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A SUPER SECRET SUPER FUN BYTE OF INTERSTITIALS WITH CBC GEM.  (That’s all we’re saying about that here.)

The we’re funny that way® festival live streaming gala and shows!

we’re funny that way®  Performance Festival – The world’s first queer comedy festival has become a huge performance festival and returns June 3-6, 2020 back to it’s “home”  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

The we’re funny that way® Comedy Festival began in 1996 featuring the pioneers of queer comedy from Lea DeLaria to Bob Smith to Kate Clinton, co-founded by Maggie Cassella it was literally the FIRST international queer comedy festival in the world and is a 100% charitable event that benefits The We’re Funny That Way Foundation .  The We’re Funny That Way Foundation’s mission is to make transformational donations to queer charities (presently across Canada, in development in the US, and with an eye to the world).

The subject of an award-winning documentary of the same name the Festival retired itself after it’s 15th year.  But it was missed.  And people continued to ask “when are you bringing the festival back”?  Sparked by the establishment of Ford Cassella Productions and encouragement from some major sponsors like BMO, Cineplex, and Bell Media,  the festival returned to a rousing welcome at a The Alumnae Theatre in Toronto.  Featured performers were Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Stephen Wallem, (Nurse Jackie), Kate Rigg (Law & Order), Maggie Cassella (oh her), and more.

If you’d like to be involved in the festival (sponsorship, volunteer, perform) please write us here we’d love to hear from you.

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