Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

The Second City proves once again that comedy is the best distraction

Presented by The Second City Toronto
Written by Nadine Djoury, Allana Reoch, Colin Munch, Brandon Hackett, Devon Hyland and Ann Pornel

Nadine Djoury, Allana Reoch, Colin Munch, Brandon Hackett, Devon Hyland and Ann Pornel. Photo by Racheal McCaig.

If you're looking for an escape from today's endlessly horrifying news cycle, look no futher than The Second City Mainstage. The company's latest Toronto show Party Today, Panic Tomorrow diffuses even the most explosive of headlines with internet video parodies and impresssions of bruised fruit. That second part is no joke (well, it is). Colin Munch is hilariously committed to playing the part of an emotionally sensitive banana, and, as surprising as that sounds, it works. The sweet silliness of it mixes well with reality-based bits about traffic congestion and Toronto's out of control housing market.

Couples are in for a treat with several skits dedicated to relationships, such as a brilliant bit about the compromises we make in the bedroom (Nadine Djoury and Devon Hyland kill in a battle over who gets to fall asleep first). And physical humour plays a big part in the success of the evening, particularly Munch's transformation into a giant bug and Allana Reoch's portrayal of a baseball-obsessed father walking his daughter down the aisle. Other highlights include Brandon Hackett's delivery as a politically incorrect YouTube star, Ann Pornel's solo sketch about the "b-word," and a funny, bold and honest piece about body image performed by all three female cast members.

Finally, what kind of party would it be without a throwback to the John Hughes movies of the 1980s, featuring one lucky audience member? Don't miss out on the fun.

Part Today, Panic Tomorrow is on stage until December 31, 2017 at The Second City Toronto (51 Mercer Street). Visit for more information and to buy tickets.


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