Jenny Hamilton

Yukoner Jenny Hamilton is a writer & comedian!

A weekend of laughs

The Yukon stand-up comedy scene can be fickle. Some years comics will perform to packed houses that turn people away at the door. Other years, not so much. Whether it’s a lack of comics, audience, or both, northern life can bring a number of challenges that make live comedy difficult to maintain. Richard Eden, George …

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Stand up for Stephen McGovern

On March 9, Yukon comic Stephen McGovern will be gearing up to take the stage at the Just for Laughs Northwest comedy festival in Vancouver. The 10-day event beginning March 1 offers a wide variety of shows that highlight Canadian and international comedy. McGovern makes his Just for Laughs debut performing in The Outsiders Comedy show, which …

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Debaters Bound

Whitehorse comedian Jenny Hamilton will be performing live on the CBC Radio One show The Debaters in North Vancouver on Nov. 22

Splattering Comedy

Whitehorse, it seems, has such an insatiable appetite for high-camp horror that the Guild Theatre has added another week to its run of Evil Dead: The Musical. The spring break-themed romp comes with a caution: if you intend to sit in the first few rows, be prepared for laundry afterward. You’ll be in what’s called …

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Giggle for a Good Cause

Laugh it up, because Jan 26th and 27th Ride for Dad presents its fourth annual comedy show at Coast High Country Inn. Featuring local acts Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton and imports Scott Belford and Kelly Taylor, the evening will feature drinks, laughs and a break from the winter doldrums. All proceeds from the event …

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Moving Target

Unlike some comedians, Lars Callieou didn’t get his start as the class clown, for a simple reason: he wasn’t in class. From the age of six until he was 14, Callieou was home-schooled in hotel rooms while his parents plied their musical trade 50 weeks a year with a band called Columbian Gold Rush. “Back …

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Jenny Hamilton is usually behind the scenes at the Guild Hall… but not always

Jenny Hamilton didn’t waste much time heeding Horace Greeley’s advice to go West young. She was just 14 days old when she arrived in Whitehorse with her parents from her Prince Edward Island birthplace. A few years later, she attended in pre-school in a Porter Creek building that was not yet known as the Guild …

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Spooky Noises are Okay, but No More Showing Up in the Flesh

Imagine working alone in an older building where, on occasion, people have seen ghosts, heard them walking around, and had them messing with their stuff. It’s not that freaky as long as you don’t believe in ghosts. Jenny Hamilton is the Guild’s general manager, and she’s a general skeptic. However, when she saw a ghost …

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Dispatch from Down Under

Dear Yukoners, Warm greetings from Adelaide, Australia! Bloody hot greetings more like it. Your very own Yukon Gold Comics (Jenny Hamilton, George Maratos, Stephen McGovern, and I) are going through a creative comedy makeover by shaking their pasty white skin cells and useless winter fat amongst tree-hugging koalas and randy kangarooters. Luckily the mad crowds …

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What’s so funny about tourists, money and summer?

The prize, a battered gold pan streaked with red, was held aloft, like a trophy. George Maratos stepped up to the microphone like a gunslinger to announce the comedy Standup Standoff was about to begin. This was no laughing matter. Former champion Tristin Hopper was back to protect his title. The format of the comedy …

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