Courtney Gilmour, Alex Wood, Nigel Grinstead with host Marito Lopez
For 24 years, The ALTdot Comedy Lounge has been one of Toronto’s premiere comedy shows and it is going on the road to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The show has encouraged alternative, untraditional comedy and continues to discover the best talent on the Canadian Comedy scene. The ALTdot provides an alternative to the mainstream in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere. Come and give your immune system a boost with one of the greatest holistic medicines around… LAUGHTER.
Marito Lopez, originally from El Salvador, has learned to love the English language, white people and snow. Marito started his comedy career in Calgary, Alberta, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. His fiery, high-energy and charismatic persona has landed him on stages and screens across the country, including appearances at the Hubcap Comedy Festival, NXNE, JFL42, MTV Canada, Kevin Hartt’s “LOL Network” taped at Just For Laughs and countless comedy clubs from sea to shining sea. In association with his comedy collective Runnin’ At The Mouth, Marito launched a parody rap album, Wit’ My Woes, which went #1 on iTunes. In short, just give Marito a microphone and he’ll bring an audience to their feet.
Courtney Gilmour is one of Toronto’s most unique voices and sought-after comedy talents, named by NOW Magazine as “one of the top 10 stage artists to watch”. She delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal by winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and filming a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. Courtney’s victory at the 2017 Just For Laughs Homegrown was the first by a female comic in the 19 year history of the event. In 2018 she topped it with televised performances at CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, as well as a triumphant return to Montreal to tape a set for The Comedy Network at Just for Laughs.
Alex Wood’s high energy style mixes finely tuned jokes and storytelling. He’s performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival twice. Once in 2009 for The Homegrown Show where he was featured in the Montreal Gazette’s “Best of the Fest” article. He made his return in 2017 taping at Kevin Hart’s “LOL Network” and was named one of the “Canadian Acts You Need to Know” by Interrobang. Alex has performed across North America and been featured on SiriusXM, CBC Radio and JFL42 in Toronto. Wood’s podcast, Alex Wood Quits Everything, saw him make appearances on NBC’s Today Show, The Toronto Star, Vice and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. Alex was also in SIRUS XM’S TOP COMIC Finals and can be regularly heard on the satellite network.
Nigel Grinstead’s laid-back charm and absurd takes on life have earned him the reputation of being one most imaginative comics in the Canadian scene. Jumpstarting his career with consecutive victories in high-profile competitions generated a lot of buzz, placing first in the 2014 Toronto Comedy Brawl, as well as taking home first place at the Homegrown competition at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. All of this momentum granted him the opportunity to perform in festivals all across the country including the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Sudbury’s LOL Festival, and NXNE. Above all, Nigel has had the distinct honour of taping two sets at Just for Laughs on CTV Comedy Channel, a set for CBC TV at the Halifax Comedy Festival. He was also a finalist in Sirius XM’s Top Comic competition.
Dates & Times
Sat Nov 28, 2020 at 7pm
Sat Nov 28, 2020 at 9pm
Community Studio Theatre
65 mins. No intermission.
Regular: $35.00 (All-in)
Member: $30.00 (All-in)