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Fresh Meat 2011, Cambridge Footlights

Toronto Comedy Preview: Fresh Meat, Cambridge Footlights



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Are you all TIFF’d out already?  Tired of being a slave to your “George Clooney in Toronto” app?  This week is front-loaded with some exciting live comedy!

Fresh Meat 2011
Monday, September 12th
The Second City – 8pm
Tickets $12 available at: 416-343-0011 www.secondcity.com

Fresh Meat is the preliminary showcase featuring the hottest newcomers to the Toronto comedy scene. Winners move on to perform in the Cream of Comedy Showcase where the winner is awarded the Tim Sims Encouragement Award.  This year’s Fresh Meat lineup features a 18 fresh-faced standups and 4 local sketch troupes: Fratwurst, British Teeth, The Regulars and Vest of Friends.

Cambridge University Footlights
Tuesday, September 13th
Sketch Comedy Lounge – The Rivoli
Tickets: $5 available at the door

We’re pretty excited about this one!  We don’t often get to see live sketch comedy from the UK, so if you’re like me, you’ll want to check out the much-heralded Cambridge University comedy society’s, The Cambridge University Footlights. They wind down the North American tour of their latest offering “Pretty Little Panic” at the Rivoli Tuesday.  Renown for sprouting the careers of many comedy icons including Sasha Baron Cohen, John Cleese, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, don’t miss your chance to check out some British sketch comedy in the flesh in their only Canadian date.