It’s time for Peterborough to draw the line

Local comedian organizes event on February 6 at The Venue in Peterborough to raise awareness about sexual violence

Local comedian Kristal Jones has organized a special night of comedy, satire, and music to promote the “Draw The Line” campaign of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres.

“Drawing the Line – A Night of Comedy, Satire, and Music” takes place at The Venue in downtown Peterborough on Friday, February 6th, in support of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre.

Sexual violence is a reality in Ontario. One in three Canadian women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. It’s a lot more than rape. It includes everything from sexist jokes to stalking, harrassment, and assault — anything that contributes to a culture condoning and supporting sexual violence.

“Draw The Line” is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

Hosted by Jocasta Boone, “Drawing the Line – A Night of Comedy, Satire, and Music” combines the talents of Peterborough comedians, musicians, and entertainers. Scheduled performers include comics Zara Syed, Anne Shebib, Hannah Hogan, Kristal Jones, Jeff Curtis, and Sean Quinlan, with a feature set by Citiots Improv members Ray Henderson and Daniel Smith.

The night will also include musical performances by Will Alexander, James Higgins, and the duo of Alex Pendergast and Jacques Graveline, as well as spoken-word performances by Jayson Down and Wes Ryan.

There’ll also be a silent auction and door prizes, with offerings from many generous local businesses including Black Honey, Pita Pit, Anywhere But Here, Kristine Hannah Photography, Strutt Central, The Peterborough Poetry Collective, and Glamazon Esthetics.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available through organizer Kristal Jones at 647-703-0150 or

Come out for a night of high-energy comedy and entertainment in support of an important cause.

Where do you draw the line?

For more information about the “Draw the Line” campaign, visit