Adam Ray Adam Ray most recently joined the cast of the newly rebooted MADtv for the CW
and just wrapped production on The Joey Mac Project where he plays Joey
Mac’s manager. He has written for Adam Devine's House Party, MTV's PUNK'D,
and the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater. Adam is known as the bad
guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa...
Adrian Cronk Adrian Cronk's universal, electric brand of comedy is not to be missed! His
experiences (cultivated everywhere from Canada to the Carolinas) have led to
a razor-sharp sense of humor that is unique and hilarious. Adrian has opened
for comedy greats like Russell Peters, Jon Dore and Tom Green, and has been
featured at the Sudbury and Halifax Comedy...
Aisling Bea Aisling is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor. In 2012, she
won So You Think You’re Funny?, and since then she’s become one of the
most in-demand performers in UK and Irish comedy. She won the British Comedy
Award for Best Female TV Comic in 2014, and was nominated for the Fosters
Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2013.Her...
Albedo The Compagnie Albedo troupe has been around since 1994, performing worldwide.
Today, it has more than 2,000 performances under its belt with 7 creations in
nearly 50 countries. Often creating traveling street shows, it is very visual
and draws its inspiration from different sources: the theatre of body
language, objects, marionettes, masks,...
Alex Wood Alex Wood has been performing comedy for 10 years and is a regular on Sirius
XM's Canada Laughs channel. In 2009 he was featured here at the Just for
Laughs festival, where one of his jokes made the Best of the Fest Montreal
Gazette article. Alex has also performed at JFL42 in Toronto, where he now
makes his home. Mixing a high energy style with...
Ali Siddiq Ali Siddiq is stand-up comedian, public speaker, and writer out of Houston.
His unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an
incubator for interesting experiences and good stories.People received their
first taste of Ali Siddiq when he appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Live
from Gotham. In 2013, he was named Comedy...
Alice Wetterlund Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy nationally at
colleges, clubs, and festivals such as here at Just for Laughs, Bridgetown,
Moon Tower, Women in Comedy, SF Sketchfest, Riot LA, and more. She was a New
Face at our 2013 festival and was on the official line up for FOX’s 2013
Night of Comedy. Her credits include...
Alingon Mitra Alingon is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer living in New York. He has
written for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central and was also
staffed on Adam Ruins Everything for TruTV. He has done stand-up on The Late
Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Late Night with Craig Ferguson, and Adam
Devine’s House Party. After becoming a...
Amanda Brooke Perrin Coming from an improv and sketch background, Amanda Brooke Perrin ventured
out into the stand-up comedy scene in 2007. Since then, she has multiple
comedy festivals under her belt including here at Just For Laughs, The
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, JFL42, NXNE, The Women In Comedy Festival and
Sled Island. Amanda won Best Female Stand Up in NOW...
Amir K Amir K has been entertaining audiences for nearly 10 years, performing live
across the U.S. and on Television. His fun, unique approach to storytelling
brings audiences together through his improvisational talent, characters and
charisma. Born in Iran and raised in Southern California, Amir offers a
unique point of view shaped by his multi-cultural...
Amish Patel Going back and forth as the first brown guy in Canada and the only
Canadian in India, Amish’s life began as a classic fish out of
two waters tale. From a young age he gained perspectives on both cultures
and learned to deal with discrimination and xenophobia the best way possible,
through humour. That’s right, Amish loved comedy from day...
Ana Fabrega Ana Fabrega is a comedian in New York City. She performs at comedy venues
and art spaces around the city, and hosts a monthly show at Starr Bar in
Brooklyn called Sundays with Ana. Ana was selected as a Comedy Central
“Comics to Watch” for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, and was part of
Ars Nova’s Showgasm Spotlight series with her...
Andrew Dismukes Andrew Dismukes is a 22 year-old standup comedian originally from Austin,
Texas, now living in LA. Andrew has featured for Ronnie Chieng, Chris Cubas,
and Myq Kaplan. He's also performed at The Moontower Comedy Festival, Out Of
Bounds Comedy Fest, and placed 2nd in the 2016 Funniest Person In Austin
Andrew Johnston Originally from Brockville, Ontario, Andrew Johnston has quickly made a name
for himself as one of the most prolific gadabouts and hottest up-and-comers
on the Toronto comedy scene. The winner of the Toronto regionals of The Great
Canadian Laugh-Off in its inaugural year, Andrew was added to the Yuk Yuk's
roster, started touring and has spread both...
Andrew Santino Andrew Santino just finished shooting the feature The Disaster Artist,
starring and directed by James Franco. He also stars in the
upcoming Showtime series, I’m Dying Up Here exec produced by Jim Carey
and directed by Jonathan Levine. Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s
comedy Mixology.His Showtime hour long stand up special...
Andy Kindler Andy Kindler currently recurs on Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers and
Comedy Central’s Tosh. O. He is also the host of Season 4 and 5 of Hulu’s
stand-up series, Coming to the Stage.Andy was a series judge on the seventh
season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the star of two half-hour Comedy
Central Presents specials and was a frequent...
Annie Ledermn Bio coming soon!
Ari Shaffir Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet
show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish,
spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his
religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own
late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a “gifted...
Arj Barker Arj Barker is an American stand-up comedian who is also popular in Europe,
New Zealand, and Australia, where his tour has sold out multiple times. He is
known for playing Dave in the HBO hit sitcom, Flight of the Conchords.Arj is
also the co-creator of the Off-Broadway comedy show, Marijuana-logues, a
parody of The Vagina Monologues. He has made...
Arthur Simeon Arthur Simeon is your typical Torontonian-by-way-of-Kampala, Uganda
comedian. He brings a funny, rich and authentic African viewpoint to living
in North America. A gifted and enchanting storyteller, Arthur appeared in
the second season of HBO's Funny As Hell series, he is a regular on CBC
Radio’s hit shows Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters and...
Ashley Barnhill Ashley Barnhill has become known for her dark and compact one-liners. This
past summer she was selected as a New Face here at the prestigious Just For
Laughs Comedy Festival and performed on the main stage at the Oddball Comedy
Festival. She has toured the U.S. with Dave Chappelle and Marc Maron, and
performed at such festivals as SXSW, Moontower...
Aunty Donna Aunty Donna are an award winning Australian comedy group producing and
performing live shows and videos, with a YouTube channel reaching over
154,000 subscribers with over 21 million views. Creating everything
themselves, Aunty Donna are actor/writers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly
and Zachary Ruane; writer/director Sam Lingham; film...
Avery Monsen Avery Monsen is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He's been on TV
shows like 30 Rock, Maron, Adam Ruins Everything, High Maintenance, The
Tonight Show, and RoosterTeeth's streaming series, Crunch Time. Plus some
commercials for Lowes, FedEx, DQ, IHOP, and more.He's the co-author and
illustrator of several humor books, including the...
B-Phlat As the self-proclaimed Baby Hair, Super Fresh, B-Phlat’s personality is as
funny as her comedy. With high-profile appearances on TV Guide Channel’s
Stand-Up in Stilettos, Nick Jr.’s Nick Mom’s Night Out, HBO’s Def
Comedy Jam and Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, to name a few, she has
been universally spreading her own unique blend of...
Barry Rothbart Barry Rothbart has performed his comedy on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Adam Devine’s House Party,
as well as his own Half Hour with Comedy Central. He was named a “New
Face” and “Best of the Fest” performer at the 2011 Just For Laughs
festival, and was again honored at the festival in...
Ben Kissel Ben Kissel is a realist. He hails from the America's heartland and like any
other ordinary Wisconsinite, he enjoys pizza, football, and beer. As a
political commentator on TV, Ben takes in traditional news sources, hears
every side of the argument, and generally considers himself a rational member
of society. Kissel has appeared on Fox News, Sirius...
Big Jay Oakerson Philadelphia born and raised Jay Oakerson, has risen the ranks of New York
City comedy to become truly one of the best at the art of storytelling.
Dubbed recently by the New York Times as a "Master of the Dirty Joke". He
currently has a new full length, digital-only album, The Crowd Work Sessions:
What's Your F@!?ng Deal? on Comedy Central Records...
Big Nazo BIG NAZO is an international touring group of puppet creature-characters
(based in Providence, Rhode Island) who have combined visual spectacle and
funky live rock music in theatres, parades and festivals.
Big Norm Norm Alconcel, popularly known as “Big Norm” is a modern day renaissance
man. Multi-faceted, Norm is by turns a stand-up comedian, singer, songwriter,
TV host and chef. Norm’s soulful style of comedy is an amalgamation of
life experiences and cultural perspectives gained through his time growing up
in Toronto community housing, in a broken,...
Bill Posley Bill Posley hails from a blue collar Massachusetts family but now calls Los
Angeles, CA his home. He attributes his eclectic perspective on life to his
family. His father was an ex- Black Panther who married a white woman from
Jersey – need I say more. Bill Posley served as a soldier in the United
States Army. Shortly after high school he was...
Billy Wayne Davis Originally from Crossville, TN, Billy Wayne Davis is a stand-up & writer who
has performed in 41 states, 4 countries and Texas. He has appeared on Conan,
NBC's Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird with Pete
Holmes, voiced multiple characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a
Morgan Spurlock documentary for CMT, named a...
Blair Socci Blair is an NYC-based comedian from Southern California. She can be seen
starring in the MTV series, Ladylike, which premiered in June. Blair can also
be seen as a featured stand-up in the new Fuse TV comedy series, Uproarious.
She recently served as a creative consultant on MTV’s Guy Code Vs Girl
Code. Blair has trained in both the improv and...
Bobby Mair Over the past couple of years, Bobby Mair has become an instantly
recognisable face on British television and the UK comedy circuit.Bobby is
currently shooting his first comedy series for VICELAND, which airs this
summer. Co-starring the love of his life Harriet Kemsley, the show follows
the pair’s hilariously dysfunctional journey towards their...
Brandon Rogers In recent years, Brandon Rogers has become best known for his sketches,
where he impersonates various outlandish characters, often lampooning the
stereotypes associated with those characters. Recurring characters include
Grandpa and the characters of Angry Office (where Rogers plays Dorian) while
other characters include hall monitor Helen, Deeno...
Brent Morin Brent Morin was the co-star on the NBC live comedy series Undateable. Most
recently, Brent released his Netflix special I’m Brent Morin which is
streaming now! He has appeared on Chealsea Lately, Conan' Comedy Central,
Brooklyn 99, The McCarthy's and Ground Floor. Only a year after his New Faces
set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in...
Brian Jordan Alvarez Brian Jordan Alvarez grew up in the sticks of Tennessee before moving to Los
Angeles where he writes, directs, produces, and stars in The Gay and
Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, named IndieWire’s best web series of 2016 and
nominated for a 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Award for breakthrough
series — short form. He is Colombian-American and...
