10 of the funniest comics in Toronto to check out to celebrate April Fool’s Day

Toronto is known for its vibrant comic scene, showcasing a diverse range of talents from stand-up comedians to drag queens. As April Fool’s Day approaches, let’s spotlight some of the city’s best comics who are making waves locally and internationally. From Netflix appearances to live shows, these talented individuals bring laughter and joy to audiences everywhere. Join us as we explore Toronto’s amazing comic talent and celebrate the humour they share with the world.
Kris Siddiqi 

Canadian actor and comedian Kris Siddiqi, known for co-creating and starring in the web series Bit Playas alongside Nigel Downer, earning them the Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Web Program or Series in 2021. He is an alumnus of The Second City‘s Toronto troupe and can be seen in Season 2 of the Netflix original series I Woke Up a Vampire premiering April 4 (Netflix).

Viza 

One of Toronto’s hottest drag queens, Hamilton-born Viza, honing her comedic skills from a young age in her lively Italian household, has now entertained audiences professionally for over 16 years, performing in drag comedy troupes nationwide, raising funds for AIDS organizations, and earning numerous esteemed Toronto drag titles, including Drag Idol and Miss Crews & Tangos, while also appearing in the 2023 JFL 42 Toronto lineup. Viza can be seen hosting the weekly show Visa’s Variety Hour Specials (VHS) @ Comedy Bar – Viza and Show Info

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Chelsea Larkin 

Chelsea Larkin, an actress, comedian, writer, and singer, known for her work with The Second City, Just For Laughs, and CTV’s Children Ruin Everything, has delighted audiences with her comedy, including her award-winning solo show The Chels Stands Alone at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Fest. She can be seen in the Second City production Swipes Right: Back on the Apps every Thursday, Friday, Saturday in April.

Tom Hearn

Tom Hearn, an award-winning sketch comedian, actor, drag performer, and director based in Toronto, originally from Hampton, New Brunswick, has toured acclaimed solo shows like SLANG and Gay Garbage across North America, performed at prestigious comedy festivals worldwide, amassed a large social media following with over 100 million views on character videos. Hearn is on an international tour with a soon to be announced Toronto premiere.

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Jeff Paul 

Jeff Paul is considered one of the best MCs in the country. He is known for his boundary-pushing comedy and quick wit, and has opened for renowned comedians like Louis CK and Gilbert Gottfried, appeared on Roast Battle Canada and CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud. Paul can be seen every Thursday at the Comedy Bar Bloor hosting The ProShow.

Patrick Hakeem 

Patrick Hakeem, a rising star in Canada’s comedy scene known for his quick wit and infectious charm, has showcased his comedic prowess at prestigious festivals like JFL Toronto, Icebreakers, and NXNE, and made appearances on Sirius XM and CBC radio. His new comedy album Misnationonlized will be released April 5.

Sarah Hillier 

Sarah Hillier, a celebrated Canadian comedian, acclaimed for her improvisational prowess, boasts multiple Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Female Improviser. She has written and starred in two award-winning shows on Second City Toronto’s main stage, and is revered as an alumna of Comedy Bar’s Sunday Night Live. Check out Hillier’s new podcast The Funny Thing About Ghosts.

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Marito Lopez

Marito Lopez

Marito Lopez, a dynamic Latinx comedian from El Salvador, shines on stages nationwide, with notable appearances at The Just For Laughs Festival and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and features on CBC Gem’s New Wave Of Stand Up Comedy and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. Watch Lopez shine on CBC’s One More Time.

Adam Growe 

Adam Growe is a versatile comedian and host with numerous TV credits including appearances on Just for Laughs and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.  What he might be best known for is his role as the host of Cash Cab. And it’s back!

Anesti Danielis

Anesti Danelis is a multi-talented comedian, musician, writer, and filmmaker, boasts global recognition with features on platforms like VICE, People Magazine, and AV Club, alongside appearances on CBC television and radio. His hour-long musical comedy special streams worldwide on Next Up Comedy. Danielis just released “I’m So Tired” on all streaming platforms and is releasing regular content on TikTok.

Happy April Fool’s Day!