With her tough stance, schoolyard-bully voice and gritty delivery, stand-up Jo-Anna Downey is fearless. Who knew that she was also tireless? This Wednesday (April 4) marks her fifte year hosting and producint Spirits' Open Mike Night, one of the coolest rooms in the city. Guests include Gord Disley, Richard Ryder, Dave Martin, Harry Doupe and J.T Huntley. But count on Downey, Who's also headlining Comedywood Downtown on April 6, to keep the show together. For details, see listings.
If we get the Olymics, what category would you compete in?
Hosting. Watch out, Brian Williams.
Why does Mike Bullard blink his eyes so much?
He can't believe he has his own talk show either.
You've run the Spirits Opem Mike night for five years now. What have you learned?
It's all about the hair
Why do comedy shows never start on time?
I blame the sound man.
If they named a martini after you, what would be in it, and why?
The J-Anna Downey Look At Me Livin' The Dream Martini would contain vanilla, vodka and pineapple juice and cost five bucks.
We turn back our clocks this weekend. How would you have spent that hour?
Livin' the Dream. (see above).
Why do comics make good lovers?
They always go over their time.
Why do comics make bad lovers?
They always expect applause when they're done, regardless of how well they performed.