I met Aisha Brown, a stand-up comedian, this time last year through superwoman Zabrina Chevannes. Whenever we've passed each other at comedy clubs, it has been a jovial catch-up of ships passing in the night. (read: she's busy!) We've finally managed to translate those crossed paths into booking her on the show. What I didn't [...]

We were fortunate enough to have the talented chanteuse, Elizabeth Rose Morriss, as part of our September 2015 (recap) Holodeck Follies. That episode also got a nice review from Mooney's On Theatre! Not from our show but have a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM7k1nqCl20 When asked what she was up to since that show, she replied, Most recently I performed as Annelle in [...]

For Close Shave 4, I've focused more on treat and less on tricks. Unlike previous Movember benefit shows, I want to celebrate Halloween with everyone (partying, dancing, and karaoke) but I am still looking forward to the show portion! I've wanted to have Todd Graham on Holodeck Follies all year. I first saw him perform at Zabrina [...]

Update Nov 23, 2016: You've probably stopped into this old post to find Flo & Joan's viral video about 2016. Earlier this year, Portsmouth sisters Rosie (Flo & Joan, GirlBand) and Nicola Dempsey (Flo & Joan, The Hatchlings) instantly became regulars on the Toronto comedy scene. Their musical sketches are relatable and funny and they [...]

We've had Ron Sparks on our show a couple of times. Ron's humility doesn't belie his international recognition. Unsurprisingly, he was nominated for a 2014 Canadian Comedy Award (Best Male Standup) as a result of performing at our show. "In his ten-year career, Sparks has won several awards from the Tim Simms Award in 2003, to several Canadian Comedy [...]

We had the Rocket Scientists on our show last summer. They had a good time, the audience had a good time, and we knew bringing them back to Holodeck Follies to perform some sketches would be a good time! The Rocket Scientists are smart, silly, often nerdy and always a blast. Their high-concept style plays [...]

Jane Luk is a Toronto-based, full-time actor. She was one of my first improv teachers and to this day my family points her out on various Canadian commercials. Jane was also part of The Chumps, the 90s troupe that produced popular parodies, like their Star Trek show that acted as inspiration for creating Holodeck Follies. [...]