Yas Kween | Ethnic. Women. Funny.
By Nelu Handa
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Interviews with funny and fearless women of colour in comedy
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 3: Celeste Yim||A sit down with Sketcherson/Stand-up/Writer and general comedic ingenue Celeste Yim. We talk about being SNL nerds, which potato chips you should like according to your generation, and how to be fearless and afraid at the same time. *OH NO, the end of..||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 2: Monica Garrido||She moved to Canada from Mexico in hopes that her life would play out like the best parts of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Has it happened? Find out as we sit down with the very funny and wonderful Monica Garrido!||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen In Comedy Panel: BCIF 2017||We're baaaaack! And with a wisdom-packed episode of the Women in Comedy panel discussion at Big City Improv Festival 2017! Featuring Yas Kweens Nelu Handa & Ann Pornel, and inimitable peers Nadine Djoury, Sarah Hillier, Alessandra Vite, Lisa...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoEpisode 16: Dionna Griffin-Irons||So lucky to have a chat with Dionna Griffin-Irons during a short trip to Toronto. If you haven't heard her story, settle in for a fascinating talk with the current Director of Diversity and Inclusion at The Second City Chicago. Also, find out why we...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||ExplicitVideoEpisode 15: Women In Comedy at #BCIF2106||As part of Big City Improv Festival, we held a panel discussion feature 9 incredible women to talk about their journey in comedy. Featuring: Jan Caruana, Ify Chiwetelu, Monica Heisey, Allison Hogg, Lisa Merchant, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer, Paloma...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||ExplicitVideoEpisode 14: Heather MacDonald||A fun old chit chat with Heather MacDonald, Toronto Stand Up darling. We talk about growing up in small town Ontario, the word "exotic" as a descriptor of humans, and the magical powers of Welch's grape flavoured frozen juice pops.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||ExplicitVideoEpisode 13: Aisha Brown||A good gab sesh with Aisha Brown, the fabulous Stand Up and member of comedic rap group Runnin' at the Mouth. We talk about what it's like on the comedy scene for a woman, unspoken racism in Toronto, and the truth about anxiety hawks.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||ExplicitVideoEpisode 2 (again): Coko Galore||A brand new chat with Coko, 1/2 of the improv duo Coko & Daphney and Yas Kween mainstay! We discuss the Toronto improv scene, cultural influences that have shaped her comedic sensibilities, and finding your way to your authentic voice.||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||ExplicitVideoEpisode 12: Rakhee Morzaria||A talk with Rakh! We discuss the fun of sketch and improv comedy, knowing your funny, and taking the leap to become a professional Actor when you have a perfectly good University degree in Not-Acting.||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||ExplicitVideoEpisode 11: Ann Pornel||Layin it down with the tremendously funny, ballsy and be-glittered Ann Pornel! We discuss her journey to Tour Co at Second City, being a bold woman on the comedy scene, and advice for those stepping into the game.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||ExplicitVideoEpisode 8: Daphney Joseph||A rendezvous with the hilarious bilingual comedian, talking about the art of performing in English, overcoming personal pain through comedy, and our mutual respect and devotion to Excel spreadsheets.||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||ExplicitVideoEpisode 7: Preeti Torul||The standup comic and producer of #BOSSComedy talks about growing up in Toronto, the big "d" (um, diversity), and why she doesn't finish the food I lovingly made for her.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||ExplicitVideoEpisode 6: Hoodo Hersi||A deep chit-chat about Hoodo's rise in the world of standup comedy, the privileges/not-so-privileges enjoyed by people of colour, and the thing she has to do every time she gets up on stage.||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||ExplicitVideoEpisode 5: Ruth Tecle||Talking to Ruth about her new journey in Stand Up, her ongoing commitment in consuming all things comedy, and the power of flirting with the mirror before you leave the house.||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||ExplicitVideoEpisode 4: Ify Chiwetelu||Talking to Improviser and Stand Up comedian Ify about her insatiable curiosity to know people's secrets, becoming a Maestro, and learning to listen to the beeps.||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||ExplicitVideoEpisode 1: Aisha Alfa||Our first guest is none other than stand-up comedian and actor extraordinaire, Aisha Alfa! We discuss her path in comedy, how to pronounce 'Detroit' and moving to ELLLL AYYYY.||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Nelu's a genius
This place fast is brilliant, live show is equally great. Highly recommend both
Nelu is a great host to this very funny and informative podcast!
Funny and timely
Love this show so much!