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Flo & Joan are a British-born, Toronto-based musical comedy duo, and sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.

The piano/percussion pair have headlined and played to sold-out audiences across North America and internationally including Montreal Sketchfest (Best of the Fest Selection 2016), Toronto Sketchfest (Best of the Fest Selection 2016), SheDot Festival, and as part of JFL42.

They took their debut show Victory Flaps to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, where it received a number of four- and five-star reviews and was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

Independently, Nicola and Rosie trained in sketch and improv with the iO, Second City and Bad Dog Comedy Theatres in Chicago and Toronto, where Nicola is a musical director at the Second City Toronto’s training centre and Rosie was a member of their inaugural House Company. They co-created the 365 day food blog Little Nibblers, have contributed material to Newsjack (BBC Radio 4Xtra), been featured on Funny or Die, and appeared in the Canadian Comedy Award Nominated short, Got Your Nose (Trophy Husbands).

“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

“A night that I won’t soon forget…an absolute must see.”
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“Flo & Joan are lyrical geniuses.”
★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

“Victory Flaps is a triumph of lyrical creativity and sororal camaraderie, to which we can all raise a glass.”
★★★★ Fringe Guru

“The songs are as carefully and intricately constructed as a Faberge egg.”
★★★★ TV Bomb

Pieces performed by this act
Fake News (released ) Women's Day song (released )
Subjects of pieces performed: Arabia (1), army (1), attention (1), author (1), ball (1), basis in fact (1), Battle Of Kadesh (1), cat (1), cow (1), dad (1), dead cat (1), dressmaker (1), Egyptians (1), fabrication (1), Facebook fables (1), fake news (1), garbage (1), giant ants (1), Google (1), ham (1), Herodotus (1), history (1), Hittites (1), Horrible Histories (1), horse (1), inauguration (1), Internet (1), lies (1), lying snakes (1), mop (1), mum (1), news (1), pants (1), pig (1), President (1), research (1), shares (1), shaved eyebrows (1), shoe (1), stalemate (1), stone (1), the beginning of time (1), truth (1), wet fart (1), wings (1), witches (1), women (1) and Women's Day (1)
Comedic styles in pieces performed: deadpan (2), observational (1), prop (1) and satire (2)
Musical styles in pieces performed: easy listening (1), pop (1), rhythm & blues (1) and uptempo (2)
Musical instruments in pieces performanced: keyboard (2)
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 5:59pm
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