Friday, 27 September 2019
Speaker: Rachelle Elie
Lecture title: Finding Your Funny
A whimsical tour with personal anecdotes of the life of a professional comedian and clown. Where do jokes come from? How do the people who make us laugh for a living create their material? How do they learn their art and craft? What do they learn from practising their profession? And how does its practice affect their lives?
Bio: Rachelle Elie
Rachelle has written and performed five one woman shows and was nominated for Best BreakOut Artist with the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2018. She has been a supporting act for legendary Comedians Mike McDonald and Tommy Chong. She won an Outstanding Comedy Award with the Ottawa Fringe and recently performed her one woman show S#!t I’m In Love With You Again at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was one of Mervyn Stutter’s Pick Of The Fringe at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. Her show was also invited to be a part of the Off-Broadway Encore Series in New York. She has participated in the First Air Arctic Comedy Festival in Iqaluit, HubCap Comedy Festival in New Brunswick and returns in May to the Women In Comedy Festival in Boston. She was also nominated for a Just For Laughs Comedy Award and performed in JFL 42 last year.