Vancouver comedian Maddy Kelly recently worked on a comedy show called The Slowest Show that is available through the CBC Gem streaming service. We got to speak with the local comic to find out more about her, her influences and her favourite place to perform.
How would you describe your comedy style?
A quirky gal from the right side of the tracks looks for love in all the wrong places.
Who are some of your influences?
Wanda Sykes, Rory Scovel, and my paternal grandmother Rinkie.
Who was your favourite comedian growing up?
There was this guy who ran my daycare who was very funny and I studied him very closely to see how he made kids laugh. I also was obsessed with the brother in iCarly.
Who is your favourite comedian now?
My favourite person to watch do comedy is Graham Clark.
What is your pre-show ritual?
I drink a RedBull and mouth the lyrics to MIA’s Bad Girls very softly under my mask.
What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?
The Kino Cafe in Vancouver. I did my first ever set there and it felt like I was in a movie. Probably because they sometimes film movies there.
What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?
My comic friends love to recommend albums for me to listen to and then I go ahead and listen to those about 7-10 months later.
Do you have anything to promote right now?
I was lucky enough to be part of writing and directing a conceptual comedy show called The Slowest Show which is available to watch on CBC Gem.
Where can we follow you?
Instagram at @itsmaddykelly. I also tweet once or twice a year with the same handle.
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