Friday, September 5, 2014

The Sufferettes Go to the Movies. September 11, 2014.

Looking for the hottest and most exclusive TIFF party? Surprise! It is an improv show being performed by two weird hags on top of a post office.

The Sufferettes Go to the Movies
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Bad Dog Comedy Theatre
875 Bloor Street West

...An hour of improv with archival video footage. All video footage curated by Mark Andrada.

Tickets $10 at the door.
Advance tickets here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre Launch Week!

At the moment, we are very excited for a few things on the horizon. First off, Bad Dog Theatre is getting their own space! They are taking over the former Baltic Avenue space at Bloor and Ossington. Their venue Launch Week lifts off August 11 and we are extremely lucky to be opening for our buddies from Vancouver, The Sunday Service on Wednesday August 13. Come see the show, and check out the entire Launch Week schedule here. We will also be popping into other ensemble formats throughout the week.

We are both joining the expanded and reorganized Bad Dog Theatre Company as individual improvisers. What does that mean? Possible regular shows for the Sufferettes (our personal schedules permitting) and guaranteed involvement in a bunch of other formats they are producing through 2014-2015. This is a big moment for improv in the city, folks. You all should be as excited as we are.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014


In celebration of Monty Python's 40th Anniversary, here is a little video that Becky made with our friend, Isaac Winter. Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Terrific Women (aka Clamada Day).

Check out this great video that Sarah and Steph made for the Terrific Women show tomorrow night. We are on the bill! Come celebrate Canada Day right...with us.

Friday, June 27, 2014


Hey guys, the time is drawing nearer. On Sunday we take over Videofag in Kensington Market to present our own stand-alone show, VideoHag. It will be an hour-and-change long show wherein we make improv up based on archival footage found and curated by our friend, Zack Russell. It's the first time we have done a show that interacts with video, so we are pretty stoked.

We also want to give a huge thanks to Cheryl Hann for making the absolutely perfect poster above.

Doors will open around 7:30 and tickets are available for cash at the door.

Videofag is at 187 Augusta, just north of Dundas in the Market.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dora Nominated Actresses

Just a couple of shots with our buddy, Nancy, from during and after our first ever Dora Awards. What did we learn? Never discount the celebrity status you can squeeze out of an awards night. Thank you, Nancy. And thank you to the whole cast and crew of All Our Happy Days Are Stupid for being the best team ever. Next stop, New York City! See y'all there in February.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Awards for the State.

The nominees for the 15th annual Canadian Comedy Awards came out today and we are very happy to announce that we got a few nods! We were nominated in the Improv Troupe category and we were both nominated individually in the Female Improviser category.

If you are a voting member of the CCAs, you can vote for us as of June 24th. But, given our counterparts in the individual category (Kirsten Rasmussen, Ashley Botting & Caitlin Howden) and troupe category (Rapid Fire Theatre, Die Nasty, Bonspiel & The Sunday Service), you may as well just close your eyes and click anywhere. It is outstanding company to be in.

We can't wait for the festival! See y'all in Ottawa in the fall.


Monday, June 2, 2014

The Sufferettes 2014 Tour of Toronto!

Friends, Torontonians, Countrypeople!

The Sufferettes are on the verge of launching our 2014 Tour of Toronto.

After years of spending our springs touring overseas, we have decided to spend this year at home and finally visit all the wonderful comedy shows (and more) in our fair city. Included in the tour are shows we have never done, some classic favourites and a little mutli-disciplinary action. Like what? well, we are designing a set for Trampoline Hall, screening videos at festivals and even interacting with archival video at our VideoHag show at VideoFag.

We also doing shows in various neighbourhoods and even a couple wherein you can come up on stage and do scenes with us!

We are very excited to adventure through our own city as we have through others and hope that you will all come join us. It's a great way to check out this amazing amount of comedy in this city.

For the full tour listing (which, yes, continues to evolve and grow) look here.

All Our Happy Days Are Nominated for Awards!

We are totally delighted to report that the play we were in together last year, All Our Happy days Are Stupid by Sheila Heti, was nominated for FOUR Dora Awards this year, Including Best Ensemble in the Indie Division (and what an ensemble it was). This is the first time either of us has been nominated. The whole project was very grassroots and lots of blood, sweat and white paint went into it, so the award nods are really great. And we get to go to the party!

