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Nicky Nasrallah

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Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Quip’s guide to Impulse Festival

Ladies and gentlemen, at the end of this week Toronto’s hottest comedy and theatre companies join forces to bring you a weekend of the very best in what the planet has to offer from the world of improv at the Impulse Festival. Soulpepper Theatre and National Theatre Of The World present 17 shows & 15

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Interview with NTOW’s Naomi Snieckus

What if you could see some of the planet’s greatest improvisers do their thing under one roof, in one short weekend? Toronto comedy group National Theatre Of The World (NTOW) has collected the top acts from as far away...

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Sisters doing it for themselves

For most people, feminism is a scary word. Meet three comedians who are trying to change that. Jess Beaulieu, Natalie Norman, and Catherine McCormick invited me over to sit with them and discuss the focus of their...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Like new: interview with Claire Brosseau

The bi-coastal and multi-talented Claire Brosseau has spent over twenty years earning countless film, TV, and theatre credits while in Toronto, Montreal, New York, and LA. Eight years ago, she began adding stand-up comedy to her list...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

One woman comedy: interview with Rhiannon Archer

A current and previous Canadian Comedy Award nominee (she was nominated for Best Stand-Up Newcomer in 2011), Portugese spitfire, Rhiannon Archer spent her time at NXNE on stage at The LOT and Comedy Bar. I pulled her...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The dark shadows of Dom Pare

Primarily a music festival, NXNE recently wrapped up its fourth year of showcasing comedy in sketch, improv and stand-up form. This year, over 150 comics took to 9 stages around the city to make you laugh. I...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Sharing dirty words with Julia Hladkowicz

Primarily a music festival, NXNE just wrapped up its fourth year of showcasing comedy in sketch, improv and stand-up form. This year, over 150 comics took to 9 stages around the city to make you laugh.We cornered...

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Sexy Nerd Girl – Hannah Spear

With more than 14,000 subscribers and more than a million views on YouTube, Valerie Lapomme is an internet superstar thanks to her online vlogs. The problem? She’s not real. Meet Hannah Spear. This young and statuesque comedic force is the face...

Monday, April 1st, 2013

New school of comedy: interview with Primo

What do you get when you take six of Toronto’s top sketch comics and corner them in a men’s washroom? An interview full of lies. Primo, who perform the third Thursday of every month at Supermarket, made...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

In the green room with Dave Foley

The Kids In The Hall are a Canadian staple of comedy. There’s not a young comedian in the country who isn’t in some way influenced by their clever and unique sketches of the 80s and 90s. Toronto...

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