (music), and Chris Allin (standup), all hosted by Alex Kolanko. Could you ask for more for just $5? Answer is yes, but it’s still a great deal. Wednesday, January 22nd at 8pm, 401 Richmond Street West, East of Spadina. Facebook event be here.
The Everything Show with Two Weird Ladies, debuting Tuesday, Oct 15 at 8:30pm, is the new perfect choice for people who hate making choices. We’ve teamed up with hip new music venue Measure (formerly The Annex Live) to create a bi-monthly showcase of local comedy, music and performance art. If you love the arts but are short on free time, you can now get the Coles Notes on Toronto’s entertainment scene in one 90-minute night of talent.
The night will be headlined by experimental indie folk band O Frontera, with folk-rock act JJ Thompson and The Pillars also adding musical talents. Matthew Trafford, acclaimed author of The Divinity Gene, will do an original reading while Carson Pinch (of local sketch troupe, The Reception, fame) will present musical comedy. Short play The Object of Her Attraction, which debuted at Gay Play Day 2012, will be performed as writer and actress Tina McCulloch and cast come off a sold-out run of the play’s sequel at Gay Play Day 2013. The night will also feature improv from Plan B, sketch from Sketch Sketch Goddamn and an intermingling of original material from Two Weird Ladies.
Two Weird Ladies and Measure present
The Everything Show with Two Weird Ladies
With Special Guests: O Frontera, Matthew Trafford, Plan B, Carson Pinch, JJ Thompson and The Pillars, The Object of Her Attraction, and Sketch Sketch Goddamn
Tuesday October 15th, 8:30pm
Measure – 296 Brunswick Avenue (just off Bloor, between Spadina and Bathurst)
Tickets: $8 at the door
We are SO excited to be part of the Toronto Sketchfest showcase at North by Northeast this year! We’re playing at Measure, 296 Brunswick Ave, at 8pm on Thursday, June 13 alongside glorious acts like British Teeth, Hip.Bang, The Templeton Philharmonic and Jape! You can get in with a NXNE pass or pay some mystery amount at the door. Facebook event be here.
On Monday, June 12, we’re headlining The Jokebox at Comedy Bar. That means 25 solid minutes of beautiful, hilarious us. You’ll also get to see the delightful Shoddy Magician, Steve Boleantu, as well as standup from Todd Graham, Improv from The White Rhino Tour Co. and sketch from Kevin Matviw all hosted by James Dalzell. Plus, if you want to try some standup, there are two lottery spots for unbooked talent like you. 8pm, $5, Facebook it here, yo.
If you are in the mood to be entertained while feeling charitable, come out to Show Night III – Unplugged, where Two Weird Ladies will be doing some sketch to help raise money for the Diabetes Association of Canada. There will be improv, sketch, standup, music and the delightful talents of Kristopher Bowman. A full lineup will be announced soon. Tickets are $10 and the money goes to charity. Thursday, June 20th, 8pm at Theatre Passe Muraille. Keep updated by Facebooking it up here.
We’re opening for The Dandies‘ Star Trek-inspired improv show, Holodeck Follies! Laura has never watched any form of Star Trek, so we’re just doing regular sketches. Though we may be trying out some new space-themed nerdy material that we have yet to put on stage!
Wednesday, April 24th, 9:30pm at The Black Swan. $7 at the door, $5 in advance via this link: http://holodeck.bpt.me/
With The Weaker Vessels and Jason Cleveland!
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, we will be participating in the SiriusXM Sketch Off, presented by the Toronto SketchFest, where 12 of Toronto’s funniest sketch troupes compete for their chance to win a comedy album produced by SiriusXM and distributed by Comedy Records. Come and listen to these troupes as they bring their funniest audio sketches to your ears in the 8pm show!
Vest of Friends
Parker and Seville
Two Weird Ladies
Smells like the 80’s
Four of these troupes will be chosen by audience vote (THAT MEANS YOU!) and judges pick to perform in the 10pm show, where they will perform two more sketches, one of which will have been written THAT DAY based on a theme sent out at 9am.
The final four will have their sketches uploaded to a voting site that goes live on March 11th, 2013. After that, you have 10 days to vote — one vote per day — for your favourite troupe! And by favourite troupe, we mean Two Weird Ladies! More info on the show can be found here.
Two Weird Ladies are thrilled to be participating in the 2013 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival! We’ll be playing two shows over the course of the festival:
Thursday, March 7 – 8 pm – Lower Ossington Theatre, 100a Ossington Avenue
The Short Form Richards
Thursday, March 14 – 8 pm – Lower Ossington Theatre, 100a Ossington Avenue
We’re excited to showcase some old favourites along with some brand new material!
Tickets can be purchased here.
Two Weird Ladies are playing the Charleston Comedy Festival in South Carolina! Performances at 10pm on Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th at Woolfe Street Playhouse. For $10 see sets from us, New York City’s The Prom and Virginia’s The Pushers! Visit www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com for a full schedule.
Tuesday, January 22nd Two Weird Ladies are opening for The Schmengies alongside Plum Thunder. We’ll be trying out some brand new material so catch us in the Cabaret Space at Comedy Bar, 8pm, $5.
