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...
Al Madrigal Al Madrigal will star in Showtime’s upcoming I’m Dying Up Here, telling
the story of the LA standup scene in the 70’s.As programs like The Moth
Radio Hour and This American Life turn more and more people on to the power
of a well-told story, so comedian Al Madrigal becomes more and more popular.
With good reason, as The Daily Show‘s...
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,...
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...
Ali Wong Ali Wong is a comedian, actress, and writer living in Los Angeles, CA. On
Mother's Day 2016, Netflix released her first stand-up special, Baby Cobra
which was filmed when she was 7 months pregnant. The special received wide
critical acclaim, New York Magazine, said, "The special’s arrival on
Netflix is the sort of star-making moment that unites...
Alice Levine Artist bio coming soon!
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...
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 can most recently be seen in the feature The Disaster Artist,
starring and directed by James Franco. Previously, Santino was the star of
ABC's comedy Mixology. His Comedy Central Half Hour stand-up special was just
released alongside his debut album Say No More on Comedy Central Records. He
is also a regular guest on Comedy...
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...
Ari Graynor Ari Graynor will next be seen in the New Line film The Disaster Artist,
directed by and also starring James Franco, and Michael Angarano's
directorial debut, Avenues. Graynor's additional film credits include For a
Good Time, Call…, which she also executive produced, Celeste and Jesse
Forever, 10 Years, David Gordon Green's The Sitter; What's...
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...
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...
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...
Ben Miner Ben Miner has been a stand-up for half his life. He’s toured coast to
coast, having made stops at just about every club in Canada as well as
festivals such as Just for Laughs in Montreal, JFL Northwest, Fest and NXNE
in Toronto. When he’s not on stage Ben is still behind a mic as not only
the host of Comic Stripped on SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs...
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...
Bob Daily Bob Daily is the executive producer of Superior Donuts on CBS. He began his
career as a journalist in Chicago working as contributing editor at Chicago
magazine. He wrote for a number of publications, including Spy, Men’s
Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and The Boston Globe, before
beginning his career in television. From 2006 to...
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...
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 CHELSEA 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...
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...
Carl Barron Carl Barron grew up in outback Central Queensland the son of a sheep shearer.
He moved to Sydney, decided to walk on stage one night, and the rest is
history. Carl’s non-threatening observational style of comedy appeals to
everyone. He has touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world
with his gentle, self-conscious, relaxed and...
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...
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 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...
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 entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and
eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. In December
2014, Ferguson concluded his ten-year run as the host of CBS’s The Late
Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which set all-time viewer records, earned him
a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009...
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...
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 New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as
‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime series Billions. His first hour-long stand-up
special, Not Special premiered last year on Comedy Central. Other credits
include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and
@midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire...
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...
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 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...
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,...
David Spade Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch,
the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, David Spade
became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of
NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The comedian was also nominated for a Golden
Globe in 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999...
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,...
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,...
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 Edi plays Ms. Abbott on the hit HBO series Vice Principals, starring Danny
McBride, and she recently shot a series regular role on the Fox comedy
pilot Ghosted, opposite Adam Scott and Craig Robinson. Other credits include
Black-ish, Bajillion Dollar Properties, Curb Your Enthusiasm, FX’s
Partners, The League, indie horror comedy You’re...
Elemenopy Joel Rutkowski and Nick Liberatore form the incredibly talented duo that
brings a rock and roll sensibility to any performer’s song selection. From
Whitney Houston to Metallica, the boys of Elemenopy can play it all and
support the unique sensibility of the comedic performer. This isn’t live
band karaoke. Elemenopy ALWAYS makes it rock. Special...
Elon Gold Elon Gold is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's Stacked and NBC's
In-Laws. His one-hour stand up special, Chosen and Taken, currently out on
Netflix, has been getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He has
made ten appearances on The Tonight Show and had a recurring role on the hit
show, Bones.Elon was also a writer and...
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...
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...
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 Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, SiriusXM, and he won the 2016 Toronto
Comedy Brawl. He has also made guest appearances on Nikita and American
Gods.Having only been performing stand-up since 2012, Foad has made great
strides in the industry. A regular at Absolute...
Gad Elmaleh Hailing from Casablanca, Morocco, Gad is arguably the biggest and most loved
comedic star in France.He made history as the first act to sell out the
prestigious Olympia (Paris’ Carnegie Hall) for seven consecutive weeks,
before performing for another seven sold out weeks at Palais des Sport.Not
content, he decided to challenge himself with a move...
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.
Garrett Donovan Garrett Donovan is an executive producer of Superior Donuts, which he
developed for television with his writing partner, Neil Goldman, and
executive producer Bob Daily. The team of Goldman and Donovan has written for
numerous hit sitcoms, including Family Guy, Scrubs and Community. They
have been nominated for three Emmy Awards and two Humanitas...
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...
Gina Brillon Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New
York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one
hour special, Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and
debuted on NuvoTV, and she had a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ The
Fluffy Movie. She's made appearances on E!’s...
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...
Godfrey Growing up in Chicago, Godfrey constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and
being an all-around class clown. While performing impressions of his college
football teammates, he realized his irreverent style of comedy might be more
than just a hobby. Godfrey is a long-time fan favourite at Just For Laughs,
who has been seen on The Ethnic Show, The...
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,...
