The ALTdot Comedy Lounge is a popular alternative comedy show in Toronto.
For over 21 years, the The ALTdot Comedy Lounge has been one of Toronto's premiere showcase venues and favourite spot for performers residing in and visiting the city. Encouraging alternative, untraditional and new material, the ALTdot features a variety of comedians and continues to discover the best. With our regular drop-in guests from around the world, sketch artists, character pieces, fantastic stand-up, the ALTdot aims at providing an alternative to the mainstream, in a comfortable, cabaret atmosphere. It runs every Monday at The Rivoli. The show came out of the Alternative-Comedy movement of the late 90's such as Largo and Uncabaret in Los Angeles and Luna Lounge in New York (Spearheaded by Marc Maron and Janeane Garofalo). The Kids in the Hall had a Rivoli residency show on Mondays in the1990s. In 2005 a Tuesday show, The Sketch Comedy Lounge, was added and ran until 2011. The first Tuesday of every month there is an ALTdot OPEN MIC where the Producer can see some emerging comedians showcase and one comic gets a spot on a future ALTdot.
The show is produced by Lorne Perlmutar.