All episodes of Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs are on HBO Max now! I was so happy to finally watch my episode, Treehouse Blues. Check it out – it has opera singing dinosaurs and a snack elevator, what more do you want?
My show is featured in the Calgary Herald rundown on the Fringe. Check it out! Drag, music, magic all part of Fringe Festival 2021
Update – the show got held over until August 28th! Tickets available here: Calgary Fringe Festival
I’m doing the Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival as a digital performer, with my show about being laid off from a cell-phone ringtone company, Lord of the Files (short trailer above.) This is the first time Lord of the Files had been available online, so you haven’t seen it before, here’s your chance. It’ll be on-demand until August 14th. Tickets are available here.
Here’s an interview I did with the Fringe:
2021 CALGARY FRINGE SUMMER ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
TODAY’S FEATURE ARTIST: Lesley Tsina
WHAT DRIVES YOUR PASSION AS AN ARTIST? My brain is very full at any given moment. It’s crammed with trivia, obsessions, memories of terrible jobs, arguments I did not have or did not win. And in general, I’m too polite to say what I’m thinking a lot of the time. So basically, I do comedy and tell stories to keep my head from exploding.
BIGGEST INFLUENCER(S): Josh Kornbluth, Lauren Weedman and Brian Finkelstein. All great solo performers in different ways. Also, Claudia Shear for writing “Blown Sideways Through Life,” which is just the best solo show title.
SHARE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF WE DON’T KNOW (AND WOULD SURPRISE US TO HEAR): I am the author of a fake oral history of Windows 95 titled “Restart Me Up: The Unauthorized, Un-Accurate Oral History of Windows 95.” I watched the Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston 30-minute infomercial for Windows 95 all the way through, twice, in order to write it. If you have not heard of that, you are…fortunate? Anyway, it’s frighteningly well-researched for a funny book and also quite short, so you should read it.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST ROUTINE? I feed the cats first (always) and then make instant coffee and toast with some combination of butter/jam/peanut butter/almond butter/honey/mascarpone on it. I eat breakfast in the living room in front of my laptop and get meowed at until I let the cat smell the toast and lick butter off my fingers. Once the cat gets his butter snack, the day can begin.
I did the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival last week and got into the finals of their Monologue Slam. Here’s my monologue – which I originally wrote as part of a sketch show set at a funeral. And yes, I did build that coffin. Ah, the magic of contact paper.
Hero Hotel, an audio podcast based on the very funny kids’ graphic novel by Yehudi Mercado, just released their second season. I worked on the new season with a bunch of other fun writers.
In this adventure comedy, Chet Zebrowski works at his Grandma Zee’s hotel for superheroes. When hijinks and mayhem erupt – all while the heroes are on vacation and unwilling to lift a finger – it’s up to Chet and his super-powered cat Boomer to save the day. But will catering to the needs of these demanding supers push Chet too far?
You can listen to it here: https://pinna.fm/HH
“Hero High,” the “Legend of Zelda” parody webseries is now on YouTube. I voiced Imelda/Impa, Zelda’s very intense mom. There’s also lots of art from the series posted by @artistgamergal1 Anyhow, if you’re a Zelda fan, check it out!
Hey – all my ThunderCats Roar episodes are now up on Cartoon Network’s website and various other streaming services. Here are the title cards from the most recent ones:
The art for this show is rad. I’m so lucky I got to work on it.
Hey! I had two new ThunderCats Roar episodes air this week, “Mandora’s Law” and “Berb-cules.” One features my first-ever song in an episode and the other has a full-on giant robot fight!
My next episode, “Mini Mongor” airs Nov 12th at 8am on Cartoon Network and is available here and on various other streaming platforms the next day. Check it out!
Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Laws! Wow!
I’m back on Becky Feldman’s romance novel podcast Too Stupid to Live discussing Grace Callaway’s second Mayhem in Mayfair book, “Her Wanton Wager,” which we both loved. Highlights: Handjob gazebos, gambling hells and whether or not people said “whatever” in the Regency period. I’d say NSFW but what does that even mean these days? Also, probably the most giggling I’ve done on a single podcast, ever.