T.O. standup star shines

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On the smaller of two stages at Toronto’s Com­edy Bar, Deanne Smith is labour­ing through what she calls the “painful birth of new jokes.”

Her notes about premises, she con­fesses, seem like a jour­nal of de­pres­sion, with items like “tired of show­er­ing”; her ADD and anx­i­ety also get ref­er­enced. “This gets a lit­tle sin­cere, but stick with me.”

Be­fore her, the open­ing acts wer suc­cess ence of girls in who say The he run­ner tidal w standup cou­ple han­dle od­dity au­dien adroitly earns warm cep­tio for h new m terial. the g have t com­edy might a this one course don’t have to be at the club, not least be­cause Smith’s new com­edy spe­cial is now on Net­flix.

That’s not a very ex­clu­sive club any­more; the ser­vice re­leased a jaw-drop­ping 47 halfhours of standup, Smith’s among them, on Jan. 1 as their Co­me­di­ans of the World se­ries.

It’s prob­a­bly about time the diminu­tive, an­drog­y­nously at­tired Toronto-based comic got this sort of credit, after per­form­ing across North Amer­ica, in Bri­tain r years, r two on nd rackof views standup Straight r Game

With that half-hour now avail­able world­wide and get­ting no­tices, she's build­ing up an­other hour of ma­te­rial and pre­par­ing for a South­ern On­tario the­atre tour in March.

NET­FLIX

Amer­i­can-born, Toronto-based co­me­dian Deanne Smith has a new spe­cial out on Net­flix.

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