Sketch troupes Ladystache and Cheap Smokes, along with stand up comics Julia Hladkowicz and Diana Love are all graduates of the Humber Comedy program, and have complementary comedic styles. The accomplished comediennes assembled the tour in an effort to break free of the “boys club” that so frequently dominates the comedy world.
The tour stops in Montreal at Theatre Sainte Catherine for two nights only!
“We’ve got something different going on,” said Allison Hogg and Steph Tolev, of Ladystache. “We don’t talk politics or periods. Just funny. Period.”
Cheap Smokes is a troupe that’s corrupted audiences all over Ontario since 2007. Comprised of Kailtlin Loftus and Laura Danowski, the duo has showcased for Just For Laughs, performed as finalists in Sketch Comm-ageddon, and opened for one of Canada’s best sketch troupes; The Imponderables. They’ve also been a part of the Toronto and Montreal Sketch Comedy Festivals, and are regularly featured at The Rivoli’s Sketch COMedy Lounge as part of the Headliner Series.
Julia Hladkowicz has appeared on The Comedy Network, Video on Trial and SiruisXM. This year she showcased at LAFF (Ladies are Funny Festival) in Austin, Texas, was a semi-finalist in The Great Canadian Laugh Off, performed with Comedy Records at NXNE and was crowned The Last Comic Smoking. Most recently, she advanced to the finals in SiriusXM’s Canada’s Next Top Comic – the finals will take place on Novemeber 15th at the downtown Toronto Yuk Yuks. She is also the host and producer of Grindhouse Comedy, a bi-monthly stand-up show.
Diana Love has been featured on OUTtv’s Out For Laughs, and has opened for international headliners like Maria Bamford, Jamie Kilstein and Bruce Vilanch. This year she performed at the Frigid Festival in New York City, and was a semi finalist in the Toronto Comedy Brawl. Most recently, Diana filmed a Comedy Now, as part of the Ladies of the Night special, which will be featured on the Comedy Network and CTV in 2012.
LadyStache, formed in 2005, consists of Stephanie Tolev and Allison Hog. They have performed in both the Toronto and Montreal Sketch Fests, winning Best of the Fest in Montreal in 2010 and the One More Step award in 2011. Recently, they’ve showcased for Just For Laughs, sold out their Best of LadyStache show (two nights), and they also produce and headline their own monthly show called LadyStache Gone Wild at the Comedy Bar.
Friday, November 18, Doors open at 8:30. Show at 9PM.
Saturday, November 19, Doors open at 8:30. Show at 9PM.
$15 Regular Admission