MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12th, 9PM:
THERE’S SOMETHING FUNNY GOING ON AT BLUE DOG – LADYFEST takeover!
Hosted by Emma Wilkie
Blue Dog Motel, 3958 Boul. St Laurent
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Twitter – @TSFGO
Amanda recently appeared at Chicago Women’s Funny Fest & is currently developing web comedy Delivery. Her scripts have placed in Austin Film Fest, Denver Series Fest and NYCMidnight competitions. She writes & performs with Toronto’s Dominant Wolf.
Gina Granter is a college English teacher, mother of three, comic, storyteller, writer, quilter, seamstress of intensely competitive Halloween costumes for her kids, and nineteenth-century enthusiast, although she wouldn’t be enthusiastic about actually living back then. She could tell you more about bears (ursine creatures, not hairy men) than you would care to know. Born and raised in rural Newfoundland, Gina has legitimately used “there’s a moose in the yard” as an excuse to put off hanging the laundry. She is glad that on your vacation to Newfoundland you only encountered nice people. There are lots of nice people there, but stereotypes are bad, okay? Everywhere has jerks. Gina has performed multiple times at Yarn and Confabulation storytelling events, including at off-JFL/Zoofest, and occasionally gets out to pro/am and open mic nights around the city to do stand-up comedy.
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.
Originally from Toronto, Melina Maria Trimarchi works as a cooking and gardening teacher by day and recently dove into the comedy scene. Now Melina finds herself in Montreal telling tales of being a woman in the city, her untraditional Italian family and her students who routinely remind her that she is not cool.
Robyn Flynn is a Montreal radio personality who can be heard on CJAD and TSN 690. She decided to take Joey Elias’ comedy class last fall, and fell in love with the sound of other people’s chuckles. She’s been trying to make people laugh ever since.
Karl Knox is a three times JFL alumni with seven years on radio talking politics and playing jazz.
When people see Mariam Khan perform they often think who is this sassy somewhat aggressive broad but this sweetheart will melt your heart through laughter or at least think so in her mind. While still a toddler in the comedy game Mariam is quickly rising in the ranks of the comedy world in Montreal and gaining recognition by top players in the game.