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Toronto: The Theatre Centre presents “Thots & Prayers” September 8 and 9

Friday, September 1, 2023

‘Thot.’ Noun, informal. Definition: a person who has had many sexual encounters— the exact opposite from the kind of nerdy gaymer Daniel is. But at a dance party where he attempts a death drop… He literally dies.

When he awakens at the gates of Gay Heaven, a mighty, flighty and problematically white-y God reveals that he does not have enough ‘Homo Points’ to enter. So, in a series of sketches, the little twink relives the gayest age, 22, to manufacture new moments and prove that he belongs.

THOTS & PRAYERS is a solo sketch comedy show by Ajahnis Charley about giving life in the afterlife, and the wicked ways white gays rule over queer culture. General tickets are $20 ($15 for Student/Senior/Artsworkers)!

Witness the HOMO or suffer the FOMO!

Ajahnis Charley

Ajahnis Charley (they/them/that b*tch) is a Black, Non-Binary comedian and is the Just For Laughs’ New Face of Comedy: Canada. Well, one of ten. But look how pretty they are!

They are an alum of The Second City and they star in the HBO miniseries Station Eleven and Bell Media sitcom Shelved.

They’ve written for comedians Craig Robinson and Roman Martinez-Reid, and they have story edited for upcoming comedy series Bria Mack Gets A Life (TIFF 2023 selection), Stay Tooned, Dirts. Ajahnis writes for news satire platforms This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Beaverton and Because News. If you hear a pun about butts in Canadian media, they likely had something to do with it.

The National Film Board produced Ajahnis' award-winning directorial debut, I AM GAY. Spoiler alert: they are gay. Their hit solo sketch show THOTS & PRAYERS has been performed internationally, and their 2023 sketch show Wanted won Best of the Fest at Montreal Sketchiest. Ajahnis is a co-founder and co-producer of the Untitled Black Sketch Project, Canada's first all-Black sketch ensemble, unless Joe Pesci wants to join. Ajahnis is obsessed with Joe Pesci.

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Photo: Ajahnis Charley.