Defective Geeks Interview Brandon Ash-MohammedNovember 25, 2019
Despite the progress that women have made in breaking down the walls to the boys’ club that was once the world of comedy—courtesy of the real-life Midge Maisels of history—the age-old myth that women just aren’t that funny persists. And after seeing firsthand the way that women comics are continuously brushed aside, long-time comedian and radio host Allison Dore decided to do something about it. Last year, she launched Howl & Roar Records, a Toronto-based record company that specializes in producing content from under-represented voices and more specifically, in empowering women.
Here, she walks us through her own career path, shares insight on the challenges that female comics face, and talks about how she is using her own experience suffering from mental illness and addiction to inspire others.