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Debra Digiovanni “I think there’s something about me that resonates with women”

Toronto-based stand-up comedian Debra DiGiovanni, who has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival and Last Comic Standing, comes to Centrepointe Theatre next Thursday.<br />

Toronto-based stand-up comedian Debra DiGiovanni, who has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival and Last Comic Standing, comes to Centrepointe Theatre next Thursday.

So, without giving away all the punchlines, what’s your show about?

“I talk about what’s going on in my life right now. It’s about being a single woman in my late 30s, and being on the road. All my friends are having babies. I’m amidst a sea of babies. It’s strange. People have babies and they want to be around people that have babies and they want to talk about stuff that comes out of babies. I’m not in the same segment of life as a lot of my friends.”

Do you think a lot of people can relate to that?

“I think so. I have a large female following ... I feel quite lucky about that. When people connect with you on that level, that’s when you create fans.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

“A comedian friend said, ‘if you’re ever stuck, leave the house.’ Humans are full of funny little moments and situations that could be turned into comedy. So get dressed, go on a day’s adventure, and the comedy will come.”

 
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