Flo & Joan are a musical comedy duo, comprised of British sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.
In this, their first year performing together, the piano/percussion pair have headlined and played to sold-out audiences across North America and including Montreal Sketchfest (Best of the Fest Selection 2016), Toronto Sketchfest (Now Magazine Audience Choice Award and Best of the Fest Selection 2017), SheDot Festival, and as part of JFL42.
They had a viral hit with their 2016 Song, a roundup of the year which to date has received 46 million views across all social media, and have since recorded four songs for CBC Digital in Canada as well as appearing in Canadian TV comedy programme 22 Minutes as well.
They took their debut show Victory Flaps to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 for a limited run, 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. The show has since been recorded in Canada and released as an album available on Spotify and iTunes. Their new show The Kindness of Stranglers, will be debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 for their first full run.
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 was 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).
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“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
“Laugh-a-second material executed with style and smiles throughout…the pair ooze hilarity throughout their too-brief set.”