Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former schoolteacher.
With credits including her own hour long Comedy special on Canadian television, writing for CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and now her third showing this July in the prestigious Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
She has performed for a wide range of audiences from corporations to the most rural gatherings. Whether she was the compere, support or headliner, she has delighted them all.
Allyson has now arrived on the UK comedy scene. Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, she has already begun working for most of the UK’s major promoters. In addition, she is currently the supporting act for Stewart Francis’s 2012 theatre tour.
It is her genuinely unique sense of humor and excellent performance timing that has made audiences laugh. This teacher-cum-comic is ready to show international audiences why she is a sought-after fan favourite.
Allyson have appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival three times. As well as being nominated for the 2012 Canadian comedy awards for best female stand up comedian.
"Allyson Smith reminds me of a younger, prettier, funnier me. Now if you'll excuse me, the ladies from my bridge club have arrived."
"she judged the crowd perfectly, confidently pushing boundaries and then skillfully drawing the crowd back to where she wants to take them to next, a pro, a pleasure to work with and it goes without saying bloody hilarious."
HAZEL O'KEEFE - LAUGHING COWS