LIPSYNCED’s monthly drag cabaret is coming to Buddies, beginning Dec 6, 2019 (Toronto)
If you haven’t been to a Tom Hearn’s hosted show, you should know that it’s an extravaganza. Always tightly directed so there’s not a wasted moment in between laughs, hence how they generally get non-stop laughs for most shows. Tom’s latest endeavour, Lipsynced was a hit at Bad Dog Theatre this past October and now it’s coming to Buddies In Bad Times for a succession of, sort-of, monthly shows starting in December (see below for dates.)
Featured drag acts include Gay Jesus, Miss Steak, The Spice Queens, Selna Vyle, Lucinda Miu, Zackey Lime, Priyanka, Baby Bel Bel, Lucy Flawless with more to be announced. What makes this run of shows so much fun is the audience gets to help decide which performers get to stay and who will have to sashay away.
“If you’re going to leave your warm cozy house in the dead of winter, it better be worth it!”
-Tom Hearn speaking about his latest show Lipsynched
The sixty-minute lip-syncing comedy parties, feature some of Toronto’s best improvisers performing scenes based on songs. At the close of every scene, contestants must lip sync for their lives with the help of the fierce Drag Assassins. Featured acts include Gay Jesus, Miss Steak, The Spice Queens, Selna Vyle, Lucinda Miu, Zackey Lime, Priyanka, Baby Bel Bel and Lucy Flawless.
Brandon Ash-Mohammed (The Ethnic Rainbow),
Gillian Bartolucci (The Weight Of it All),
Laura Cilevitz (Late Good),
Ann Pornel (She the People, 22 Minutes),
Andrea Marston (HouseCo),
Kris Siddiqi (Baroness Von Sketch Show),
Anders Yates (Kinsey Fail, Toronto I Love You),
Patrick Murray (The Sketchersons),
Sarah Hillier (Squad Goals, Second City)
Emily Richardson (Sketchersons, Second City)
Kyah Green (Cardboard Sword Collective)
Monica Garrido (Bob Curry, A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza)
Nadine Djoury (Second City, Newborn Moms)
SPECIAL GUESTS AND JUDGES:
Each show will feature Erica Gellert (The Sketchersons, JFL 42), Marshall Lorenzo (A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza), and a special celebrity guest judge.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander St, Toronto
December 6th 10:30PM, 2019
January 10th 8:00PM, 2020
March 6th 10:30PM, 2020
April 24th 8:00PM, 2020
HOSTED AND CREATED BY:
Tom Hearn is an award-winning comedian, writer and producer. You can catch him playing the hit improv show Hookup at Bad Dog Theatre Company, Sunday Night Live with the The Sketchersons, or his sold-out original hit LIPSYNCED. He is the creator of the sold-out Proud + Funny Festival and the 420 Comedy Festival. He also created the queer sketch revue “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza” which was named one of the Top Five Comedy shows of 2018 by NOW Magazine and won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Production. “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza” also played OFF-JFL after a successful run on the Second City Mainstage. Tom also produces and plays in “Kinsey Fail”, Toronto’s only queer improv ensemble, and the award-winning touring duo “Tom & Erica”. He has been featured on Funny Or Die’s Best of the Web for his sketch “10/17”. He is currently touring his 5-star reviewed solo show “SLANG”, making its next stop at San Francisco Sketchfest!
About the Author
Raymond Helkio is an author, director filmmaker, and graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design. He currently lives in both Toronto and New York. His most recent play, LEDUC, is now available in paperback. www.raymondhelkio.com