Contest: What’s your funniest joke about Toronto?


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Mark Breslin, our head judge, at his wedding.

Toronto is a city of funny people. And spring, especially as April Fool’s Day approaches, is the time to share our best material. 

With the help of our friends at Yuk Yuk’s we've put together a top-notch bag of swag and we’re giving you almost two weeks to submit your best Toronto joke. And by that we mean a joke inspired by the city, its quirky denizens, its hapless hockey team, its wondrous phallic architecture, its lint-rolling, hip hop king. Inspiration is everywhere.

As an added bonus, the submitted entries will be judged by Mark Breslin. As Torontonian as they come, Breslin is also the dean of Canadian standup comedy and Post City’s in-house comedy columnist. He founded the 16-location Yuk Yuk’s chain and is also the founder and artistic director of the comedy programme at Humber College. As a founding member of the Canadian Comedy Awards he has plenty of experience spotting good comedy.

The winner will get a pair of tickets to Gilbert Gottfried’s April 1 show at Massey Hall as well as a $200+ Yuk Yuk’s prize pack, which includes four passes to any location, plenty of merch and Breslin’s book, Control Freaked. There's lots here for both the comedy enthusiast as well as the amateur comic looking to tune-up her act. Runner-up gets a pair of tickets for the Gottfried show.

Here now, the nitty gritty:

  • Tell your joke on your social media network of choice — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Youtube — and use the hashtag #PostJokesTO. Then let us know about it on Twitter (we’re @postcity). 
  • Because we’d like to share the winners in print, please keep the jokes PG.
  • You must be 19 to play.
  • Get your entries in by March 10 at 11:59 p.m.
  • You acknowledge that the joke is your own and give us permission to share and publish it in print and online.

Stuck for inspiration? Check out this list of Toronto jokes from 2013. 

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