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Bringing new life to comedy

Sunday 28 August 2011

From New Zealand publication SunLive:


Pauline Toye
Pauline Toye in her ‘Bright Spark’ outfit.
Photo by Tracy Hardy.

Bringing new life to comedy

By Laura Weaser
Friday 26th Aug, 2011

After 12 years of suffering from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, entertainer Pauline Toye says she is using ‘God’s gifts’ to help bring happiness into her life, and the lives of others.

Pauline, otherwise known as a comedian or joyologist, is taking her act around retirement homes and local churches using “clean Christian comedy, impersonations, song and dance” to entertain the crowd.

“I started this because I have these gifts from God such as acting, singing and entertaining. I got inspired and decided to develop a routine.”

Pauline has been trained with a karaoke and theatrical background. She says knowing how to project her voice – and with volunteering at a day program for the elderly – she has no problem performing without a microphone. She often goes out amongst the crowd and involves them with a dance or song or two.

Pauline says the title ‘Bright Spark’ comes from her bubbly personality and she has a bright and colourful outfit to match.

“I feel I have been healed a lot by God emotionally, so I have called myself ‘Bright Spark’ because now I am always happy and bright.”

Pauline is looking to get into entertaining more churches and private functions. She is also looking for a musician to accompany her. Email Pauline at

See Pauline perform some of her routine here on SunLive:


The above originally appeared here.


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