SARA HENNESSEY -
Co-Creator, Producer, & Co-Lead Character ‘Linda Davis’
Sara Hennessey is hot off her JUST FOR LAUGHS debut in Montreal, where she opened for Todd Barry's The Crowdwork Show, did Andy Kindler's Alternative Show, and recorded an ALL ACCESS TELEVISION TAPING. Check out her featured spot at JFL42 in Toronto this September!
Sara is the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award (CCA) winner for The Best Female Stand Up Comic in Canada! Sara's also a two-time CCA Nominee; for her web-series 'Goodbye Sara Hennessey' & short film 'Secret Clubhouse'.
With regular appearances on Video On Trial (FUSE TV & MUCH), Sara is also a member of the acclaimed Toronto comedy collective Laugh Sabbath, and is one-half of the comedy duo 'Terrific Women'. Sara has extensive comedy writing experience, not only her own film projects and stand-up, but also on CTV’s “Spun Out” starring Dave Foley, and the CBC comedy website “Punchline”.
Sara has been featured in such comedy festivals as Just For Laughs, JFL42 Alternative Show w/ Andy Kindler, NXNE, Boston Comedy Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, San Fransisco Sketch Fest!
“Watch Goodbye Sara Hennessey, lady of Toronto who is hilarious” -Maria Bamford.
STEPH KALINER -
Co-Creator, Producer, & Co-Lead Character ‘Joy Johanson’
STEPH KALINER is a comedy writer in Toronto. She’s worked on Canadian sitcoms like
“Almost Heroes”, “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil”, “Mr. D” and “Working
the Engels”. She’s also the head writer and co-creator of the web series
“Versus Valerie” and “Sexy Nerd Girl”. Steph has
been doing live comedy performances (stand-up and improv) in Toronto
since 2007. Some of her favourite performances include co-producing and
co-hosting the monthly shows “Terrific Women”, “Comedy at the Ossington”
and “The Hee Haw Hour”, and performing at “Laugh Sabbath”,
“Theatresports”, “Catch 23” and “North By North East".
TRISTAN GOUGH - Videographer
TRISTAN GOUGH is the man behind all of Terrific Women's groovy videos - he’s a
real editing wizard! In fact, last year he blew everyone's mind with his well
timed & superbly edited ROB FORD-THE MOVIE
using CHRIS FARLEY movie footage – which totally went viral, giving him attention
on many Canadian News Stations including Global, CITY TV, CTV & more. Originally
from Burlington, Ontario, Tristan studied film at Seneca, and by day you can
find him doing web & video at Mirvish Productions. Other comedy shorts by
Tristan include 2012 Canadian Comedy Award nominated ‘Secret Clubhouse’
, and ‘Fear
that screened at the 2013 Laugh Sabbath Film Fest, with lots more to
LAURA PHARO – Associate Producer
LAURA PHARO is a Toronto based arts professional with over 8 years’ experience in the city in various capacities. A graduate of Humber College Theatre Performance Program she has collaborated to create shows for festivals at Passe Muraille (City of Wine) & Buddies In Bad Times Theatre ( Hysteria Festival). She also has handled administrative and production elements for various Theatres, Arts Festivals, concerts & Live Events in the City( Harborfront Centre, TIFF, NXNE, Grey Cup 100thAnniversary, CHFI, Citytv,Canadian Stage Dream in High Park to name a few). She enjoys all aspects of creating and is excited to bring her expertise to the world of Terrific Women!