Brittany LeBorgne Brittany LeBorgne is a Montreal-based actress who is best known for her work
on Mohawk Girls, an award-winning dramatic comedy series on Canada’s
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Brittany received a nomination
for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show at the 2016
Canadian Screen Awards.Brittany is from Kahnawake, a...
Brittany Lyseng Brittany Lyseng claims to have started her comedy career in the hallways of
junior high school, while waiting to be let back in to math class. Since then
she has turned her blatant disregard for authority into a healthy appetite
for entertaining. Born and raised in Calgary Alberta she has been tearing
up the local comedy scene with her brazen and...
Bryan Callen Callen got his start as an original cast member of Mad TV. He then went on to
play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, Old School, Bad
Santa, The Hangover, Sex and the City, Entourage, Californication, CSI, and
Frasier. In 2012, he finished a two-season character arc on USA’s In Plain
Sight.Callen has people look at him and...
Calise Hawkins Calise Hawkins is a comedian and writer. Most recently, she wrote for James
Davis's Hood Adjacent and @midnight on Comedy Central. Calise has appeared
as a stand up on numerous television shows including Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Shortcoms, Stand Up in
Stilettos and Parental Discretion. She is also one...
Calvin Evans Calvin Evans is a standup/actor/writer from Chicago. His recent television
credits include APB (FOX), CHICAGO PD (NBC), and SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME). He has
also performed his standup on the Kevin Hart Comedy Central series HART OF
THE CITY and MTV’s ACTING OUT. Calvin was the winner of WGN Chicago’s
next big comic contest and was a featured...
Cameron Esposito Cameron is a standup comic, actor and writer who has appeared on Comedy
Central, TBS, CBS, NBC, E!, IFC, HBO Canada and the Cartoon Network. Her late
night television debut on Late Late with Craig Ferguson was called “the
most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent
history” (Splitsider). Cameron is also the...
Caroline Rhea Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and
spontaneous approach to all of her work.In 1989, Caroline ventured to New
York to start her career in stand-up comedy. She studied in the stand-up
program at the New School of Social Research and trained at the comedy club,
Catch a Rising Star. With nightly gigs at New York's...
Cedric the Entertainer Charismatic actor/ comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known for
his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be
Cool with John Travolta, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty with George
Clooney, Johnson Family Vacation (the 2004 box office hit in which Cedric was
both star and producer), and The Original Kings of...
Charles Gould Charles Gould is a stand-up comedian that was recently named a "Comic To
Watch" by Comedy Central and one of "New York's Funniest" by Caroline's
Comedy Club during the New York Comedy Festival. On television, he has
appeared on the TBS show "Search Party", Comedy Central's "Cinema Social
Club" and NBC's "Law And Order." This summer he will be...
Charlie Demers Charlie Demers is a stand-up comedian, author, actor, and playwright based in
Vancouver. One of the stars of the Emmy-winning Netflix series Beat Bugs -
based on the immortal music of The Beatles - he is also one of the most
frequently returning performers on the smash-hit broadcast The Debaters. CBC
Radio called him "truly one of the smartest...
Che Durena Che Durena is a British Columbia native who moved to Toronto to chase his
dream of being a stand up comic. Since then he's been hustling the GTA
comedy scene on his way to becoming one of the city's brightest young up and
comers Che was the runner up in Sirius XM'S Canada’s Top Comic competition
and has performed at JFL42 in Toronto. 2017 will...
Chinedu Unaka Chinedu will next be seen on the upcoming season of Hulu/Comedy Dynamic’s
Coming to the Stage. Most recently he starred in HBO’s The Big Chop,
alongside Simone Missick. In addition, Unaka was featured on The Mindy
Project, Stand Up & Deliver and was a previous NBC Stand Up for Diversity
finalist. Chinedu has done a USO Tour, a comedy circuit of...
Chris D'Elia Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after comedians and
actors in the comedy world. D’Elia recently starred as “Danny” on the
NBC comedy series Undateable, which centered on a group of friends who are
living in Detroit and helping each other figure out their lives. The series
recently aired its third season, which...
Chris Laker Since making a splash as a New Face here at the Montreal Just for
Laughs Festival, Chris's edgy stand-up has earned him a following in New
York's alternative comedy scene. For over five years he hosted the stand-up
and panel talk show, The Show, every Wednesday at the Creek & The Cave, a
favorite of comedians like Ted Alexandro, Nikki Glaser,...
Chris Porter Best known for his 3rd place appearance on season 4 of NBC's Last Comic
Standing and his one- hour special Ugly & Angry that was one of Netflix's
top rated specials for three years, you may also know this Kansas City native
from his very own Comedy Central Presents special, his appearance on Tommy
Chong's Comedy @ 420 on Showtime, the Arsenio Hall...
Chris Robinson Chris Robinson is a young stand up comic and actor who has been performing
across North America for the last decade. NOW Magazine has described him as
having “charisma and raw talent to burn.” He was the winner of the 2016
Second City Emerging Voices Scholarship as well as Sirius XM’s Top Comic
$25,000 grand prize. Chris was also the...
Christi Chiello Christi Chiello is an actress, writer and comedian who made her Comedy
Central debut last year on "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle" - going up
against legendary comic Jimmy Carr. Christi has appeared on IFC's comedy crib
& Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack on TruTV. She performs every night of the
week at clubs all over NYC. She produces a show...
Clayton English Originally from Atlanta, Clayton English is a stand-up comedian, actor and
writer. Most recently known as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in
2015, Clayton is currently headlining clubs, colleges, and festivals non-stop
throughout the country. Clayton has also featured for comedy greats including
Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr and was...
Comedian CP Chris “Comedian CP” Powell is currently recurring as Ned on the
critically acclaimed Comedy Central series Detroiters and starting
pre-production for a pilot he’s writing and starring in for Adult
Swim.Prior to the entertainment business, CP was becoming a rising star in
the advertising world. Since arriving in Los Angeles, CP has landed...
Corey Hart Corey Hart is recognized as one of Canada's most successful
singer-songwriters selling over 16 million records worldwide and amassing 9
consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits, all while scoring an impressive 30 top
40 singles in his native Canada (Including 11 - Top 10's).Hart is a Grammy
Nominated, ASCAP & multiple Juno, Quebec ADISQ award winner...
Courtney Gilmour Courtney Gilmour is a stand-up comedian from Toronto and has become one of
the city's fastest rising up and comers. She has been performing for five
years and has made appearances at the All Jane Comedy Festival in
Portland, NXNE, and SiriusXM's Top Comic. She co-hosts and produces the
monthly clean-themed So Fresh N' So Clean at Toronto's...
Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson is an actor, writer and comedian with a diverse career that
encompasses film, television and the stage. In February 2017, Ferguson
launched his SiriusXM program The Craig Ferguson Show which is broadcast
live on Comedy Greats Channel 94 weeknights 6pm-8pm ET. After more than 20
years Craig will return in August to the Fringe...
Cristela Alonzo Cristela Alonzo made history in 2015 when she became the first Latina to
create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, Cristela for ABC. During
that same year, she split her time between LA and NYC to serve as one of
ABC’s favorite guest hosts on their hit daytime talk show, The View. You
can see her stand-up special, Lower Classy on...
Crystal Ferrier Crystal Ferrier - Super Woman is an understatement. By day, Crystal is a
Behavioural Therapist. By night, she is an actress, comedian, model, writer
and producer. Also a new mother of 2 children under 2, this funny mummy's
real-life, raw comedic personality is unforgettable and will captivate anyone
who falls in her company.
D.J. Mausner At 22 years old, D.J. Mausner is already an award-winning stand-up, sketch,
and improv comedian. Mixing her bleak observations and surreal, intricately
described fears, she uses characters and anecdotes of extreme anxiety to
remind the audience that life is indeed a brief death. Fun!D.J.’s harrowing
sincerity has landed her spots at OFF-JFL, the...
Damien Power Three-time Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award nominee Damien Power is
widely regarded as the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy
circuit. After just a handful of years playing festivals, he’s racked up
awards, nominations and rave reviews as well as selling out rooms across the
country.The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw...
Dan Soder Dan Soder is a comedian and actor who's best known as 'Mafee' on the hit
Showtime series Billions. His hour stand-up special Not Special premiered
last year on Comedy Central. Other credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy
Central's Half Hour, Conan, and @midnight. Dan hosts Sirius XM's The Bonfire
with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday and...
Dane Baptiste Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific – Baptiste is already
being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London
born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to
be nominated for a Fosters Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.He had
incredible success with his debut stand up...
Danny Jolles In addition to reprising his recurring role of George in the CW’s ‘Crazy
Ex-Girlfriend,’ DANNY JOLLES performs sketch and stand-up comedy
nationwide, and recently sold out the Hollywood Improv as a headliner.
Danny’s movie credits include ‘Ithaca’ directed by Meg Ryan and
starring Sam Shepard and Tom Hanks. Danny is a founding member...
Danny McBride Actor/writer/producer/director Danny McBride is generating a full plate of
varied and interesting projects, with the latest being the comedy series for
HBO, Vice Principals, which was proclaimed as “The Summer’s best new
comedy” and received the Audience Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.
McBride co-created and wrote the series with Jody...
Darcy Michael Some Stuff You Should Know About Darcy!He stared in CTV’s Spun Out
alongside Dave Foley and CTV’s Darcy, a sitcom based on his life and
stand-upHe’s two-time Canadian Comedy Awards nominee and a Montreal Gazette
favourite of the JFL FestivalHe opens regularly for Russell PetersHe’s a
regular on CBC’s The Debaters and has appeared at the...
Darrin Rose Darrin Rose has appeared twice on The Late Late Show on CBS, on NBC’s Last
Comic Standing, and on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. He was called
“Hilarious!” by TV Guide, and “one of the hottest comics in Canada”
by GQ magazine. He hosts Match Game on the Comedy Network, and has played
Bill on the CBC/Hulu sitcom Mr. D for seven seasons. He is...
Dave Attell Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up
comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a
degree in Film and Television. He is the creator and host of Dave’s Old
Porn on Showtime, which has featured such talent as Whitney Cummings, Chelsea
Handler, Adam Carolla and Daniel Tosh. His Stand...
Dave Chernin Dave Chernin teamed up with his brother John to create, executive produce,
and write The Mick on FOX.Dave Chernin was born and raised in Los Angeles.
After graduating from high school, Dave completed a degree in Communications
from the University of Southern California.Dave got his start, alongside his
brother, writing for the acclaimed comedy...
