She The People promises to be hilarious. Sure it is written, directed and performed by women, but their first order of business is to be funny.

Carly Heffernan is the director and one of the writers of the show that celebrates inclusivity. Featuring performers from the LGBTQ community, performers over 40, and performers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, She The People is definitely among the most diverse ensembles performing at this years’ Just for Laughs festival.

The show has been tearing it up on stages across North America and will be bringing a little “Montreal” flavour to their sketches for the JFL edition.

Carly and I talk about the challenges of finding comedy in difficult situations, who she would like to have on stage as part of She The People (both modern and historically) and what it means to be a part of Just for Laughs.

She The People runs July 22nd to 27th at Centaur Theatre, more info here.

As always, a big thank you to the providers of our theme song: Leighland Beckman and Aural Turpitude!

Keith does all sorts of things here on, he works with the other founders on 9to5 (illustrated), co-hosts our two podcasts: The 9to5 Entertainment System and Go Plug Yourself and blogs here as The Perspicacious Geek.