Enjoy a Night of Comedy: “Hopes and Dreams” at The Grad Club

Published on: 2018/09/15 - in Entertainment

Looking for some great entertainment on Saturday night? Then check out The Hysterics Collective’s comedy show: Hopes & Dreams at The Grad Club from 8:30pm to 11pm tonight, September 15.

This will be the Collective’s second comedy night produced in Kingston, following the very successful JUST A JOKE show back in May.

According to the group:

The Hysterics Collective is a Katarokwi/Kingston-based feminist comedy group. The Hysterics aims to make spaces and occupy stages; we want to make spectacles of ourselves (and you) through comedy. We are dedicated to offering peer-to-peer workshops, open mics, and shows that are envisioned, produced, and performed by women, genderqueer, nonbinary, trans people, and anyone with a “tendency to cause trouble.” We’re here to have fun. We’re here to laugh. And we’re here to assert an anti-oppressive presence within comedy. The Hysterics Collective operates by a non-hierarchical and community-based framework that connects and supports funny folks and all those who want to laugh.

Saturday’s Grad Club show will begin with an open mic segment where everyone is encouraged to try out their comedic skills in this feminist friendly + anti-oppressive + LGBTQ2S positive comedy event.

Tickets are $10 or PWYC (pay what you can) at the door, and the night’s host is comedian Shirley Whalen. In addition to many other accolades, Whalen recently did her first TV taping for CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist in the SiriusXM Top Comic competition.

Featured in the show is comedian and writer Carol Zoccoli, a stand up comic and graduate of Second City’s Conservatory Program; along with the successful improv comedy duo Coko & Daphney; and winner of the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival’s “Homegrown Comics Competition”, Courtney Gilmour.

The Grad Club is located at 162 Barrie Street in Kingston and tonight’s show begins at 8:30pm.

Photo source: The Hysterics Collective
Photographer: Ella Gonzales