Dave Smith Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and
political commentator. He appears regularly on The Greg Gutfeld Show (FOX
News) and Kennedy (FOX Business) as well as Bennington and Jim Norton
and Sam Roberts (Sirius XM). Recently, Dave has performed here at
Montreal's Just For Laughs, Moontower, and The New York...
Dave Thomason Dave Thomason is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. He has appeared
on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and was recently named one
of the "Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles” by the comedy website
Splitsider. Dave was previously a “Comic to Watch” for Comedy Central
and The New York Comedy Festival and also won...
Dave Waite Los angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows
are non-stop fun. Thanks to stellar performances on Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon, Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, and Last Comic
Standing, comedy fans everywhere are clamoring fot the Kentucky native’s
offbeat outlook on life. Dave is a beloved guest on...
David Baddiel In 1992, David Baddiel performed to 12,500 people with Rob Newman at the
Wembley arena, in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show and was credited as
turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll”.An accomplished comedian,
author, screenwriter and television presenter, David returned to stand up
comedy in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show...
David Gordon Green David Gordon Green garnered the Best First Film Award from the New York Film
Critics Circle and the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film
Festival with his directorial debut film George Washington. Since his
debut film, some of his film credits include: All the Real Girls, Pineapple
Express, Your Highness, Prince Avalanche, Joe,...
DeAnne Smith A Canadian Comedy Award winner, DeAnne Smith is a regular here at Just for
Laughs, and has performed at JFL 42, The Melbourne International Comedy
Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival
among others. Her TV appearances include NBC's Last Comic Standing, CBS's The
Late Late Show, Canada's The Comedy Network and CBC,...
Debra DiGiovanni Debra DiGiovanni began her career in 2000 and immediately made leaps and
bounds in the comedy world with two Canadian stand up specials for CTV/Comedy
Network. She taped her first set on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham
recorded in New York City. Since, she’s taped comedy segments for Gotham
Live, Stand Up in Stilettos in Los Angeles, and Stand...
Delinus Delinus creates moving objects. He is fascinated by everything that moves
mechanically. Aside from designing, building and acting in theatre companies,
he has always kept on making his own moving objects. Since 2007, he has been
working solo with his company Delinus and has created a variety of moving
vehicles. The Hully Gully, a real airplane, is...
Demetri Martin Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began
doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at
Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart. Demetri has released two stand-up comedy albums and three
hour-long stand-up comedy specials,...
Desus Nice & The Kid Mero Coming Soon!
Dom Paré Described as "one of the best new stand-ups around" by NOW Magazine, Dom
Paré blends magnetic onstage charisma, hilarious observation, and clever
writing to deliver memorable slide splitting comedy. Originally from Ottawa,
Dom has taken the Canadian comedy scene by storm. With his quick wit and
unconventional charm, he delights audiences and...
Donnell Rawlings Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You’ve
seen him on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated
Chappelle’s Show as "Ashy Larry," the 70’s jheri curled "Beautiful," and
numerous other characters he’s played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave
Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and...
Dov Davidoff Dov Davidoff grew up in a junkyard, lost his virginity at the age of twelve
with a prostitute in Mexico, and is incredibly funny (all true). In addition
to performing regularly in clubs and colleges throughout the country,
Davidoff was named as one of Variety’s top 10 To Watch.Most recently, he
has appeared in HBO’s Crashing, Horace and Pete,...
Dulce Sloan Dulce has been named by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch and was just
named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need to Know. She has
also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just
For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show.
Dulce is truly a unique emerging voice in the...
Dwayne Perkins Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the comedy game.His one hour
comedy special Dwayne Perkins: Take Note debuted on Netflix to rave reviews
and instantly became a fan favorite. Take Note was already in the top 50
Netflix comedy specials of all time only 2 months after being released.Dwayne
has earned a spot in today’s elite class of...
Eddie Della Siepe Eddie Della Siepe is a stand up comedian & podcaster originally from
Toronto, Canada and currently based out of Los Angeles, California.Eddie has
performed several times here at Just For Laughs, along with JFL 42, JFL
Northwest & at Sketch Fest in San Francisco. He has been featured on Hulu's
stand up series Coming To The Stage. His Canadian...
Edi Patterson Actress/Comedian/Writer Edi Patterson is quickly becoming one of
Hollywood’s most sought after talents. She currently co-stars in HBO’s
critically acclaimed dark comedy, Vice Principals, opposite Danny McBride
and Walton Goggins. The second and final season of Vice Principals will
premiere September 17th.This summer, Patterson beings...
Eman El-Husseini Since her comedy debut in 2006 Eman El-Husseini has racked up an impressive
list of credits. Travelling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she
covers a wide range of topics, from how lesbians are the new gentlemen to
her parents’ wedding anniversary landing on September 11th.Eman has
performed at the New York Arab American Comedy...
Emily Heller Emily Heller is a comedian and writer you might have seen on Late Night with
Seth Meyers, Conan, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, John Oliver's New
York Stand Up Show, Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, or as a series
regular on the TBS show Ground Floor. She has been named a "New Face" at the
2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and a...
Emma Willmann Emma Willmann made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen
Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on
Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and The
Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the
opportunity to record a set for the CNN series The History of Comedy as
Erik Griffin Fans of the hit Comedy Central series Workaholics instantly recognize Erik
Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Most recently, his
debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, was released and his Comedy
Central Presents Half-Hour stand-up special premiered this year. You should
also be looking forward to Erik’s appearances in...
Erik Rivera Since bursting onto the NYC comedy scene, Erik Rivera’s name has become
synonymous with comedy. Erik was honored to make his Late Night debut on
the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and since that prestigious opportunity he
has proven to be on the top of everyone's list. Erik’s first comedy special
I’m No Expert premiered on NUVOTV in 2014,...
Esther Povitsky Esther Povitsky first broke out on to the comedy scene in 2013 when she was
selected as one of JUST FOR LAUGHS NEW FACES but this past year has seen her
breakout in a whole new way. She heavily recurs on CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
and Love. Other recent credits include Brooklyn 99, Workaholics, Key &
Peele and Lady Dynamite. Her long running...
Eugene Mirman Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman moved from Russia at the age of four when his
family emmigrated from Moscow to Lexington. He attended Hampshire College and
designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his
thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry).Eugene currently stars
as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s hit...
Evany Rosen Evany Rosen is a founding member of acclaimed sketch troupe Picnicface (check
them out on Comedy Network) and now makes her home in Toronto. She has
written for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Baroness Von Sketch Show,
and Disney XD’s Gaming Show to name a few, and can frequently be heard on
cartoons like Ridonculous Race and Hotel...
Foad HP Foad HP is an actor, writer, and stand-up from Toronto. He has been featured
on JFL42, CBC LoL, SiriusXM, was the winner of the 2016 Toronto Comedy Brawl,
and has had guest appearances on Nikita and American Gods.
Funmbi Omotayo It’s been an amazing 12 months for Funmbi, he has appeared on The John
Bishop Show (BBC One), Play To The Whistle (ITV1), The Vacuum (ITV2), The
Blame Game (BBC NI), I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Here Now! (ITV2), Too Much
TV (BBC Two), The Premier League Show (BBC Two) and @elevenish (ITV2). He
also embarked on a Spring 2016 tour, including two...
Gail Bennington Gail Bennington co-hosts SiriusXM’s Bennington, daily from noon to 3pm on
SiriusXM’s Raw Dog comedy channel. She also hosts a podcast, Gail Meets
Girls, where she talks with comedy’s funniest women, giving their
perspective on everything in stand up.
Geoff Dow Geoffrey Dow is from Philadelphia but there's nothing we can do about that
now. He performs weekly with his beloved Lil' Tooties at The iO Theater in
Chicago and performs strongly in the kitchen when it's time to make the
bisque. From chowders to broths, his cooking is no joke but once his jokes
get cooking it's nothing but laugh stew."
George Civeris George Civeris grew up between two equally iconic cultural meccas: Athens,
Greece and Chatham, New Jersey. After graduating high school in Athens, he
moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and later to Boston for graduate school,
where he found comedy instead. Last year, he won MoveOn.org's nationwide
"Laughter Trumps Hate" contest, which was judged...
Georgia King A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Georgia King has gained recognition for her
rising film and television career. King plays the lead role in ABC’s
half-hour pilot Raised By the Wolves, which follows acerbic single
mom/ex-factory worker Sheila Gabel, played by King, as she struggles to find
a new job and raise her five feisty kids in Iowa. She also...
Gerry Dee The son of Scottish immigrant parents, Gerry Dee was born in Scarborough,
Ontario and grew up in Toronto. Gerry’s sitcom, Mr. D, which he created,
writes, and stars in premiered in January 2012 on CBC to 1.3 million viewers.
It was the highest rated scripted show premiere for the network in 7 years.
The show is based on Gerry Dee's real-life...
Gilson Lubin A Toronto bred comedian, Gilson has appeared on CBC, MTV Canada, Russell
Simmons HBO Def Jam and has been featured on many comedy specials including
for the Comedy Network and Comedy Central amongst others. Festival
appearances include Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Ha! Comedy Festival,
Kitchener-Waterloo and here at Just For Laughs.For Gilson, ...
Gina Yashere Gina is a returning festival favourite, and has been a stand up and TV star
in the UK for several years. She appeared on iconic TV shows such as Live At
The Apollo, Mock The Week, as well as The Lenny Henry Show. She broke onto
the American comedy scene with appearances on Last Comic Standing, where she
made it to the final 10, and then never went...
Glenn Boozan Glenn Boozan is currently a writer on the Hulu series starring Sarah
Silverman I Love You, America. She most recently wrote for the TruTV
series Adam Ruins Everything starring Adam Conover. She was a writer on
Go90’s Mr. Student Body President and the writer’s assistant on
FX’s Man Seeking Woman and was also a senior writer at Above...
Good Cop Great Cop Splitsider has called their work “scrupulously imagined, ruthlessly
deadpan, surprisingly resonant.” They are the comedy and filmmaking duo
of MATT PORTER and CHARLIE HANKIN, known as Good Cop Great Cop. They are
currently developing a series with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's digital
venture New Form. Matt and Charlie also recently...
Guy Branum Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on Chelsea Lately,
@Midnight, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and The Meltdown with Jonah
and Kumail. He is the creator and host for the new truTV show Talk Show The
Game Show. Guy has written for lots of TV shows including Another Period,
Billy on the Street, The Mindy Project and...
Guys We F@#ked In December 2013, Krystyna Hutchison and Corinne Fisher launched Guys We
F@#ked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast that now boasts over half a million
subscribers is one of the top downloaded weekly podcasts on iTunes and in the
top 5 most downloaded comedy podcasts. With its positive feminist message,
the show has been featured in The Huffington Post,...
