But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

Season Finale & Holiday After Party!

Live at the Rivoli!

DECEMBER 11, 2022

Join us for a Holiday Special Season Finale of But That's Another Story at the Rivoli!

This month’s line up features a who's who of Canadian Talent:

From KIDS IN THE HALL stardom, Canadian Actor/Comedian, Writer, Film Director, and Writer on SNL - Bruce McCULLOCH! We will also feature Set Shuter, June Brown, and surprise guests.

Proceeds from this month's show will be donated to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door (cash only). 

Hosted by

Christel Barelse and Briane Nasimok

Show: Sunday, December 11, 2022; Doors @ 07:00 PM, Show @ 7:30 PM

The Rivoli - 334 Queen Street West (east of Spadina)

*Please note, we are trying a new venue and the show will not be able to be streamed online this time.

​Guests of BTAS will enjoy 10% off food purchases. We strongly suggest reserving your spot in advance and enjoying dinner before you listen to our stories!


But That's Another Story is a (formerly monthly, now bi-monthly) storytelling event to bring people together during these challenging times.

Canadian Comedy Award recipient Briane Nasimok and 99-Second Story Slam Grand Champion 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" is presented on the first Sunday of every month.

This Month's Tellers:



Author, writer, actor, film director, musician and Kid in the Hall, Bruce and the troupe are inductees on the Canadian Walk of Fame.  Bruce returns to the Rivoli, the place where he and the Kids were discovered on their way to their award winning sketch comedy series.

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Set Shuter is a chronically ill writer, filmmaker and storyteller from Toronto. Her COVID-cancelled one woman show, Hysterical Woman!, is coming to Canadian Fringe Festivals in 2023. Until then, you can find her telling jokes about her dysfunctional ovaries on street corners, in line at the grocery store, and at office holiday parties.



A ghost story heard around a campfire started June on her journey as an oral storyteller. She shares her tales with adults and children and she likes to engage them through audience participation, humour, and music. Her stories have been told in libraries, schools, senior centers, and in homes for people with special needs. She has told at Festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Alberta, and India. June is a member of Storytelling Toronto, The York Storytelling Guild, and Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada. She is a regular teller at 1001 Fridays Nights of Storytelling.

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Jean Paul’s comedic style is the perfect blend of laidback Caribbean vibes and
vibrant Toronto energy. His international comedy appeal has allowed him to
perform extensively across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Israel, South Africa
and on Zoom.

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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!

  • Alex Dallas

  • Ali Hassan

  • Andrew Shelffo

  • Andy Nulman

  • Anna Gustafson

  • Anna Kerz

  • Anto Man-Ming Chan

  • Barry Avrich

  • Bethany Ellis

  • Beverley Eliott

  • Bruce Hunter

  • Bryce Fletch

  • Chachanna Simpson

  • Chetter M Galloway

  • Chris Gibbs

  • Colin Mochrie

  • Collette Micks

  • Dan Rosen

  • Dan Yashinsky

  • Danny Adhim

  • Darlene Chrissley

  • David Archer

  • David Shore

  • Dawn Xankin

  • Debbie Fein-Goldbach

  • Devan Sandiford

  • Don Ferguson

  • Donna Dudinsky

  • Eden Nameri

  • Elaine Gold

  • Elaine Kasket

  • Emily Poulin

  • Eugene Clark

  • Gauray Madan

  • Gavin Johnstone

  • Geoff Pevere

  • George Masserwhol

  • Gerard Harris

  • Grace Smith

  • Graham Isador

  • Izzy Ferguson

  • Jean Bubba

  • Jean Paul

  • Jesse Bond

  • Joanne O'Sullivan

  • Joe Klocek

  • Johanne Pelletier

  • John Wing

  • Jonathan Wilson

  • Judy Pearly

  • Julie M Baker

  • June Brown

  • Karen Blair

  • Ken Green

  • Kenny Robinson

  • Laurie Malabar

  • Lynn Torrie

  • M.J. Kang

  • Martha Chaves

  • Martin Dockery

  • Mary Jo Pollack

  • Matthew McLaren

  • Melissa Reaves

  • Melody A Johnson

  • Meryl Arbing

  • Natasha Charles

  • Nastazja Palonka

  • Nick Miceli

  • Norm Reynolds

  • Norman Perrin

  • Ophira Eisenberg

  • Pat Bisset

  • Patrick French

  • Paul Aflalo

  • Paul Hutcheson

  • Polly Esther

  • Rensia Melles

  • Richard Lett

  • Rico Rodriguez

  • Ron James

  • Ronna Levy

  • Sage Tyrtle

  • Sam Mullins

  • Sana Asad

  • Sandra Whiting

  • Sarah Abusarar

  • Sean Wellington

  • Set Shuter

  • Shayna Jones

  • Simon Cotter

  • Stephanie Morin-Robert

  • Steve Brinder

  • Susan Ida Boucaud

  • Tabby Johnson

  • Ted Barris

  • Theresa Okokon

  • TJ Dawe

  • Tracey Erin Smith

  • Tracey Starin

  • Trevor Burnett

  • Will Weigler

  • Zabrina Douglas

  • Zebulon Pike

January 2020 Tellers
January 2020 Tellers

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

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December 2019 Tellers
December 2019 Tellers

Back: Tim Progosh, John Wing, Briane Nasimok, Christel Bartelse Front: Rensia Melles, Eden Nameri, Sage Tyrtle

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September 2019 Tellers
September 2019 Tellers

Pat Bisset, Briane Nasimok, Paul Aflalo, Sarah Abusarar, Zeb Pike, Norm Reynolds, Christel Bartelse

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January 2020 Tellers
January 2020 Tellers

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

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