BABIA MAJORA (they/them) is a trans non binary artist and activist who seeks to dismantle gender on stage and in everyday life, and believes that bisexuality exists beyond a gender binary. They co-produce and host Fuck Shit Up; Toronto’s monthly trans and non-binary cabaret at the Gladstone hotel, and are a member of Canada’s first BIPOC centred burlesque troupe, Les Femmes Fatales: Women of Colour Burlesque Troupe.
BI RIOT has been jamming recreationally on a regular basis for a couple of years. Rick performed at the TBN 30th anniversary celebration and at many protests. Cheryl plays drums for multiple local bands. Lindsey has played drums and bass for a number of local bands.
Bianca Boom Boom - the Triple B with the Double D's and a High C - is a multidisciplinary striptease sensation. This effervescent beauty has delighted audiences from coast to coast with her signature blend of wit, sass, charm and dazzling vocals. She is a published pinup, an award winning chanteuse and has been featured in major burlesque festivals and queer events across North America.
CLIF KNIGHT (he/him) is a young up and coming comedian based in Toronto, Canada. Born in Georgetown, Guyana Clif made his way to Toronto in 2011 where he studied business at Humber College before getting into comedy. Since then he’s been a prominent face in standup, improv and musical comedy appearing on The Nubian Show with Kenny Robinson, Prove You’re A Comic Competition at Absolute Comedy, Tinder Tales and SHADE. Clif is part of the QAPD Queer and Present Danger Collective that helps bring more inclusion and safe spaces particularly for LGBT2+ performers.He has featured in the NXNE Music Festival as a musical comedian in ‘GoodKnight’, performed at Yuk Yuks, Absolute Comedy as well as The Comedy Nest and performed his well received one man show ‘CLIF KNIGHT SUCKS!’ at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.His particular brand of standup is storytelling with a bit of a Caribbean twist and will leave audiences rolling with laughter wanting more! @clifknightcomic
DELICIA PASTICHE and HENRIETTA VIII are producers of Nerd Girl Burlesque, producing bi-monthly nerd based shows in Toronto and both have been performing in the Toronto burlesque scene for over 5 years. Henrietta is known for their drag and gender-bending acts, while Delicia is a sultry vixen on stage.
HEATHER KORI REID (they/them) is a mad, fat, nonbinary, queer (bi-Demi/grey ace who is grey aro/bi-romo) emerging poet from Toronto. Their works focus on variety of topics (fatness, queerness etc) but mostly on madness and resilience. They hope to foster empathy in others through beautiful words. When they are not writing they spend time with friends and their cats. Heather can be often found where the wine and books are. @hkoriwrites
JADE (they/them) is a queer, bi+, mad identified artist, children's author, performer, and activist. Jade calls the Toronto LGBTQ2SIA+ community home, and believes that everyone has the power to live out their truth. Jade is in school for mental health and spiritual care, and facilitates art healing workshops for the LGBTQ+ community. Most importantly, Jade loves everything and anything with sparkles!
ORORO MONROE (Ze/Zem) is a baby burlesquer that was introduced to Burlesque via Body Love with Dainty Smith and Ravyn Wyngz. Ze has trained with Ill Nana Dance Collective & Belle Jumelles since then. You may have seen zer’s tantalizing act at Femme Fatale’s show “RAGE” or Belle Jumelles Fresh AF. Always pulling at the heartstrings, Ororo is unapologetic about looking into your soul and getting zer way! As a queer black African femme, ze is all about shattering assumptions about normative standards of beauty, sexuality and sensuality.
ROBYN KAUR SIDHU (she/her/they/them) is a Queer, Punjabi-Canadian spoken word poet and pretender of knowing what she wants to do with her life. She is the 2018 American National Poetry Slam Rookie of the Year. She is a member of the Spoken Word Canada Board of Directors and the Hamilton Youth Poets. She has had feelings publicly, and has performed them on national and international stages in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. She is trying to be gentle with herself. You can find Robyn in vintage cardigans or also on the internet if that’s your thing.
SARAH ASHBY (they/them, she/her, he/him) What do you get when you cross Regina George’s mean spirit and the physicality of Garth from Wayne’s World? Why you get Sarah Ashby! This 5 time roast battle champion and award winning comic can be seen performing Stand Up, Music Comedy and Drag as Nic Sparxxx all over southern Ontario! Check out their monthly music comedy show Comedy Mixtape at Comedy Bar!
SHOHANA SHARMIN (she/her) is a writer, comedian, and a shady birch. Born and raised in Bangladesh, Shohana is a proud queer Muslim woman of colour and is fluent in three languages: Bengali, Hindi, English. Shohana is a member of the 2019 Emerging Creators Unit in Buddies in Bad Times theatre, presenting her first solo show "Come Here Often?" (under the mentorship of Catherine Hernandez of b current theatre, directed by Akosua Amo-Adem) as part of Queer Pride. She is a current Featured Player at the Bad Dog Theatre Company, and an alumna of the Second City’s Improv and Longform Conservatories. Shohana has performed in comedy and theatre festivals across North America. She can regularly be seen performing across Toronto with her award-winning troupe Not Oasis (2017 The Toronto Fringe Patrons Pick, NOW Critic’s Pick), the Bad Dog Featured Players, and The Kweendom (Ottawa Improv Festival, LadyFest Montreal). She wishes she could be more like her mother.