Heidi Gardner Heidi Gardner is a standout writer/performer in the Groundlings Main Company
in Los Angeles She voices a role in the animated series Supermansion with
Bryan Cranston, and was in TVLand's Nobodies this year. She is upcoming in
the feature film Life Of The Party, opposite Melissa McCarthy.
Heidi Regan Coming soon!
Henry Zebrowski Henry is a true believer and self proclaimed "expert" in conspiracy theories,
ufology, and the paranormal - all of which has only been a detriment to
himself and his relationships. But Henry is from Woodhaven, Queens, so
admittedly it's difficult to embarrass his family. He has several drawings by
John Wayne Gacy and once accidentally ate with the...
Howie Mandel Howie started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979. Since then, he has
remained a constant force in show business. He is executive producer of many
shows through his production company Alevy Productions, which has produced
the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and
Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves...
Ian Edwards Ian Edwards was born in England and raised in Jamaica. His family moved to NY
when he was 17. The United States is a great place to live, but not when you
have a third world accent and are friendless. Ian discovered comedy while he
was literally slanging burgers at Burger King in East Meadow, Long Island. He
turned to see his co-workers laughing....
Iliza Shlesinger Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with fan base who show their
loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. She
recently completed the inaugural season of Truth & Iliza, her very own late
night talk show on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). The self-styled talk show
is a cross between social commentary, politics...
Irrwisch Every summer since 1992, these four imps from the Austrian company Irrwisch
have criss-crossed the streets of Europe with their instrument of choice:
their wacky sense of humour. And this summer, this street theatre troupe will
be hitting Montréal’s streets with a double program defined by improv,
zaniness and poetry. Festivalgoers around the...
Ivan Aristeguieta In 2012 Ivan migrated from Venezuela to Adelaide and took up the challenge of
performing comedy in a second language. After only six months he'd collected
his first comedy award and was chosen to perform in Melbourne International
Comedy Festival's Comedy Zone and Roadshow. When he sold out his first
Melbourne season in 2014, the UK's pre-eminent...
Jackie Fabulous Jackie Fabulus, a native New Yorker from The Bronx, is a gut-busting,
headlining comedian who uses comedy to entertain and inspire her audiences.
Having survived her fair share of loves, tragedies, lessons and embarrassing
moments, she comes with a message and a lesson that surpasses the stand-up
comedy club stage and sets her apart from her peers...
Jackson McQueen Originally from rural South Carolina, comedian and actor, Jackson McQueen
began his career telling jokes to the chickens in his family's barn.
Performing at clubs and colleges nationally and abroad, McQueen frequents Los
Angeles staples including The Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv and Laugh
Factory. Known for his work as a commercial actor, McQueen...
Jak Knight Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer, and
actor. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a 2015 New
Face here at JFL. In television, Jak has performed on The Meltdown with
Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party. On the road,
he performed at the main stage of 2015’s Oddball...
Jake & Amir Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld are the writers/actors/editors behind the
Webby award winning Internet series Jake and Amir. The duo have released two
videos a week for over four years, with each episode now averaging more than
500,000 views. As a series, Jake and Amir has won several awards including
the Webby's People Voice for Best Web Series...
Jake Nordwind Jake Nordwind is a comedian, writer, actor, from Los Angeles who can most
recently be seen as the star of the Above Average web series BACKHOUSE, which
he also created and produced. Jake continues to write stand up, sketch, and
video material for himself and others while working on an exciting,
soon-to-be announced project for television. In the...
James Austin Johnson James Austin Johnson is an LA based comedian originally from Nashville, where
he started performing standup at age 14. He has appeared in the Coen
Brother's feature Hail Caesar!, Amazon's Last Tycoon, and is upcoming in a
guest star on Future Man for Hulu. James has performed on the Vice series
FLOPHOUSE, directed by Lance Bangs, and at the Riot...
James Davis James Davis is a rising force in comedy. Hood Adjacent with James
Davis premiered on Comedy Central on June 28th, where Davis will explores
contemporary urban topics and shares his perspective on the world he grew up
in through a unique, hybrid style of comedy that bridges the gap between
urban and mainstream comedy. Prior to this, Davis was...
James Manzello James Manzello is a creator and performer of comedy, music, theater and film.
He's the co-founder and head writer/director of the comedy group "Handsome
Dancer," whose video "Coincidance" has over 3 million views online and whose
pilot "The Neighborhood" won the Audience Award at the 2014 New York
Television Festival. James was a cast member and...
James Mattern James Mattern is a Nationally Headlining Comic and Media personality, who has
fast become one of the most beloved Emcee's in NYC. James has appeared on
several television programs including Fox Sports One's Garbage Time with
Katie Nolan The WWE Network's The List, MSG Networks The Bracket, People
Talking Sports and The Artie Lange Show. Online...
Jane Krakowski Jane Krakowski is most commonly known for her role as Jenna Maroney on
NBC’s Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock. Krakowski received four Emmy nominations
for her role, a collective 2009 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an
Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and additional nominations in that category in
2013 and 2014. She was first introduced to the TV...
Jared Freid Jared Freid is a comedian based out of New York City. His comedy is current
and reflects the ordinary daily thoughts of everyone you know, especially if
everyone you know is a millennial, obsessed with dating apps, trying to be a
real adult and worried about their body. (For the record, Jared’s mom
thinks his body is “just fine”)Jared’s set...
Jason Goliath Jason Goliath is a larger than life comedian who literally is larger than
life (it’s because all this personality won’t fit into a smaller body
ok!) With a commanding stage presence, ridiculous amounts of energy and a
character based set focused on making audiences laugh at life’s
uncomfortable truths, he has performed successfully at...
Jay Baruchel Montreal native, Jay Baruchel, continues to cement his leading man status
with many exciting projects on the horizon. He currently stars in the
critically acclaimed FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman based on Simon
Rich’s book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth and executive produced by
Lorne Michaels.Baruchel is also the voice of ‘Hiccup’ in...
Jeff Ross Jeff Ross is a respected comedian, writer, and producer also known as “The
Roastmaster General”. Most recently Jeff produced and starred in the
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe. Jeff’s roast victims also include
Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, James Carville and Donald Trump
(twice).Jeff’s most recent comedy specials are the...
Jen Kirkman Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, I Can Barely
Take Care of Myself, which became an instant New York Times Bestseller in
April 2013. Her debut, Netflix Original comedy special I’m Gonna Die Alone
(And I Feel Fine), is now available for streaming on Netflix worldwide.Jen
was a long time writer and round table guest on...
Jeremiah Watkins Jeremiah Watkins is the comedian heralded for making Judd Apatow “fall in
love with comedy again” – and that’s a direct quote from Judd
himself.You probably know him from Comedy Central’s viciously funny Roast
Battle and if not, you can see him on The Wave, Death Squad, and his crazy
popular improvised show Stand-Up On the Spot - where...
Jeremy McLellan Jeremy McLellan is an internationally touring standup comedian based in
Charleston, SC where he won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy
Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. A
staple at interfaith and political events around the world, his material
covers a wide range of hot-button topics like politics,...
Jesse David Fox Jesse David Fox is a writer/ journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has
worked at Vulture since 2012, first as an Associate Editor and currently as
Senior Editor focusing on comedy. He has interviewed comedians including
Jerry Seinfeld, Seth Meyers, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert,
and Kevin Hart, both at live events and for...
Jesus Trejo Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was most recently named one of
Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017. A regular at the Comedy Store in Los
Angeles, Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be
seen on Adam Devine’s House Party, Season 2 of Stand Up & Deliver
TV), Uproarious (Fuse), and as a...
Jiayong Li Jiayong Li bid farewell to his family in Beijing and embarked on a journey of
mathematical study at MIT. Along the way, he came upon stand-up comedy, and
started delivering his cerebral material in a calm and comfortable voice.
Watching him perform is a side-splitting yet soothing experience.
Jim Norton American stand up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor,
Jim Norton is the morning co-host of The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show on
SiriusXM Satellite Radio. His latest stand up special, Mouthful of Shame is
streaming now on Netflix where Jim lays out a full serving of refreshingly
unapologetic humor in his first Netflix comedy...
Jimmy Carr Jimmy Carr is a long time Just For Laughs festival favorite and an
award-winning comedian, writer and television host. Among the most-respected
and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the
biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out
crowds across the country and around the world.His last...
Jimmy Shubert Whether it’s stealing scenes in major motion pictures or blowing the roof
off any comedy club from Hawaii to Halifax, Jimmy Shubert is stand-up
comedy’s next breakout star. His full contact comedy has led him from
headlining The Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood, to his own stand-up
special on Comedy Central, with five years on King of...
Jody Hill Director/Producer Jody Hill grew up in North Carolina where he attended film
school at the North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating and
working several television jobs in Los Angeles, he moved back East where he
and fellow NCSA classmates Danny McBride and Ben Best produced the feature
film The Foot Fist Way, which Hill co-wrote, acted...
Joe Lycett One of the best-loved performers currently working on the UK circuit, Joe is
a rising comedy star with bundles of stage presence and effortless charm.
Joe, a 2016 Chortle Award winner for ‘Best Show’, has progressed rapidly
since making his stage debut at the Manchester Comedy Store in 2008. Joe’s
television appearances include performing...
Joe Vu After winning awards in advertising for a Superbowl commercial and a Ted
Talks 10 Global Ads Worth Spreading, Joe Vu abandoned his lucrative career in
advertising to be totally disowned by his Asian parents.In his first year, he
placed runner up in the Toronto Comedy Brawl. From there he's gone on to
perform at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and on...
John Chernin John Chernin teamed up with his brother Dave to create, executive produce,
and write The Mick on FOX.John was born and raised in Los Angeles. After
graduating from high school, John went east to study English Literature at
Brown University.Like his brother Dave, John got his start writing for the
acclaimed comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia...
John Heffron Energetic and accessible, acclaimed standup John Heffron shares an array of
relatable experiences from childhood through life as a married father. Rather
than mock differences, the Detroit native aims to engage, connect, and
enlighten. Long before winning the second season of NBC’s hit reality
competition Last Comic Standing, Heffron first took...
John Trowbridge John Trowbridge is an NYC comedian currently writing original comedy for
Hearst Media (Elle, Esquire, Harpers Bazaar). Before Hearst, John was an on
camera writer/performer for The Huffington Post. You can catch John
performing at “Night Late” at UCBTNY (Past hosts include: R.L. Stein,
Willie Geist, and Sasheer Zamata) or performing stand up...
Johnny Pemberton Johnny Pemberton recently returned from South Africa where he was shooting
Johnny Knoxville’s latest film Boogie Mountain for Paramount. Johnny is an
actor, writer and comedian, who was most recently seen starring in the Phil
Lord and Chris Miller Fox series Son of Zorn. Johnny also recurs on NBC’s
hit series Superstore. Prior to that, he was...
