Stage: The Side Splitter Stage Day: Thursday Set Time: 19:05 – 19:20
A self-confessed “over-sharer”, any Allyson June Smith show inevitably serves up a potent observational cocktail of wit, bite and shame. This three-time nominated “Best Female Stand-up” at the Canadian Comedy Awards has appeared at all major Canadian comedy festivals including Just for Laughs. Courageously self-deprecating, Allyson’s comedic gift is making every room, whatever the size, feel like an intimate group therapy session. That intimacy, that uncommon bond between audience and performer is at the heart of Allyson’s magic as a comedian. Whether it be at a comedy club, a festival show, or opening for the likes of Jason Manford, Katherine Ryan, or Stewart Francis she finds a way to connect with everyone in a room, be they from southeast Asia, the U.K. or North America she always makes them laugh.