Two Weird Ladies will be headlining The Jokebox on Monday, January 28th, 8pm at Comedy Bar main space. See us and a bunch of great TBA acts for just $5. There’s also a lottery spot if you’d like the chance to do some standup.
On Thursday, September 13th, at 8pm at the Black Swan Two Weird Ladies is playing Mullet’s Night Show. Come watch them do a quick set then be interviewed by Mullet, the Zombie Clown. It should be noted that Laura is more afraid of clowns than she is of zombies and that she has spent her life avoiding circuses, parades and a number of successful Fringe shows on account of the terror. Who knows what will happen! Check it out!
Two Weird Ladies Bomb Kingston! Saturday, October 13th
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to show time.
All ages, Licensed. Coarse language.Writers/Producers/Ensemble: Laura Salvas & Mandy Sellers
Director: Kirsten Gallagher
We are beyond honoured to have been selected for the 2012 Fresh Meat Comedy Showcase! On Sept 10, 20 of Toronto’s up and coming comedians will show their wares on the Second City main stage. From those 20, five will be selected for Cream of Comedy, one of whom will receive the Tim Sims award ($5,000!). The night is hosted by DJ Demers and features:
Templeton Philharmonic, Steven Boleantu, Danish Anwar, Jess Beaulieu, Ben Beauchemin, Josh Infald, Pink Slip, Christi Olson, Jamie O’Connor, Lwam Ghebrehariat, Lance Byrd, Joshua Elijah, Vincenzo Giovannini, Robert Keller, Rulers of The Universe, Cash Grab, Troy Stark, Natalie Norman, Michael Jagdeo, Brie Watson and US.
The show is at 8pm and tickets are $12. Get them here!
Two Weird Ladies will be opening for improv juggernaut MANTOWN on September 7 at 10:30 pm! It’s going to be a crazy show because we have the word “Ladies” in our name and they have the word “Man” in their name and that means… something probably. Comedy Bar, $10, worth every cent.
Take neuroses, paranoia and lack of sleep and you get weird. Follow Two Weird Ladies through a labyrinth of eccentric sketch comedy spun from reality, insanity, awkwardness and rage. Be prepared for a smart, fun, fast-paced show designed to self-destruct in 60 minutes.
Toronto Fringe Festival – Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, University of Toronto Campus, 79 St. George St.
Friday July 6th – 1:15pm
Saturday July 7th – 9:15pm
Monday July 9th – 10:45pm
Tuesday July 10th – 4:45pm
Thursday July 12th – 9:30pm
Friday July 13th – 5:15pm
Saturday July 14th – 1:45pm
Hamilton Fringe Festival – Hamilton Theatre Inc., 140 MacNab Street North
Friday July 20th – 7:30pm
Saturday July 21st – 12:30pm
Sunday July 22nd – 8:30pm
Wednesday July 25th – 9:30pm
Thursday July 26th – 8:30pm
Saturday July 28th – 7:00pm
Sunday July 29th – 1:00pm
Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating in Toronto or Hamilton.
Show length: 60 mins
Warnings: Coarse language
Toronto: $11 in advance, $10 at the door. Available by phone at 416-966-1062, online at www.fringetix.ca or in person from July 4th – 15th at the Festival Box Office.
Hamilton: $11 in advance, $9 at the door. Available from July 1st online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets or starting one hour prior to show time at the venue box office.
Writers/Producers/Ensemble: Laura Salvas & Mandy Sellers
Director: by Kirsten Gallagher
Stage Managers: Meg Maguire & Jesse Morrison
Original Score: Stephanie Sheri
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a whore-faced bride, a Grade 12 science nerd or the guy who got banged in the bathroom at prom, Two Weird Ladies will be auctioning off opportunities to have your name used as a character name in our sketch comedy revue, Two Weird Ladies Bomb The Fringe!
We’ll be auctioning off a bunch of character names, thanks in our program, references to high schools and home towns, and perhaps even a CAMEO in our show! All bids will start at just $2. Win the bidding war and you could be an indirect part of up to 14 performances of our Fringe show in both Toronto and Hamilton this July! You may become famous. Or at very least the laughing stock of all your friends.
We’re selling our artistic integrity so cheap that we had to fill the night with credible talents. Your $5 will grant access to not only our exciting auction, but also performances by the following wonders:
Improv by 2-Man No-Show! (Critics’ & Patrons’ Pick, Toronto Fringe Festival 2010 & 2009)
Sketch by British Teeth! (Winner, 2011 Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award)
Standup by Joel Buxton! (The Sketchersons)
Hip Hop by Wordburglar! (Canadian Music Week Indie Award nominee)
Character comedy by Danz Altvater! (Co-producer, Laugh Through This: All Girl Comedy Show).
The evening will be hosted by Two Weird Ladies (Mandy Sellers & Laura Salvas) and Professional Director Kirsten Gallagher. All monies will go towards the shockingly high costs of producing a Fringe show, driving to and from Hamilton a bunch of times, advertising materials, paying our wonderful Stage Managers, props, press photos and our funerals.
Thanks to Comedy Bar for sponsoring this event.