Brenda took part in the grunt gallery Digital Story Workshop in February, 2023. She created a vignette of her comedy journey.
Brenda Prince was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She now makes her home in Vancouver, BC, the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territories of the, xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is an Anishinabe and Bear Clan. Brenda is a graduate of the Stand Up for Mental Health Program and Laughterzone 101. She was a finalist in BC’s Funniest New Female Comic 2021 and 2022 and she appeared in the Arctic Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs-Vancouver.
I would like to say Chi-miigwetch to everyone who has helped me on my comedy journey: The Creator, creators, friends, and especially, my family, for they had to put up with me the most. Also, many thanks to all the open mics in Vancouver and across Turtle Island.
Performer, writer and director
Digital Story Mentor/Editor
The Cultch RE/PLAY Team – Cam Anderson
Laughter Zone 101 – Jan Bannister
Cathartic Laughs – Emma Cooper
Indig E Girl Comedy – Debbie Courchene
Stand Up for Mental Health – David Granirer
Arctic Comedy Festival – John Helmkay
New Moon Comedy – Jackie Hoffart
The Banned Council – Dustin Hollings
The Sasha Ha-ha Show Sasha Mark
Bubbas Comedy Show – Keith Nahanee
Got Land? Comedy – Janelle Niles
Comedy After Dark – Suzy Rawsome
Created during grunt gallery’s 2023 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops. grunt gallery was founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC with the vision to become an internationally renowned artist-run centre and further the practice of contemporary art. Through the exploration of our diverse Canadian cultural identity, we are able to offer public programming in the form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and other special projects in the community. Our mandate is to inspire public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art.
We gratefully acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.