But That's Another Story

monthly storytelling series
a Microphone on a stage under a spotlight

Season 4 Premiere

Live at the Rivoli!

OCTOBER 2, 2022

The launch of SEASON FOUR of But That's Another Story comes to you live from the Rivoli!

This month’s line up features true personal tales by Anna Kerz, Collette Micks, Anto Man-Ming Chan, Jonathan Wilson, and from the hit show Royal Canadian Air Farce, special guest Don Ferguson.

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

Hosted by

Christel Barelse and Briane Nasimok

Show: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022; Doors @ 07:30 PM, Show @ 8:00 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 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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Don Ferguson’s name is known to generations as one of the founding members of the Royal Canadian Air Farce.  An actor, writer, producer and publish author, as a member of the Farce he was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement, Canada’s Highest Honour in the Performing Arts.

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Collette Micks is an actor, storyteller and corporate trainer, who studied theatre in Paris at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Collette continues to tell True Stories Live on stage for several Storytelling Shows in Toronto such as The Story Collider, Confabulation, Replay Storytelling, But That's Another Story and Raw Storytelling among others. Check out her Storytelling blog www.collettemicks.com.

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Anto Man-Ming Chan is a queer HK Chinese-Canadian spoken word performance artist, writer, facilitator, entrepreneur, producer & caregiver. He performed his one-person show "Love So Far” at the Montreal Fringe Festival in 2019. He was featured on Toronto Fringe Community Booster Storytelling, Bell Fibe Raconteur Storytelling & the CBC’s the National.

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Anna Kerz is an accomplished storyteller with a wide repertoire of tales that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Known for her personal stories, Anna often tells about her early years as an immigrant child in Toronto.

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As a writer Jonathan Wilson’s plays include My Own Private Oshawa (Dora, Chalmer’s and Governors General’s Award Nominee) also Well and Kilt that were all produced as part of his tenure as Playwright in residence at The Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.   Kilt was nominated for 7 Dora awards including best new play.  My Own Private Oshawa was nominated for a Gemini Nominee).

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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