Live Comedy

The Royal Theatre is the ultimate destination for live comedy. Our state-of-the-art facilities and dynamic atmosphere create an unforgettable experience for both performers and audiences. With a commitment to fostering community and collaboration, we’ve hosted some of the biggest names in comedy as well as rising stars. See below who’s performing next!

  • Amanda Seales, June 19th

    Amanda Seales is coming to the Royal Theatre on June 19th. She will be gracing our stage twice that night, at 7pm and 9:30pm.

    Comedian, actress, writer, producer, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just make you laugh, she makes change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics and with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, silliness, and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screen.

    Amanda Seales is a comedian and creative visionary with a Master’s in African American studies from Columbia University. Seamlessly blending humor and intellect, her unique style of smart funny content spans various genres across the entertainment and multi-media landscape. She is best known for her iconic role as “Tiffany DuBois” in HBO’s “Insecure” and her debut stand-up comedy special, “I Be Knowin,” and as a former co-host on daytime talk show “The Real”, host of NBC’s “Bring the Funny,” and host/writer of the groundbreaking 2020 BET Awards.

    Amanda speaks truth to change via her wildly popular Instagram @AmandaSeales, weekly podcast “Small Doses,” and book by the same name. Centering community building in her comedy, she is also the creator/host of the touring variety game show, “Smart Funny & Black.” Loved for fearlessly saying what folks are thinking, her Reach Media/Urban1 syndicated radio show + podcast, “The Amanda Seales Show,” edu-tains audiences daily, giving the culture what it’s missing in markets across the nation!

    A philanthropist, her efforts support Black girl-focused organizations, education, and animal conservation. Always an advocate for Black voices, she produces and creates art as edu-tainment across the media landscape by any joke necessary!

  • Jason Leong, August 17th

    Dr Jason Leong is coming back to the Royal Theatre this August 17th at 7:30pm!

    Dr Jason Leong has had a hectic couple of years, becoming the first comedian from Southeast Asia to have TWO comedy specials on Netflix – “Hashtag Blessed” (2020) and “Ride With Caution” (2023).
    And featured on Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Asia.”

    He returns to Canada having put his name well and truly on the world comedy map after selling out the global tour of his previous show “Brain Drain”, which culminated in Leong becoming the first
    Malaysian comic to appear at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival. Where he was invited to the New Faces International showcase.

    Dr Jason Leong is back with a brand new show. Filled with never before seen jokes and revealing anecdotes, Dr Jason tries his best to examine his own personality but predicts that by the end, most
    will still be asking “Why is he like this?”

  • Ben Bankas, September 20th

    Ben Bankas is returning to the Royal theatre on September 20th!

    Ben has performed with the likes of Andrew Schulz, Joe List, Louis J. Gomez, Tyler Fischer, and has a surprisingly diverse cult-like following of comedy fans that love to laugh.

    Ben is the hottest commodity coming out of Canada right now with over 162,000 followers and growing rapidly on Instagram. Ben mocks politics, current events, pop culture, and himself.

    Ben is the host of his own podcast “The Bankas Show” on YouTube with over 10,000 monthly listeners and growing.

    He has been featured on InfoWars, Blaze TV, and Fox News in the USA and in notable Canadian publications like the Toronto Sun, CBC, BlogTo, Toronto Life, CP24, Rebel News, The Western Standard, and more.

    Check out Ben Bankas’ comedy specials “GAYTATORSHIP” and “Please, Wear a Mask” on YouTube. All material Ben will be performing will be new and cannot be found online.

    Tickets are selling out fast!

  • Therapy Gecko, October 11th

    The Therapy Gecko is coming to the Royal Theatre on October 11th at 8pm!

    After embarking on a sold out world tour last year, multi-platform internet sensation Lyle Forever brings his beloved Therapy Gecko live show on the road again in 2024. Fans will get the chance to converse with Lyle live on stage as they share their hopes, dreams, and anything else in the recesses of their mind with the internet’s favorite gecko and unlicensed therapist. It will be an interactive, unpredictable evening as the audience journeys with a gecko into the unknown.

    Lyle Forever has taken the world by storm with his hit podcast, Therapy Gecko. Lyle’s unique perspective, curious ear, and green face paint has struck a chord with millions of fans around the world as he combines comedy and human interest stories by talking through strangers’ sometimes wholesome, sometimes bizarre, problems and situations. Lyle has taken his show all over Europe, Australia, Japan, and the US and performed at some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Bonnaroo and Electric Forest. His podcast has featured major names like Lil Yachty, Denzel Curry, Eric Andre, Danny Brown, Bobby Lee, and others. Now, Lyle is excited to announce “The Lizard Agenda Tour” for 2024.

    Grab your ticket before it sells out!

  • Comedy Here Often, October 12th

    ‘The Comedy Here, There & Everywhere’ Tour is coming to the Royal Theatre October 12th with two Juno winning comedic titans, Jon Dore (CBC’s ‘Humour Resources’, The Jon Dore Television Show, & Conan) and Dave Merheje (‘I Love You Habibi’ Crave special, ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’ [2024] & Hulu’s ‘Ramy’)!

    Brought to you by Comedy Here Often? & SiriusXM Comedy Club, showcasing hilarious Canadian acts coast to coast!

  • Joe Avati, October 25th

    Comedian Joe Avati is bringing the laughter to the Royal Theatre October 25th, 2024 at 7pm!

    In Joe Avati’s hilarious new show he asks you to leave your political correctness at the door. Internationally renowned for his inimitable style Avati, who is Australian born with an Italian heritage, is a master of treading the very fine line saying what everyone is thinking but no one dares to say whilst not resorting to the use of profanities or vulgar shock tactic routines.

    In his latest offering WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE he compares the ‘then versus now’ generational differences of today’s children against his own, the complexities of modern day parenting compared to the strict upbringing of yesteryear and threaded throughout all of this he tackles the minefield of comedians and cancel culture, the woke brigade and why people are over political correctness.

    His observations are not only deadly accurate but extremely relatable to all ages.

  • Liza Treyger , November 22nd

    Liza Treyger is coming to the Royal Theatre on November 22nd!

    Liza Treyger is a stand-up comic who most recently was seen recurring in the Netflix series SURVIVAL OF THE THICKEST. Additionally in film and television, she has appeared in
    Jordan Peele’s NOPE, the Judd Apatow movie, THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, and HBO’s PAUSE WITH SAM JAY. Liza has Netflix and Comedy Central half hour specials and has appeared on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, CHELSEA LATELY, @MIDNIGHT, LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE, THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, HORACE AND PETE, and many more fun things. She and Kara Klenk co-host, THAT’S MESSED UP, a podcast about LAW & ORDER: SVU. What makes Liza most proud is she regularly performs at The Comedy Cellar and The Comedy Store.

    Tickets go on sale April 24th at 10am!

  • Urzila Carlson, May 23rd, 2025

    Changed date alert!

    Urzila Carlson will now be coming to the Royal Theatre on May 23rd, 2025.

    Urzila Carlson, has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand!

    Her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit has seen her win fans the world over for her television appearances and live shows. A touring powerhouse, Urzila has toured the globe and sells out live shows year after year.

    In the first half of 2023, Urzila embarked on a highly successful tour of her show It’s Personal throughout the UK, captivating sold-out audiences. Following this, she triumphantly returned to Australia with her new show, Just No! earning the prestigious People’s Choice Award for the second consecutive year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

    Looking ahead to 2024, Urzila will embark on an Australian Tour with her new show Just Jokes in 2024 and appear at Netflix is a Joke Festival in LA in May.

    Details about ticket sales will be announced!”