It’s all happening Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8pm at the Drake Hotel Underground , Toronto. Second City Alumnus, Matt Baram (CityTV’s Seed), Second City Alumna, Naomi Snieckus (CBC’s Mr. D.) and professional British man, Chris Gibbs (Winnipeg Comedy Festival) will be getting out the tuxedos and dusting off the evening gowns for the return of Toronto’s classiest evening of improvised comedy. And then! They’ll be doing it again, the last Wednesday of every month for the rest of time!
The Carnegie Hall Show is an evening of improv and variety. Singers, dancers, acrobats, puppeteers and even the occasional magician surround the improvisation – first, an original format – The Retrospective, an ‘awards-show-style’ look back at the greatest improvised scenes of all time, made up before your eyes! Followed by an improvised old-fashioned radio play, complete with witty dialogue, commercial breaks and occasional emotional breakdowns. You never know who will be playing at The Carnegie Hall Show! Past guests include Colin Mochrie, Scott Thompson, Maestro Fresh Wes, ‘Puppets Who Kill’ creator Jon Pattison, and many more.
This month! Our special guests include Mark Little (Picnicface, Mr. D.) and the amazing Brandon Firla (Bravo’s Suits) With special appearance by Kurt Firla (YTV’s Scaredy Squirrel).
The show began at the Bread and Circus Theatre in Kensington Market in 2009, playing every week for several years to packed and excited houses. While the show has had many temporary homes since; playing at the Second City, the Toronto Fringe, and even the 2012 Impro Festival in Berlin, Germany, the Drake will be the show’s first permanent home since the closing of the Bread and Circus in 2012.
Doors open at 7:30 with the show getting underway at 8:00 pm. For ticket information, visit www.thenationaltheatreoftheworld.com.