Experience of Allyson Smith
Allyson has been tickling the comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Allyson started performing comedy in 2000 in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta. Soon after, the travel bug and desire to improve her craft inspired her to move to Vancouver, followed by a move to Toronto, and then one more move east to her new home in the United Kingdom. The one thing that travels better than her might be her act as its taken her to places such as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia and further stops around the world.This Canadian comic might have disappointed her parents when she turned her back on teaching to become a stand-up comic – but sorry Dad, it was the comedy world’s turn to gain.
Allyson hit the comedy club circuit, which in turn propelled her to headlining gigs at festivals. She shone in multiple high-profile slots at the Winnipeg, Halifax and Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. And that was just the start. In the years that followed she received multiple nominations for Best Female Stand-up at the Canadian Comedy Awards, taped her own Comedy Now special and did stints on Much Music’s Video on Trial and CBC’s The Debaters. A-listers Allyson has been called to share the stage with include Katherine Ryan, Stewart Francis, John Bishop, Stephen Merchant, and Samantha Bee (The Daily Show). On top of that, this three time nominated “Best female stand up”at the Canadian Comedy Awards just recorded her television gala performance at the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. It is her genuine and unique sense of humor, combined with excellent performance timing, that has made audiences laugh. This teacher-come-comic is ready to show international audiences why she is a sought-after fan favourite.
Performance Style of Allyson Smith
Courageously self-deprecating, Allyson’s comedic gift is making every room, whatever the size, feel like an intimate group therapy session. That intimacy, that uncommon bond between audience and performer is at the heart of Allyson’s magic as a comedian. Like the most relatable actresses working today or your very best friend, she finds a way to connect with everyone in a room, be they from southeast Asia, the U.K. or North America. With her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, playing to packed rooms is just another day at the office for this former high-school teacher.
Why hire Allyson Smith?
Allyson’s down-to-earth nature and girl-next-door approach ability have earned her the respect and friendship of fans and fellow comics alike. She has performed for a wide range of audiences from corporations to the most rural gatherings. Whether she was the compere, support or headliner, she has delighted them all. Whether you are a man or a woman, watching a live show or recorded television show, at a comedy club or private corporate function, you will laugh and you will remember the time you saw Allyson June Smith!
A self-confessed “over-sharer”, any Allyson Smith show inevitably serves up a potent observational cocktail of wit, bite and shame. Which means you’ll typically find her after the show, with a line of eager fans queued up to talk with her, to confess to her or to share some comically grisly detail from their own lives.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Corporate Shows, Private Parties and Galas, Casino Shows, Festivals, Campus Shows, Fundraisers
How to book Allyson Smith
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