A smile during wearying, uncertain times

With COVID-19 in our midst, we’re living in some intense, uncertain, life-altering times right now—and, frankly, we could probably all use a good laugh. Here’s a little smile: a throwback to my first stand-up performance with Dawn Whitwell’s Comedy Girl Level One class at Comedy Bar in Toronto. With thanks to my sis Colleen McKimContinue reading “A smile during wearying, uncertain times”

Wacky, trippy good times with stand-up, sketch, music & improv in The Dandies’ Holodeck Follies

Out at the Comedy Bar cabaret space last night for a big fun night of Star Trek-themed comedy with The Dandies and their season 5 premiere of Holodeck Follies. Set up in a variety show format, the evening’s festivities were hosted by stand-up comic Hisham Kelati, and featured guests Northwest Passage and Leslie Hudson. TheContinue reading “Wacky, trippy good times with stand-up, sketch, music & improv in The Dandies’ Holodeck Follies”

Stand-up & sing – inspired by Tracey Erin Smith’s The Burning Bush

As some of you know, I started doing stand-up comedy this past spring, starting with Dawn Whitwell’s Comedy Girl class at Comedy Bar. Since performing in our class show on June 18, I’ve been back on stage a few times, including open mic at Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir, a guest spot on Whitwell’s weekly showContinue reading “Stand-up & sing – inspired by Tracey Erin Smith’s The Burning Bush”

Dawn Patrol Pride brings the big, gay funny @ Comedy Bar

Had some big, gay fun times at Dawn Whitwell’s weekly Dawn Patrol standup show at Comedy Bar last night – this week, the extra spectacular Pride edition. Last night’s lineup featured an amazing roster of local talent, representing some of the funniest gays in the City (in order of appearance): Paul Hutcheson Danz Altvater ReginaContinue reading “Dawn Patrol Pride brings the big, gay funny @ Comedy Bar”

2014: my year of living scarily

So 2014 is my official year of doing scary shit. And, by “scary shit,” I mean stuff that’s anxiety-inducing to me personally – so you may not find these activities scary at all. I’ve managed to accomplish one of my nerve-wracking goals: posting the photo shoot I did recently in the Alumnae Theatre studio spaceContinue reading “2014: my year of living scarily”