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Work-in-Progress & The Heterosexuals

June 16 2024, Studio Theatre

Running Time: 135 minutes

Written and Performed by Johnnie McNamara Walker and Sam Sferrazza

A one-night-only Pride Month double-bill featuring two of Toronto’s funniest gays / gayest funnies!

Work-in-Progress by Sam Sferrazza

For comedian Sam Sferrazza, there are some implicit rules in this one fleeting life: one should seek for the approval of all TSA employees, NASA should be liquidated permanently, its assets distributed amongst the people, and vaping should be allowed in all theatres and governmental buildings. These ideas and others are explored. Comedy is subjective but attendance is mandatory.

The Heterosexuals by Johnnie McNamara Walker

A deep-dive into the shocking world of Heterosexuality! THEY WALK AMONG US! But where did they come from? And what do they think they’re wearing? Find out in this explosive solo show based on undercover research gathered while posing as one of their own! Combining elements of storytelling, satire, comedy, and deep personal humiliation, The Heterosexuals is here to spill the T on what The Queers really think about The Straights.

Content Warnings

Contains cursing and sexual content.

Walker is an engagingly sharp-tongued performer.

The Edmonton Journal


The Heterosexuals is a piece of comic genius.

The Irish Times

Walker is a bonafide charmer onstage.

The Toronto Star

About the Artists

Johnnie McNamara Walker

Johnnie McNamara Walker is a Queer writer and performer from Toronto. He most recent solo show, Iggy Beamish, premiered at Edmonton Fringe and has been performed at Factory Theatre in Toronto. The Heterosexuals has previously been performed in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, and Dublin, Ireland and later this month it will make its US debut in Atlanta, Georgia. His first solo show, Redheaded Stepchild, has toured the coast-to-coast and is available in print from Playwrights Canada Press. His play Shove It Down My Throat premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2019. He has held artist residencies at Buddies, Canadian Stage, Theatre Passe Muraille, Videofag, and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. He wrote, directed, and starred in the short film Saturn Devours, which has screened at festivals in LA, Toronto, Montreal, and was featured by the National Screen Institute.

Johnnie is a founding member of burlesque troupe BoylesqueTO and has spent over fifteen years writing and hosting their shows, which have been performed across North America and won awards at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Under the alias Orange Pekoe, Johnnie is a DJ and event producer and the creator of long-running queer nightlife series HEY GIRL HEY.

Sam Sferrazza

Sam Sferrazza is a dynamic Toronto based stand-up comedian, writer, and producer known for his razor-sharp wit and cutting acerbic style . He has performed all over North America at festivals like JFL Vancouver, JFL Toronto, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and The Midwestern Queer Comedy Festival. Sam will be on CBC Gem’s “Next Wave of Stand Up” season six, premiering this year.

As an online sensation, Sam aka @samislaughing boasts over 70k followers on TikTok. His comedic content, political satire, and relatable rants regularly go viral, earning recognition from places like Time Magazine, Narcity, and Thrillist.