Don't let Dawn Whitwell fool you. Beneath her unassuming, mild-mannered exterior lies a subversive, slacker-next-door wit that's been cracking up audiences for several years now. The Steeltown native was nominated for a Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award in 1998, and since then she's appeared in just about every cool comedy room in the city, including Cheeky Tongues, which boosts its profile tonight and tomorrow (April 26 and 27) with high-powered acts like Sandra Shamas, Gavin Crawford, Shoshana Sperling, Mia Sheard and Teresa Pavlinek. Big names, but keep your eye on the fast-rising Whitwell. The Rivoli (332 Queen West). For details, see listings, this page.
Strangest place you've ever put your tongue? On my steering wheel, then through my top two teeth. Both in the same car accident.
Strangest place you've put your cheeks? Around a bee. It was on my sandwich.
What does IKEA mean in Swedish? "We've got the cheapest furniture on the planet and you still can't afford to shop here."
If we get Olympics 2008, what event would you compete in? Leaving things to the last minute.
Next big infomercial? Unlimited credit for wishers and dreamers.
Favourite part-time job? Stand-up comedy.
What's new in your spring wardrobe? Second-hand tank tops and T-shirts I bought on that first warm day.
Roots Airline -- do you trust 'em? I don't believe we're supposed to fly. So no, I wouldn't trust Roots Airline, or a Roots space program for that matter.
Why do comedy shows never start on time? Because we're so damn insecure. Don't get mad, just hold us.