Jonathan Morvay Jonathan Morvay is an LA based comedian, writer, actor and host, originally
from NYC. He was most recently the head monologue writer and on-camera
correspondent for Fair Game with Brock Everrett, a weekly sports comedy show
on The Audience Network. Jonathan also wrote and hosted a web campaign for
MLB and Nivea Men, and won a national billboard ad...
Jordan Doll Jordan is a standup comedian, actor and gemini from Denver, Colorado. If he
looks familiar it might be because you saw him on Viceland's Flophouse, or
his Comedy Central Snapchat Show: Nostalgia-Rama. Or maybe you caught him at
The Oddball Comedy Fest, or opening for comics like Brian Posehn, Kyle Kinane
or TJ Miller? Still no? Well, he does just...
Jordan Foisy Jordan Foisy was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, which is where he gained his
joyfully cynical view of life. He has applied that viewpoint as a stand-up in
Toronto for the past 8 years, performing on all stages grand and small and
developing an acerbic style that has made him one of the city's most
respected comics.He’s also a festival favourite,...
Josh Adam Meyers Josh is a stand up comedian, host, singer, somewhat reformed bad-boy and
creator of The Goddamn Comedy Jam. The deep, raspy voice that once had Josh
scouted to work as a strip club DJ is also the undeniable stuff of rock
stars. From an early age, Josh taught himself to play over a dozen
instruments and he serves as the lead singer of GDCJ house...
JR De Guzman Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began
performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned
just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all
over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan,
the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy...
Judd Apatow Judd Apatow is considered one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the
business. He wrote and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (co-written
with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40, and his
producing credits include Superbad, both Anchorman films nd Bridesmaids, the
most successful R-rated female comedy of all time....
Juhahn Jones Juhahn Jones’ creative work expands across the comedy, acting, hosting and
writing fronts. He has won the NAACP Theater Award for "Best Supporting
Male" in his work in SUNDAY MOURNING. His most recent acting success includes
a recurring role on BET's Dramedy, REBEL as well as previous work in guest
star roles on MITCH AND MAX, MI CASA MI CASA,...
Julia Hladkowicz Julia Hladkowicz is a comedian and actor who has won numerous awards in the
world of comedy such as the Hogtown Comedy Festival Directors Award, 2008
Fresh Meat Showcase Nomination and the prestigious Brian Linehan Scholarship
Award. She has appeared on The Comedy Network, Much Music's Video on Trial,
MTV, YTV, PBS and on SiriusXM. Hladkowicz has...
K. Trevor Wilson K. Trevor Wilson, the self-proclaimed Man Mountain of Comedy, is an award
winning comedian and actor. A headliner who has performed internationally for
over 15 years he is best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Roast
Battles, as “Squirrelly” Dan on Crave TV’s Letterkenny (2016 CSA winner
for Best Comedy Series) and his 5 consecutive...
Kaitlin Olson Kaitlin Olson is the star of The Mick on FOX, as well as a co-executive
producer on the series.She also stars as Sweet Dee on the critically
acclaimed cable hit It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX and has a
recurring role on FOX’s New Girl. Olson’s additional TV credits include
roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Riches, and The Drew Carey...
Kat Palardy Kat Palardy is an LA-based comedian who draws heavily upon her roots in
musical theatre and improv when creating her original characters and
impressions. She will be recurring in the upcoming animated series "Little
Big Awesome" for Amazon Prime, and recently worked on "Superstore," "New
Girl," "Brooklyn 99," "Rob Heubel and Paul Scheer's Drive...
Kate Berlant Kate Berlant is an LA based writer/performer who has performed across the US
in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Festival Supreme, Treasure
Island, Sasquatch, and Moontower.In the television space, Kate was featured
on an episode of Netflix Presents: The Characters. Her performances have been
commissioned by The Museum of...
Katherine Ryan Originally from Canada, now UK based, and star of Katherine Ryan: In Trouble,
BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie To You, Sky One’s A League of
Their Own, ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats
Does Countdown, Katherine is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who
is dominating the UK television and live...
Keesha Brownie What happens when you mix a street smart Montreal Born Canadian, with
Jamaican roots & the complex diversity of Toronto's cut throat entertainment
scene? You get former Second City & Humber College graduate, Keesha Brownie.
A sinfully sweet and satisfying treat that keeps you coming back for more!
This Jill of All Trades brings a verbal arsenal of...
Keith Pedro Fresh off his second appearance at the CBC Ha!ifax Comedy Festival, this
fast talking Filipino has been blazing the Canadian Comedy scene. From well
received and reviewed sets on CBC & SiriusXM Satellite radio, to torching
stages at several different festivals throughout North America, Keith is at
the top of his game.Last year Keith Pedro was...
Keith Robinson Keith Robinson is the quintessential comedian’s comedian – his great
art of inherently subverting his audience, shaking them out of their cozy
assumptions to fresh perspectives sustains his comedic prominence. His
commanding stage presence has gained him appearances on MTV, VH1, HBO’s Def
Comedy Jam, TBS’s family comedy series Are We...
Kevin Hart After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy
club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at
venues such as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s , Stand-Up NY, The Laugh
Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first
appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy...
Kevin Tate When you watch Detroit native Kevin Tate perform it’s clear that his
hardworking Midwestern roots influence this former class clown’s comedy.
Once the former college basketball player turned coach and English teacher
got bitten by the comedy big he realized he needed to spread his wings and
headed to Hollywood. Armed with a hilarious take on...
Kimberly Hébert Gregory Kimberly Hébert Gregory stars as Dr. Belinda Brown in the HBO series Vice
Principals, with Danny McBride. Gregory most recently completed filming the
ABC pilot, Unit Zero opposite Toni Collette and was last seen in Robert
O'Hara's Barbecue at the Geffen Playhouse.Previously, Gregory recurred on
Devious Maids. Other credits include Spike Lee's Red...
Kliph Nesteroff Kliph Nesteroff is a historian and best selling author of The Comedians:
Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy. Los Angeles
Magazine refers to him as “The King of Comedy Lore,” Vice calls him "The
Human Encyclopedia of Comedy,” The New York Times has deemed his theories
"provocative" and Vanity Fair considers his work...
KTO teatr The KTO was established in 1977. It is a theatre on the road, performing
shows that have been attended by over two million people. The group has
visited nearly 250 cities in over 40 countries on 5 continents.
Kurt Braunohler Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor and podcaster who has committed his
career to inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a
better place.He has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and his
first televised hour of comedy, Trust Me, came out on Comedy Central March
3rd, 2017. Kurt will appear in the upcoming second...
Kyle Ayers Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, and all of that sort, living in New
York City, by way of his hometown near Kansas City, Missouri. He brings his
satirical look at growing up in the small town to the big city, with a unique
viewpoint on his generation, our childhoods, and daily life.He has performed
in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the...
Langston Kerman Langston Kerman currently stars in the FX pilot Singularity, produced by
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. He recently recurred as ‘Jared’ on the HBO
series Insecure from Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore. He has been featured on
Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and Adam
Devine’s House Party. Previously, Langston was part of...
Lauren Cook Lauren Cook won an Emmy in the New Media category for writing the web series
Floaters. Her audio stories have aired on KCRW's acclaimed show, Unfictional.
Lauren co-hosts and produces the storytelling show Radio Picture Show the
second Wednesday of every month at The Virgil in Los Angeles. Lauren was a
co-star on The Mindy Project and has written,...
Laurie Elliott Laurie Elliott is a stand up comic, actor and television writer. She is a
winner of the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award and is a four-time winner of
‘Funniest Female Comic’ at The Canadian Comedy Awards.Laurie has
performed here at Just For Laughs (with the late, great Joan Rivers on her
final Gala show), as well as at the Winnipeg Comedy...
Laverne Cox Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known
for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange Is
the New Black where she plays the ground breaking role of ‘Sophia
Burset.’Laverne has recently expanded her TV presence with two more
fantastic roles: the iconic ‘Dr. Frank-N-Furter’ in...
Leonard Ouzts Only 24 years old, Leonard Ouzts is a distinct rising voice in the world of
stand-up comedy. A native of Virginia, his southern upbringing shaped his
down to earth, observational comedic style. Leonard can most recently be seen
in a breakout role as the producer, Lawrence, in season two of Netflix’s
hit series Master of None. He has performed...
Lil Rel Howery Lil Rel Howery is fresh off a breakout role as Rod the TSA agent in Jordan
Peele’s hit movie Get Out, which won him the award for “Best Comedic
Performance” at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2017. He also stars as
Jerrod’s brother, Bobby Carmichael, in NBC’s comedy The Carmichael Show
and can be seen this upcoming season on HBO’s...
Liza Treyger Originally from the former Soviet Union, Liza was raised in Chicago and is
now based in New York. Her Half Hour Special for Comedy Central debuted to
great fanfare and she is known for her blend of dark and honest humor. Liza
recently starred in the Comedy Central pilot G.O.A.T. and was featured in a
recurring role on Louis CK’s Horace and Pete....
Loyiso Gola With a stack of awards, accolades and achievements to his name, Loyiso Gola
is a comedic force not to be taken lightly. He is best known as the host,
co-producer and writer of the twice Emmy nominated satirical news show, Late
Nite News with Loyiso Gola. He burst onto the scene at the age of 17, winning
the Sprite Soul Comedy competition. Since...
Loyiso Madinga Artist bio coming soon!
Manon fait de la danse Since its inception, Manon fait de la danse has tackled subjects that force
the body to confront the limitations of its physical and moral capacities in
order to stimulate public reflection, seek critical insight and spark the
imagination. The art of dance helps to stimulate reflection and open the
Marcus Parks Marcus is an oddball, facts-obsessed academic from Rochester, TX. He covets
and collects books that cover ghoulish subjects. His upbringing in a dusty,
bone-laden Texas town led to a warped fascination with true crime that first
took shape when he pinned a newspaper clipping to his bedroom wall that
displayed Ted Bundy's executed corpse. Marcus has...
Marie Faustin Marie Faustin can be seen on MTV "Vidiots" internationally or Oxygen's "Very
Real Talk" domestically. She's been featured in GQ Magazine and is the radio
host of "Tall Tales in the Big City" on 99.5FM in NYC. Marie also co-hosts
the weekly podcast, The Unofficial Expert and her weekly Youtube videos,
currently have over 1 million views.
Marina Franklin New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians on
the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as the movie
Trainwreck, Conan O'Brien, Louie, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Showtime’s Women
Who Kill, and The Chappelle Show. She is a favorite of comedy festivals
around the world, such as Melbourne Comedy Festival,...
