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Ajahnis Charley: A low angle image of a Black person with puffy Afro-textured hair, wearing a blue paisley kimono type top.

Ajahnis Charley

(Toronto)
www.Ajahnischarley.com
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Ajahnis Charley shares their short punches of comedy that meld political, geographical and racial realities with silly characters and silly costumes.

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Premiered in Sketch Showcase: She’s Not Special on March 25.

Creative Bio:

Ajahnis Charley (he/they) is a Black, non-Binary comedy writer. They have written for The Beaverton, CBC’s Because News, and performed in HBO’s Station Eleven and CBC Gem’s Topline. Their solo sketch show ‘THOTS AND PRAYERS’ won the Producers’ Pick Award at the 2020 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Their documentary short ‘I AM GAY’ played in the 2021 Inside Out Queer Film Festival, Reel 2 Real Film Festival, and Caribbean Tales, where it won the Intersect Award. They are an alum of the Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit, where they developed a new solo show, ’27 Club’. The show was awarded a Canada Council of the Arts Grant to produce a workshop run of performances. Also, they’re really cute and no, they’re not Gary Coleman’s surprise younger sister.