Amanda Brooke Perrin is a veteran of the Toronto comedy scene who recently moved to Los Angeles. Approaching 10 years as a stand-up comic, Perrin has been a part of festivals like JFL 42 and Bridgetown, appeared on Match Game, written for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Spun Out, and last summer released her debut comedy album (AKA Randy, available on iTunes).
Just prior to her first visit to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, I caught up with Perrin while she was doing a string of shows in B.C. We had a very fun chat about making the jump from her hometown of Calgary to Toronto earlier in her career, the comedy writing opportunities in Canada, what she's looking forward to about Winnipeg, and why Colin Mochrie should watch his back!
If you're in Winnipeg this week, Amanda Brooke Perrin appears in 3 shows at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival: Alicia Tobin's Come Draw with Me on Friday, April 7 at 7:00 PM; the "I Heart Love" Gala on Saturday, April 8 at 6:45 PM; and the Sunday, April 9 taping of CBC Radio's The Debaters at 2:00 PM. For full schedule information on the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, visit winnipegcomedyfestival.com, and check out Perrin online at amandabrookeperrin.com (which she actually updates!) or on Twitter and Instagram.
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