On May 5, 2020 in our online magazine Meanwhile, we introduced you to Check In From Away, a video chat show that checks in with theatre professionals — actors, writers, directors, musicians and perhaps even “professional” audience members — about what they are doing in these unprecedented and interesting times.

Check In From Away is brought to you by two members of the company of Come From Away — actor Steffi DiDomenicantonio (known to friends as Steffi D; she plays Janice, the young Rogers TV reporter, and other roles) and stage manager Lisa Humber.  

Check In From Away -  With Guest Shinan Govani

June 16, 2021 - SnL talk with journalist and showbuzz czar Shinan Govani. He has covered society parties and celebrities and showbiz gossip in Toronto for over 20 years. Currently he writes for the Toronto Star, but he has also written for Vanity Fair, People and Hello! His book Boldface Names explored the life of a society columnist, a profession that predates the printing press and may be as old as civilization itself. But what does someone whose livelihood depends on covering parties and events do during a pandemic when people aren’t allowed to gather? How does he function without events like TIFF and opening night parties and fundraising galas? SnL get the scoop from the scoop-meister himself.

Check in From Away Episode 34, Steffi and Lisa chat with their guest Shinan Govani.


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Missed an episode from 2020? Find it here in our Check In From Away Season 1 library!