Monthly meeting (and AGM) – Comedy Night!
Saturday, January 16th, online via Zoom (see below for time and schedule details)
It’s a New Year, so let’s start off with some fun and humor to brighten up the coldest month! Winnipeg comedian Rollin Penner will be performing at our next meeting! So pull up a chair and grab a drink – this will be great!
Rollin got his start as a performer singing in an acapella gospel quartet in his early teens. He now performs as a stand-up comedian, headlining shows at Rumors Comedy Club and Wee Johnny’s Comedy Club, just to name a few. He has also appeared several times in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. The answer to the question, “how do you go from singing in a Gospel Quartet to headlining at a Comedy Club?” is too convoluted and long to fit into a bio. Suffice it to say that Rollin’s path included first escaping consecutively from several denominations of Christianity and then winding through several performance genres including Musical Theatre, acting, and broadcasting, and then finally spending many years writing comedy, both for broadcast and for print.
Rollin’s comedy leans heavily on his strict Mennonite upbringing, and his observations on the absurdities of Fundamentalist thought and practice are both insightful and hilarious. Nor does his background in music go to waste, as his shows often include a number of his original songs as well as parodies of Gospel songs he sang many years ago.
While his comedy career has been largely on hold for the last year due to the COVID crisis, Rollin is looking forward to getting back on stage when things open up again, and he continues to write and prepare for that time. Hopefully, it will come sooner rather than later.
Rollin’s performance will immediately follow our Annual General Meeting. Please join us for the AGM as well as the social time and Rollin’s performance. We really need input and engagement from our members! We need you!
As an added incentive to attend the AGM, we have a ‘door’ prize. We’ll draw a name from among the attendees, and the lucky winner will receive this face mask made from fabric printed with Atheist A symbols, sewn by our own Karen Donald.
Please note that annual membership fees must be paid in order to vote at the AGM.
6:00 PM – meet and greet – let’s catch up on each other’s news after the holidays
6:30 PM – AGM
7:00 PM (or right after the AGM) – Rollin Penner
Everyone is welcome! See you on Zoom!
To ‘attend’ (participate or just listen), EMAIL US (email@example.com) and we will send you the Zoom link before the meeting. You do NOT need to have your own Zoom account, just a computer, tablet, or phone to open the link.