Jessica Buchanan: When Jessica's school is threatened to be shut down, she is forced to commit social suicide, and admit that she cares about something.
Jessica Seburn: When Jessica's best friend dies suddenly, she starts using stand-up comedy as a means to process grief. Now Jessica must learn not just to be okay around death, but how to be friends with it, and make it her job.
J.D. Renaud. August 14, 2003, the day of the Northeast Blackout. From 4pm to 4am, this was the day J.D. decided what he was going to do with the rest of their life.
Desperately lonesome Ava, on the brink of her thirties, leaves everything to move from the ostensibly new-age hippie vibe of Vancouver, to reconnect with her sister in the cold hustle of New York City.
When 15-year-old Rachel gets her hands on the summer camp's shared Ouija board, she gains popularity by leading seances out of cabins... Much to the camp staff's dismay.
"Who would play you, in the movie of your life?" We've all done this ice breaker game.
Chris Gethard is comedy's favourite underdog. He is the fine wine that other comedians cannot recommend enough. His years of study as an improviser at the UCB Theatre in New York have made him a great listener and a truly empathetic storyteller.
When Donald Trump decided to announce he was running for President, it seemed like a comedy goldmine. He had always been an over-the-top character, with his name in big, bold letters on everything he owned, and was already a frequent punchline before officially entering the political fray.
If you were to ask me my biggest influences in comedy, at the top of the list would be Greg Proops. When I was young, he was there as a staple cast members of Whose Line is it Anyway?, but as I aged I discovered he's also one of the most apt social critics working in stand-up comedy today.
This year's SheDot Festival ("Toronto's Festival of Funny Women") runs from May 4-7 and features stand-up, sketch, and improv shows; workshops; and industry panels. Now in its fourth year, it has grown from an essentially local Toronto festival to one featuring a majority of its performers from across North America.