The Five Streams of NXNE: Comedy
North by Northeast starts today! The massive arts festival in downtown Toronto, which will continue through Sunday the 16th, is finally here. In preparation for the festival, we’ve been previewing the Five Streams of NXNE, and have already covered art, interactive, film, and music. Today, just in time for the start of the festival, we’re looking at the fifth and final stream. Without any further ado, here’s a look at comedy.
As we mentioned in our original NXNE preview, this is the first year that comedy is officially its own stream, but you wouldn’t guess it by looking at the lineup the folks at North by Northeast have put together. Over 200 comics will be playing over 41 shows, so if you’re looking to laugh, you should definitely be able to find something that suits your needs.
You can find a full list of performers here, but some of the standouts are Big Jay Oakerson, Debra DiGiovanni, Precious Chong, Greg Behrendt, Egg Zeppelin, Kristeen von Hagen, Arthur Simeon, Gilson Lubin, members of Picnicface, Todd Graham, Rob Pue, Strip Comedy, Dylan Moran, and Donnell Rawlings.
With a nice blend of established and up-and-coming comedians performing, there should certainly be something for everyone every day. Go get your tickets to NXNE here, and join in for this awesome week!