Comedian Jackie Pirico jokes about her model cousin and her distaste for Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square

Pirico returned to her hometown of Guelph, Ont., to tell a few jokes in a special live taping of q.
Comedian Jackie Pirico on stage at the River Run Centre in Guelph, Ont. (Vicki Mahony)

Last week, q embarked on a field trip to Guelph, Ont., where host Tom Power took the stage at the River Run Centre to put on a live show for the Hillside Inside Festival.

Jackie Pirico was one of the guests who joined Power on stage. She's a Guelph-born, Toronto-based comedian who's part of the comedy collective Laugh Sabbath. She performed a short stand-up set for us and shared how studying linguistics at university helped her find her voice for comedy.

Pirico's new comedy album, Dream Phone, is out everywhere now.

Download our podcast or click the 'Listen' link near the top of this page to hear Jackie Pirico.

— Produced by ​Danielle Grogan

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