The Winnipeg's Gone Wacky competition is on again this year and voters have picked the 10 finalists who will compete for the title of Winnipeg's Wackiest Amateur Comedian 2011, in front of a live audience at Essence Nightclub on November 24.
Among those ten is the kindest, sweetest and perhaps funniest 89-year-old you will ever meet.
We live-streamed an open call for contestants at the News Café back in September and right away I noticed Jean Morrison sitting near the front of the room. I wondered if she was just a spectator, coming out to support a grandchild perhaps.
But when host Big Daddy Tazz called her name and she slowly made her way to the stage, most people in the room held their breath, wondering just what this woman was doing.
Then she began her routine. It was a home run from the start. The audience, mostly made up of other contestants, gave her a standing ovation at the end of her performance.
There is something so genuinely likeable about this woman. Her only reason for getting up on stage, she claims, is that she'd never done stand-up comedy before and wanted to get it off her bucket list before she's gone.
Jean will be performing at the finals on November 24.
Check out a replay of the routine that got her into the finals -- see it below, or watch it in a new window here.