Marito Lopez Marito Lopez, originally from El Salvador, moved to Calgary, Alberta in
Western Canada at the tender age of four. Since then, he has learned to love
the English language, white people and snow. His fiery, high-energy, and
charismatic persona has landed him on stages and screens across the country,
including appearances at the Hubcap Comedy...
Mark Critch Mark Critch returned to CBC TV last fall as co-star of the 25th season of
This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He can also be seen as host of CBC TV's Ha!ifax
Comedy Festival. He starred alongside Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch in
the much loved film The Grand Seduction and appeared as Ned Bishop in the
Canadian TV staple Republic of Doyle. Mark recently...
Mark Forward Mark Forward is a multi Canadian Comedy Award Winner and has performed
at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival, and will be making his 8th appearance at the Just For Laughs
Festival in Montreal. He has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up
Show on Comedy Central, and has made multiple appearances on...
Mark Herzog In addition to being the founder and CEO of Herzog & Company/HCO, an
Emmy®-winning television production company and entertainment marketing firm
based in Los Angeles, Mark Herzog often directs, produces or executive
produces many of HCO's projects.Currently, Herzog is executive-producing The
History of Comedy, an eight-part documentary series in...
Martha Chaves Martha Chaves is a seasoned comic. She has performed here at Just For Laughs
multiple times, as well as all the other major comedy festivals in Canada,
including the Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, and Vancouver Comedy Festivals.
She has also performed in Boston and New York Comedy Festivals, and in
Colombia’s Festival Del Humour.Martha’s...
Martin Urbano Martin Urbano is a New York based standup comedian that originally hails from
Brownsville, TX. Martin was featured in Comedy Central's "Road to the
Roast" Snapchat series and MTV's "Dear Mom and Dad," which appeared on
Snapchat as well. This summer Martin will make his standup comedy debut on
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! He also opened for Chris...
Matt Gehring Matt Gehring is a performer and writer in New York City. He recently booked
a recurring role on Amazon’s “The Tick” and the comedic feature film
“Set It Up.” Matt graduated NYU Tisch's Experimental Theater Wing,
where he was a writer/performer with Hammerkatz. Currently, Matt performs
his writing at the UCBT-NY and other comedy...
Matt O'Brien Originally from Toronto and now calling Los Angeles home, Matt O’Brien has
been featured on MTV, CTV, Fuse TV, MuchMusic and The Comedy Network. He
joins us again here at Just For Laughs and he has also been featured as one
of the prestigious 42 at JFL42 in Toronto. In 2014 he was nominated for Best
Break Out Artist at the Canadian Comedy Awards...
Matt Okine Matt Okine, one of Australia’s favourite young award winning comedians has
scooped some major accolades in the past few years, including the prestigious
Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
for his intrinsically personal show, The Other Guy. Following the success of
this live stand-up show the popular TV...
Matt Pavich Matt Pavich is a stand-up comedian and actor from Astoria, Queens. He is the
winner of “New York’s Funniest” competition at the 2015 New York Comedy
Festival which aired on The NBC platform SEESO. He was selected in the 2016
ABC diversity showcase, is a cast member on MTV2/MTV’s "Joking Off", Elite
Daily's "Genwhy" series, and is the...
Matt Rogers Matt Rogers is a comedian, actor, writer and host based in NYC. He performs
regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater as part of Characters
Welcome and was previously an actor on the UCB Maude team Choir. He was
selected as one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch (sketch) in 2016 and has
been featured in a recurring role on COMEDIANS IN...
Matt Wright Matt Wright is an award winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and
director. He has performed here at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, as well
as at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and has
headlined comedy clubs from St. John's to Vancouver. Matt was named as a
national finalist at our Just For Laughs Homegrown...
Max Pacioretty & Jonathan Drouin The list of men who have been captain of the Montreal Canadiens is filled
with legends. In Pacioretty, hockey's oldest and most famous franchise
installed a new kind of leader, an American kid who is quiet yet commanding
and was no instant superstar. Born in New Canaan, Conn., Pacioretty was a
first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2007 NHL Draft who...
Mia Jackson Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”)
currently based in Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia
she hit the local comedy scene and never looked back. After leaving her
corporate job, she’s been sharing her unique perspective and outspoken
voice all over the country. To her credit she has...
Michael Lenoci Michael Lenoci is a stand-up comedian and future owner of the Miami Dolphins.
Michael retired from baseball in 8th grade and eventually went on to graduate
from Florida State University in only 5 years. He frequently tours nationally
with more successful comedians. Michael co-hosts the podcast "Guys Night Out"
and eats out for every meal. He has a...
Michael McIntyre In the UK, Michael has performed three arena tours selling over 1.5 million
tickets, including a record 28 times at London's 16,000 capacity O2 Arena
where he was awarded the keys to the venue along with Prince, Take That and
One Direction.Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New
Zealand, Australia and Dubai and holds the...
Mike Birbiglia Mike Birbiglia is a comedian and storyteller who has performed in front of
audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most
recent shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both
filmed for Netflix. Mike has released four albums for Comedy Central Records,
including My Secret Public Journal Live,...
Mike Lawrence Mike Lawrence is a New York City based comedian from South Florida who has
found success in both writing and stand up. He is a staff writer on Comedy
Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, A&E’s Black and White, and has written for
TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Hulu’s Triumph 2016 Election
Special, the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby...
Mike Paterson Mike Paterson is a Montreal-based comedian, writer and actor.As a stand-up
comic, Mike regularly tours across Canada and has made over a dozen
appearances here at JFL. He has been featured on CTV’s ComedyNow! and has
contributed to the CBC Radio programs Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters.After
performing in English for over 20 years, Mike is now...
Mike Rita Mike is exactly what you think a comic should be, funny, smart and
relatable. At 20 years old he was the winner of the Second City's Tim Sims
Award for best new comic and quickly became one of the Canada’s youngest
touring comics.The son of Portuguese immigrants, he has turned his memories
of growing up Portuguese in Toronto into one of the...
Mike Young Mike Young is a successful stand up comedian, director and writer originally
from Detroit. With standout performances on SHOWTIME, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and touring nationally, he has
established himself as an original voice in the world of comedy. Mike
performed stand-up for the first time at the...
Miranda Sings Colleen Ballinger is a multihyphenate; actor, comedian, trained vocalist,
writer and executive producer.Best known for portraying her character,
‘Miranda Sings,’ a personality that is the polar opposite of
Ms.Ballinger, Colleen has amassed over 20 Million followers across social
media and passed 2 billion viewson YouTube. She can currently be...
Mo Amer Mo Amer’s comedy is exactly what the world needs right now. Born to
Palestinian refugees in Kuwait, Mo’s family relocated to Houston, Texas
when he was just 9 years old. As a pioneer of Arab-American stand-up, he has
already cemented his stature as a truly original voice in comedy, opening for
stand-up legend Dave Chappelle over 100 times ...
Moses Storm Moses is a talented writer/performer that can be seen starring on the Hulu
series 4 to 9ers, was recently seen on the NBC episodic About a Boy, and in
a digital campaign for Stub Hub. He most recently has been booked to host the
new MTV pilot Throwback Thursday produced by Maverick TV and All3Media. He
can now be seen in the Bazelevs/MTV...
Moshe Kasher Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure
center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA with a
woman and three white dogs.Most recently Moshe can be seen starring in his
Comedy Central talk show, Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Named one
of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch,” Kasher is native to...
Myq Kaplan Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on the Tonight
Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers,
in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour
special on Netflix, Small, Dork, and Handsome. He has been a finalist on
Last Comic Standing and most recently...
Natalie Norman Natalie Norman is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian, podcaster, storyteller
and Jewess. Outrageous, witty, and often political, Natalie hosts a weekly
LGBTQ+, feminist friendly show The Crimson Wave at Comedy Bar in Toronto,
which in 2015 was chosen by Just For Laughs 42 to be one of the 42 acts. She
also produces That Time of the Month in Guelph,...
Natasha Leggero Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian
whose garnered attention across film, television and the web.Leggero created,
wrote, produced and stars in the Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period and is
also a highly regarded part of Comedy Central Roasts’ line-up. On the big
screen, Leggero has starred in films...
Nathan Caton Nathan Caton’s charismatic and laidback style of stand-up has seen him
quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit. Regarded as one of the best
young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and
topical anecdotes has lead to appearances on BBC1's Live at the Apollo,
BBC2’s Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You’re...
Nathan Macintosh With his ranty, need-to-get-this-out style, Nathan Macintosh is an award
winning comedian who offers a deeper, different perspective that’s always
fresh and funny. His opinions and thoughts focus on a unique sense of
individuality, making him compelling and interesting, while at the same time
touching on topics most people overlook.Most recently...
Never Surrender Never Surrender, The World’s Greatest Lip-Sync Band, has been rocking
audiences across Canada and the U.S. for nearly 15 years. Featuring comedians
Tim Rabnett, Ryan Wilner, and Mike Paterson, your favorite pop/rock hits from
the 80s and 90s are back with a jump-kicking vengeance. Come sync-along and
try to figure out which of the them is the...
Nick Reynoldson Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Nick Reynoldson has a unique view of the
world. Sharp, smart and energetic, this young comic is quickly on the rise.
He is a regular performer at Colleges and Universities across North America,
earning a Comedian of the year nomination. Other credits and appearances in
major festivals and television...
Nick Vatterott People are talking about him: In 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Nick
Vatterott one of the “break-outs” at the Montreal’s Just for Laughs
Comedy Festival. Vulture.com listed him as one of the top 50 comedians you
should know in 2015 and Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man
in Chicago.”He’s also a writer: Vatterott was...
Nigel Grinstead Nigel Grinstead’s laid back charm and absurd takes on life have earned him
the reputation of being one of the goofiest and most imaginative comics in
the Canadian scene. His work ethic and jovial nature have landed him
opportunities to perform at festivals like the Ha!ifax Comedy
Festival, NXNE, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, No Kidding on...
Norm Nixon Jr. Norm Nixon Jr. is a comedian, DJ, and music producer based in Los Angeles. On
the road Norm performed across the country opening for Mike Epps. On screen
he’s appeared on ABC’s Uncle Buck and Grey’s Anatomy, collaborations
with All Def Digital, and is a series regular on Hood Adjacent with James
Nour Hadidi Nour is a Jordanian-born and Toronto-based comedian who has been featured
locally on the CBC News and was chosen as one of four comedians to watch in
2016 by the Toronto Star. Nour made her national television debut at the
CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival in July of 2017, and her jokes have been
played on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud and Sirius XM...
Orny Adams American comic Orny Adams has been touring all over the world for over twenty
years. With hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, Orny is
regarded by his peers as one of the hardest working and passionate comedians
in the business. Orny first rose to international prominence after Jerry
Seinfeld chose him to co-star in his documentary...
