Listen to my CBC Radio Comedy Special Monday May 20th.

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My latest Comedy special Downward-Facing Broad show will be airing on CBC Radio on May 20 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Taped in Toronto as a 90 minute show its been pared back ( without music) to make on hour of a funny and poignant look at the frustrations, perils, and yes, even joys, of aging.

                       “Deborah is a welcome relief from all the negative in the world.” CBC producer: Joan Melensen.

Listen in as Deborah:

  • Ponders how we stay relevant after the seniors discount sinks in.
  • Apologizes to all the grandmothers she ever poked fun at
  • Rants about how we now have the largest aging population in Canadian history(“We’re like Canada Geese – squawking and sh*tting everywhere.”)

“Think of it as a master class on how to go down fighting.” Anna Ritsaen. 

If you miss the taping or want to see the extended version live with the amazing blues singer Kim Pollard you can buy a ticket  you can buy tickets here:

Showcase Theatre in Peterborough, June 6th. ALMOST SOLD OUT.

or Amherst Island July 19, 2019@ St. Pauls Presbyterian Church. TICKETS HERE.


Here’s what people are saying:

“Such a strong show. So funny. We were hoarse from hootin’ and hollerin’! 90 minutes that felt like a well-placed 50.” – Julia Bennett, Snug Harbour Media

           “I actually hurt my rib laughing so hard.” – Elaine Gold, Storyteller

“Get to this show as soon as you see where Deb is next performing! What a terrific night! What a terrific show!” – Pat                    Yeatman, Actor

“Thank you from all us older broads for digging in so deep and honouring us!” – Arlene Mazerolle, Real Estate Agent



The world got you tied up in knots?
Well the play, The Knitting Pilgrim unravels the faith question one stitch at a time. It is a journey of 3 faiths and how their key messages intersect but it’s also a personal journey of faith. Faith in one’s vision, one’s impulse and one’s art. Think walking the Camino Trail for 15 years with wool.  Its at the Tett Centre Friday evening in the smaller studio. And on Amherst Island Sunday afternoon at @2 p.m. AIPS.