Living in LA

I made it!

After a long, complicated and expensive green card process I am finally in LA! I’ve been here just over a week and although it kind of feels like I’m starting over again, I have a new sense of passion and drive. I started doing stand-up over 10 years ago in Toronto and moving to LA was always the goal. I know it’s going to be a tough road ahead but I chose this path so I can’t complain.

On the bright side, I released my debut, self titled comedy album “LAD-KO-WITS” last week! You can download it now on iTunes. I’m very proud of it and know you’ll like it! CLICK THE LINK BELOW!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/lad-ko-wits/id1189680700

On the dark side, The Bad Man was inaugurated today and I also happen to be performing at my first booked show tonight. Comedy is all about timing! If you’re in LA and looking to drink and laugh away the pain I highly recommend coming to Peachy Keen Comedy at Bar Lubitsch tonight. 8PM. The line-up is incredible and the show is FREE!

Dana Gould (HBO, Comedy Central, Simpsons)
Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything, College Humor)
Julia Hladkowicz (Just For Laughs, SF Sketchfest)
Joe Kilgallon (Comedians You Should Know)
Nick Cobb (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central)
Mo Mandel (Chelsea Lately)
Opeyemi Olagbaju (Bridgetown, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA)
Geoff Plitt (Ventura Comedy Fest)

Hosted by:
Luke Thayer (NY Comic)

The Peachy Keen Comedy Show
- Every Friday. Doors at 8pm. Show at 8:30pm
- Bar Lubitsch (7702 Santa Monica Blvd)
- FREE (no drink minimum)
- 21+

Next week I’m lucky enough to be on a killer show at the Improv on Melrose in the main room. Again, the comedians on the bill are amazing. You don’t want to miss this show!

That’s it for now! Next order of business is updating this hideous website!

Julia

VOTE JULIA HLADKOWICZ for SiriusXM’s Top Comic

Hello friends!

Let me just start by saying that Just for Laughs in Montreal was a beautiful and magical experience. It was my 3rd time there, 2nd time performing and first time doing an All Access TV taping. I feel like I finally figured out how to “do” this festival. 1) don’t start drinking too early. 2) don’t set your plans in stone because things change. 3) have fun and relax because you deserve to be there!

I can’t wait until my taping airs on Comedy Network next year. I’m very proud of my set and I look super cute in my Birds of North America forest dress ;)

Now that Just For Laughs is over I can focus on the next big thing. SiriusXM’s Top Comic. If you didn’t already know, I’m a semi-finalist in the competition. 100′s of comedians submitted, dozens were chosen to audition and only the top 3 of the night moved on. I was top 3 on my night! So now I need your votes (YES, YOU!) to help me move onto the finals. You can vote once a day per IP address. Meaning if you vote for me at work, vote for me at home! If (and when) I get to the finals I compete against the top 8 to win TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, a spot next year at JFL and my own show at JFL42. This is huge and would be a game changer before I move to LA in the fall. MAMMA NEEDS THIS. Voting ends August 22, so vote errryyy dayyy until then :)

A woman has never won Top Comic. I came close in 2011, but I suppose it wasn’t the right time. Now is my time. Please vote for me! I will be forever grateful.

Thank you!

Julia

JFL Taping

It’s back! The most wonderful time of the year where comedians gather in beautiful Montreal for the most fun comedy experience I’ve ever been a part of. JUST FOR LAUGHS! Last year I performed in the Homegrown competition and this year I was lucky enough to get asked back to do a TAPING. I’ll be doing JFL All Access taping at Club Soda. This is truly a dream come true and this time next week I’ll be in Montreal trying to stuff a poutine, smoked meat sandwich and steamie in my face all at once. If you’re in Montreal, COME SEE ME!

 

 

WEST COAST TOUR

OH BOY. This website is finally getting some attention! It’s been a while.

I’ve been super busy which is amazing. I just got MARRIED to a lovely human and now I’m on a month long West Coast tour which is a super fun honey moon for one!

I’ve already conquered Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna and now I’m currently in Vancouver before I blast off to Victoria.

If you’re in Vancouver here’s where you can see me this weekend!

Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver
2837 Cambie Street
Friday April 22 8PM
Saturday April 23 7PM & 9:30PM

Jeff Elliott is headlining and Damonde Tschritter is hosting. IT’S GONNA BE GREAT.

If you’re in Victoria you can see me next weekend at Heckler’s!

Heckler’s Comedy Club
123 Gorge Rd Easy
Friday April 29  9PM
Saturday April 30 9PM

Later on this summer I’ll be co-featuring the Hamilton Yuk Yuks  May 2o/21.

Annnd I’ll be HEADLINING a full week of shows and recording my very first ALBUM at the downtown Toronto Yuk Yuks June 8-12!

Remember to follow me on on Twitter @juliacomedy for super fun updates and to follow my blog eatingwithjulia.wordpress.com for all my culinary escapades.

See you at a show!

 

Julia

 

2016 NEWS!

HAPPY 2016!

We made it! 2015 was a great year for me. I got to performed at Just For Laughs Homegrown and JFL42 New Faces, interview Snoop Dog for She Does The City, was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up AND write over a years worth of food blogs!

 

I have a really great feeling about 2016 and so far I’ve already received some lovely news. I’ll be performing at The Sudbury Comedy Festival again this year! It’s honestly one of the best festivals I’ve been a part of. They shows are great, the comics are amazing and they treat you wonderfully. If you’re in Sudbury, be sure to check it out!

