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Just For Once
Twelve years after hanging up her microphone, television comedy writer Joanne O'Sullivan chronicles her attempt to re-enter the Stand-Up Comedy Scene and finally appear at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.
Sep 30, 2020
25 - The End
The End. And the Beginning. Thanks for listening. :) She Grew Funny Link! (starts @ the 7-minute mark) https://www.facebook.com/joanne.osullivan.520/videos/10163945660285727/
Dec 9, 2019
24 - Technology Baby!
I struggle to catch my breath plus a happy success is followed by something scary on the horizon.
Nov 25, 2019
23 - RIP Green Monkey
I finally kill the Green Monkey while prepping to submit to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Nov 12, 2019
22 - The Genesis of a Joke
I keep myself awake at night with some fully formed funny - plus navigate the hazards of hosting with my filter turned off.
Oct 22, 2019
21 - Welcome to Season Two!
Stand-up ain't always easy so I force my hand right back onto the stage.
Aug 12, 2019
20 - Bonus Summer Episode
In this bonus episode, I interview my dad for some clarification around 'That Story' from one of my most talked about episodes ever.
Jun 18, 2019
19 - JFL Update
I give an update on my journey to Just For Laughs and describe a strange encounter with another comedian.
May 27, 2019
18 - Where do you draw the line?
I return from my She Grew Funny tour and get asked some tough questions from CBC news.
Apr 30, 2019
17 - She Grew Funny
An official welcome to the Comedy Here Often? listeners and I let you in on a scary moment before a show.
Apr 16, 2019
16 - Comedy Here Often?
My dad’s story gets some laughs while Just for Once receives some good news and a new home.
Apr 1, 2019
15 - Premise Boot Camp
I try out a new premise and then get a different one from an unconventional source...
Mar 14, 2019
14 - They Replied to the Damn Message
The good, the bad and the ugly of building comedy premises and JFL replied to my message!
Feb 26, 2019
13 - #StandWithComics
A recent blow to Canadian comedy forces me to re-evaluate this dream of mine.
Feb 11, 2019
12 - Doubts and Dreams
Doubts cause problems on a road trip plus I get my first email from a dust off your dreamer!
Jan 24, 2019
11 - It's Scary
I announce some great news plus blend the old with the new in a stand-up set.
Jan 8, 2019
10 - Happy New Year!
I explore my hopes for 2019 and share an excerpt from my last set of 2018 - complete with an unexpected yet tasty holiday story.
Dec 15, 2018
9 - I Sent The Damn Message
I sent the damn message to Just for Laughs and I have some fun over 3 shows with my Slurp Ramp Addendum.
Nov 28, 2018
8 - Just Send the Damn Message
Some conflict needs to be resolved plus I describe how I'm going to try and expand on the slurp ramp joke at my show tomorrow.
Nov 13, 2018
7 - Stirling!
Things get a little raunchy and a lot funny in Stirling Ontario, and having to change my set on the fly provides me with the motivation I need to keep on going.
Nov 2, 2018
6 - Doing All The Things
Some good news brings some challenges along with it.
Oct 22, 2018
5 - Set From The Future
I answer a challenge to write new material with a political joke from the future and also come clean about a joke from the past.
Oct 15, 2018
4 - The Challenge
An embarrassing moment on stage leads to a challenge I need to accept in order to keep moving forward.
Oct 6, 2018
3 - Getting Permission
I work on some punch lines plus talk to my daughter about how doing stand-up again means I'm going to have to get out more in the evenings.
Sep 28, 2018
2 - A Visit With Sean Cullen
I interview Comedy veteran Sean Cullen looking for tips on how to get into Just For Laughs. And learn a pretty valuable - and embarrassing lesson.
Sep 21, 2018
1 - The Beginning
I look back through my 15-year-old material (gah) and do my first open mic in many years.