Laff Riot Girls
News and Events


September 10, 2014: Randey Brophy takes over as General Manager of the Laff Riot Girls!

The Laff Riot Girls thank outgoing General Manager (2001-2014) Lee Ann Keple for all her help and wish her well in future comedy endeavors.

Feb 13, 2013: Congratulations to Ardell Brophy on winning the Queen Elizabeth II Jubillee medal, presented to her by MP Kennedy Stewart.

August 25, 2012: The Laff Riot Girls and the entire comic community wish Ardell a speedy recovery from her operation last month. Shows will continue but until she is able to return, we are postponing the 10th Annual Comedy Competition. If you want to be put on the list for consideration for our tenth annual competition, send your information to

August 18, 2012: Congratulations to Ardell Fitzpatrick-Brophy on winning Royal City (New Westminister) Pride's Rainbow Award! LRG General Manager Lee Ann Keple picked up the award for Ardell.

October 20, 2011: Congratulations to Amy Wilding (First place), Susan Hansen (Second), Stephanie Clark (Third) and Karin Koshack (most improved) and all the amazing finalists in the Ninth Annual Laff Riot Girls Search for the Funniest New Female Comic Competition!

December 1, 2010: Congratulations to our founder, Ardell Fitzpatrick-Brophy! She won the 2010 YWCA Woman of Distinction (Arts & Culture) Award, and in December earned the New Westminster and District Labour Council Community Service Award!

October 19, 2010: Annual Comedy Competition 2010  Our 8th Annual Competition was won by Wanda Roberts, with Lauren McGibbon and Rachel Burns as runners-up and Amy Wilding as Most Improved.

Annual Comedy Competition 2009
We crowned Marlene Swidzinski the winner, with Melanie Rose and Jules S. rounding out the top three! The most improved comic award was handed out that same night to Wanda Roberts by LRG founder Ardell Fitzpatrick.


KICK UP YOUR HEELS 9: Join Laff Riot Girls Marlene Swidzinski, Wanda Roberts and Lee Ann Keple on March 2nd, 2014 for the 9th Annual NDP fundraiser Kick Up Your Heels! Tickets $60 to $100 each.

Private Comedy Shows

Need a way to energize your next corporate function? The Laff Riot Girls can provide professional MC's, and custom program comedy into your event with shows from 10 minutes to 60 minutes in length.

One on one Comedy Coaching
Interested in taking your stand up comedy to the next level? Contact our General Manager for more information on private or group comedy coaching sessions.

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