CAFE and Smokes & Jokes present a monthly night of live standup comedy, and in December our show took place on Boxing Day! The show took place at Toronto’s classic Comedy Bar on Bloor St, located just across from our CAFE dispensary at 932 Bloor St. The night featured an amazing lineup of local comedians, including some BIG talent – we had Ben Bankas made a surprise appearance, as well as Precious Chong – daughter of the one and only Tommy Chong! The night also featured Quinn C Martin as the show’s headliner. All of this, of course, equaled to guaranteed laughs for the huge crowd that the night drew.
The night kicked off at 9pm to a full house. Seats filled up quickly – the venue was packed with comedy enthusiasts looking for some Boxing Day fun! Guests took their place and settled in as our show’s MC Jacob Balshin took to the stage. Jacob’s manner seemed quiet, but speaking softly could not disguise his brilliant sense of humor. Jacob had guests laughing out loud quickly, and set the stage for the perfect night of comedy.
Our MC got the crowd warmed up and ready for an amazing night of cannabis-centric comedy! We saw hilarious performances by Ronen, Precious Chong, Natalie Norman, Ben Bankas and Quinn C Martin.
Shows at the Comedy Bar take place in a small, intimate space, and our shows are usually sold out, meaning every seat in the room is taken. In order to make things easier for guests, the venue places QR codes at each table, including wifi details – so guests may access the bar’s menu and place orders for drinks and light snacks directly on their phones by scanning the app. There is no need to get up from one’s seat multiple times to visit the bar – a quick order placed on the phone ensures a quick, easy transaction and a server bringing the drinks to your table.
Halfway through the show, guests were pleasantly surprised to see wildly popular comedian Ben Bankas take the stage! He was not on the bill, and his participation in our show drew lots of applause. Guests were very excited to hear his routine, and in usual fashion, Ben did not disappoint – there were definitely some tears of laughter shed!
Our headliner, Quinn C. Martin absolutely had guests in stitches. We are so happy to always have such incredible comedians performing at our shows. The jokes are not always weed-focused, but always land well with our show goers. Here at CAFE, we are glad for the opportunity to continue bringing the best in cannabis-centric entertainment in Toronto. Check out our Events section to find out about more upcoming events, including details on the next comedy show!
At the end of the show, our MC got up on stage, asking trivia questions in order to see which lucky audience member would receive a gift bag from show sponsor Smokes & Jokes! Smokes & Jokes is our premium, in-house brand of pre-packed, premium AAAA dried flower and pre-rolls.
We are happy to have hosted yet another wonderful night of cannabis-centric comedy in Toronto. As an added bonus, show goers received promo cards for sweet discounts on premium cannabis just across the street at CAFE. We look forward to our next show in December!