“You don’t know which human you’re going to get”
Stand-up Comedienne, Scriptwriter, and general funny gal Joanne O'Sullivan joins Sam in a conversation that goes from funny to serious to funny again all on the same show. Joanne's unique experience in having lost her mother at the tender age of six is reflected in the eyes of her own daughter, Eliza, and Joanne's wisdom and reflections on her experience make this a show that you won't want to miss.
Some topics discussed in this episode include:
- The Brady Bunch (video below)
- Cindy from the Brady Bunch
- The Love Boat (video below)
- Fantasy Island
- Gilligan's Island
- Nicky, Nicky Nine Doors
- Ding Dong Ditching
- Help! The News is Scaring My Kid!
- VCR rentals
- 1980's horror films - Friday the 13th, Poltergeist
- Freddie Krueger - Nightmare on Elm Street
- Child's Play and Chuckie
- Joanne's one-woman show, She Grew Funny at Toronto Fringe
BIO: Joanne O’Sullivan (Writer/Performer/Producer)
Joanne is proud to be able to say she’s worked in practically every genre of Canadian comedy. As a television writer, she spent 2-years writing for CBC’s popular news parody show This Hour Has 22 Minutes and just recently finished up a stint as a contributing writer for season three of the Baroness Von Sketch Show. Currently, she can be found scouring the CBC archives for a new, as yet unnamed music documentary show”.
Joanne has worked in the live Canadian arts scene for over 10 years, across many genres, including stand-up from Vancouver to Toronto, storytelling for the Stratford Festival’s Late Night with Lucy Peacock cabaret, and improvising in four seasons of Sin City, Toronto’s popular live, improvised soap opera.
She is also working on her third solo show, She Grew Funny, premiering at this year's Toronto Fringe.
Joanne is the proud winner of a Writer's Guild of Canada award and her second one-woman show “Any Second Now” was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.