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But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series goes online!

Next show:

April 5, 2020

Join us online!

APRIL 5, 2020

But That's Another Story is going online!  For our regulars who attend the Free Times Cafe live shows, consider yourself at the club: there is a one drink minimum (please serve yourselves).


Because of the brilliance of the internet, we are able to extend our reach world-wide.  This month, we are thrilled to be joined by a great performer who is in isolation in New York, Martin Dockery.  Martin will be joined by tellers Susan Ida Boucaud, June Brown, Ali Hassan and David Shore.  As always, the show will be hosted by Christel Bartelse and Briane Nasimok. 

We ask you to consider, in lieu of our $10 door charge, you make a donation to Storytelling Toronto, to offset the financial losses we suffered when we had to cancel the Toronto Storytelling Festival, set to occur this March.


Show Time: Apr 5, 2020 @ 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Canadian Comedy Award recipient Briane Nasimok and Canadian Comedy Award nominee Christel Bartelse have joined forces to showcase a wide array of Toronto's finest raconteurs!

Each evening will include a variety of styles (fables, indigenous tales, contemporary works, autobiographical observations, comic essays) from some of Toronto's most compelling tellers.  "But That's Another Story" will continue as part of the Free Times entertainment schedule on the first Sunday of every month.

Show starts at 7pm

$10 cover (cash at the door)

Dinner reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to ensure a seat.

We have been having to turn people away at the door!


Free Times Cafe

320 College Street (west of Spadina)



This Month's Tellers:



Martin Dockery is a theater artist who's performed in just about every type of venue, from large theaters to intimate trailer homes. He's both a storyteller, who's toured seven autobiographical and two fictional storytelling shows, and a playwright, who's toured five original two-person plays throughout the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.



SI Boucaud can often be heard listening to and telling stories at 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling.  By some, her stories and songs are experienced as gripping, unsettling and at times loving. Some listeners have the feeling of being plucked from the present reality and placed into another.


June has 30 years of experience telling to children and adults.  She’s told her tales in libraries, schools, community venues, retirement homes, therapeutic settings and Festivals. She can make you laugh , make you feel another’s person’s joy or pain and even scare you a little bit with one of her ‘jump tales’.


Ali Hassan is a Stand Up Comedian, Actor and Radio Host. You will have heard him as the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio, the host of Canada Reads and the guest host of q and As It Happens.


David Shore is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and an alumnus of the Second City Mainstage. He is also the host/creator of Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show (now in it’s 18th year) and The Panel Show Podcast. David is currently self isolating and hoping that the plumber fixing the leak in his bathroom is not ill.


Christel Bartelse is an actor, writer, producer, clown, teacher and comedian, known for her five solo shows which have toured across Canada, the US and twice to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  She is the creator of the Podcast all KIDding and cohost/coproducer of Chris and Christel’s Collection at the Peacock Pub. She’s terrible at updating her website but check her out at christelbartelse.com


Briane Nasimok is a Gemini-nominated writer, comedian, producer and the creator/performer of Fringe favourite, “Confessions of an Operatic Mute”. A current member of the Storytelling Toronto Board, his television credits range from YTV’s “Uh Oh” to MTV’s “Test Pattern”.  Briane had a previous career as a Canadian film star, which is why most people don’t know him.   He also has a website – brianenasimok.com.


Thank you to all of But That's Another Story's past tellers. We could quite literally not have done it without you!

  • Sam Mullins

  • John Wing

  • Melody A Johnson

  • Eden Nameri

  • Rensia Melles

  • Tracey Erin Smith

  • Paul Aflalo

  • Pat Bisset

  • Matthew McLaren

  • Ted Barris

  • Geoff Pevere

  • Set Shuter

  • Paul Hutcheson

  • Debbie Fein-Goldbach

  • Alex Dallas

  • Emily Poulin

  • Jean Bubba

  • Natasha Charles

  • Donna Dudinsky

  • Zebulon Pike

  • Karen Blair

  • Jesse Bond

  • Sage Tyrtle

  • Lynn Torrie

  • Kenny Robinson

  • Steve Brinder

  • Meryl Arbing

  • Norman Perrin

  • Elaine Gold

  • Anna Kerz

  • Norm Reynolds

  • Sarah Abusarar

  • Collette Micks

  • Judy Pearly

  • Polly Esther

  • Laurie Malabar

  • Bryce Fletch

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January 2020 Tellers

Briane Nasimok, Matthew McLaren, Collette Micks, Karen Blair, Jesse Bond, Pat Bisset, Christel Bartelse