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But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

February Edition

Live at the Rivoli!

FEBRUARY 5, 2023

Join us for our February Edition of But That's Another Story LIVE at the Rivoli!

This month’s line up features Chris Rosati, Joanne O'Sullivan, Dan Yashinsky, Andre Nogueira Gropo, and more!

In honour of V Day, proceeds of the show will be going to the Red Door Family Shelter, which supports women and their children as they find new ways of life that are free from violence.

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

Hosted by

Christel Barelse and Briane Nasimok

Show: Sunday, February 5, 2023; Doors @ 07:00 PM, Show @ 7:30 PM

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

​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:

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Chris Rosati is a creature of the early West Coast Theatresports, improv scene. Over a 40 year career in the arts, Chris has been a lot of things - from performer to producer, programmer to policy maker, throughout Canada and into the United States.  Chris joins us at the Rivoli after a long absence from the stage with his own story of “Love, Lost & Found”. Chris is also a speaker for the Ontario Caregivers Organization and speaks frequently on the experience of end of life caregiving.

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Joanne has worked in the live Canadian arts scene for over 15 years, across many genres, including stand-up and storytelling from Vancouver to Toronto. She has written and performed in three solo shows and her third, She Grew Funny, premiered to sold-out audiences at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was the Factory Theatre Studio Patron’s Pick and one of Now Magazine’s Outstanding New Plays. She currently hosts the storytelling podcast, "Happy Funny Amazing," available across most podcasting platforms.

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Dan Yashinsky is a Toronto-based storyteller, author, and community animater.
He has performed in Festivals in Israel, Sweden, Norway, Holland. Engalnd,
Wales, Germany, Brazil, Austria, France and the U.S.A.
He has been a storyteller-in-residence at Queen’s University, Toronto Public
Library, Storytelling Toronto and UNICFE Canada and is a driving force to
encourage the renaissance of storytelling in all parts of Canada. His work in
schools led him to create innovative curriculum projects.



Andre NG is a Brazilian screenwriter and standup comic. He has a master's degree in Communication and Semiotics about comedy in the 21st century. He taught screenwriting and video production for colleges in Brazil. In Canada, he is best known for his work as a server assistant in over TWO restaurants.

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Paul Bellini is a bon vivant living in Toronto. He is best known as the Towel Guy from The Kids in the Hall and currently teaches Sketch Writing at Humber College.

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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

  • Andrew Shelffo

  • Andy Nulman

  • Anna Gustafson

  • Anna Kerz

  • Anto Man-Ming Chan

  • Barry Avrich

  • Bethany Ellis

  • Beverley Eliott

  • Bruce Hunter

  • Bruce McCullouch

  • 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

  • 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

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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