Let’s Go CRAZY – Fri 25th May 2018


Join us for our next MADx by night
Fri 25th May 2018 
Let’s go CRAZY

The Imperial Pub

8:30pm to whenever…


We always welcome and encourage new performers.
If you what to bring your voice and join our line up please pitch us…
– Click on the pitchfork to the right…


Get yours…
MADx Tees $15

Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Help us raise funds to incorporate as a community non-profit so we can do more cool stuff in the community.



MADx : Fri 23rd Feb 2018 | Breakups, Breakdowns, Breakthroughs – and Breakfasts

MADx Fri 23rd Feb 2019

– and BreakFasts?

From hard times to hard boiled eggs and everything in between.

Short Stories | Spoken Word | Song | Poetry

…and stuff that doesn’t begin with either S or P

Pitch Us
We always welcome new performers.
We especially welcome first-time performers
and more especially if you’re just finding your voice.
We offer Intimate, relaxed vibe with supportive crowd.

New for 20!7- MADx resident House Band !!

MADX – Queen Of The Night : Fri 27th Oct.

Queen for The Night…

It’s halloween weekend !!
Dress up, eh?
…or just dress, eh?
‘cos if you don’t you might feel cold.

Let your Queen out for the night.

Fri 27th October
8pm to Midnight

The Imperial Pub
Downstairs, the back room.
54 Dundas St East

Show starts 8:30 – ish.
$5 at the “door”

Note: The “door” would like it to be known that they don’t mind too much if you use that label  but asks you that you do respect their right to self-identify as “curtain” and rarely if ever as “entry system”.

Stand-up | Sorytelling  | Song | Silliness | Stuff not beginning with S

The MADx Collective brings you…

[more details coming soon.. ]

MC Seema
Mistress of Ceremonies, MC Seema.

Seema is not a Princess.
She doesn’t need saving.
She is a Queen.
She’s got this shit handled.
The Queen 💎


Jason Finkelstein 
Jason only recently made his comedy debut. He likes to play the music when he’s not driving Senior Citizens to doctor’s appointments.
Now with 40 years of life experience under his belt he’s ready to share his unique take on stuff while standing up…




Jenny enjoys making people have litgasms with her writing and recommends psychic protection for safer exposure and will be telling a new story called: “Story”.







JULIE – She’s got nothing queeny or halloweeny but she is the queen of fucking everything. The.Juliest.1 will perform her original piece called ‘Collective Responsibility’ in response to the question: ‘what does decolonize your mind mean to you’?


Toshio works as a cog in a highly industrial machine.  He seeks respite and escape through the filling of an arcane notebook and the use of an old-fashioned font slate.  Once in a while he travels through portals and somehow finds his way back without anyone noticing.






WonderBloke n SuperDave
Aiming to be the best thing since sliced bread might not seem like setting the bar high but it can make for a life of some pretty good toast.

A wee glimpse on life viewed from inside the bread-bin, peering out through twin-lensed, white-sliced-bread-ness at a whole world of weird.


MADx is brought to you by…
MC Seema
and a whole bunch of other folks including you if you come….


MADx – DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND – Fri 13th Oct 2017


We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to bring together this gathering here.


We would like to invite you to a conversation in a circle around the question:

Q. What does the phrase DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND mean to you ?

We hope to make space to hear many voices, and we hope you will join us in making space to hear first from those whose peoples were here first…

About this event

This event is brought to you by MADx collective,  a small group of friends who come together as people Indigenous to Turtle Island, and also as newcomers from many lands.

We don’t have answers but we do have lots of questions and we think its important and time to make spaces together in which we can speak, be heard and hear each other.

There will be no formal speeches or presentations but if you have something important you want to say and you want to have heard, let us know and ask for a slot, we’ll do our best to make space.

MADx Lineup Fri 14th July 2017

The MADx Collective brings you…

MC Seema
Mistress of Ceremonies, MC Seema.

Mistress Seema likes to be pleased:
Happy Seema = Happy MADx.
Just so you know.



Regardless of your opinions about the quality of Jenny’s writing, yelling “don’t quit your day job” at her is no use since that ship has already sailed.

Jenny will bring some good old sh#t and some stonk-honkin’ new sh#t.



Richard Sitosky

Richard reckons owning your shit means grabbing life by the knards and not letting the bastards grind you down, and will explore the principle that success is the best revenge – or, when life hands you lemons, make a gin and tonic!

Mad poet from the hick town of Owen Sound, where masculinity is in inverse proportion to the size of your truck.

And if you buy a copy of his CD he might just be able to make the bus fare to get home.


Asante loves loves MADx – because he gets to hold the mic – which keeps his hands busy.

Asante will be bringing new material, and a surprise for MC Seema…
Follow him on Twitter…  @AsanteV


Fan Wu
Fan Wu is a writer and unapologetic fantasist living in Toronto.




Tim n Ben
One year ago Tim took to the MADx stage and did the Mad Pride Rant: show up, free hugs, food. Last MADx Ben told stories about vampires and friends. This time they’re back, and together, as some kinda mad rantin’ dancin’ double act with a bite.



K for Kevin
K always found it curious that people with x in their name seemed cool.

He doesn’t – so he isn’t. But he does have a while head full of “muppets” and they can be.


MADx is brought to you by…
MC Seema
and a whole bunch of folks….

imperial pubBig Thanks

Many thanks to Sammy and all the staff at The Imperial Pub for having us and all you do to make us feel welcome.

MADx: Th#s Sh#t is mine… Fri 14th July 2017


Next MADx by night…

Fri 13th July 2017
8pm to Midnight

The Imperial Pub
54 Dundas St E

Accessibility: Wheelchair Possible

Theme :  This Shit is Mine…

What shit, exactly?
What’s your part in it?
and what’s your part in a-changing it?

Bring your shit

Don’t throw it around; share it your way:

Spoken-Word | Slam | Standup | Storytelling | Song | Dance | Poetry

Join Us, Join in 
Submit your pitch here: https://madx.ca/pitch-us/

It’s our birthday…
MADx is will be one-year old – bring a little something for MC Seema.


MADx – WTF !!! Fri 12 May 2017


Put it where you put your date stuff.
Or don’t, because you know,

We’re always looking out for new performers, new rebels – especially if it’s your first time.

So if you want to have a go then WTF, come have a go!

Pitch us here…
or if you have, like questions and stuff, contact us here…

Celebrate, Rebel, Perform – free yourself and shit like that , or just come and have a good time…

WTF, it’s Friday.

MADx – a bit mad and it has an x in it
– and it’s red, so….

There’s even a shirt, if you like shirts then get yours here…