Alice Rose Productions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2nd, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Alice Rose | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Rose Productions presents COMIC SANS, a new monthly showcase of stand-up comedy from marginalized voices
Second Mondays of every month at 8:00pm
The Staircase Theatre – 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
Beginning September 9th, 2019
COMIC SANS is a monthly showcase that focuses in on the diverse, eclectic, intersectional voices of LGBTQ++, BIPOC, and feminist performers. Each month, COMIC SANS creates an engaging performance featuring a curated lineup of comedians and performers in an uplifting, community-minded space that celebrates the diversity of our community.
Formerly Alice’s Big Queer Comedy Show, conceptualized by the show’s producer and host, Alice Rose, the show returns for a new season under a new name with monthly performances in Waterloo and Hamilton. The aim of COMIC SANS is to explore the art of stand-up comedy sans misogyny, sans rape jokes, sans harm.
About the Show:
Alice’s Big Queer Comedy Show was conceptualized in June 2018 as an initiative to establish a queer comedy scene in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Far too often the punchlines of a joke in mainstream comedy, Alice’s Big Queer Comedy Show sought instead to celebrate our diversity and empower our performers and audiences alike. The show has attracted a range of professional comedians to its stage, including Elvira Kurt (Canadian Comedy Award winner, Second City, CBC, Just For Laughs), Chanty Marostica (Just For Laughs, Sirius XM’s Top Comic, Workin’ Moms), Andrew Johnston (Just For Laughs, Much Music’s Video on Trial, Bitch Salad), Al Val (Yuk Yuks, Durham Region Comedy Festival), and Greg Brown (ASAP Science, Sidenote podcast). Under the new label of Comic Sans, the show now aims to expand its catchment to include all marginalized folx, and to incorporate additional forms of performance art such as burlesque, improv, and sketch comedy.
The Hamilton edition of COMIC SANS begins September 9th with headliner Clif Knight!
Created by Alice Rose. Produced by Alice Rose and Krista McNaughton.
For all media inquiries, please contact Alice Rose at email@example.com or 647-642-1618
Second Monday of every month
The Staircase Cafe Theatre 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
Ticket Price: $12