Here's a Payne we don't want to go away. Winner of last year's search for Canada's Funniest New Comic, Antigonish, N.S.-born jokester Nikki Payne has made a name for herself with her brazen, fearless comedy. The loud-mouthed stand-up sports a cleft lip and, come to think of it, doesn't hold back from giving major lip to the audience. Later this month she makes her headlining debut at Yuk Yuk's Superclub. You can sample a small but memorable morsel of her act Monday (January 7) at Yuk Yuk's weekly Launching Pad, where she joins Debra DiGiovanni, Levi MacDougall and others in a bring-in-the-new night of laughs.
New Year's resolution you're most likely to keep? To stop touching myself in the bathing-suit area.
Least likely? To get other people to stop touching me in the bathing-suit area.
Lord Of The Rings or Harry Potter? Had them both.
Where is Osama? Inside me.
Would you ever consider a boob job? They don't like to work.
Fast food item you can't live without?
Last year you were dubbed "Canada's funniest new comic." What's next? My "Where Are They Now?" special.
Not so funny
Comedy Now Shame on the Comedy Network for lumping Jo-Anna Downey, Shoshana Sperling, Dawn Whitwell, Brigitte Gall, Kate Rigg and others into a single all-women episode of Comedy Now, while a dozen guys, some less experienced or talented than them, got their own spots. Who said comedy isn't still an old boys' club?
Cream of Comedy Improv Segment (with Colin Mochrie, Bob Martin, Janet Van de Graaff and Paul O'Sullivan) Here's proof that sometimes even the best improvisers don't know whose line it is anyway.