This on the heels of an announcement that the original cast (of fourteen) will be going down to New York City in February for an American premiere supported by McSweeney's and The Kitchen. We can't wait!

Now to plan our outfits for the Doras...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Camp Wayward (April 30, May 7 & May 14)

Camp Wayward is not a Sufferettes project, per se, but it is the most amazing all-female serialized improv show of all time. Created and directed by Becky and starring just so many incredible Toronto improvisers, Wayward is a series of live-directed, soap-opera style show always set in all-female environments. This time, we are going to camp!

With Lisa Merchant, Caroline Taylor, Christy Bruce, Ashely Comeau, Kayla Lorette, Shauna Wootton, Monica Heisey, Jess Bryson, Evany Rosen and Kirsten Rasmussen with musical director Laura Barrett.

Wednesdays at 9:30pm
April 30, May 7 & May 14
Comedy Bar
945 Bloor Street West

Monday, April 28, 2014

Space Riders: Division Earth.

It's here, it's here! The web series we are both in, Space Riders: Division Earth came to life today.
Written by and starring two extremely funny and talented men, Dan Beirne and Mark Little, Space Riders is basically the story of two shmos who turn a spacey kind of way. It also co-stars Amy Matysio, Kyle Dooley and Eugene Clark. Oh, and Kayla plays an intersex space villain and Becky plays three progressively degenerating clones.
See it now!
CANADA:!S!A!: OF WORLD: We will keep you posted. Sowwwwwwy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Sufferettes Take Toronto.

After all these years, we are finally doing our first full-legth show in Toronto. No other acts, no distracting bells and whistles. Just us, as we live and heave.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fan Art.

by Serena Marie McCarroll
Following our victorious trip to London (we are attributing that claim to you, Adam Meggido), we Sufferettes have made some bold moves toward greater personal fame and fortune. Our current strategy looks like this:
1. Demand twitter followers
2. Demand fan art
3. Buy commanding outfits
Outcome: fame
We followed this by a demand for fan art. Within the last 24 hours, this has paid off mightily. Please join us in marvelling at the fruits of our pushiness thus far.
by TJ Czar
by Jonathan Monkhouse
by James McCrea
Want to join in on the fun? Do it! Just make some artwork of us based on photograph, memory or imagination and tweet it to us (@thesufferettes). This is how people get TV shows, right?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's a Process, Not a Product.

This will only make sense to those who watched the London 50 Hour Improvathon.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Prigs in Space.

The Sufferettes just wrapped up our very first-ever endurance improv show - 50 straight hours of large-ensemble adventure as part of The London Jam. What an interesting experience it was. What thrills! What madness! Set on the intergalactic cruise liner, Xanadu, we experience genuine manic hysterics, performed through perceptive hallucinations and galavanted around in a surprising wealth of actual good narrative and relationship. We were extra fortunate to end up in long narrative arcs with old pals Chris Craddock and Tess Degenstein and new pal, Alex Bartram. We could get into tales of the hijincks our characters (Dame Heave Garbage and Nurse Fart Garbage from the planet Shrit) got into, but really, it would not make much sense. Also, lots of it is gross.

Huge thanks to Adam Meggido, Extempore Theatre and the entire production and support crew for making the festival and improvathon happen and inviting us into it all. Also to the fantastic cast of improvisers, a great many of whom were unknown to us before our rendezvous in Xanadu. We were blown away!

Pictured above is a collection of shots from the after party. This wasn't even close to the entire rotating cast for the weekend. Photos by Claire Bilyard, who also stayed up for most of the show to document our madness.

Oh, and for those interested in purchasing either Kitten Juice or tickets to the space premiere of Pippen!, please email our sales rep at


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

London 50 Hour Improvathon!

Wow, guys, only ten days until we embark on an epic journey to do improv for an uninterrupted and ungodly amount of time. If you are in London, England, you should come out for some (if not all) of it! Check out the video above for more tantalizing details!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

London Calling Back.

We are coming back to London, friends!

The Sufferettes are going to be in London for ten days this January to do some shows, participate in a 50 hour improvathon and teach a bit.

For more information, check out the website for The London Jam. The festival line-up (including our show information) can be found here and Becky's workshop can be found here.

We are also planning a show with our buddy Mae Martin. We will post more info about that soon.