Paul Thompson Paul Thompson is one of Toronto’s most respected young crowd killers. The
kind of comic who hits the stage like a double-barrel shotgun blast. Riffing
and ripping – making razor-sharp turns back and forth between solid
material, and raw unfiltered crowd work. Thompson works and lives in the
moment, and he can have an entire crowd eating out of...
Paul Virzi Paul Virzi is a stand up comedian and many of the nation’s top comedy clubs
have called him one of the strongest on the rise! His debut comedy
album Night At The Stand was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboards Top
100. He’s appeared on TruTV's Comedy Knockout, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy
Live, The NFL Network’s Good Morning Football,...
Preacher Lawson Preacher Lawson was born In Portland, Oregon, but raised most of his
adolescence in Memphis, TN. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if
you asked him what city he's from he'd say Orlando, FL. Because that's where
he grew as a comedian.He started writing jokes when he was 16, then decided
to perform for the first time a year later on a bet...
Quinta Brunson Quinta Brunson is a Writer, Actor, Producer, and Stand-up, currently with
BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. She was hand selected by Issa Rae and Jill Soloway
for the Forbes 2017’s 30 under 30 list. She is currently attached to a
single-camera, half-hour pilot from ShondaLand/ABC Studios. She created,
sold, Executive Produced, and starred in two...
Rachid Badouri Quebec-born Moroccan comedian Rachid Badouri is a Just for Laughs Festival
veteran. He has received rave reviews for his performances on the Ethnic Show
and other stand-up shows. He cemented his place as a pillar of the Quebec
comedy scene before taking his comedy to the International stage. In 2014,
Rachid performed his show Badouri Reloaded 126...
Rae Sanni Rae Sanni is a stand-up comedian and writer from Brooklyn, NY who has been
bringing her unique perspective on everything from The Bad Girls Club to race
and gender relations to cheddar cheese to audiences all over. She has
performed stand-up on Lifetime and in the New York Comedy Festival, and her
writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The...
Ramy Youssef Ramy Youssef is a comedian from New Jersey. He will appear as a reoccurring
role in the third season of MR. ROBOT and just finished filming Gus Van
Sant’s DON’T WORRY. He was selected for COMEDY CENTRAL’S UP NEXT 2017
and recently made his late night debut on THE LATE SHOW W/ STEPHEN COLBERT.
Randy Randy has been performing his unique brand of stand-up comedy since 2005 and
depending on who you ask; his debut solo show was a highly revered
runaway-cult-hit. He followed that up with the critically acclaimed Randy is
Sober in 2011, got all introspective and shit with The Last Temptation of
Randy in 2013, and solidified his world class...
Rebecca Kohler When not writing for one of Canada’s top television comedy series, Canadian
Comedy Award winner Rebecca Kohler takes to demolishing stand-up stages in
both Canada and the US. Balancing an innate benevolence with a tongue like an
acid attack, Rebecca has the ability to dissect the darkness of life’s
truths while maintaining a cheeky adorability....
Rhea Butcher Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer.
Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of
Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared her to audiences
nationwide, as she appears on shows such as @Midnight, Conan, and Adam Ruins
Everything. Her GLAAD Award Nominated, New York...
Rhys Darby He’s multi-talented: Rhys Darby is an actor, stand-up comedian and amateur
cryptozoologist from New Zealand.You’ve seen him: Best known as Murray from
HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Rhys has gone on to star in a plethora of
television shows, including The X Files, Life in Pieces, Modern Family,
Comedy’s Wrecked and Netflix’s Voltron. Rhys...
Richard Crouse Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for the 24 hour news source CTV’s
News Channel and CP24. In 2011, he hosted In Short, a series of eight hour
long show showcasing BravoFact’s best short films. He was the host of Reel
to Real, Canada’s longest running television show about movies, from 1998
to 2008 and is a frequent guest on many...
Rick Glassman A Cleveland native, stand-up comedian Rick Glassman starred as Burski on
NBC's comedy Undateable. He is playing the legendary writer/director Harold
Ramis, opposite Will Forte, in the Netflix National Lampoon biopic A Futile
and Stupid Gesture, which comes out later this year. In 2013, Glassman was
one of 22 comedians in the country to be...
Ricky Velez Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who has been
named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch.” He currently appears as a
correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and
has appeared on Netflix series Master of None. Ricky was trained at the Frank
Sinatra School of the Arts where he received...
Robby Collins Artist bio coming soon!
Robby Hoffman Robby Hoffman is a small, red-headed, ex-Chasidic, lesbian, Jewish stand-up
comedian and writer. She was one of our JFL42 New Faces of Toronto in 2015
and was a fan favourite at the 2016 All Jane Festival in Portland. Robby also
performed in the industry showcase at the Funny Women Fest in Los Angeles in
2016.She also writes a whole bunch for TV,...
Robert Kelly Robert Kelly's comedy is deeply rooted his own life and relationships which
makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been
winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters,
including repeat performances at here at Just For Laughs. His one-hour
special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground...
Rodney Ramsey Rodney Ramsey is a veteran of multiple Just for Laughs festivals. In 2012,
Rodney created Canada’s first all-black comedy tour The Underground Comedy
Rail Road which tours the country annually during black history month. Rodney
has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters.and has written and performed on CBC’s
This hour has 22 Minutes. He can be seen...
Ron Bennington Ron Bennington is a New York based radio talk show host who broadcasts
internationally on SiriusXM satellite radio. In addition to hosting,
Bennington, through his two interview shows, Ron Bennington Interviews and
Unmasked, conducts incisive, critically acclaimed interviews about artistry,
creativity and craft with renowned artists and...
Ron Funches Ron Funches is a stand-up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable
demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His
easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies
taste.Ron performs stand up all over the United States, impressing audiences
everywhere. You may know Ron from NBC’s new show...
Ron Taylor Ron Taylor is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who hails from Detroit.
He has been featured on B.E.T’s Apollo Live, Fox TV’s Laughs, and on
the All Def-Digital network. Ron performs comedy in clubs all over the world,
and is a regular host of a weekly show at the world famous Comedy Store in
Hollywood, where he currently lives.
Ross Dauk Ross Dauk is an award-winning comedian based in Vancouver, BC. Ross was named
Best Stand-up Comedian in Vancouver by The Georgia Straight, has performed at
JFL42 and at JFL Northwest, and tours nationally with Yuk Yuk’s. He hosts
the acclaimed weekly comedy show Jokes Please! and loves comedy very much.
Ryan Hamilton Ryan Hamilton was named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch and
with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The
Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s
establishing himself as one of America’s favorite stand-ups. Ryan has
impressed industry insiders by racking up a remarkable...
Ryan Long Ryan Long is best known as the creator and star of Bite TV’s original TV
Series Ryan Long is Challenged, nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards. He
is also responsible for award nominated TV series Crown the Town with Ryan
Long and accounts for more then 8 million plays and views on the web. Ryan
has also appeared on Much Music's Video on Trial...
Sam Burns Sam Burns is a young up-and-coming comedian all the way from the sunny
tropics of Barrie, Ontario. Sam has performed on CBC Connects with Ron James
and at the NXNE Festivals. He is a graduate of Humber College’s Comedy
Writing and Performance program and Second City’s Conservatory, and is the
winner of The Mark Breslin Award for Stand Up...
Sam Jay SAM JAY hails from Boston and the African American lesbian is creating a buzz
in the comedy scene with her new, refreshing perspective. In 2017, she made
her late night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE. Her television credits
include Comedy Central’s Meltdown with Kumail and Jonah, Viceland’s
Flophouse, and MTV’s upcoming series Safeword. ...
Sandra Battaglini Sandra Battaglini is an award winning stand-up comic, actor and writer.Sandra
won the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award for her solo show Classy Lady, which
premiered in Toronto in 2012 and most recently was voted 'Best Female
Standup’ by NOW Magazine.Past performances include, Hard Headed
Woman (Canadian Comedy Award Winner, 2007) and Small...
Sarah Millican Sarah Millican is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer. Since
winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival, Sarah has fast-established herself as a household name.In 2013 she
was also nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Female TV Comic for the
fourth time. In the autumn of 2010 she embarked on...
Sasheer Zamata Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and former cast member on
NBC's Saturday Night Live. She has appeared on TBS's People of Earth,
Amazon's Transparent, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, Netflix's Bojack
Horseman, SeeSo's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, voiced the role of Maisie in
Nickelodeon's Albert and Sally, in Call of Duty:...
Sean Emeny Sean Emeny made his television debut on CBC at the Winnipeg and Ha!ifax
Comedy Festivals, and has performed here at Just For Laughs. With his offbeat
(and onbeat), rapid-fire (and slow-fire), abstract style, will he become a TV
sensation? We don't know but either way... that's a lot of adjectives.Sean
has opened for such recognizable names...
Seann Walsh Charming, charismatic and a natural motor mouth, Seann is the most
frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages.
He is team captain of Channel 4 and E4’s Virtually Famous and a regular on
ITV’s Play To The Whistle. His other TV appearances include: ITV’s
Jonathan Ross Show and Tonight at The London Palladium,...
Sebastian Maniscalco Some stuff you should know about Sebastian! 2016 Just For Laughs Comedian of
the YearRecently filmed his upcoming Showtime special Why Would You Do That?,
after his wildly popular 2015 special Aren’t You Embarrassed?His memoir,
Where You Wanna Eat?¸comes out in 2018Had big screen roles in Nut Job 2, The
House, starring Will Ferrell and Amy...
Sharron Matthews Bio coming soon!
Sherrod Small Sherrod Small is one of the top comedians coming out of New York City
today. He is best known for his many celebrity guest off-the-cuff
commentaries. Sherrod can currently be heard as a regular on Opie Radio on
SiriusXM and as co-host of his popular Race Wars weekly podcast. Last year
Sherrod co-starred as the host of Black & White on A&E. ...
Shira Lazar Shira Lazar is the Co-Founder/CEO and Host of the Emmy Nominated live
interactive daily show and millenial media brand, What's
Trending. She also currently is an EP/Host for Sinclair Broadcasting's
Circa Pop! and hosts Westwood One's weekly podcast On Tour With Live
Nation. As a West Coast contributor for HLN's The Daily Share...
Solomon Georgio Solomon Georgio began as a standup on the Seattle comedy scene and quickly
developed his own brand of irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting
social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African
immigrant. Solomon was a finalist on NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity showcase
and has been a regular performer at several festivals,...
Sophie Buddle Sophie Buddle has been called one of Canada's fastest rising stars more than
she has been called by her mother (a lot). Sophie was runner-up at SiriusXM
Top Comic, which has led to her first national TV appearance here at the Just
For Laughs festival in Montreal this summer. Barely Legal, the monthly show
she runs with her room-mate in Vancouver,...
