Saturday, September 17th 2016
Théâtre Sainte Catherine
264 Sainte-Catherine E., Mtl, QC
10$ + fees pre-sale // 15$ at the door
A Stand-up comedy party hosted by Nour Hadidi (Toronto) and Rachel Gendron (Montreal) featuring their house band Hot Milk!
Tranna Wintour is an optimistic, spiritual, happy, raunchy, pop-culture-obsessed, fashion-hungry comedienne. She made her comedy debut at an open mic at the Montreal ComedyWorks, and since that fateful moment the lady has been unstoppable. With her unique brand of humour (and glamour!) Tranna has taken the comedy scene by storm. She most recently performed her one-woman show at New York City’s legendary Duplex to a packed and adoring house. She has performed in many festivals including Just For Laughs, SheDot, Zoofest, LadyFest, Pride Toronto, Montreal Sketch Fest, Divers/Cité, and performed her one-woman show, TRANTASY, to rave reviews in the Montreal Fringe Festival (2015). She was selected as a competitor in Sirius XM’s Top Comic contest for two years running. Tranna has also made a name for herself on the burlesque scene, acting as MC for many of Montreal’s most fabulous burlesque troops. This summer Tranna, alongside co-producer and co-host, Thomas Leblanc, performed three sold-out nights of “Sainte Celine: A Dion Cabaret” at OFF Just For Laughs.
Bianca has been acting, singing and slinging jokes for as long as she can remember. Today she can be found making funny on any stage that will have her this side of the border, and even dressing as Curious George or Disney Princesses for kids’ parties. Some things just never change.
Emma’s personal and irreverent stories are told in an attempt to connect intimately to the rest of humanity. She co-produces There’s Something Funny Going On at Blue Dog in Montreal, won the El Drole comedy competition in the OFF-JFL Zoofest show in 2015, and is completely obsessed with Blue Rodeo.
Natalie Willett is a stand-up comic in Montreal. She co-produces a monthly all/mostly women comedy show, Open Michelle, at the Comedy Nest and performed at Toronto’s SheDot Comedy Festival (2016). She came to comedy the traditional way, after several years of working in development in Africa and with special needs children and teenagers.
Molly Brisebois is a vagabond comedian originating from Montreal. She drifts from town to town seeking out downtrodden types to guffaw at her hilarious comedy spectacles. Her humor strikes fearlessness and warmth into the hearts of even the most dispirited sad saps, she assumes. Much of her comedy focuses on human interactions, and addressing the darkness within.
Courtney Gilmour is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian and graduate of the comedy writing program at The Second City Training Centre. In 2012 she starred in the award-winning web series “Bill & Sons Towing”; her episode “Bikini Calendar” was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. She has performed at Toronto’s SheDot Festival and the All Jane Comedy Festival in Portland. She co-hosts and produces the monthly stand up show “So Fresh N’ So Clean” at Comedy Bar in Toronto.
Natalie Norman is From Toronto, Canada and her witty jokes and outrageous storytelling is a force of nature and a huge embarrassment to her jewish parents. Natalie’s comedy is often political, sometimes smart and always hilarious. Don’t be fooled by her pretty weave. She is a fierce feminist and a Spice Girls enthusiast, who loves talking about her period. She may or may not have a minute joke about her period ( she definitely does). For six years Natalie has been rocking the Toronto comedy scene. Natalie has been featured in Post City Magazine “ Meet a Comedian” segment. She was in the 2012 fresh meat competition giving attention to the most promising up and coming comedians in Canada. Natalie was featured in the 2013 Canadian Music Week comedy portion, 2014and 2015 Feminist Arts Conference in Toronto.Women in Comedy Festival in may 2014 in Boston. Pop Montreal comedy portion in September 2015. Guelph Comedy festival in September 2015. Sled Island comedy portion in June 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. Natalie has opened for Beth Stelling in January 2016 in Toronto and Wendy Liebman in July 2016 in Toronto. Natalie is also the co-host of the Crimson Wave, which is a podcast all about menstruation and vulvas. he Crimson Wave has performed all over North America, at the Society for Menstrual Cycle research in Boston, 2015. New York City in 2015 , Just for Laughs 42, Toronto 2015. As well as Field Trip Music festival in June 2016 held in Toronto and Sled Island june 2016 held in Calgary.The Crimson Wave also hosts a weekly comedy show held every Sunday at Comedy Bar in Toronto. The show is always LGBTQ+, feminist friendly and No Rape Jokes .
Jason Hatrick’s previous bio was outdated and shoddily written by whoever writes these third person bios of comics who have not engaged the services of PR firms. Jason Hatrick’s current PR firm can be contacted @jasonhatrick on Twitter. He’s been a finalist in two different comedy competitions and has participated in such festivals as Ottawa’s Cracking Up the Capital SummerFest, Montreal’s Sketchfest, and JFL’s Zoofest. A panel host at both Montreal and Ottawa Comiccons, he’s delighted audiences from Montreal to Costa Rica to Japan to YOU!
Oh Ma Gawd! And because it’s Ladyfest, our official house band Hot Milk will be covering songs of strong female vocalists!