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Yas Kween

Host Nelu Handa interviews funny and fearless women of colour in comedy.
Season 01 Episode 09

Olivia Allen-Arrington

Jan 18 2016
From Houston to Chicago to the Middle East, Olivia's career as a stand up comic is filled with fascinating stories and wisdom. We talk about her life as a travelling comic for the US Military, how the world has changed since she came up in the early 90's, and the importance of karma in this industry.

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Olivia Allen-Arrington

00:00:00 Download (59MB)
Season 01 Episode 08

Daphney Joseph

Jan 09 2016
A rendezvous with the hilarious bilingual comedian, talking about the art of performing in English, overcoming personal pain through comedy, and our mutual respect and devotion to Excel spreadsheets.

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Daphney Joseph

00:00:00 Download (61MB)
Season 01 Episode 07

Preeti Torul

Dec 17 2015
The standup comic and producer of #BOSSComedy talks about growing up in Toronto, the big "d" (um, diversity), and why she doesn't finish the food I lovingly made for her.

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Preeti Torul

00:00:00 Download (58MB)
Season 01 Episode 06

Hoodo Hersi

Nov 30 2015
A deep chit-chat about Hoodo's rise in the world of standup comedy, the privileges/not-so-privileges enjoyed by people of colour, and the thing she has to do every time she gets up on stage.

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Hoodo Hersi

00:00:00 Download (62MB)
Season 01 Episode 05

Ruth Tecle

Nov 18 2015
Talking to Ruth about her new journey in Stand Up, her ongoing commitment in consuming all things comedy, and the power of flirting with the mirror before you leave the house.

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Ruth Tecle

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Season 01 Episode 04

Ify Chiwetelu

Nov 10 2015
Talking to Improviser and Stand Up comedian Ify about her insatiable curiosity to know people's secrets, becoming a Maestro, and learning to listen to the beeps.

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Ify Chiwetelu

00:00:00 Download (63MB)
Season 01 Episode 03

Nour Hadidi

Oct 31 2015
New to Toronto via Montreal and Jordan, we chat about Nour's journey to standup, finding the balance with her corporate and artistic life, and we also eat croissants. They were delicious!

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Nour Hadidi

00:00:00 Download (49MB)
Season 01 Episode 02

Coko Galore

Oct 31 2015
A brand new chat with Coko, 1/2 of the improv duo Coko & Daphney and Yas Kween mainstay! We discuss the Toronto improv scene, cultural influences that have shaped her comedic sensibilities, and finding your way to your authentic voice.

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Coko Galore

00:00:00 Download (55MB)
Season 01 Episode 01

Aisha Alfa

Oct 30 2015
Our first guest is none other than stand-up comedian and actor extraordinaire, Aisha Alfa! We discuss her path in comedy, how to pronounce 'Detroit' and moving to ELLLL AYYYY.

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Aisha Alfa

00:55:07 Download (52MB)

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