T.O. standup star shines
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.”
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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.
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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.
American-born, Toronto-based comedian Deanne Smith has a new special out on Netflix.