Kristen Bartlett

Comedy Writer & Performer

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Women in Comedy Panel Discussion at Montreal Sketchfest


Women in Comedy Panel 

A panel discussion about the challenges, accomplishments and emerging projects involving women in (sketch) comedy, with representatives from various comedy communities in North America.


Moderator: Sarah Deshaies
Sarah co-hosts the weekly theatre and culture show Upstage on CKUT. She is also a producer at CJAD News Talk Radio.

Chantale Renée
Chantale is a French improv veteran, voice-over artist, comedy producer, writer, and snail enthusiast. She continues to be a creative force in Toronto where she performs with new sketch duo Ding Dong.

Dawn Ford
Dawn Ford has been a professional actor in film and television and plays as well as voices several cartoons for the last 25 years. She Is an alumni of the Montreal Improv Conservatory and 6 months ago began her adventure into standup comedy. 

Dave Sawyer
Dave Sawyer is a member of the Boston troupe Sawyer & Hurley and is Associate Producer of the Boston Women in Comedy Festival.

Kristen Bartlett
Kristen is a writer/performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. Kristen’s show The Dead Dads Club recently finished its run, and she also writes for sketch teams Bridge & Tunnel and UCB Maude night’s Goodbye Handsome. She’s a contributor to Funny or Die, Someecards, and Splitsider.

Sasha Manoli
Sasha is a local comedy producer, recently spear-heading The Brunch Club—an initiative that brings out-of-town comics to Montreal stages. She has worked for Just for Laughs and is currently the Content Manager at the Phi Centre.

Women in Comedy Montreal is a community-building enterprise made up of performers from various facets of comedy including sketch, stand-up, improv and storytelling. We create and support opportunities for women to perform in this city.