Montreal, December 6, 2022 – Global leader in comedy, Just For Laughs, is thrilled to announce that Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire are bringing their hit podcast RedHanded to Toronto on Thursday, March 30 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Hit true-crime podcast, RedHanded, has been serving up weekly doses of the strangest cases from around the world for six years. With millions of downloads, a Sunday Times Best Selling book, sell-out tours all over the UK, together with having won Gold at the British Podcast Awards two years running - hosts Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire certainly have come a long way since it all began in a closet with a £10 ($16) microphone. Now the girls are taking RedHanded live across the pond - it’s time for the 2023 NA Emptyhanded Tour! Prepare for a jaw-dropping story packed with bizarre twists, hysterical audience participation and of course turbo-wine galore.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10:00 AM.
Suruthi has always been an independent, overachiever - whether she was a 3 year old with loose laces because she refused to let anyone tie them, or a 5 year old who had just moved to the UK - and could write perfect cursive with fountain pen, but couldn’t speak a word of English.
She graduated from The University of Birmingham with a BSc and an MSc in Economics, and after quickly becoming disillusioned with the world of finance she went into the relentlessly tiring world of events. After a year out travelling she met Hannah - and RedHanded was born.
Hannah thought she was going to be an actor, then like many she was a teacher and then like not so many, she wound up co hosting the smash hit true crime podcast RedHanded. Podcasting was made for Hannah, as a dyslexic devourer of audio-books and as a lover of stories. On a whim Hannah studied Social Anthropology at SOAS, because she thought it would make her sound interesting.
She was right.
Luckily, it also lent her an anthropological appetite to understand why people do what they do.
Global leader in comedy and home to the #1 Comedy Festival in the World, Just for Laughs Group has been launching and championing top comedic talent - including Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, Hannah Gadsby, Hasan Minhaj, Jo Koy, Canada’s very own Rick Mercer and Russell Peters - for close to 40 years. Founded in 1983, the company is an international powerhouse in the creation of multiplatform comedic content. Every year, millions of spectators are entertained at its worldwide festivals, from Montréal – the biggest comedy event in the world – to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; Austin, U.S.A.; London, UK; and Sydney, Australia; featuring thousands of Canadian and international comedians - from well-established artists to aspiring up-and-comers. With concentrated growth on television development and production, the Group’s digital and televised content is shown in over 150 countries and followed by an online audience of over 14 million. In addition, the Group produces touring shows, stages its own musicals and is the originator of the ComedyPRO industry conference along with the daytime, fan centric, ComedyCON event.