by Cristina Markham
Introducing Cristina Markham:
Cristina Markham is an amateur comedian who dislikes the word “comedienne.” You can catch her at various open mics around the city, and as part of Absolute Comedy’s amateur showcase on May 21st. Follow her on Twitter at @cristinamarkham for mediocre jokes and pictures of epic brunches.
And that’s why I am so very thrilled that Toronto is hosting the She Dot festival. There are so many clever, funny, witty, hilarious women making the rounds and paying their dues at the open mics around the city, fighting against the stereotypes that “women just aren't that funny,” and the undeniable fact that comedy – through no one’s fault – really is a boy’s club.
- SHEDOT TDOT (Thursday May 1st) Local talent at its best. Come meet the funniest ladies of the 416.
- COMEDY GIRL WORKSHOP (Saturday May 3rd) Convinced you’ve got what it takes to take the mic? Let comedy guru Dawn Whitwell show you how it’s done…and help add to her army of female comedians taking this city by storm.
- SHE MOM (Saturday May 3rd) You know those embarrassing and hilarious stories your mother tells about you as a kid? Ok, now imagine she was a professional comedian.