Comedy Showcase

In a Gaylaxy Far Far Away –  The gays are coming – and they’re hilarious.  rainbo microphone-01We’ve curated 5 of the funniest comedians from across the LGBTQ2+ spectrum and beyond to bring down the house at Princess Cinemas in Waterloo.

9:00 pm – Princess Cinemas – Uptown Waterloo – Licensed event with craft beer and wine – Tickets $10

UPDATE – online tickets are sold out! There may be a few left at the door but we apologize if you can’t make it this time – we’ll be back again.

Eventbrite - Queer and Feminist Comedy at Rainbow Reels

 

Presented by Erinn White and Suzie Taka

 

Erinn White

IMG_20150919_160729Erinn started stand-up comedy in August 2014 as a way to conquer her fear of public speaking. When people ask what her comedy is about, she will tell you it’s an extended work about her mortality. At least until she learns how to write a decent period joke. Erinn co-produces a monthly all-women comedy show called That Time of the Month in Guelph, ON. In 2015 she wrote and produced her first solo show, Unorganized Territory, as a part of the On the Edge Fringe Festival in Northern Ontario. Erinn dreams of becoming the spinster mayor of Thunder Bay.

Chantel Marostica

6bb7c787-5496-41a8-a3ec-abd54b242d19.jpgKnown for her unique brand of high energy physical comedy, brings her jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing

Chantel has been featured in some of Canada’s most prestigious festivals including, Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL42, ODDBLOCK, Guelph Comedy Festival, Peace Country Comedy Fest, SHEDOT, and the Thunder Bay Comedy Festival.

Featured on CBC’s “Laugh Out Loud” and “Debaters”, Chantel was Nominated for Best Female Stand Up at the 2015 Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and won the Patrons Pick Award in both 2015, and 2016.

As a producer Chantel co-runs Toronto’s only LGBTQ Comedy Showcase “Church Street Comedy” and is the creator/co-producer of “White Girl Wasted” a drunk show with an all female line-up.

She’s opened for some amazingly talented Comedians including Judy Gold, Charlie Murphy, Ron Lynch, Elvira Kurt, Tom Green, and Russell Peters on his “Almost Famous” Tour.

 

Jess Beaulieu

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Jess Beaulieu is a queer, Metis comedian, writer, actor, podcaster, and feminist activist. She co-hosts and co-produces a weekly comedy podcast called The Crimson Wave, which is all about the glory of periods and was named one of BlogTO’s top ten Toronto podcasts. She co-hosts a weekly stand-up show called Crimson Wave Comedy Sunday nights in Toronto and co-hosts another weekly feminist comedy open mic night called Open Gigi. Jess has performed at JFL42 (Just for Laughs in Toronto), the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and Toronto’s Feminist Art Conference. She has weekly columns at the online publications She Does the City and 29 Secrets and recently story edited All for One, a teen web series that airs on ABCSpark. She was involved in a campaign in 2015 that successfully removed the tax from menstruation products in Canada.

 

Courtney Skye

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Courtney is a proud Haudenosaunee woman, outspoken intersectional feminist, stand-up comic and producer. She hosts the very popular show The Laughternoon Show, co-hosts Open Gigi, an open mic for mostly women and some dudes, co-produces Bad Bitches, a feminist collective of stand-up comedians and is a member of Manifest Destiny’s Child. Courtney’s comedy is witty, dark and provocatively feminist.

 

Sarah Simposon

13151555_825165087590200_277905083022621111_nSarah has recently relocated from Toronto to Guelph but she really lives on OKCupid. A winner of the Montel Williams award, which is apparently a thing, she is also a fan of run on sentences.
She has performed at Leave It To Beavers, Queer As Fuck, The Lesbian Roadtrip Comedy Hour and many other super queer events.

Robert Keller

robert-keller-headshotRobert Keller is a Toronto-based comedian, actor, and WASP-y Jew. One of five nominees for the 2012 Tim Sims comedy award, he is known for his cerebral humour, knack for accents, and uncanny impersonation of Céline Dion (who he’s just slightly obsessed with). TV credits include: an upcoming appearance in the series finale of BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW/Showcase); multiple episodes of the iChannel’s current events panel show, INSIDE JOKE; one episode of the iChannel stand-up comedy series NO KIDDING; and a recurring role as an improviser on the Food Network’s fast-paced hidden-camera series, GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS. He played Ralphie in the award-winning comedic web series GAY NERDS (www.gaynerds.tv), which will air on OUTtv this summer and was an Official Selection of the 2014 LAwebfest and a nominee for a 2014 Indie Series Award. Robert was also the creator and host of OUTrageous!, a recurring variety show that ran for 2 years at the downtown Toronto Yuk Yuk’s comedy club. Twitter: @TheRobertKeller. YouTube: www.youtube.com/RobertKellerComedy. Website: www.roberthkeller.com.

 

 

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