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102: Mean Girls (2004) with Kate Barron

102: Mean Girls (2004) with Kate Barron

It's time for another instalment of "That's Canadian?" This week, professional comedian and podcaster Kate Barron brings us everyone's favourite infinitely quotable teen movie 2004's Mean Girls. We, of course, cover all the Canadian connections of this film, talk about using silblings as comedy sounding boards, have a rousing chat about the career decisions of Rachel McAdams, and totally fan girl out over Rajiv Surendra who plays Kevin G. 

The movie totally holds ups, so you should check out Mean Girls on a streaming service near you.

This week's end credit music is the Kevin G rap, performed by Rajiv Surendra


On this week's show

Originally Vancouver, Kate is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian and writer, and has performed across Canada, the UK, and the United States.

Recently CBC dubbed her one of "12 up-and-coming Canadian comedians who will be everywhere in 2018," and she was featured as a comedian to watch on the front page of the Toronto Star's entertainment section

Kate has been invited to perform at Off JFL + Zoofest in Montreal, SheDot Festival, NXNE, SirusXM Top Comic, HBO's Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, and became the first woman to win the Toronto Comedy Brawl in its 9-year history, beating out over 400 other comedians.  

Kate has been heard on SirusXM Canada Laughs as part of the AltDot Comedy Lounge, produces and shows in Toronto with BarrStar Productions, and hosts a new comedy and well-being podcast with writer and comedian, Sara Starkman called, A Positive Spin

Kate is known best for her energetic story-telling style and performances that appeal to a variety of audiences. 


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101: Crown and Anchor - An interview with Andrew Rowe and Matt Wells

101: Crown and Anchor - An interview with Andrew Rowe and Matt Wells