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Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Presents

Queens of Comedy

Join us for a night of comedy to celebrate International Women’s Day, as the funniest women in the business take the stage! Featuring the uproarious trio of Jane Stanton, Sophia Johnson, and Britney Lysing, these talented comedians bring humor and wit to celebrate the strength and hilarity of women in the world of comedy. Grab your friends and get ready for a night of non-stop comedy!


Jane Stanton

Since breaking onto the Canadian Comedy scene, Jane Stanton has become one of the country’s favourite headliners. With multiple festival appearances across North America, Jane has been featured at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs”, JFL 42(Toronto), JFL Northwest(Vancouver), Bumpershoot Festival, Seattle’s International Comedy Competition, Halifax Comedy Festival & Winnipeg Comedy Festival(was voted audience favourite in 2019). Jane’s debut album “Date Night” reached number 1# on iTunes.

In early 2021, Jane launched her podcast “High School Sucked” which has quickly risen to the top 100 comedy podcasts worldwide. Also an accomplished actor, Jane Stanton most recently worked on Disney’s: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Gus Van Sant in the ABC mini-series “When We Rise” as well as A&E’s “The Returned”, Amazon Prime The Twilight Zone” and CBC’s “Artic Air”. Jane was also on two hugely popular web series, “The Staff Room” and “The Acting Class.”

Between touring her headline act and appearances on such hit shows like CBC’s The Debaters, CBC LOL, Jane has appeared alongside the likes of Tig Notaro, Fortune Feimster, Melissa Villasenor, Arie Spears, Godfrey, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero and SNL’s Michael Che.

When she’s not touring, Jane Stanton resides in Vancouver BC with her two ‘children* Hoffman & Pancake. *dogs

Brittany Lyseng

Brittany Lyseng is a nationally touring Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Podcaster. Her comedy career began after 12 years as a tradesman with the desire to lift less and laugh more, and in turn has become one of the Canadian industry’s fastest rising stars. She has been seen on CTV’s Roast Battles Canada, CBC’s New Wave of Stand-Up Comedy, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, and CTV’s The Stand-Up Show with Jon Dore, as well as making appearances on CBC Radio’s The Debaters. Released in 2019, her first album Going Up debuted at #1 on iTunes and was followed with appearances at three Just For Laughs festivals (Montreal, JFL 42 in Toronto, and Vancouver’s JFL Northwest). Most recently she was featured in Reader’s Digest magazine, and was graced with a 2022 Canadian Screen Awards nomination.

Sophia Johnson

Sophia Johnson is an actor and comedian from New Zealand. You might have seen her on Netflix’s ‘Ash vs the Evil Dead’, CW’s ‘legends of tomorrow’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ She has performed at three New Zealand International comedy festivals, including her sell out show ’50 minutes plus laughs’. She has worked as a writer for several years on the hit NZ comedy TV show ‘7 Days’. You can hear her on the Just for Laughs originals ‘Best of The West’ album ‘Yee-Haw Hell Yeah’. Her TV set for the New Wave of Stand Up at Just for Laughs Vancouver recent aired on CBC Gem! She also appeared as a guest on TVNZ’s comedy news show ‘The Project’.

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre welcomes you back to live performance. We are following current public health authority guidelines to keep our patrons as safe as possible.

Stay home if you are ill. Continue to respect personal space of two metres where possible. Wash hands and/or use hand-sanitizing stations.

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