Finding Funny – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

Finding Funny

Enter the mind of a comedian with the Fringe Festival’s Finding Funny

This July, Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Daniel Stolfi, will be taking the stage with a brand new one-person show. After touring his cross-country hit Cancer Can’t Dance Like This for the last 5 years Daniel thought to himself…what happens next?

“You’re only given a little spark of Madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams.

What happens when that little spark fades? How do you revive it? When comedian, Daniel Stolfi, no longer thinks he’s funny, he decides to rediscover what drove him to make people laugh in the first place. While backstage at an open-mic comedy night, hosted by one of the biggest hack comedians in the city, Daniel Stolfi, recounts the story of the first time he made someone laugh and the profound impact that moment had on his life. Finding Funny is a character driven comedy piece that invites the audience into the mind of a comedian, whose only desire has ever been to make people laugh.

“Finding Funny is comedic magic!” – My Entertainment World

A member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and Canadian Comedy Award Winner: “Best one-person show, Cancer Can’t Dance Like This,” Daniel Stolfi is the writer and performer of his newest comedic endeavor, Finding Funny. He is a graduate of the University of Guelph Theatre program, The Second City Toronto Conservatory program and studied improvisation at The Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. A comedian, actor and writer, Daniel’s selected Film and Theatre acting credits include: Cancer Can’t Dance Like This, (2009 – 2015), The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine (2013), Mr. D Season 4 (2014 CBC) The Dishes (2015 You & Me Entertainment), The Amazing Gayl Pile Season 1-3 (2016, LaRue Entertainment), Suits (USA Television 2016), DINO DANA (TVO Kids 2016). Daniel currently resides in Toronto and is an official “Tetris Master”.


  • Finding Funny plays at the St. Vladimir Institute. (620 Spadina Ave)
  • Tickets are $10 at the door, $12 in advance. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Honest Ed’s Alley, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • Content Warning: Mature Language.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible.


  • Friday July 1st, 08:30 pm
  • Sunday July 3rd, 05:15 pm
  • Tuesday July 5th, 10:15 pm
  • Wednesday July 6th, 06:15 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 01:45 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 03:30 pm
  • Sunday July 10th, 04:30 pm