She Grew FunnyJoanne O'Sullivan
She Grew Funny tells the touching, true and often funny story of how Joanne’s life changed the moment her daughter turned 6, the same age she was when her own mother died. A pivotal moment that sent Joanne on a journey to answer the question she’s seen reflected in everyone’s gaze ever since, “What happens to you if you lose your mom at 6?” She Grew Funny is a look into the age-old connection between tragedy and comedy and how our pasts can irrevocably affect our future.
2017 Patrons Pick – Toronto Fringe
“On a stage bare except for a stool and stand, O’Sullivan recounts a beautifully detailed story…” -NOW Magazine
About the artist:
Joanne has written and performed in three solo shows. She Grew Funny is her third and it premiered to sold-out audiences at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. There, it was Factory Theatre Studio Patron’s Pick and one of Now Magazine’s Outstanding New Plays. Her second one-woman show, Any Second Now was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.
Joanne spent 2-years writing for CBC’s popular news parody show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and enjoyed a stint as a contributing writer for season three of the Baroness von Sketch Show. Most recently, Joanne was scouring the CBC archives for their new music documentary show, From the Vaults, which aired in November and December of 2018 and is currently streaming @ CBC.ca.
Joanne has worked in the live Canadian arts scene for over 15 years, across many genres, including performing stand-up from Vancouver to Toronto and improvising in four seasons of Sin City, Toronto’s popular live, improvised soap opera.
Currently, you can follow Joanne she chronicles the highs and lows of her re-entry into stand-up comedy after a 10-year hiatus, by subscribing to her new podcast, Just for Once on iTunes or Stitcher.
Intrepid Theatre Club
2-1609 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Phone: (250) 383-2663