Friday, November 27, 2015

Comedy, Music, Booze and Hummus: Live at the Annex December 1 2015 in Toronto

From a media release:

Toronto's Monthly Cabaret
Live from the Annex

December 1, 2015
‘The Garage,’ at the Centre for Social Innovation

• $25 tickets are available at the door / $20 advance tickets at the link

Toronto, ON – Live from the Annex’s final show in its 2015 series is on December 1st. The holiday party show line up includes Elvira Kurt (Comic), David Jones (Music - Piano), Karim Rizkallah (Music – Halo Drum), Baker & Cawley (Improv/Sketch), Sasha Wentges, Laurie Murphy and Brian G. Smith (Co-MCs & LFTAnnex Co-Producers) and ‘CSI Annex Pop-Up Market’ (CSI Profile). In addition, the show features Brunswick Stew (Annex Improv) with guest improviser Naomi Snieckus. 'Live from the Annex' monthly cabaret features Toronto's best comedy, music and social innovators. A show blending arts, community and technology with live streaming via a video portal, LFTAnnex gives local talent the rare opportunity to shine locally and internationally.

Torontonian funny gal Elvira Kurt is known for signature spark and quick quipping. According to a Chilliwak News article, “She earned her chops with Second City, wrote material for This Hour has 22 Minutes and Ellen DeGeneres, was nominated for a Gemini award, and has hosted a variety of both radio and television shows. You might recognize her from CBC’s Debaters, The Comedy Network, as the host of Q’s Hall of Shame or YTV’s Cook’d. No matter what you know Elvira from, she proves time and time again that she is one of Canada’s best-known and most-loved comediennes for a reason!” (for a video bio, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EXSce2h2yY).

Guest improviser Snieckus joins this month’s Annex Improv Brunswick Stew members Noah Goldstein, Tom King, Caleigh Le Grand, Tony Lee, Laurie Murphy, David Perlman, Denise Pinto, Kelli Thompson and Sasha Wentges under the direction of Lisa Merchant.

This is the final ‘Live from the Annex’ show in 2015, capping a nine-show series that began with a pilot on April 7 running monthly on the first Tuesday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with curtain at 8 p.m. Beer, wine and refreshments are offered for sale before, during and after intermission at the CSI Coffee Pub. Hummus and chips are provided gratis.

The series is produced by Sasha Wentges (Mea Culpa), Laurie Murphy (MARRAM) and Brian G. Smith (Annex Improv) with support from sponsors and partners including Dailymotion, Centre for Social Innovation and Analytical Engine Interactive.

The ‘Live from the Annex’ show runs the first Tuesday of every month in 2015, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., and takes place in ‘The Garage,’ at the Centre for Social Innovation - Annex location, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto. Beer, wine and refreshments are offered for sale before, during and after intermission at the CSI Coffee Pub. $25 tickets are available at the door, with $20 advance tickets at the link and livefromtheannex.com. Follow on Twitter #LFTAnnex and Facebook.

Live from the Annex’s Dec 1 Holiday Party Show is pleased to profile the CSI Holiday Pop Up Market whose event is on Thursday, December 3, 12p.m. – 3p.m., followed by the Sustainable (Un)Professionals SOCIAL presented by #GreenPeopleTO – 5p.m. - 9p.m., both at CSI Annex, Main Level. The December 3 Pop Up is an opportunity for Toronto’s artists, entrepreneurs, and social enterprises to convene and showcase their goods and work for the city to see, and socialize with people from different sectors in a casual and open setting.

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