TORONTO, January 21, 2013… Torontonians can laugh away the winter blues with the Paintbox Bistro’s Season of Entertainment – Comedy Series, which kicks off Jan. 26, 2013 at Toronto’s hottest new restaurant and entertainment venue, Paintbox Bistro.
The Bistro launched onto the scene with an exclusive performance Jan. 19 by Canadian icon Archie Alleyne and the recent announcement of the Season of Entertainment – Jazz Series lineup, whose performance dates, like the Comedy Series, run into the Spring.
Sponsored by The Daniels Corporation in association with Comedy Bar, the Comedy Series’ Opening Night features two of comedy’s brightest lights…. Glen Foster and K. Trevor Wilson, and with FREE cover and a 9:30 pm start time, the Comedy Series is an unbeatable option for a great night out.
The Comedy Series brings some of the funniest performers to the heart of Toronto’s revitalized Regent Park. Along with the Comedy Series and the Jazz Series, Paintbox Bistro’s Season of Entertainment will continue with an indie music series, with performers and dates to be announced.
SEASON OF ENTERTAINMENT – Comedy Series Lineup
ü OPENING NIGHT Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
GLEN FOSTER AND K. TREVOR WILSON
Glen Foster has been making Canadians howl with laughter for over 25 years, with seven appearances at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and frequent performances on CBC’s The Debaters.
Former child actor and Etobicoke School of the Arts alumnus K. Trevor Wilson has headlined shows across Canada, and opened for industry legends Patton Oswalt and Louis CK at the Just for Laughs 42, which was described by Post City Magazine as an “all-out comedy assault on the City of Toronto.”
ü Saturday, February 9, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
SHE SAID WHAT
The Tim Sims and Canadian Comedy Award-nominated all-female comedy cocktail hits the Paintbox Bistro with a lineup whose credits include This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Match Game, Just for Laughs, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud and the Second City Mainstage in Toronto. The ladies promise it’ll be the funniest date you’ve ever had — and NO man-bashing!
ü Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
Five-time Canadian Comedy Awards nominee Kate Davis stars in Comedy Now, her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network, and has headlined in comedy clubs and festivals across the country. She has also hosted events for luminaries including former President Bill Clinton and Barbara Walters.
Reservations at Paintbox Bistro are recommended for all performances by calling (647) 748-0555 or online at www.paintboxbistro.ca. Reserve early for best seating.
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.
Performance only: FREE Cover
Paintbox Bistro: 555 Dundas Street East, brings a new live performance venue to Torontonians. Paintbox Bistro is the latest component in the revitalization of Regent Park, which 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.