I’m Not Well
(Stand Up, 2019)
“Steph Tolev stepped foot in LA with her brash, colorful, unapologetic, yet always playful stand-up had us doubled over laughing instantly. She’s one of Canada’s latest great comedy exports and this new album I’m Not Well is the evidence to back that up. Her gruff voice, spirited delivery, and unabashed honesty all get painted with her beautifully explicit, personal stories and observations. No matter how blue it gets, there is an undeniable charm to it all (even when she talks about bringing back creepy aunts). Even hearing some of these bits again, we still find ourselves with a wide smile and a big chuckle.”- The Comedy Bureau
You can pre-order “I’m Not Well” on vinyl today!
Hot N’ Hungry
(Stand- up, 2016)
“Her debut, Hot N’ Hungry, is terrific. In typical style, Tolev lays down a barrage of horrifying images, brilliant stories and infectious enthusiasm for the grotesque. It makes for a hilarious hour of anxiously perverse scream-laughing.
Hot N’ Hungry is heavily based on Tolev’s experiences as a comedian and high octane human in downtown Toronto. The subject matter — while being completely bonkers and larger-than-life — bears a strong familiarity for anyone who’s spent a decent amount of time in the city. The cat calls, the smells, the landmarks, the drivers and sloppy night clubs/vomit receptacles all figure into Steph Tolev’s panorama of regrettable scenarios.
Tolev has a propensity towards physically animated and vibrant performances. While many comedians struggle with making a live, intimate performance translate to strictly audio recordings, Tolev’s material clears that hurdle effortlessly.
Hot N’ Hungry is a fast-paced, high-energy gut full of laughs. It is a brilliant step for Steph Tolev and a hysterical, permanent addition to Toronto’s comedy scene. (Comedy Records)”- Exclaim
Hot N’ Hungry is available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
So Many Wolves
(Sketch Comedy, 2014)
“Stand-up comedy albums have enjoyed a renaissance of late, but sketch albums in the tradition of Monty Python and Adam Sandler aren’t as common. Just yesterday the genre received a much needed shot in the arm courtesy of Toronto-based, award winning sketch duo Ladystache, who released their first album titled So Many Wolves on Comedy Records.
The hard-working duo has been a fixture in the Toronto community for years now, with both performers enjoying success inside and outside of Ladystache. Steph Tolev is an accomplished stand-up while Allison Hogg has split time betwee Ladytache and Toronto sketch institution The Sketchersons. The chemistry and fearlessness that’s been their calling card is on full display on Wolves, as the duo portrays a wide range of characters that poke fun at male and female personality types well deserving of ridicule. Unlike a lot of sketch troupes, there is no designated “straight woman” in Ladystache as both Hogg and Tolev are adept at doing both crazy and normal, which keeps the album flowing nicely from one uncomfortable situation to the next.
With summer hopefully almost here, this is the kind of album that you put on for your friends during a trip up north and end up quoting the whole weekend.” – The Comedy Network
So Many Wolves is available on iTunes.