STAND UP FOR STREET KIDS Laugh it up for a good cause when comedians Sabrina Jalees, Kate Davis, David Goodman and others perform in a benefit for Covenant House. Tuesday (October 23), 7:30 pm. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge. 416-204-7038, www.blueman.ca. Rating: NNNNN
How did you get involved?
Kate Davis asked if I would do this fundraiser, and I said sure. I'll double my rate for it. Just joking. I only charged my normal rate - $35,000.
You're on a couple of shows on MuchMusic. Do you get recognized much?
Fame in Canada is different than fame elsewhere. Here it's more fame-ish. Most people think they've seen me on America's Most Wanted or that we went to school together. When I say I'm on TV, they're like, "No, you're my cousin," which is usually true, because I'm of Pakistani descent and have 4,000 cousins in this city.
Do you have any famous fans?
I met Nelly Furtado last year, and she was like, "You're the vagina girl, you're the girl who said you put your thumb in Kanye West's bum." I'm half-proud of that, half embarrassed for my parents. I am Toronto's vagina girl.
What are you up to next?
I've just released my first CD, If You Don't Like Me You're Probably Racist, which you can find on my website, www.sabrinajalees.com. And I'm going to New York and then L.A., the land of fake boobs and Botox.
What joke do you wish you had written?
Definitely something by Sarah Silverman. Maybe "Birds eat eggs. That's weird. I don't blame them, cuz eggs are delicious, but they must be like, 'Oh my god, I can't believe this came out of my pussy. It's so good.'"
Where do you like to go after a gig?
I've just moved to Queen and Ossington, and I like Sweaty Betty's. It's like a den in Russia where you might lose your life.