Sunday, November 21, 2010 | Categories: LOL Blog |
Last April at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Laugh Out Loud presented a night of comedy at the Gas Station Theatre. It wasn't a large audience that attended that night - so it wasn't hard to notice the person in a wheelchair on a respirator in the front row. Those of us backstage couldn't see the person - we could only hear the whooshing sound - which led then host Ali Rizvi Badshah to comment on how Darth Vadar must be in the audience! All in attendance burst out laughing! Ali later talked about this incident on air and to our delight - Vadar identified herself as Winnipeg comic Susan Nisbet. Susan was tickled to be talked about on Laugh Out Loud - comedy was her passion.
Sadly, Susan passed away recently and we wanted to honour her and her family by giving you some insight into this extraordinary woman. You can find out about Susan and her friends here and see her performing here.
The following is from the 2010 Winnipeg Comedy Festival Program courtesy of WCF Artistic Director Al Rae:
Susan was Manitoban born, raised and hospitalized. She performed locally at the King's Head Pub, the University of Manitoba, and at Rumors Comedy Club as part of The Funniest Winnipegger With a Day Job Competition. With a unique perspective on life, death, and disability that was born out of her sudden neurological illness, she may be the funniest woman on life-support (in the Southern Manitoba area) that you will ever see.
Please see the Winnipeg Free Press for obituary.
Our thoughts are with Susan's friends and family at this very sad time.
~Tracy and Craig