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Ann Pornel

Ann Pornel is a Canadian sketch comedian, actress, and television host based in Toronto. Pornel was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada with her family as a child. She grew up in the High Park area of Toronto. Pornel got into sketch comedy as an undergraduate student in the sciences at the University of Toronto and seeking an outlet non-academic outlet. She is a former member of The Sketchersons and performed in the troupe's weekly sketch show Sunday Night Live. She later joined The Second City and starred in the all-woman production She the People featuring Second City sketches written by and about women. In a review of the show for NOW Glenn Sumi called Pornel a "force of nature." She was named the 2017 Performer of the Year by My Entertainment World. In 2021 she debuted as one of the co-hosts of the fourth season of the The Great Canadian Baking Show. A fashion enthusiast, Pornel collaborated with designer Vanessa Magic to come up with her wardrobe for the show. Prior to her co-hosting duties on the Baking Show, Pornel appeared in guest roles on the Baroness von Sketch Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

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  • May 25 2022

    5 Things with Rosh Abdullah (ft. Ann Pornel)

    For casual comedy fans and hardcore nerds alike, 5 THINGS takes some of the biggest and brightest stars of the comedy community and asks them five questions about their approach to art, work, and life as a comedian.
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  • Mar 07 2022

    S02E01: Travel with Ann Pornel

    Co-host of The Great Canadian Baking Show and comedian Ann Pornel joins Mat and Hisham for a Filipino feast. Mat reveals a huge secret, Ann shares where she would take José Bautista for dinner and Hisham gets some fashion tips!
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  • Sep 14 2021

    S04E01: The Fandom Show w/ Kyah Green and Stephanie Malek

    The Fandom Show talks to your favourite comedians and creatives about their favourite fandoms; why they love it, how they love it, and all the bizarre little details only a true fan would know. Hosted by Kyah Green and Stephanie...
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  • May 18 2021

    Ann Pornel

    On this week's episode, Alana and her guest Ann Pornel (Great Canadian Baking Show on CBC) talk about the importance of community, the joy of small talk and Alana's alter ego "Aloona Jackson"!
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  • Jan 13 2021

    Ann Pornel

    This week Tricia sits down with comedian, star & new Host of The Great Canadian Baking Show, Ann Pornel. These two dear pals chat everything from the recent domestic terrorism on the Capital, BTS, Garth Brooks, Butts, and more!
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  • Oct 29 2020

    S01E01: 5 Things w Kyah Green & Ann Pornel

    Host Kyah Green asks 5 Things of Ann Pornel about The Great Canadian Baking Show, comedic inspiration, taking a day off, and more.
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  • Aug 23 2019

    Episode 32 – Babe LIVE at JFL w/ She The People

    This is an extremely poorly recorded live episode in a shipping container at JFL
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