It’s Baaaaack! The Return of the We’re Funny That Way Festival!

Lea DeLaria

Where: Acqua Dolce Resto Venue, 50 Prince Edward Island Crescent
Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley Street
When:  May 3 – 6, 2017
Cost:  Gayla Gala: $300 (tax receipts available). Festival Tickets: $50, $20, $10 at or at the door.

Details: After a 5-year hiatus, the We’re Funny That Way Festival returns by popular demand! The legendary LGBTQ+ comedy festival and fundraiser will make its triumphant return with a variety of comedy, music, and burlesque performances to benefit  the We’re Funny That Way Foundation.

The festival kicks off with the “Gayla Gala” on May 3, 2017 at Acqua Dolce Resto, with a signature, big ticket variety show featuring fabulous performers who will appear at the Festival throughout the week including Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella, David Benjamin Tomlinson, Gavin Crawford, Alec Mapa, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung. On auction at the gala will be a 30-minute Skype session with musician, producer and actor Debbie Gibson, a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community.

Highlights include: the Toronto premiere of Stephen Wallem’s cabaret show A Burly Night Music; a “signature train wreck variety show” with Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella; a “director’s cut” of Gavin Crawford’s “Friend” “Like” #Me; a stand up set from Alec Mapa; a burlesque and drag show of big bodies and even bigger personalities featuring Belle Jumelles,  Fay Slift,  Kaleb Robertson  and  Ivory;  tales of divas and disasters from the red carpet in David Benjamin Tomlinson’s StarF*ckery; the Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Good Time Fun Fun Show by Slanty Eyed Mama; and much, much more!

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