SOLD OUT - Taking up Space w/Robby Hoffman

Date: Saturday January 26th 2019
Time: 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Taking Up Space - A Feminist Comedy Show
(Formerly the Future is Female - Comedy Show)

Taking up Space is:
What makes this show DIFFERENT from other feminist comedy shows? Well, we provide a place for comedians to do longer sets than they'd usually get to do, also, "Taking Up Space" features female and gender non-conforming identifying comics exclusively

Tickets are $15 online/ $20 Door
Tickets are available online: OR reserve by phone: (416) 551-6540

Performers for this special show are
Tamara Shevon
Natalie Norman
Robby Hoffman


Tamara Shevon
is a Toronto-based comic who started her comedic story-telling through wine-coloured glasses in Bejing, China. Since then, she has been blazing through the Toronto scene with her characteristic wit and her lovable ability to flirt with the boundaries of socially acceptable. Tamara produces and hosts the very popular Against the Collar Comedy Show. Tamara has performed stand-up all over China, Canada, and the United States and was second runner-up in the Beijing Improv Comedy Festival. In 2018, Tamara toured across Ontario with Shawna Edward for the Irritable & Confused Comedy Tour where she was the only black person at each stop.

Natalie Norman
is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian, podcaster, storyteller and Jewess. Outrageous, witty, and often political, Natalie hosts a weekly LGBTQ+, feminist friendly show The Crimson Wave at Comedy Bar in Toronto, which in 2015 was chosen by Just For Laughs 42 to be one of the 42 acts. She recorded her first tv taping this past summer at Montreal Just For Laughs.
In addition to the weekly show, Natalie is the co-host of the Crimson Wave Podcast. The menstruation-themed podcast was included in Blog TO's Top 10 Toronto Podcasts and named by Toronto Life as one of the city's most addictive podcasts. The Crimson Wave was also an instrumental force in the Canadian Menstruators' #NoTaxOnTampons campaign, writing and starring in the viral video to promote and spread awareness on the initiative to remove tax on menstruation products. The tax was successfully removed in July 2015.
Natalie has also performed a Just For Laughs in Montreal , Sled Island, Guelph Comedy Fest, Women In Comedy Fest, Pop Montreal, Canadian Music Week, Toronto SketchFest, Feminist Arts Conference, Field Trip, NXNE and LadyFest Montreal. Most importantly, Natalie is a Spice Girls enthusiast, who loves talking about her period.

Robby Hoffman
Robby Hoffman is a small ex-Chasidic queer Jewish stand-up comedian and writer. She just wrote on The Chris Gethard Show, was named one of Comedy Central's UP NEXT comedians, and has performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.

Robby has also performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and headlined the Queer Festival in Portland.

Robby has written a whole bunch for TV, including Odd Squad (PBS), winners of a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing. She wrote on CBC's hit primetime show, Workin' Moms and contributed to IFC's Baroness von Sketch Show. For her writing work on Odd Squad, she was nominated for a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award.

She has a one hour CraveTV comedy special coming out in 2019.