Jass Richards has an M.A. in Philosophy and used to be a stand-up comic (now she’s more of a sprawled-out-on-the-couch comic). Despite these attributes, she has received four Ontario Arts Council grants.
Her most recent novel, A Philosopher, a Psychologist, and an Extra-terrestrial Walk into a Chocolate Bar, has just been published by Lacuna. YAY!! Her second-most recent novel, TurboJetslams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God, has been called “highly entertaining … and a riveting read” (Midwest Book Review); it’s the perfect cottage-warming gift. Contrary to what the guy at the Sunflower Festival thinks. In addition to her Rev and Dylan series (The Road Trip Dialogues, The Blasphemy Tour, and License to Do That) (the fourth book in the series, The ReGenderApp, will be out this winter!), which has reportedly made people snort root beer out their noses, she has written This Will Not Look Good on My Resume (“a bit of quirky fun that slaps you upside the head”), followed by its sequel Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun (’nuff said). Excerpts from her several books have appeared in The Cynic Online Magazine, in Contemporary Monologues for Young Women (vol.3) and 222 More Comedy Monologues, and on Erma Bombeck’s humor website, and her one-woman play Substitute Teacher from Hell received its premiere performance by Ghost Monkey Productions in Winnipeg (2014).
Her worst-ever stand-up moment occurred in Atlanta (at a for-blacks-only club) (apparently). Her best-ever stand-up moment occurred in Toronto (when she made the black guy fall off his stool because he was laughing so hard at her Donovan Bailey joke).