We won 2 Davey Awards!

15 Mar


Double Barrel Wins Two Davey Awards for Hamilton/Burlington SPCA Campaign Video, written by myself and Jennifer Goodhue.

The spot stars Jennifer Goodhue, a bunch of adorable rescue cats and my dog, Hunter.


From the Double Barrel press release:


It’s a tail as old as time: a great idea deserved a good home and after a few laughs, an award-winning match was made.

What started as an idea for a comedy sketch (“How about we show people speed dating, but with cats?”) became an online hit (10,000 views on launch day) and won two Davey Awards, in part because funny got paired with the right client and cause.

Let me back up and re-introduce you to some funny ladies I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Diana Frances (The Hour, The Debaters) and Jennifer Goodhue (Baroness Von Sketch Show, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Comedy Inc.) of F & Good Comedy have been strategic comedy partners of Double Barrel for almost three years. While collaborating on original comedy content, we’ve lightened up some pretty heavy issues and had a great time doing it. But none have brought home so many awards.

When we approached the Hamilton Burlington SPCA with the idea, not only were they excited about our vision, but it was a perfect fit to promote their Meet Your Match pet program. Starring animals Spike, Knuckles, Magoo, Sephora and Odin, in SPCA: Cat Speed Dating we had some laughs at the very real awkwardness of speed dating, while educating on HBSPCA’s valuable pet matchmaking process.

We are so proud of this piece and are excited that the Davey Awards have recognized Double Barrel and SPCA: Cat Speed Dating with a gold award in the category of Online Film/Video and a silver in Online Film/Video – Comedy. It’s a privilege to be able to celebrate this award with the team at the HBSCPA and to use our funny business to support the great work they do in our community.



Canadian Screen Awards 2018

12 Mar

Had a great time writing with these maniacs on the Canadian Screen Awards. Those maniacs being Steve Dylan, Graham Chittenden, Fraser Young and of course hosts Emma Hunter and Jonny Harris – who I stupidly didn’t get photos of.

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But I did go total fan-girl and get a picture with Kim Coates – cause c’mon. Tig!!

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Girl’s Nite Out – St. Catherines

8 Mar

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than two sold out shows at the First Ontario Place in St. Catherines with Jan Caruana, Jennine Profeta, Elvira Kurt and token piano-playing man, Kevin Baker.

Even the name of the town is a lady!

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Inside the Ladies Writing Room – Toronto Sketchfest

5 Mar

What a panel! Moderated by Michelle Daly (Senior Director, Comedy Content CBC) we talked our faces off about what it’s like being a lady writer in comedy. BUT – everyone had great advice for the entire audience about how to pitch, get your material in front of the right executives, conduct yourself in a writer’s room, etc.

Plus I am now going to get so much free coffee from brain-pickers!

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Toronto ACTRA Awards 2018

25 Feb

One of the easiest gigs a gal can get is writing the opening monologue of the 2018 Toronto ACTRA Awards for one of Canada’s funniest and best improvisers, Colin Mochrie. He makes everything hilarious.

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And when his adorable actor/comedian wife Deb McGrath joins him on stage? Just sit back and listen to the laughs roll in.

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Girl’s Nite Out – 2018 East Coast Tour

4 Feb

Travelling with these nut bars (Jennine Profeta, Elvira Kurt, Karen Parker and piano-man Kevin Barker) to Fredericton, St. John and Annapolis Royal was a god damn delight.

This tour had it all. Sold out shows, standing ovations, tiny SUV’s, treacherous stretches of highway, an audience member telling us about how she fisted an airline pilot (true story) boxes of wine, freezing feet, amazing nachos, a bread phone and so many laughs.

Girl’s Night Out – East Coast Tour Dates

4 Jan

The ladies (and one guy) are heading to the East Coast of Canada for a mini-tour. Come join us and see if the set list gets longer than just Elvira, Options and Bell/Horn.


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February 2nd: Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen St,  Fredericton NB: Click HERE for tix.

February 3rd: Imperial Theatre, 12 King Square South – Saint John NB: Click HERE for tix.

Feb 4th: King’s Theatre, 209 St George St, Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia: Click HERE for tix.

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