Steve Simeone Steve Simeone made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias' Stand-Up
Revolution in 2014. This year, Steve returns to Comedy Central on Ari
Shaffir’s This is Not Happening Storytelling show.Steve was chosen by
Honda to represent their summer Cheerance Campaign featuring his comedy in a
series of national spots. His first album Remember...
Steven Castillo Steven Castillo is one of the most original performers in Chicago. He is a
delight to audiences everywhere, leaving a lasting impression on those who
see him. His comedy dives into the absurd with a combination of fresh
material, music and sound clues, and even sometimes peaking foreign
Stuart Goldsmith Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer,
podcaster and host with a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up. Stuart's
enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quickwit and fearlessness honed by his
early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits,
sexploits and textploits, Stuart likes to get...
T.J. Miller He’s a wanted man (sort of): T.J. Miller is one of the most sought after
comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance
world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's
“Next Big Things in Comedy”.He’s got stamina: T.J. is a nationally
touring stand-up artist, crisscrossing the country...
Taylor Tomlinson At only 23 years old, Taylor Tomlinson commands the stage with the confidence
and capability of an expert comedian. Her stage presence is matched by her
surprisingly honed and authentic point-of-view, one that emphasizes how
wildly normal she can be in a wildly bizarre world. Her self-deprecating
charm and conversational wit have made her a...
Tez Ilyas Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 – hitting the ground running he
found himself in no less than eight competition finals, including the
prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the
Year. In 2013 he was selected into the prestigious Pleasance Theatre
showcase, The Comedy Reserve, for the Edinburgh Fringe...
The Cooties The Cooties is a musical comedy trio based in LA. Ethan Edenburg, Eric
Jackowitz, and Jacob Jeffries have been friends since before their voices
dropped. With backgrounds as professionally trained musicians and
songwriters, they blend sketch, music, and mixed media into an unforgettable
experience, whether it’s on camera or live on stage. They...
The Doo Wops The Doo Wops are a renowned musical-comedy duo who blends song and satire in
a uniquely Italian-Canadian flavour. Comprised of John Catucci and David
Mesiano, they have appeared on stages and screen across North America and the
UK.In their early rise, they won the Canada-wide Just for Laughs Homegrown
Comic Competition and shortly thereafter, the...
The Goddamn Band In July 2014, guitarist/bassist Joel Rutkowski and drummer Nick Liberatore
teamed up with electric violinist Jay Golden to perform as the house band for
“The Goddamn Comedy Jam”. For the last 3 years and counting, the trio
have toured with the GDCJ performing such prestigious venues and festivals as
NYC’s Gramercy Theater, Bonnaroo, and...
The Lucas Brothers Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros, Keith and Kenny Lucas,
continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic artists in comedy.
The two can be seen in Columbia Pictures’ 22 Jump Street, and they created
and voiced the animated show Lucas Bros. Moving Co on FXX.Since performing on
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2012, they’ve...
The Tenors Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal super group, The Tenors, comprised
of Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Victor Micallef, blend classical music
and contemporary pop to deliver powerful performances and outstanding
harmonies for audiences around the world. Since 2008, The Tenors have sold
over 1 million albums worldwide, performed nearly 1...
Théâtre Group' Created in 1992, “Stand 2000” is a smash hit of Théâtre Group’, which
has been hitting the road with its rowdy fairground stand for nearly 25 years
and making audiences laugh and cringe. The company has been around since
1980, but made its professional debut with this performance in France. Over
the years, Théâtre Group’ has created a...
Theo Von Theo Von can be seen in his very own Netflix original comedy special titled
No Offense currently streaming. Previously, Theo was the host of TBS’s
hidden camera show Deal With It from EP Howie Mandel, which ran for three
seasons. He also hosted Yahoo’s popular daily recap show Primetime in No
Time – one of the most-watched shows on the web...
Tituss Burgess Emmy and SAG nominated actor, musician, and writer Tituss Burgess is quickly
emerging as one of the industry’s most versatile and dynamic performers.
Most notably, Burgess stars as ‘Titus Andromedon’ in the Emmy-nominated
comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring opposite Ellie Kemper,
Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane. Tina Fey created...
Todd Barry New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for
his roles on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and 2009 Oscar winner The
Wrestler. He is renowned for drawing audiences in with his deadpan
self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline.He has made
stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman,...
Tommy Little Tommy is the most exciting comedian of his generation. His comedy bubbles
with an irresistible energy - bursting to tell you the next story. He's
smart, engaging and capable of holding a room in the palm of his hand.
Smashing it at festivals and clubs around Australia (and overseas) since he
hit the comedy scene in 2007, Tommy has fast evolved into...
Tony Baker Some Stuff You Should Know About Tony!Tony is featured on the second season
of Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution and 2
seasons of Last Comic Standing on NBCHe was named L.A.’s Funniest Comic in
2010 and is the winner of the 37th Annual San Francisco International Comedy
Competition as well as the Uncle Clyde's...
Tony Hinchcliffe A stand-up comedian considered a fresh new evolution to the now immensely
popular roasting scene, Tony Hinchcliffe has worked as a staff-writer on the
past five Comedy Central Roasts, including the Justin Bieber Roast, where he
worked exclusively with Martha Stewart and the Roast of Rob Lowe. Tony hosts
his own weekly show and podcast, Kill Tony...
Tony Rock Tony Rock is a comedian, actor, producer, writer, and CEO. Professionally,
this man wears many hats. Host of Russell Simmons' All Def Comedy Live AND
the newly revamped legendary talent competition Apollo Live, comedian and
actor Tony Rock continues to prove his exceptional star talents. Rock starred
in critically acclaimed, straight to DVD films...
Toxique Trottoir Toxique Trottoir is a company of artistic creation led by three women of the
theatre since 2004: Muriel de Zangroniz, Dominique Marier and Marie-Hélène
Côté. The company creates radically contemporary theatre where creators
intrepidly harangue city-dwellers without false modesty. Whether brutes,
clowns or poets, their voices are heard...high...
Trevor Noah Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year
The Daily Show was nominated for a Writers Guild Award. Noah joined The Daily
Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.Noah released his 9th new
comedy special Afraid of The Dark in February...
TRIXX Frankie “TRIXX” Agyemang is one of Canada’s rising comic stars. TRIXX,
The 2013 Winner of Just for Laughs’ JFL42 Big Break competition, he has
opened for such stars as: Tracy Morgan, Damon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer,
Mike Epps, Aries Spears, Sugar Sammy, as well as for his good friend and
mentor, Russell Peters. Trixx has written and...
Turner Barrowman Turner Barrowman is a Minneapolis comedian whose DIY approach to performing
and producing has quickly made him one of the most versatile comedic
performers in the city. He is a founder, writer, and performer with the
sketch and standup collective Boy Kisses. The Boy Kisses weekly Minneapolis
showcase was listed as one of the best comedy nights in...
Vanessa Gonzalez Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the
U.S. with her critically acclaimed solo shows and has opened for Anthony
Jeselnik and Fortune Feimster. She been featured in many comedy festivals
such as, Hell Yes Fest, Odd Ball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, San Francisco
Sketch Fest, The Women in Comedy Festival and...
Vanessa Grimaldi Vanessa Grimaldi, 29 was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was
a special education teacher at Galileo Adult Centre and comes from a large
Italian family and is fluent in both French and Italian. Vanessa is largely
known for being a contestant on Season 21 of ABC’s The Bachelor, and
ultimately winning the final rose and becoming...
Vir Das Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and has cemented
himself as one of the country’s top stand-ups, actors, writers, musicians,
and festival producers. His Netflix Original special Vir Das: Abroad
Understanding, which intercuts between a stadium in India and a club in New
York, was released worldwide on April 25. It is the...
W. Kamau Bell Emmy-nominated comic and CNN host W. Kamau Bell delivers incisive, scathingly
funny commentary on modern society that will change your view of race,
politics and social issues in America.As host of the CNN docu-series United
Shades of America, Kamau travels the country, offering viewers a rare yet
eye-opening look inside the various subcultures of...
Walton Goggins In the past few years, Walton Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two
of Hollywood’s most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino and Steven
Spielberg. His integral role as Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims
to be the new sheriff of Red Rock in Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, marks
his second collaboration with the Academy...
Wayne Federman Wayne Federman is a comedian, actor, and Emmy-nominated writer. He has
performed on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and has his own
stand‐up special on Comedy Central. Wayne has appeared in over twenty films
including The House, Knocked Up, Step Brothers, The 40‐Year‐Old Virgin,
Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, and Funny People....
Wet Picnic Wet Picnic is a devised theatre ensemble that creates high-impact visual and
physical theatre for everyone. Not bound by space or location, the company
takes its shows wherever there are people to watch: indoors and outdoors; in
conventional and unconventional spaces; in the UK and internationally; to
audiences old and new. Using clown, slapstick,...
Wil Anderson When not pointing out how the world spins on Gruen (on ABC in Australia),
you’ll find Wil Anderson touring the clubs and theatres of the world,
building a formidable following in the US, UK, Canada and beyond. His
Australian tours fill their biggest theatres, earning him six People's
Choice Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival...
Wyatt Cenac Grammy nominated NY-based stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac is also an Emmy and
WGA Award winning performer, writer, and producer. Armed with an
“attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and a “hilariously
understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences
and critics alike. Wyatt released his third comedy album...
Xarxa teatre Created in 1994 by the Spanish company Xarxa Teatre from Valencia to
inaugurate theChannel Tunnel, “Veles e Vents” (Wind and Sails) has
performed in 22 countries around the world. This thrilling theatrical sailing
ship will dock in Canada for the very first time for Montréal’s 375th
Yamaneika Saunders Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences across the country with her
dynamic stage presence for over a decade. Born and raised in Maryland,
Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scenes by
combining her high energy improvisational observations and stories with a
unique and bold perspective on life. In early 2015,...
Yedoye Travis Yedoye Travis is a comedian from Atlanta, GA who can be seen on the Late Show
with Stephen Colbert, Coming to the Stage, and in New York hosting Rent
Party, a comedy show with a live jazz band, at Union Hall.
Yoni Lotan Yoni is a UCB NY house performer on the Maude team Nipsey and the Harold team
Higgins. With several shorts under his belt and few viral YouTube hits, his
videos have been seen on Buzzfeed, Gawker, CNN, The Today Show, Huffington
Post, Mashable, and his mother's Pinterest. Yoni appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW
STARRING JIMMY FALLON and was most...
Zainab Johnson Zainab Johnson is a stand-up comedian and actress. Zainab’s comedy is based
on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of
thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in math and
taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different
calling. Zainab can most recently be seen in her...