Get to Know Brownie

From time to time, it becomes indisputably clear, that a star is walking among us. When actor/comedian Keesha Brownie walks among her fellow Torontonians, they simply know she is one to watch. Having graced the stages of Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Clubs across the country to producing her own comedy series Joker’s Corner, Canada is on the cusp of a comedic phenomenon as Miss Brownie takes us all on a journey filled with laughter, culture, and the endless gift of humour.

Keesha Brownie, a native of the culturally diverse city of Montreal is currently making her mark in Toronto as a quick witted stand-up comedian, a talented character actor, and an up-and-coming producer with the recent success of the Joker’s Corner Comedy Series. Like one of her most notable peers in the industry Russell Peters, Keesha grew up in the relatively quiet surroundings of Toronto suburb Brampton, Ontario. Born out of a sheer need to escape the dim routine of the everyday, Keesha found acting to be a rewarding outlet for her. Keesha was a student at the Theatre Performance Program at Humber College where her fondness for live entertainment was ignited and unleashed. She later graduated from the well-known Second City Conservatory program where her skills in both acting and comedy writing were crafted and perfected.

Keesha has appeared in countless productions across the country including a headlining spot on Yuk Yuk’s Nubian Disciples All Black Comedy Revue Night in Toronto, as a featured comedian at Burlington’s 17 time “Best Nightclub of the Year” Club 54, and a regular on the college comedy tour circuit. Her ambitious nature and love of the arts propelled her into the role of Production Manager for an Improv Troupe (comprised of fellow Second City graduates) called 11th Commandment that went on to bring “Legends of Zelda”, a variety show a that consisted of Stand Up Comedy, Sketch Comedy and Improvisation every Sunday to Toronto’s Zelda’s Restaurant & Bar located in the heart of the city. Keesha’s acting talent graced a number of stage productions including the role of "Harriette Easton" in Yonge Street, a series produced by Devon Haughton at The Toronto Fringe Festival. She also mastered three diverse roles as Sistah Melva, Monica and Angela in CariRonto - a sketch comedy drama extravaganza celebrating Caribbean culture and "Prince Edward" in Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Yanna Macintosh. As if acting and joke-telling weren’t enough, Keesha also debuted her vocal alongside comedy mainstays Jay Martin and Al St. Louis on New Year's Eve 2012.

Comedy gives me a high like no other drug. I can't put words on it. When it’s good it’s really good, you still feel the crowd laughing for weeks... there is something about laughter.


Currently focused on expanding the Joker’s Corner brand, you can expect Joker’s Corner Comedy Shows to come to a city near you and for Miss Brownie to continue to light up the microphone with her funny charm for many years to come. Her unique delivery, her passion for excellence, and her genuine approach to comedy will have you rolling on the floor laughing your *ss off (or ROTFLMAO as it is universally understood) and you can answer YES to the lingering question...Got Brownie?

Recent Credits

2015 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for Best Female Stand Up Comedian
2015 Funny Bone Comedy Club - Syracuse, New York
2015 & 2012 Comedy Nest - Montreal, Quebec
2014 Broadway Comedy Club - NY
2014 Moca Mondays - Harlem, New York
2014 Stand Up NY- New York
2014 LAFFAHOLICS - Brooklyn New York
2014 MTV Canada - Loosing It
2014 Windsor City Border Comedy Festival
2014 Absolute Comedy Club, Kingston-Ottawa-Toronto
2014 NXNE Music, Film & Comedy Festival
2014 SheDot Comedy Festival
2014 Underground Comedy RailRoad Tour 3rd Annual
2014 Just For Laughs Showcase
2013 Joke & Notes Chicago
2013 NXNE Music, Film, Comedy Festival
2013 City of Brampton 2012 Arts Acclaimed Award
2012 Canadian Urban Music Conference VIP Reception
2012 Windsor Sports Weekend
2011 CBC Television The List: Tribute to Richard Pryor segment
2011 Comedy Works Club - Montreal

Training

  • Second City Improvisation & Conservatory Program -- Jennifer Goodhue, Lisa Merchant, & Frank McAnulty
  • Stand-Up Comedy -- Larry Horowitz
  • Comedy Writing Lorne Frohman
  • Acting Diana Belshaw, Tatiana Jennings, Alex Fallis
  • Shakespeare/Movement -- Kennedy. C. MacKinnon
  • Film & Television -- Neil Dainard
  • Singing -- Karen Randoja, Alejandre Nunez
  • Mask, Clown -- Dean Gilmour
  • Voice -- Kennedy. C. MacKinnon, Catherine Marrion
  • Ballet, Modern, Social & Historical Dance -- Heidi Strauss, Viv Moore, Kelly Arnsby
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