August 31, 2016
Sex Canoe
Carolyn Taylor on how Baroness Von Sketch Show gets made. Lauren Strapagiel defends Guy Fieri. The women of The Second City talk about being funny while female.
Katie Jensen
Freelance Producer

Here are the show’s featured artists, in order of appearance:

Look Vibrant is a Montréal-based no-fi pop band. Listen to their new single Bull & Eagle and their previous albums.

Carolyn Taylor is the showrunner for CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show. Before that, she cut her teeth at The Second City, and wrote for This Hour Has 22 Minutes. She recently starred in the lesbian rom-com Portrait of a Serial Monogamist, where she gets dumped for a younger woman. Here she is, talking about doing Kegels. @CarolynTaylord

Jaunt is a Toronto-based psych-pop band. Listen to Hello from their new EP, Chat. @TheBandJaunt

Lauren Strapagiel is the social news editor for Buzzfeed News Canada. She’s written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and the Edmonton Journal. @LaurenStrapa

Leigh Cameron is a Toronto-based actor, writer comedian, and alumnus of The Second City. After graduating from The Second City Conservatory program, she performed with the Touring Company, appeared in multiple revues, and slayed in the recent mainstage production, The Hotline Always Blings Twice. @CamLeighCam

Becky Johnson is currently in The Second City Toronto mainstage production, Come What Mayhem. She performs with Kayla Lorette as The Sufferettes, co-produces catch23 at Comedy Bar, and has been very funny for a very long time. @JohnsonBecky

Kirsten Rasmussen is a Toronto-based actor, comedian, and alumnus of The Second City, appearing in recent mainstage production, The Hotline Always Blings Twice and two other very funny mainstage shows. Her self-proclaimed big, grotesque characters elicit big, grotesque laughs. @KikiRazzle

Monica Heisey is a writer and comedian who wrote I Can’t Believe it’s Not Better; a collection of humorous stories, essays, and advice for helping you live your Best Life. @MonicaHeisey

Keysha Freshh is a Toronto-based hip hop artist and songwriter who learned to sing I Believe I Can Fly when she was five years old. Listen to her music. @FreeKeysha

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