But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

December Edition

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DECEMBER 5, 2021

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us live for last month's But That's Another Story.  It was so great to be together in a live venue and test out some hybrid storytelling! 


Join us on December 5th for an ONLINE ONLY But That's Another Story.

This month features stories from Eden Nameri, Rui Unezawa, Murnett and Melody Johnson, Trevor Burnett and Melissa Reeves - hosted by Christel Bartelse.

As always, we are keeping the show accessible with 3 Pay What You Can options ($5, $10, $15).

Get your online tickets HERE


But That's Another Story is a 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:



Trevor Burnett seized the opportunity to slow life down to a pandemic pause over the past year and added spoken word artist and poet to his performance arts resume. Born in Montreal and raised Torontonian, he was originally trained at the world famous Second City comedy empire and Montreal based TACcom Theatre a la Carte.
As a Comedy Coach with Stand Up for Student Well Being, Trevor has collaborated with schools from the TDSB, Halton and Peel Region as well as the private sector in an effort to teach kids how to use humour to turn their problems into punchlines through the creative writing process.   
In 2015, Trevor fused his experience with live performance and his background working in hospitality into The Incredible Project Co., a Food and Drink edu-tainment consulting agency that has made him known best for his love of showmanship, adventure and his innate sense of hospitality.
You can find Trevor on Instagram @the_incredible_project



An accomplished member of both Canada's comedy and theatre scenes, Melody’s work has been recognized and awarded coast to coast at such lauded institutions as The Second City, (Toronto MainStage & Chicago as actor/director/comedyturge), as well as Canstage, Tarragon, Factory and the Stratford Festival.  She's also a voice actor on award winning shows such as Letterkenny, Dog & Pony, and currently can be heard as Agent Nola on Treehouse TV’s Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe. Melody just returned from a solo storytelling tour of the maritimes with her show Person of Interest, and her one woman play Miss Caledonia has just recently finished a fall run at Gananoque’s Thousand Islands Playhouse. Please visit www.melodyjohnson.ca and also Comedycoop.ca where she is a founding member of the  online comedy school along with Christel Bartelse and Anne Fenn.


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Dan Rosen is a Toronto-based comedian and filmmaker. He toured his one-person comedic storytelling show Game of Crohn's across Canada to rave reviews of "instantly likeable" and "literal toilet humour."



Melissa Reaves, a Seattle based storyteller, and proud mom of two kids and two adorable silver tabby cats. When she's not hitting live and virtual storytelling shows and stages, she coaches executives to be more captivating leaders by using storytelling to bolster their presence---and after that, then she's cooking up something in the kitchen that's also story-worthy. She adores the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer and where her stories are spawned.


Melissa's story shares how her wise and playful mother taught her that holidays are delightful---and they can be honest. Not laced with parents lying to their kids. That was Melissa's plan to follow suit, and "Not lie to my kids" about Santa Clause, or the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy----until she realized that she could shit done if she did. That was the awesome deal with the devil....


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Thirty years ago, Eden accidentally walked into Diane Wolkstein’s storytelling class and has been telling stories on purpose ever since. Her Bible stories incorporate traditional and original midrash — short stories that fill gaps in the larger tale.


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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

  • Barry Avrich

  • Bethany Ellis

  • Beverley Eliott

  • Bruce Hunter

  • Bryce Fletch

  • Chachanna Simpson

  • Chris Gibbs

  • Colin Mochrie

  • Collette Micks

  • Dan Rosen

  • Dan Yashinsky

  • Darlene Chrissley

  • David Shore

  • Debbie Fein-Goldbach

  • Devan Sandiford

  • 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

  • Judy Pearly

  • Julie M Baker

  • June Brown

  • Karen Blair

  • Ken Green

  • Kenny Robinson

  • Laurie Malabar

  • Lynn Torrie

  • M.J. Kang

  • Martha Chaves

  • Martin Dockery

  • Matthew McLaren

  • 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

  • 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

  • Will Weigler

  • 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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