Stand Up for This Ability
8pm Saturday, May 26
Hillside Coffee & Tea 1633 Hillside Avenue
Doors open 7pm.
This comedy show will shine the spotlight on all abilities - especially the ability to make you laugh.
A showcase for participants in Kirsten Van Ritzen's Stand Up comedy class, this session was open to everyone. The focus was on finding the humour in challenges we face - whether that is a disability, a mental health challenge... dating, aging, parenting, and sex! Most of the performers will be making their stand up comedy debuts - they are all ready to rock your world. With special guests CARILYNN NICHOLSON, DAVID BRUCE and CURRAN DOBBS.
Featuring: SUZANNE BELL, DAWN BOUDREAU, JAMES GARDNER, RUTH HARRIS,
PAUL KIRKPATRICK, ANDREW KOLLMAR, EMILY ROBACK, KORTNI SMITH
Venue is accessible. Single washrooms gender neutral. Patrons kindly requested to be Scent Free.
Licensed for this event - wine, beer, and snacks available. Adult language/content.
Facebook event here
Below left: watch the Shaw TV feature on this class hosted/produced by participant Emily Roback. Below right: Curran Dobbs photo & bio
Curran Dobbs is an up-and-coming autistic comedian who recently performed at the 2018 WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL. His dry delivery has entertained audiences at the ANCA WORLD AUTISM FESTIVAL in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as numerous comedy shows in Victoria. He starred in the short film GODHEAD, which was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.