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ALFF After Hours: Stand Up Comedy

This event took place on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 9:30pm
ALFF SPACE [Edgewater Hotel]

$10 at the door, or use your ALFF Film Pass!

Winnipeg-based Anishinaabe comedian and creative Ryan McMahon performs live at the ALFF Space. Whitehorse’s own comedy genius, Jenny Hamilton will open – hot on the heels of her new recording, Kegels Champion. 



Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker & community activator based out of Treaty #1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Armed with a degree in Theatre & as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose & irreverent as he explores the good, the bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.

Since 2010, McMahon has recorded 3 National comedy specials (Welcome To Turtle Island Too, UnReserved & Red Man Laughing) & 2 taped Gala sets at the prestigious Winnipeg Comedy Festival. 

In 2012, McMahon became the 1st Native comedian to ever record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV (Ryan McMahon - UnReserved) and later that year made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, QC where he was named to the NEW FACES list at the festival.

Ryan's latest full length CBC comedy special, Red Man Laughing, aired Nationally on CBC Radio 1 in 2015.

McMahon was invited to develop a 5 part mini-series for CBC Radio 1’s flagship Saturday show, CBC Day 6 With Brent Bambury, in 2017. Ryan’s “12 Step Program For Canada” aired in the summer of 2017. In the series, McMahon lays out a path to decolonization and reconciliation, which, of course, is absolutely hilarious.

Ryan has written for the GLOBE & MAIL, NEW YORK TIMES, VICE, the CBC, APTN among others.



Comedy that is quick, witty and more often than not, down right filthy.

Jenny Hamilton is a writer and stand-up comedian from Canada's true north, the Yukon. Jenny has been entertaining people for decades, the last 10+ years with a mic in her hand. Performing from Alaska to Australia, she is a crowd favourite of burly Miners and Grandmas alike, and everyone in-between.

Named as one of the 50 Canadian Comic to watch out for by MSN.com and Readers Digest.

Jenny regularly performs stand-up comedy both nationally and internationally. She has hosted Politicians and Royals and beer fests alike. She has toured to Adelaide Australia with the original comedy Show “A Grizzly Stole my Bebe!”, hit Toronto by storm with her one person show, “Klondyke: Stand Up Straight from the Yukon” and can be heard on CBC’s The Debaters. Her #1 charting album “Kegels Champion” is available were ever you get your digital music.

Adelaide Fringe
“...clever and sharp with a devilish wit” Heckler AU.
“...refreshing and funny, Hamilton stole the show” Advertiser AU.
Toronto Fringe
“...Hamilton really knows how to make gross things, things many people don’t discuss in public, genuinely funny and endearing at the same time.” TWISI CAN
“Hamilton’s stand-up routine is slick, professional and most importantly – funny.” Gay Theatre
Toronto CAN
“Hamilton has an intriguing, powerful stage presence...” NOW Magazine CAN

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