8th Annual Women in Comedy Festival

Rachelle Elie is known for her boundless energy, fearlessness & dynamic stage presence. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Ottawa with an American mom and a Haitien father, her material is also inspired by her thirteen-year marriage to an Obstetrician Gynecologist and life with two teenage sons. She is a regular comedian and host at Ottawa Yuk Yuk’s and performed recently in The She Dot Festival and The Cracking-Up The Capital Festival. She has opened for Ron James, Angelo Tsarouchas and Mike MacDonald.

Rachelle’s studies began at Bishop’s University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In Vancouver’s Studio 58 Professional Acting Program she found her strength in characters and physical theatre. Upon graduation Rachelle wrote her first solo show, Bibi & Spid, which she performed for the new writers’ festival Four Play at 58. Since then she has toured four original one-woman shows across Canada and has performed comedy in the U.S and Australia. Elie won an Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe Festival for her one person show JOE : The Perfect Man directed by Adam Lazarus in creative collaboration with Mike Kennard.

Don't miss this rare chance to see these high-caliber acts all in one place, including Rachelle Elie (pictured) whom SEE Magazine has called “an exquisite performer…" and whom The Montreal Gazette describes as “a gifted performer and improvisor, but also frighteningly intelligent”.

The 8th annual Women in Comedy Festival brings powerhouse lineup of its top stand-up to this headlining stand-up showcase, featuring comedians from all over the country, with credits that include:
Featuring: Rachelle Elie (SheDot Festival, Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe Festival), Holly Lynnea (Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Gilda's Laugh Fest), Marla Schultz (Lucille Ball Festival, Men of a Certain Age, Sisters), Jaime Lane (The Comedy Store, The Ice House), Jessica Saul (NYC), Kathe Farris (Boston Comedy Festival), Kaytlin Bailey (MTV, NYC Fringe), Lauren Hope Krass (RISK!, Charleston Comedy Festival), Phoebe Angle (Limestone Comedy Festival), Pedro Gonzalez (NYC), Danielle Thralow (ACME Comedy Club),

Rachelle Elie is known for her boundless energy, fearlessness & dynamic stage presence. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Ottawa with an American mom and a Haitien father, her material is also inspired by her thirteen-year marriage to an Obstetrician Gynecologist and life with two teenage sons. She is a regular comedian and host at Ottawa Yuk Yuk’s and performed recently in The She Dot Festival and The Cracking-Up The Capital Festival. She has opened for Ron James, Angelo Tsarouchas and Mike MacDonald.

Rachelle’s studies began at Bishop’s University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In Vancouver’s Studio 58 Professional Acting Program she found her strength in characters and physical theatre. Upon graduation Rachelle wrote her first solo show, Bibi & Spid, which she performed for the new writers’ festival Four Play at 58. Since then she has toured four original one-woman shows across Canada and has performed comedy in the U.S and Australia. Elie won an Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe Festival for her one person show JOE : The Perfect Man directed by Adam Lazarus in creative collaboration with Mike Kennard.

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