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Adorable Jillian Walsh is Hooking Up 02 March 2018.
Jillian Welsh seems so young. Though she will only admit to being "under 30," she has a little girl quality that makes her quite adorable. Like one of her favourites Gilda Radner, her vulnerability is her strength. The sketch comedian is currently one of the stars of Hooking Up: Second Base, a mix of original and archived Second City sketches dealing with Tinder troubles, long-lost loves, and relationships of all sorts.
Jillian identifies as "queer, and currently in love with a beautiful woman." She fell into comedy. "I was serving in a restaurant and there was a group of boys," she explains. "And they were so depressed, so I tried to cheer them up by playing the 'obsessed with coasters' character, and I found out they were depressed because a member of their sketch troupe The Reception had just dropped out. So they asked me to join. I said yes, mostly because I thought they were joking, and I just wanted them to tip me, but I went home and googled them and decided to join. We made a lot of props out of paper mache. We did the Chicago sketch fest. It was a big 'zero to a hundred' for me."
Currently a member of both the Pepperoni Pizza Cats and Mein Künt, Jillian seemed to come out of nowhere. "I grew up in a small town, on a farm. Really rural. Everybody knew each other. For fun, they go muddin'. People have Confederate flags. Do they even know we're Canadian? I never go back. My parents are still there, but I don't have a relationship with them."
Aside from her stage work, Jillian was also recently the star of a lottery commercial. "We shot it on a moving bus. I felt like Sandra Bullock," she gushes.
Though she's still new to the game, Jillian has a clear head about her role in the comedy world. "I find I'm only funny by accident," she declares with a little too much modesty. "But you can never go wrong if you just aim for a human truth."