Vanja Mutabdzija Jaksic

Vanja Mutabdzija Jaksic is a producer, journalist and a perpetual optimist who loves a good show/film, breathes music, writes poetry, and dabbles in tech and innovative ways of storytelling (including through XR/VR/AR/MR). You can find her stories at and or follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @neptunes_blues.

Latest from Vanja Mutabdzija Jaksic

A visual history of the War of the Worlds

A chronology of the many adaptations including the upcoming CBC Gem rendition.

How Orson Welles' 1930s War of the Worlds radio adaptation went viral

The famous radio broadcast is etched in radio drama history as one of the first viral media phenomena.

'The Spice Girls of comedy' on the importance of female perspectives in the industry

"It’s the first time Second City had an all-female-identifying cast."

Why comedy in the North is subverting expectations

"There’s no fresh fruit. It’s expensive. But it’s funny."

The history of drag on screen: Strutting from ancient times to CBC's Queens

Crucial movies, events and personalities which have contributed to bringing the art of drag to the mainstream and what it is today.
Oral History

Between two fingers: Kids in the Hall look back at creating 'Headcrusher'

Oral history of The Kids in the Hall's famous character Headcrusher as told by the troupe.

Canadian comics on whether moving south of the border is crucial for a successful comedy career

Howie Mandel, Lauren Ash and more Canadian comics talk success and where it’s at.

Juno-winning comedian Sophie Buddle makes history but says comedy remains a male dominated field

“Whether because of a toxic environment or lack of friendships, women tended to quit comedy too soon.”

'Resurrects forgotten history': Why you need to watch The Book of Negroes

The series will encore as a three-night special event in recognition of Emancipation Day, starting July 26 at 8pm (8:30NT)

'To be insecure is to be human': Things we learned about Simu Liu from his Instagram AMA

The Flash star, Victoria Park asks a cute question on Liu’s Instagram AMA post

'Two different machines': 22 Minutes vs. standup according to Mark Critch and Trent McClellan

“How grateful am I to just be part of this thing.”

Away From Her, Barney's Version, Maïna and other great CanLit film adaptations

8 Canadian novel-to-movie adaptations currently streaming on CBC Gem.

Kevin McDonald on getting robbed in Hollywood, Seinfeld cameo and his Winnipeg Comedy Festival special

McDonald’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival special airs August 9th on CBC Television.

Comedy during and after COVID-19: Canadian comedians share 'grandiose' plans

Comics tell us what they’ve been up to since, and what they plan to do post, pandemic.

22 Minutes' Trent McClellan on creative process, being Black in NL and more

McClellan’s upcoming Winnipeg Comedy Festival special, “First Impressions,” airs July 19 on CBC.