But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

February Edition

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FEBRUARY 6, 2022

Our first show back, for 2022!

This month’s line up features: Danny Adhim (Folk N Comedy, 6ix City Films), Mary Jo Pollack (Odyssey Storytelling, GRIT,Phoenix Moth Winner-July, 2020), Laurie Malabar (Storytelling Toronto, 1001 Friday Nights), and Canadian Legend- RON JAMES (The Ron James show, JFL, This Hour has 22 Minutes) with an excerpt from his new show, Brown Gay Alpha, and tales from his recent memoire, “All Over the Map”.


As always, your ticket purchases help us support causes we believe in. This month, a portion of the ticket sales are going toward Covenant House (The largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk.)

Show: Sunday, Feb 6th 2022 @ 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please note you will receive a Zoom Link on the day of the Show.

Tickets are pay-what-you'd-like with a suggested amount of $15


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:


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Ron launched his career in the 1980’s as part of Toronto’s Second City, which turned into his appearance in dozens of commercials and occasional movie and television series.

He moved to Los Angeles with his young family to pursue the American Dream and his three-year struggle bore far more successful results when he returned home and launched his critically acclaimed one-man show Up and Down in Shaky Town.

That led to a celebrated career in stand up comedy, starring roles in two CBC television series and a recod-breaking nine one-hour netword comedy specials, which became a New Year’s Eve viewing tradition.

Canada’s Most Verbally virtuosic comic made his literary debut at the end of last year with his memoire “Ron James, All Over the Map”.



Mary Jo Pollack lives life out loud, not only as a storyteller, but as a general life philosophy. She has appeared at Odyssey Storytelling, Female Storytelling (FST!), Tellers of Tales Tucson, GRIT, and a variety of virtual platforms. She won the Phoenix Moth July, 2020.

Mary Jo serves on the board of Tellers of Tales Tucson as Member-at-Large. She volunteers for Odyssey Storytelling and Beading Divas to the Rescue, a group that raises funds for animal rescue groups in Southern Arizona.

Mary Jo Pollack transplanted to Tucson July, 2014 via California, via Minnesota. Artists never completely retire, but she withdrew from the 9-5 grind over a decade ago. She’s also a writer with a book in search of a publisher.


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Laurie Malabar believes stories are essential to open our imaginations and to create the foundations for literacy. She has delighted audiences of all ages in schools, libraries, and at community art events including the Toronto Festival of Storytelling



Danny Adhim is a Guyanese born, Canadian writer, comedian, and producer, who founded 6ix City Films. He is the host and producer of  FOLK’N COMEDY, a live stage showcase of top Toronto comedic talent.  And is currently in pre-production for his third indie short film; Bobette, a silent tale of a clown restrained.
Adhim will be performing a story from his forth coming, third one human comedy, Brown Gay Alpha.


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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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