I just heard about this great event happening here on campus on Friday, February 28th:
The Ontario Veterinary College’s Student Chapter of the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association is proud to bring you a Comedy Night featuring renowned OVC grad and LGBT comic Ted Morris, opened by the hilarious Dawn Whitwell!
Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for non-students, and will be sold outside the OVC Cafe the week of. Tickets will be sold at the door if available, but we’re expecting to sell out . . . so buy early! Doors are at 6:30 and the show will start promptly at 7pm.
A portion of the proceeds will go to a local outreach program for LGBT youth in the area, ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Pride and Prejudice is a social and educational group for LGBTQ+ youth facilitated by trained LGBTQ+-identified individuals. This program has three goals:
1. Support youth to access existing services.
2. Build and maintain welcoming social support networks including LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ family and friends.
3. Provide opportunities for community engagement through volunteering and creative social activism.
Pride and Prejudice is an environment where LGBTQ+ youth are encouraged to develop leadership skills, share their knowledge and experiences, and be actively engaged in strengthening their health and well-being.
From Ted Morris’s website http://tedmorris.ca/bio/ :
“Ted Morris always looks like he’s having the most fun in the room when he’s on stage, and doesn’t care if you aren’t. His intelligent, off-beat humour and wickedly charming smile lets us all know that our slightly warped thoughts are just fine.
Born in Ottawa and now making his home in Toronto, Ted discovered his love of stand-up while getting his degree in veterinary medicine. He now splits his time as a small animal vet by day and stand-up comic at night, although it’s much more gratifying to “kill” on stage.
He’s been called “fresh faced and hilarious” by NOW Magazine, and slightly ruder things by strangers in the street. Ted is a writer, producer and all around super guy. He has performed at the “We’re Funny That Way”, London and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and can be heard around the world on XM Radio. His TV appearances include 2 stand-up specials for Pridevision TV, The Toronto Show, The Comedy Network’s “Canadian Comedy Shorts”, MuchMoreMusic’s Heat Meter, The Smart Woman’s Survival Guide and the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC. He taped an hour long comedy special for CTV’s “Comedy Now!” in the fall of 2011 which aired for the first of an endless number of times in April 2012.”
From Dawn Whitwell’s facebook:
“Rated one of America’s Funniest Lesbians by Curve magazine, Dawn is taking her “subversive, slacker-next-door wit” on the road this summer for a second time as part of the legendary Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Recently Whitwell was featured at Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival and has also appeared at Gotham and Comic Strip Live in New York. Dawn is most proud to have founded Comedy Girl, an all-girl standup outfit in Toronto.
Sounds awesome, check it out!