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She Kills Me, filmed in Victoria BC

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

She Kills Me promo for Accent InnsSpring 2013 Accent Inns had the pleasure of sponsoring a new stand -up comedy show being produced for APTN by Less Bland Productions. “She Kills Me” was filmed in Victoria BC before a live audience and showcased all female comics with several being first nations. The show was hilarious to watch and we hope everyone enjoys the many episodes expected to air sometime in 2014 on APTN.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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All-Female Comedy Series to be taped in front of a live audience

Full Season of 13 episodes to be broadcast on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

Victoria-based Less Bland Productions in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and Drama Camp Productions is set to begin principal photography on She Kills Me (previous title The Broad Comedy Room), an exciting new comedy series to be broadcast nationally on APTN.

She Kills Me is a 13 episode series of comedy specials that will shine the spotlight on over two dozen hilarious, established and up-and-coming Canadian comediennes including Dawn Dumont, Sharon Shorty, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Sharon Mahoney, Carolyn Mark, Karen Brelsford, and Miss Rosie Bitts. This half-hour series features some of the funniest and fiercest female comedians in Canada. Each episode will feature one Aboriginal and one non-Aboriginal performer.

The series will offer a broad range of comedy genres. In addition to stand-up performances, the series will include sketch comedy, music, storytelling, and variety performance.

She Kills Me will be taped in front of a live audience at Victoria’s Metro Studio Feb 13 – 17 2013. The show is created by Executive Producer Kirsten Van Ritzen, and produced and directed by Ian Ferguson and Leslie D. Bland.

Funding support for She Kills Me is provided by APTN, the Canada Media Fund. Local sponsors include Accent Inns, Carreiro the Studio, the Ocean 98.5, and Jack FM.

Tickets to attend tapings to be part of the live studio audience are available through Ticket Rocket 250-590-6291. Performances 7 pm and 9:30 pm Feb 13 – 16, and 4:30 pm and 7pm Feb 17.

For further information please contact Leslie Bland at or (250) 590-4386.


September 1, 2012, marked the 13-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862, or visit the website at



Drama Camp Productions was incorporated by Ian Ferguson and Leslie D. Bland. Its mandate is to produce film and television projects that have distinctive Aboriginal content, and which enable Aboriginal people to share their stories and convey them to a domestic and international audience.




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