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But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

October Edition

Back at the Rivoli

OCTOBER 1, 2023

Join us for our October Edition of But That's Another Story as we return to the Rivoli!

This month’s line up features Robin Duke (SNL & SCTV), Eddie McGinty, Dena Jackson, Rensia Melles, and Evan Carter.

We're excited to be sharing our proceeds this month with CAMH, Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. 

Show: Sunday, October 1, 2023; Doors @ 07:00 PM, show at 7:30PM

Rivoli - 334 Queen St West (East of Spadina)

**Find us at the Rivoli for our next 2 shows! November 12, December 3**


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:



Robin began her career writing and performing comedy at Second City Theatre in Toronto.  Since then she has written and performed on television’s SCTV and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE creating memorable characters and sketches, The Whiners and Mr and Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix. 


Robin continues to write with, perform and co-produce the all-woman comedy troupe, WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED. Her awards include, a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame for her work on SCTV, an Emmy nomination for writing on Saturday Night Live and the David Broadfoot Comic Genius Award.

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Eddie is a Canadian writer, actor and comedian based in Toronto, Ontario. He is a recent graduate of the Humber College Comedy Writing and Performance program, where he was the recipient of both the Joe Keres Comedy Writing scholarship and the David Goodman Comedy scholarship. He is a co-creator and performer on the monthly improv show “Yes Anderson”.

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Dena Jackson is a Toronto-based comedian, writer and TEDx speaker. Her work has been featured on CBC and the Beaverton and she’s performed at clubs and festivals throughout North America including the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC’s LOL, the New York Comedy Festival and JFL Toronto. She’s also had the privilege of performing multiple shows in Alaska for the U.S. Military.
Dena’s debut album, Blue Lights reached number one on the iTunes Comedy Charts and can be regularly heard on SiriusXM Radio.

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Rensia Melles started storytelling in 2017. She is a traditional storyteller who likes to tell stories that have a different take on things or an unexpected twist. Rensia is a member of the York Storytelling Guild and serves on the board of Storytelling Toronto.

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Evan Carter is an incredible stand-up comedian, storyteller and host-extraordinaire.  He has performed across Canada with appearances at comedy clubs, theatres and events like the Pan Am Games where he entertained over 44,000 spectators.

His performances are a rollercoaster of laughter and connection, effortlessly captivating audiences with his sharp wit and relatable humour.

His electrifying presence leaves audiences craving more, making each of the shows an unforgettable experience.

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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



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 –


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

  • Andre Nogueira Gropo

  • Andrew Shelffo

  • Andy Nulman

  • Anna Gustafson

  • Anna Kerz

  • Anne Fenn

  • Anto Man-Ming Chan

  • Barry Avrich

  • Bethany Ellis

  • Beverley Eliott

  • Bruce Hunter

  • Bruce McCullouch

  • Bryce Fletch

  • Chachanna Simpson

  • Chantal Lim

  • Chetter M Galloway

  • Chris Gibbs

  • Chris Rosati

  • 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

  • Gaurav Madan

  • Gavin Johnstone

  • Geoff Pevere

  • George Masserwhol

  • Gerard Harris

  • Grace Smith

  • Graham Isador

  • Helder Brum

  • 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

  • Keith Brown

  • 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

  • Neil Muscott

  • Nick Miceli

  • Norm Reynolds

  • Norman Perrin

  • Ophira Eisenberg

  • Pat Bisset

  • Patrick French

  • Paul Aflalo

  • Paul Bellini

  • Paul Hutcheson

  • Polly Esther

  • Rensia Melles

  • Richard Lett

  • Rico Rodriguez

  • Robin Duke

  • Ron James

  • Ronna Levy

  • Sage Tyrtle

  • Sam Mullins

  • Sana Asad

  • Sandra Whiting

  • Sarah Abusarar

  • Sarah Boston

  • 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

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