As well as my food blog  https://eatingwithjulia.wordpress.com I’m super proud of my show “Viral Kitchen” that you can check out on my channel youtube.com/funnyjules

Stay tuned for more 2016 updates by following me on Twitter @juliacomedy

Thanks!

JFL42

OH BOY!

JFL42 is here and I’m lucky enough to be performing on the New Faces show tonight at Comedy Bar. 8PM.

I will also be opening for Pat Thorton and Darcy Micheal at Comedy Bar Friday Sept 25, 8PM.

You should come!

JUST FOR LAUGHS!

Hi!

In case you haven’t already heard, I’ll be performing at JUST FOR LAUGHS in Montreal this year, participating in the Homegrown competition! This is something I’ve been working toward my entire career and I couldn’t be more thrilled! July 24th at L’Astral.

 

As well as my super cool food blog, Eating with Julia (on Tumblr), I’ve launched a YouTube show called “Viral Kitchen” where I create a dish on the internet happenings that week. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgxL_awEidM

Also, Did I mention I got to Interview Snoop Dog for She Does the City?!

http://www.shedoesthecity.com/that-time-we-interviewed-snoop-dogg-at-joe-carter-classic

Check out my “shows page” for a list of all upcoming events!

 

NEW NEWS!

Hello sweet kittens,

There is so much excitement happening in my life. If you haven’t already heard, I recently launched a hugely successful* food blog called “EATING WITH JULIA”. If you want to laugh, learn and drool over pics of delicious food, take a gander!

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/eatingwithjulia

I also signed with a new agency, Ambition Talent, and I couldn’t be more excited!

http://ambitiontalent.com/

My Canadian Comedy Award nominated podcast “We’re Doing It” is gaining popularity so much sure you download a few episodes to see what all the fuss is about!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/were-doing-it/id677440412?mt=2

As always, I’m available to perform for bachelorette parties, fundraisers, office parties etc. Contact my booking agents at Yuk Yuks or e-mail me directly for more info!

2015 Updates!

HI!

I can’t believe it’s almost February already! It couldn’t come sooner because I swore off drinking for the month of January. It’s been a nice change, but I’ve really been craving a glass of red wine!

Speaking of red wine, I started a food blog! It’s called “Eating With Julia” and it’s on Tumblr. I’ve always had a passion for cooking and eating and I decided to turn my my culinary creations into a fun little blog. Check it out!

January has been super busy with shows and this weekend I’ll finish off my final weekend of the “Cold Dark January” tour. CDJ is a tour where comedians get to tell their darkest and dirtiest jokes. I’m on the “Dirty Chixxx” shows (didn’t choose the name…) with Rebecca Kohler and Michelle Shaughnessy. So far we’ve played Ajax Yuk Yuks, Ottawa Yuk Yuks and our final shows are this weekend at Mississauga Yuk Yuks. It’s a damn blizzard out right now so hopefully people show up!

February is a very exciting month (besides the fact that I can drink again…) because I’m doing the LOL Sudbury Comedy Fest! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this festival and I can’t wait to be a part of it. My show is Friday, Feb 6.

I’ll also be co-headlining Yuk Yuks Ottawa with Matt O’Brien for 5 shows over Valentine’s Day weekend. AWWWW CUTE.

Otherwise, just a bunch of shows that you can find on my “Shows” page. Check it out!

Also, Don’t forget to download my sweet ass podcast called “WE’RE DOING IT” that I host with comedian and ding ding, Amanda Brooke Perrin.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/were-doing-it/id677440412?mt=2

I’M BACK

OH HI!

Bet you didn’t even know I was gone! I did a little East Coast Comedy Tour to Halifax and St. John’s with fellow comedian, Andrew Johnson. I celebrated my birthday while getting to co-headline the Halifax Yuk Yuks so that was quite a lovely experience! Luckily I have a bunch of friends out in Halifax who write for “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” and they showed me a good time. (I drank 2 pitchers of long island iced tea to myself and that’s just the tip of the ice berg.)

Luckily the weather was on our side, considering Ontario just got the shit end of the stick. I had never been to Newfoundland before and I’m so happy I got to experience it. The people there couldn’t be nicer. I’ve never met so many local comics who are willing to do whatever they can to accommodate you. The shows were a blast, and again, we partied a little harder than we should have the last day. Seeing as our flight was at 5:45AM we decided to stay up all night, and I stand by that decision. George Street is a hot mess that everyone should see. These east coast tours aren’t huge money making ventures, but they are quite the adventure. Andrew and I met a stripper at the airport in St John’s who said she made TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS working at The Cotton Club. (I don’t know what that name grosses me out so much?) Anyway, maybe if I work on my dance moves I’ll consider a change of profession…

It’s so good to be back in Toronto. I’ve made some changes to my website, so have a look! I got new head shots, a new demo reel annnd I updated my show info. (I KNOW! So impressive.) Also, after years and years of being a non-union actor I finally took the plunge after booking an Advil commercial, and became an Actra apprentice. Hopefully I made the right decision!

Holiday buzz is in the air (yes I’m super cheesy and totally fall for all this hallmark holiday bullshit) and I am so excited to finish off 2014 with a bang. I’m going to Vegas soon, so I’m pretty sure that’s just the bang I’m looking for. (No I will not be seeking male prostitutes in Vegas…;)

More to come! See you at shows:)

xoxo

Julia

 

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