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Yas Kween

Host Nelu Handa interviews funny and fearless women of colour in comedy.
Season 02 Episode 03

Celeste Yim

Jan 03 2018
A sit down with Sketcherson/Stand-up/Writer and general comedic ingenue Celeste Yim. We talk about being SNL nerds, which potato chips you should like according to your generation, and how to be fearless and afraid at the same time. *OH NO, the end of our interview got cut off #humantechnologyfail, but we got a sweet 50+ minute convo!*

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Yas Kween

Celeste Yim

00:53:01 Download (98MB)
Season 02 Episode 02

Monica Garrido

Dec 08 2017
She moved to Canada from Mexico in hopes that her life would play out like the best parts of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Has it happened? Find out as we sit down with the very funny and wonderful Monica Garrido!

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Monica Garrido

00:52:11 Download (97MB)
Season 02 Episode 01

Women In Comedy Panel: BCIF 2017

Nov 02 2017
We're baaaaack! And with a wisdom-packed episode of the Women in Comedy panel discussion at Big City Improv Festival 2017! Featuring Yas Kweens Nelu Handa & Ann Pornel, and inimitable peers Nadine Djoury, Sarah Hillier, Alessandra Vite, Lisa Merchant, Jan Caruana, Becky Johnson, Ashley Comeau, Jen Goodhue, Erin Conway.

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Women In Comedy Panel: BCIF 2017

01:35:02 Download (175MB)
Season 01 Episode 16

Dionna Griffin-Irons

Nov 02 2016
So lucky to have a chat with Dionna Griffin-Irons during a short trip to Toronto. If you haven't heard her story, settle in for a fascinating talk with the current Director of Diversity and Inclusion at The Second City Chicago. Also, find out why we were in a shower together! #YasKweenTo

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Dionna Griffin-Irons

00:00:00 Download (43MB)
Season 01 Episode 15

Women In Comedy at #BCIF2016

Oct 26 2016
As part of Big City Improv Festival, we held a panel discussion feature 9 incredible women to talk about their journey in comedy. Featuring: Jan Caruana, Ify Chiwetelu, Monica Heisey, Allison Hogg, Lisa Merchant, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer, Paloma Nunez, and Jenn Whalen.

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Women In Comedy at #BCIF2016

00:00:00 Download (63MB)
Season 01 Episode 14

Heather MacDonald

Jun 16 2016
A fun old chit chat with Heather MacDonald, Toronto Stand Up darling. We talk about growing up in small town Ontario, the word "exotic" as a descriptor of humans, and the magical powers of Welch's grape flavoured frozen juice pops.

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Heather MacDonald

00:00:00 Download (51MB)
Season 01 Episode 13

Aisha Brown

Apr 18 2016
A good gab sesh with Aisha Brown, the fabulous Stand Up and member of comedic rap group Runnin' at the Mouth. We talk about what it's like on the comedy scene for a woman, unspoken racism in Toronto, and the truth about anxiety hawks.

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Aisha Brown

00:00:00 Download (50MB)
Season 01 Episode 12

Rakhee Morzaria

Feb 22 2016
A talk with Rakh! We discuss the fun of sketch and improv comedy, knowing your funny, and taking the leap to become a professional Actor when you have a perfectly good University degree in Not-Acting.

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Rakhee Morzaria

00:00:00 Download (46MB)
Season 01 Episode 11

Ann Pornel

Feb 09 2016
Layin it down with the tremendously funny, ballsy and be-glittered Ann Pornel! We discuss her journey to Tour Co at Second City, being a bold woman on the comedy scene, and advice for those stepping into the game.

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Ann Pornel

00:00:00 Download (54MB)
Season 01 Episode 10

Hannan Younis

Feb 04 2016
A good ole sit down with Hannan, one of the most versatile and physically comedic humans in the game. Curl up in a warm blanket to listen because this chick so chillllllllll!

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Hannan Younis

00:00:00 Download (50MB)

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