Greg Behrendt Cracks Up Paintbox Bistro June 14, 2013

TORONTO, June 6, 2013… Torontonians can laugh into the summer with LA comedy powerhouse Greg Behrendt at Paintbox Bistro on Friday, June 14/13. This show is part of the Season of Entertainment – Comedy Series, sponsored by The Daniels Corporation, Empire Comedy Live and NXNE.
Greg Behrendt is a lifelong stand-up comedian and co-author of the inescapable 2004 New York Times bestseller He’s Just Not That Into You (partly inspired by his time as a consulting producer at Sex and The City.)
As a stand up comedian he has performed four times on The Tonight Show, and made four gala appearances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival most recently in 2012, while also releasing two stand up specials with Comedy Central. He also is the musical force behind America’s instrumental surf and ska combo the Reigning Monarchs.
Joining Greg Behrendt on the show will be 2 time Gemini Award nominee Pete Zedlacher, and the show will be hosted by Bobby Knauff winner of the 2012 Toronto Comedy Brawl.
Admission to The Comedy Series, in association with Comedy Bar, is $20 and starts at 9:00pm.
The Comedy Series is an unbeatable option for a great night out and brings some of the funniest performers to the heart of Toronto’s revitalized Regent Park.
Complement the Comedy Series with dinner at Paintbox Bistro, whose diverse menu pays homage to its creative role in the Regent Park community and the neighbourhood’s rich personality.
Space limited. Reservations are recommended at Paintbox Bistro for performances by calling (647) 748-0555.
Paintbox Bistro: 555 Dundas Street East, Toronto in Regent Park brings a new live performance venue to Torontonians. Paintbox Bistro is the latest component in the revitalization of Regent Park that is rapidly making it the newest must-visit, distinctive Toronto neighbourhood, transforming not just the architecture and amenities of this vital community, but also the lives of its residents.
About Paintbox Bistro & Catering:
Located at 555 Dundas St. East, Toronto, Paintbox Bistro is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, from 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner 5:30 – 10:30 pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:30 – 3:30 pm. Paintbox is a social enterprise located in the heart of Regent Park –where Regent Park meets the broader Toronto community. Its cuisine is a playful celebration of local abundance, full of inspiration from the community – a balance of complete culinary technique and whimsy, featuring strong, earthy flavours and naturalistic presentation. Paintbox Bistro and its Catering division prides itself in being innovative, offering a level of food and service that is unfamiliar to Toronto, and truly thinking outside of the box! Paintbox doesn’t aspire to be “trendy”; but a high volume restaurant that produces beautiful dishes while maintaining a strong social mandate. Tucked into the corner of the Daniels Spectrum – the new cultural hub in Regent Park – Paintbox Bistro offers a fun and welcoming environment to dine and dish with friends, or relax with cocktails and live entertainment.
Paintbox provides employment, training, and career development to residents of Regent Park and other close-by marginalized communities. Almost all of the charming staff are from the neighbourhood or other close by marginalized communities and have been offered the opportunity to study at George Brown College, one of North America’s top 10 culinary schools, in the Chefs program.
Paintbox is a true expression of what is going on in Regent Park – offering compassion and empowerment to those within the community who have become isolated. A restaurant that strives to sustain a community’s hopes.
David Eisenstadt / Sohini Bhattacharya
The Communications Group Inc. (tcgpr) /
416-696-9900 ext. 36 / 24
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