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The next great comedian

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My Gay Toronto - Bellini's 8 1/2

The next great comedian

I've worked at Second City for five years now, and the place is always a beehive of activity. And because comedy comes from within, it's a remarkably diverse place. I've taught over 40 different classes since I began, and there was never one that was all white, or all male, or even all young. (I did, once, have a class that was all-female, but that's only because the guy dropped out for an acting gig.) Second City does a great job reaching out to every type of community because you never know where the next great comedian will come from.

They even have an award, The Bob Curry Fellowship, named for its first African American alum. It is specifically designed to encourage talent including but not limited to those who identify as Asian Pacific, Sub Continent Asian, Black, Hispanic, First Nations, Metis, Inuk, or Middle Eastern. There's a long list of winners this year, and I recognize some of the names, like Nicky Nasrallah, who is famous for conducting Beyoncersize workshops, and sexy stand-up Foad HP, whose Instagram shot, pictured here, will probably make you want to attend one of his shows.

So they, and the other 11 recipients, will have the opportunity to write and perform a show on Monday, April 24 at the MainStage. It will be directed by MainStage vet Nigel Downer and is bound to be hilarious. Because if there is one thing I know about Second City, it's that they train their talent well. 

For more information about the Bob Curry Fellowship, visit: secondcity.com/diversity-outreach 
The Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase, Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8pm - 51 Mercer Street, Toronto
Tickets are $15 - secondcity.com/bob-curry-toronto


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