Anna Gustafson is a born storyteller who grew up in the tiny, predominantly Scandinavian, fishing town of Lund, BC and now makes her home in Canada’s largest city, Toronto. He stories come from the places in between.
A touring professional comedian for more than two decades, she has appeared on Just For Laughs, CBC’s Comics!, The George Stroumboulopoulos Show, Cracking Up The Capital Comedy Festival, CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, Madly Off In All Directions and The Debaters to name a few good ones.
Anna’s public speaking began at TEDx, she has co-produced two comedy festivals, two “virtual” Red Carpets for Toronto International Film Festival, and is leaning hard into the screenwriting craft.
As the Comedian in Residence at Gilda’s Club Toronto, Anna is the producer and host of Never Mind Comedy which airs monthly within the Gilda’s Club world, and then later online. She has a supporting role in the startup initiative Gathering for Goodness, and produces the live, pro, monthly stand-up comedy show "The BETTY" which creates space for sometimes underrepresented pockets of the comedy community, and for those eager to watch and learn from the pros.
Her stories are published in the quarterly “Barnacle”, and is undecided on whether or not her indoor cycling side hustle will resume once gyms are open. Until then, spinning yarns.
"Hopped" - Created for Eternal Hoptimist Virtual Beer Festival with Mixed State Productions.