Stand-up comic Jenn Grant brings her A material to her Comedy Now! performance airing at 10 P.M. August 23rd on CTV and 24th on The Comedy Network. This is a solid, fast- paced performance that makes you want to go see this comedienne at a local club.
Grant does autobiographical comedy with a caustic edge that does not seem staged. I also enjoyed her not pandering to the Toronto audience. She even subtly tells them she is not going to by making Scarborough the last option in her third joke of the evening.
Her material includes a good bit on free-range chicken, her childhood, and a bank-robbing vagina. Many stand-up comics have a bit on being broke. Grant has an original version of that with an especially good punchline.
In fact, one of this comic's many strong points is her ability to throw curves that surprise the audience. That she expects her audience to be able to follow along is something I very much respect.
It is obvious in her Comedy Now! performance Jenn Grant has all the tools of the trade and knows how to use them. She does a really great bit of physical comedy and sets it up brilliantly -it has to do with paying her student loan and going to the mall.
The shower scene is my favorite bit. Just to be really difficult I wish she had done a bit more with the Psycho angle and I would have added something about why they call it a shower "head": Everybody's an expert.
Even money says Jenn Grant will soon be in a situation comedy. With any luck, it will be an American situation comedy.