Courtney Gilmour has been a writer and standup comedian for almost six years. She graduated from the Second City Training Centre comedy writing program in 2012 where she produced sketches from the main stage. After graduating, she wrote and directed sketches for shows at the John Candy Box Theatre. Courtney starred in the award-winning web series Bill and Sons Towing’ and the episode she was featured in was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award as well as featured on Funny or Die.
Originally from Sarnia, Courtney has made Toronto her home and addition to her work as a standup comedian and writer, she is a regular contributor to several online magazines, including xoJane, Toronto City Gossip, TooFar.tv and Flofferz.
Paul was excited to talk to Courtney about her unique brand of comedy and how she has evolved as a writer and standup. As we mentioned in the episode, here is a link to one of Courtney’s articles on xoJane: “Are You A Thalidomide Baby?” And 3 Other Terrible Questions A Stranger At a Bar Asked Me Because I’m An Amputee.
Courtney hosts You Can’t Say That On Television, a standup show every second Thursday of the month at the Comedy Bar in Toronto. Follow Courtney on Twitter @courtgilmour.