Homecoming Week

homecoming WEEK


This fall, Bad Dog is celebrating the back-to-school season by reuniting some of the theatre’s best & brightest alumni - and teaming them up with some of the city’s most exciting emerging talent - for a five nights packed with classic unscripted comedy shows & formats as part of our second annual Bad Dog Homecoming Week.

Tickets: $10 General | Evening Passes: $15 | Four Show Flex Pass: $25 | Week Long Festival Pass: $45

TUESDAY, September 6


Family Portrait
Bad Dog Academy's Narrative Studio Series graduating class presents Family Portrait. A family reunites for a weekend away at a cottage. There's yelling, activities, more yelling, and a group photo. Grin and bear it. 

Featuring Hamed Dar, Brittney Drysdale, Tara Federko, Devon Henderson, Christina Nicolaou, Cecelia Serafina, Terris Taylor, Jackie Twomey, and Ivan Yue. 

Directed by Etan Muskat.


All Play
Looking for a chance to get on stage? Put your name in the bucket and join us for our weekly improv jam! Improvisers of all experiences levels welcome!

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 7


The Round Up
We take you through Bad Dog's performance history with sets from current players all the way back to alumni. A showcase of Bad Dog improvisers, teamed up by the years they first performed on the Bad Dog stage (2003-2007, 2008-2012, 2013-2016).


Pad Set
A Bad Dog favourite: In the 1950's, improv casts wrote down audience suggestions before an intermission and came back to perform a set based on those suggestions. With Pad Set we cut out the planning.

Pad Set is an entirely audience-driven improv assault to the senses, directed by James Gangl.



Mary Haynes Award Show
Every year Bad Dog Theatre awards one member of the community with the Mary Haynes award. This year we celebrate Jan Caruana for her tireless commitment to Bad Dog Theatre and the Toronto improv scene.

With special guests Rob Baker, Marcel St. Pierre, Sarah Buski, Kerry Griffin, Darryl Dinn, and more!


A showcase of favourite combos of improvisers from throughout Bad Dog's history. Troupes from Bad Dog's past and present represent some of Canada's top comedic talent. Lucky for us we get to see them in one night!



VIP Tailgate Party
Want to get in on the action early? Grab tickets to our Homecoming Talent Show and get into the party before everyone else.  


Homecoming Talent Show
Join us for our Anything-But-Improv Homecoming Talent show! 

By attending you'll be directly supporting the Bad Dog Youth Academy's Mentorship Program. Our $50 ticket gets you early entry into our pre-show Tailgate Party at 7pm & some special back-to-school goodies, including a $25 tax receipt. $15 show-only tickets are also available.

Featuring Alex Kolanko, Connor Low & Callum Wratten, Amy Zuch, Anders Yates, Anesti Danelis, Chris Wilson, Christy Bruce & Paul Bates, Dan Beirne, Eric Logan, Ify Chiwetelu, Jess Bryson, Kat Letwin, Kirsten Rasmussen, Matt Folliot & Nicole Passmore, Laura Barrett, Laura Cilevitz & Kris Siddiqi, Mark Little, Miguel Rivas, Monica Heisey & Alex Tindal, Nelu Handa, Nick Di Gaetano, Nina Adler, Oliver Georgio, Rachael Wells, Samantha Chaulk, Sarah Hillier & Andy Hall, and Tom Hearn. Hosted by Jess Bryson and Alastair Forbes.

Hosted by Jess Bryson and Alastair Forbes.

Learn more about the Homecoming Talent Show!


Frosh Party
Let the initiation begin. Watch the Featured Players, Seniors against Freshman, in the most epic initiation ceremony ever.  Expect high voltage improv, hazing, drinking games, and optional clothing. This party is a can't miss Homecoming event. 



SATURDAY,  September 10


The Early Show
Our rising stars show us what they've got in this fast paced, game-based show!


All Star Theatresports
Bad Dog's alumni reunite on stage for Bad Dog's flagship show! It's a head to head battle for your laughter as two teams face off in Toronto's longest running improv show.

Directed by Marcel St. Pierre and featuring Jane Luk, Gord Oxley, Alice Moran, Sam Agro, Tom MacKay, Lindsay Grant, Kevin Frank, Rochelle Wilson & more.


Filthy: No Rules Improv Cabaret
Bad Dog's only 18+ show asks: in one hour, can four improv deviants corrupt one innocent improvisor? 

Featuring Matt Folliott, Jess Bryson, Sarah Hillier & Rob Norman