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Posted: March 14, 2023

Women Who LAFF

Date(s) - 14/03/2023
7:30 pm

Key City Theatre


Since breaking onto the Canadian Comedy scene, Jane Stanton has become one of the country’s favourite headliners. With multiple festival appearances across North America, Jane has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs, JFL Northwest, Global Comedy Festival, Bumpershoot Seattle, Seattle’s International Comedy Competition, Halifax Comedy Festival and Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Between touring her headline act and appearances on such hit shows like CBC’s The Debaters, Jane has appeared alongside the likes of Tom Green, Tig Notaro, Arie Spears, Godfrey, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero and SNL’s Michael Che.
MC: Sharon Mahoney
Sharon Mahoney is an award-winning comedian, actress, and street performer who has travelled the globe for over twenty years performing at world-class festivals and comedy clubs. Sharon has performed in Australia, NZ, USA, Europe, UK, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Africa, and more. With a background in improvisational acting from Second City in Toronto and a degree in Theatre Arts and Psychology, Sharon is a versatile performer, who successfully provokes and pushes the boundaries of social norms. Her stand-up comedy can be seen on national TV, she has recorded for Just For Laughs Originals, and she headlines and hosts comedy clubs around the world. Her most recent award-winning solo show; was produced at the Edinburgh fringe and toured festivals in Australia, UK, and Canada with rave reviews, sold-out houses and standing ovations. Sharon is an incredibly engaging performer who strives to make a connection with her audience while metaphorically grabbing them by the short and curlies. The UK Times described her as a “Cross between Hunter S. Thompson and Bette Midler”, and she has shared the stage with some of the most established names in the comedy industry.
Support Act Amber Harper-Young
Amber was a finalist in BC’s Funniest Female 2014. Her performing highlights include: The Comics Lounge-Melbourne Australia, The Del Close Marathon NYC (Improv), Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs – Toronto/Ottawa/Vancouver and various other comedy clubs and touring shows across Canada. In 2015, Amber co-created/co-hosted and performed in a live series of Tragedy Comedy Shows at Yuk Yuk’s. She also co-hosts Vancouverite, an independent monthly show that was selected to be a part of the JFL NorthWest Comedy Festival in 2016. Amber’s absurd, colourful style of self-deprecating comedy is based on her upbringing and adult life.
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