Canadian émigré Allyson June Smith commands every stage she walks onto with her own dynamite brand of hilarious material, driven by the strong rhythms that are a hallmark of so much North American stand-up.
Her bold, observational style saw her quickly achieve prominence in Canada with credits including her own hour long TV comedy special, radio shows and festival appearances; she has also been nominated on numerous occasions for the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up.Allyson performs for audiences ranging from corporate parties to regional clubs. Her talent has taken her all over the world, and has led to her residing in the UK, where she rapidly rose through the ranks of the circuit to make a name for herself wherever she goes.
“If you are a promoter or club owner, and aren’t booking Allyson June Smith, then you should hand in your badge and your gun on my desk Monday morning! Jason Manford
Whether she’s on the bill as MC, support, or headliner, she skillfully delights them all with her sassy blend of ballsy stand-up, and hilariously insightful commentary. She works for all the major UK and international promoters, is a regular support for Stewart Francis on his live tour dates, and has supported Jason Manford on tour & co hosted Jason’s Absolute Radio Show.
Appearances & credits
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
Just For Laughs 2003, 2011
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
Halifax Comedy Festival 2010
Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2009
St. Johns Comedy Festival 2010
Seattle International Festival 2007
Absolute Radio – co-host, Jason Manford Show 2016
Laugh Out Loud CBC Radio 2013, 2014, 2015
Serious XM radio 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
The Debaters CBC Radio 2007, 2009, 2014
Madly Off In All Directions CBC Radio 2003
“Simply one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever worked with. Can play any crowd and always has them laughing their heads off. She’s gonna be a huge star” – Jason Manford
“Wasn’t afraid to be shocking and explicit… hilarious” – **** Three Weeks
“Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair” – Stewart Francis
Drawing inspiration from the funny side of everyday life, she knows exactly how to play her audiences to ensure her performances are always personal and engaging.
“Ultra likeable and versatile” – Now Magazine, Toronto
“Assuredly self-deprecating… Hilarious comedian” – The National, UAE