Jo-Anna Downey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jo-Anna Downey
Born(1967-02-01)February 1, 1967
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedDecember 1, 2016(2016-12-01) (aged 49)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MediumStand-up comedy
NationalityCanadian
Notable works and rolesOpen Mike at Spirits, Standing on the Danforth

Jo-Anna Downey (February 1, 1967—December 2016)[1] was a multiple Canadian Comedy Award-nominated stand-up comedian.[2][3]

She was the host of two popular weekly Toronto, Ontario comedy shows, Open Mike at Spirits (since 1996[4]) and Standing on the Danforth.[5][unreliable source?]

Downey suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis since 2012[6] and ended her career by 2013.[7] Downey died on December 1, 2016.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slingerland, Calum (December 2, 2016). "R.I.P. Toronto Comic Jo-Anna Downey". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jo-Anna Downey". FunnyBusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  3. ^ "NOW Magazine // Art // Jo-Anna Downey". Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  4. ^ http://www.third-beat.com/2011/09/12/team-spirits/
  5. ^ http://exclaim.ca/comedy/article/r_i_p_toronto_comic_jo-anna_downey
  6. ^ https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2012/12/21/standup_comedy_night_at_spirits_bar_and_grill.html
  7. ^ http://www.third-beat.com/2013/03/18/canadian-comedy-needs-you-jo-anna-downey/

External links[edit]