Howdy! I’m Emily!
I’m a creative in Toronto, Canada. I do all the things! Why? Because I love to and it’s fun!
I’ve created my own career path by completely ignoring my gut instincts, realizing I needed to listen to them, and then following my passions. It’s a little backwards but hey, I got here, right?
I make films, sketch comedy videos, music, podcasts, live shows, and occassionally I can be inspired to use my Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate to make muffins. Occasionally.
Nice to meet ya!
I picked up a camera pretty early, started a film club when I was 12 and never looked back. If you ask my little brother Dave, he’ll tell ya, I spent most weekends forcing him to make cinematic masterpieces even when he would have preferred to be playing Zelda or something.
I don’t think there’s anything better than creating something that makes people laugh! I get so much out of it, and I love knowing that I’m able to bring people together through comedy.
And, I don’t think I’ll ever not be filming or recording something, or performing. It’s what I love!
I’m always finding different ways to make people laugh! Whether I’m filming sketches with my partner Justin Decloux for our YouTube channel PineappleSkeleton, or making web series with all the cool people I met at The Second City Training Centre downtown toronto, it’s always a blast. In non-pando-times you can also find me on various stages in the city.
Music is seriously the BEST. SERIOUSLY. I mean, have you ever heard it? Because damn. Oh and also I write music! For films, for podcasts, for artistry, and sometimes for women’s shapewear parodies.
In this very special episode of Pretty Bad Tarot, fellow ADHDer and comedy pal Christy Kay joins me to figure out whether or not people will think her ADHD comedy is funny!
It’s time to start travelling again! But will the trips be any good? At all? For real though, I’m not entirely sure that my guest Emily Meadows is going to have a very good vacation according to my tarot cards.
Should Valeska get a pomeranian or a cat? I KNOW WHAT I WOULD PICK! Seriously though… this is a highly contentious topic and episode, wow.
I would like to acknowledge the following people whose land I live including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
I would also like to acknowledge Treaty 13, and the 2010 settlement to rectify the unlawful acquisition of more land here in Toronto, which is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work and live on this land.
As always, I commit to assist in repairing the damaged relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in Canada, by acknowledging the genocide of people, culture and languages across Canada and by supporting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.