Ivan Decker at the Comedy MIX
Sometimes we get so excited about visiting acts, we forget the great talent we have right here at home that’s often as good or better than the so-called names. Ivan Decker is one such comic. The Straight wrote that he’s “a real star in the making” back in early 2012. To prove it, he won the JFL42 prize at Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition in Montreal this past summer, allowing him to perform a string of shows at the festival’s Toronto offshoot in September. He’s a whip-smart whippersnapper with likability through the roof. Decker headlines his home club, The Comedy MIX, Thursday through Saturday (October 24 to 26). If you’re hung up on the fact he’s from here, just imagine you’re somewhere else where he’s the out-of-towner.