Mary Jane’s of Comedy – the brain child of Jillian Thomas(Queen of Pot) who wanted an amazing show, in a pot venue, that just happened to feature only female comics. In just one year the show was so popular comics and audience who didn’t smoke wanted in. So we’ve moved the show out of the smokey rooms and into the Staircase!
LIANNE MAULADIN – She’s an Aquarius who loves rock stars and old people. She’s a relative newcomer to the stand up scene and her take on life is definitely unique. She’s performed at the Comedy Bar, Second City, Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy, The Rivoli and several other comedy clubs in and around Toronto. She has also performed in Tampa, San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Cruz, the Comedy Store in West Hollywood and Comic Strip Live in NYC. Lianne has qualified for and competed in many significant comedy contests with great results for a newcomer!
DEBORAH ROBINSON – Deborah grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia. Her love for the arts moved her to New York City to while she was there she performed improv at The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and The Peoples Improv Theatre. She also frequented her stand-up at Caroline’s, Stand-Up New York and Gotham Comedy Club. Mostly recently she has become the newest member of Toronto’s highly popular sketch troupe The BOOM.
COLETTE KENDALL – ‘A one-woman, tour de forced-entry, Colette Kendall is not a woman to be trifled with. Her tongue is sharper than a vodka high colonic’ Xtra Magazine. ‘a fearless performer..her candour is often shocking but it’s also hilarious’…The Georgia Straight… ‘brash, sassy and funny’ says Winnipeg’s Uptown Magazine. This Hamilton housewife, has toured the last 5 years across Canada with her one woman Canadian Comedy Award nominated shows, Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour, Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram? and The Cockwhisperer-A Love Story. Colette received a career highlight when she was cast alongside Cindy Williams and Joyce DeWitt, in The Vagina Monologues. She has appeared in several festival featured films including the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and the HBO/Julia Roberts produced Feature Film Kit Kittredge
DAWN WHITWELL – Recently rated one of North America’s Funniest Lesbians by Curve Magazine, Dawn took her “subversive, slacker-next-door wit” on the road, as a featured performer at the 2008 LA Comedy Festival. A regular on The Jon Dore Television Show, Dawn has also performed standup throughout the UK, including the Edinburgh Festival. She has also appeared at Gotham and Comic Strip Live in New York, and is co-producer of Girls School, voted Top Ten Comedy Show of 2006 by NOW Magazine. Dawn debuted her live show Dirty Rotten Egg to sold out audiences at 2008’s We’re Funny That Way Festival. It has recently been published by Insomniac Press. Most recently Dawn performed Proud Larrys with Mae Martin, as a featured act in Buddies In Bad Times Pride 2010 Program.
JILLIAN THOMAS – The Queen of Pot Comedy, Jillian hosts The Hot Box, the longest running pot comedy room in North America. Despite the weed, she’s charmed audiences across Canada, New York and England with her high energy, wit & sarcasm. Jillian has appeared on The Toronto Show, The Buzz, MTV Live & Much Music’s Love Court. “Who needs dick jokes, this woman has balls” Eye Weekly.