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Comedy as a Second Language 2019-12-22T14:12:53-05:00

Project Description

Comedy as a Second Language

Comedy as a Second Language

Comedy as a Second Language

Comedy as a Second Language
February 12, 2020

Single Tickets: $15 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

Created by Carol Zoccoli, Comedy as a Second Language is a hilarious antidote to today’s increasingly xenophobic political climate. 

Comedy as a Second Language seeks to humanize immigrants and remind us all of our similarities by poking fun at our differences. Immigrants are just regular people with regular struggles, wants, and problems. Sure, maybe the idea of chicken hearts and fried guts isn’t that appetizing to the non-Brazilians among us, but at least you know what you’re getting. Try explaining sweetbreads to a new Canadian. (Hint: they are neither sweet nor bread.)

This evening of stand-up offers a platform for voices that aren’t normally heard and a space for comedians to talk about experiences that might not otherwise be shared. The simple hope is that by exposing audiences to these stories and getting them to laugh along, humour will inoculate against bigotry. Humour can break down walls! And maybe, just maybe, keep them from going up in the first place. And you know, even if they do – there are ladders for that.

COUNTRY
Canada

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
The Theatre Centre

A CURATORIAL PROJECT OF
Liza Paul

SCHEDULE
Wed / Feb. 12 / 8:30pm

DURATION
90 minutes

CREDITS
Co-Produced by Carol Zoccoli
and Leonard Chan
Hosted by Carol Zoccoli

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
Franco Boni Theatre
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W

TICKETS
$15

Photo: Nicolas Melo

BOOK NOW
3-SHOW PASS

Comedy as a Second Language
February 12, 2020

Single Tickets: $15 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

Created by Carol Zoccoli, Comedy as a Second Language is a hilarious antidote to today’s increasingly xenophobic political climate. 

Comedy as a Second Language seeks to humanize immigrants and remind us all of our similarities by poking fun at our differences. Immigrants are just regular people with regular struggles, wants, and problems. Sure, maybe the idea of chicken hearts and fried guts isn’t that appetizing to the non-Brazilians among us, but at least you know what you’re getting. Try explaining sweetbreads to a new Canadian. (Hint: they are neither sweet nor bread.)

This evening of stand-up offers a platform for voices that aren’t normally heard and a space for comedians to talk about experiences that might not otherwise be shared. The simple hope is that by exposing audiences to these stories and getting them to laugh along, humour will inoculate against bigotry. Humour can break down walls! And maybe, just maybe, keep them from going up in the first place. And you know, even if they do – there are ladders for that.

COUNTRY
Canada

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
The Theatre Centre

A CURATORIAL PROJECT OF
Liza Paul

SCHEDULE
Wed / Feb. 12 / 8:30pm

DURATION
90 minutes

CREDITS
Co-Produced by Carol Zoccoli
and Leonard Chan
Hosted by Carol Zoccoli

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
Franco Boni Theatre
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W

TICKETS
$15

Photo: Nicolas Melo

BOOK NOW
3-SHOW PASS