June 2012

Sandra in the Torontoist


Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh (2012 Edition) We suppose it’s a small sign of improvement that a recent National Post story—the latest of many articles to denigrate and disparage “women in comedy”—never once claimed that “women aren’t funny.” Instead, it said that women have “almost no choice” but to portray themselves as “unattractive, sexually [...]

December 2014

Sandra in the Toronto Star – 2014


Alt comedy booming in Toronto clubs It wasn’t that long ago that standup comedians of all styles and skill levels — pro, amateur, clean, raunchy — were galvanized by their contempt for the newest addition to their art form. Indeed, veteran Toronto political standup and writer Lou Eisen posted some 15 years ago that “alternative [...]

April 2017

Ladies Night at the Underground! Standup Comedy! *420-friendly*


Jen Sakato presents: Ladies Night at the Underground! Toronto's BEST female standups in the city's only 420 comedy club! April 13 is a DOOZY with headliner: MARTHA CHAVES!!! (Just For Laughs, Boston Comedy Festival, CBC) Feat: ROBBY HOFFMAN (SiriusXM) DENA JACKSON (Dark Comedy Festival) COURTNEY GILMOUR (FunnyorDie) SANDRA BATTALIGNI (NOW Magazine Best Female Comedian) Get [...]