Wednesday night's Open Mike at Spirits is the best place to see stand-ups try out new material. Expect classic bits, however, at Wednesday's (April 30) anniversary show. Hosted for the seventh year by Jo-Anna Downey, the night includes hot acts like Nikki Payne, Richard Ryder, Debra DiGiovanni, Kristeen von Hagen and Boyd Banks. See listings, this page, for details.
What's your seven year itch? It's completely treatable, I'm told.
"Who" will you be wearing to the anniversary show? A Richard Ryder original. After the show, it's anyone's guess -- someone European, I'm thinking.
Who's your favourite stand-up? The funniest person I know is my Aunt Leila, the sharpest wit and the absolute best storyteller. She's in her 70s and makes me blush.
Most common misspelling of your name? B-I-T-C-H.
If there were a Jo-Anna Downey action figure, what would it do? It would have a grip hand (for the mike) and rolling eyes. It would talk and judge. Limited edition, of course.
What would it say? "Look at Mama!"... "Live the dream"... "Beer, please."
How are you dealing with spring fever? I've been spring cleaning -- getting rid of the trash in my life.
If your life were a reality TV series, what would it be called? The Fag And The Hag.
What do you say to comics who aren't on the anniversary lineup? "Honey, I never got the cash."