Please join us at the Cast & Crew Toronto Premiere of Matt Kelly’s much anticipated documentary:
THE MAYOR OF COMEDY�
Canadian comedian Sandra Battaglini is an award-winning performer, a headlining comic and a veteran of the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Despite her success Sandra feels trapped in system that offers low pay, few opportunities and a lack of support from the government.
THE MAYOR OF COMEDY is an eye-opening documentary that follows Sandra as she rallies the biggest names in the Canadian comedy industry in an effort to address the many challenges they face. Sandra and filmmaker Matt Kelly give viewers an all-access pass to the murky world of Canadian showbiz, a world where the funniest people in the country struggle and the industry strives to keep it that way.
The film features interviews with dozens of Canada’s top comics including Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall), Steve Patterson (The Debaters), Debra DiGiovanni (Conan), Mark Forward (Fargo), DeAnne Smith (Just For Laughs) and K-Trevor Wilson (Letterkenny).
On stage Sandra’s been hailed as Canada’s Joan Rivers but off stage she’s become comedy’s Michael Moore by using her humour and wit to help share the plight of her community. As her story gains national attention Sandra confronts media conglomerates, comedy impresarios and even the federal government, all while making the audience laugh, cringe and cry at the state of our comedy industry.
Please note: The Fox Theatre is an accessible venue but does not have accessible washrooms.
There are bathrooms across the street that are accessible to Fox Theatre’s patrons.
For tickets please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-mayor-of-comedy-toronto-preview-screening-november-14-9pm-tickets-77477504301