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....
Ian Karmel Ian Karmel is a homegrown Portland comedian who has been crowned breakout
stand up in the New Faces category here at the Just for Laughs Festival. In
2010 Ian won Portland’s Amateur Comedy Competition and the Funniest Person
in Portland in 2011 leading him to such opportunities as Moontower Comedy
Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot...
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...
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 Lacy Jake Lacy is an American film and television actor best known for his role
as “Pete” on the final season of The Office. You might also know Jake as
Lena Dunham’s boyfriend “Fran” in HBO’s Girls. Most recently, Lacy
was seen alongside Jessica Chastain in John Madden’s political
thriller Miss Sloane.His other film credits include...
James Acaster James Acaster is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of
his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the
world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best
Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe
Festivals and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best...
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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...
Jermaine Fowler One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler both stars
in and is an executive producer of Superior Donuts on CBS.Raised in
Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in
high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New
York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As...
Jerry Seinfeld Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld's comedy career took off after his first
appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later,
he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become
the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The
show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning...
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little
things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.
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...
Jessica Kirson Jessica recently served as a consultant and acted in the movie The Comedian
starring Robert De Niro. Her unique style and captivating stage presence
captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she
performs.Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her
routine. She was awarded Best Female Comic by the MAC...
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey is an executive producer on the upcoming Showtime comedy series
I’m Dying Up Here, premiering on June 4th, set in the 1970’s stand-up
comedy scene. Of course, Jim is also one of the most beloved comedians,
Canadian or otherwise, of all time!Born in Newmarket, Ontario, Carrey began
his career as a stand-up comic while still in his...
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...
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...
Joel McHale Joel McHale is one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the
industry. McHale was on shows such as E!'s The Soup in which he satirized pop
culture and current events. He is also best known for his starring role on
the hit comedy series Community, which wrapped its sixth season on Yahoo
after five seasons on NBC. McHale was recently 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 Mulaney JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently
starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015, Mulaney
released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “The
Comeback Kid” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his
career.”Mulaney began his career in New York’s East...
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...
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....
Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch plays the character of Arthur on CBS’s Superior Donuts. He has
forged a distinguished career in television, theater and film that has earned
him two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and an Academy Award nomination, among
other honors. Hirsch is perhaps best known to television audiences for his
Emmy-winning role as Alex Rieger in the...
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...
Karl Chandler Karl Chandler is an Australian comedian, TV writer and co-host of the crazy
popular comedy podcast “Little Dum Dum Club”. He’s appeared on TV panel
shows like “Media Circus” and “Dirty Laundry Live”, as well as doing
his brand of sharp, one-liner-packed standup at the Sydney Opera House on
“Just For Laughs Sydney”. He’s never...
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...
Katey Sagal Golden Globe Award-winning actress Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a
variety of dramatic and comedic roles throughout her notable career. Sagal
won her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Gemma Teller on the
critically acclaimed drama Sons of Anarchy in 2010. She was nominated two
years in a row by the Broadcast Television Critics as...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 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...
Maz Jobrani Maz co-stars in Superior Donuts, a new CBS sitcom. He’s had three Showtime
standup comedy specials, Brown and Friendly, I Come In Peace and most
recently, I’m not a terrorist, but I’ve played one on TV, which is now
available on Netflix.He performs stand-up live around the world, including
the Middle East where he performed in front of the...
Melissa Leo Melissa Leo received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild
Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for her tour de force
performance in The Fighter.She received Oscar and SAG Award nominations for
her starring role in Frozen River, for which she won an Independent Spirit
Award for ‘Best Female Lead’ and a...
Michael Angarano Michael Angarano is making his mark on Hollywood with diverse roles that have
established him as a respected and sought-after actor.He marked his film
directorial debut with Avenues, which he also wrote and stars in. The film,
released in May this year, also stars Nicholas Braun, Ari Graynor and Juno
Temple.Angarano’s film credits include Kyle...
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...
Michael Mittermeier The comedy career of Michael Mittermeier began in the late 80’s. 30 years
later, he’s still going strong, finding creative pleasure on various
playgrounds. Currently he is touring with his 7th live show WILD, published
his 3rd book Die Welt für Anfänger (A Beginner’s Guide to the World) in
2016, and just celebrated a highly successful...
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 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...
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 ...
Moshe Kasher Moshe Kasher has featured on Comedy Central’s Drunk History, @midnight,
Brooklyn 99, Shameless, Chelsea Lately, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He
is currently the host of Comedy Central’s new show Problematic. Moshe is
also the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher in the Rye, published by Grand
Central Publishing. In 2012, he released his...
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 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...
Neil Goldman Neil Goldman is an executive producer of Superior Donuts, which he developed
for television with his writing partner, Garrett Donovan, and executive
producer Bob Daily.The team of Goldman and Donovan has written for numerous
hit shows, including Family Guy, Scrubs and Community. They have been
nominated for three Emmy Awards and two Humanitas...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Rick Mercer Rick began his career in comedy performing and writing in his hometown of St
John's, Newfoundland with a series of one-man stage shows. His solo show, Me
the Button, debuted at the National Arts Centre in 1990 followed by a
national tour.He received nearly 30 Gemini Awards and Canadian Screen Awards
for television writing and performance and, in...
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...
RJ Cyler RJ Cyler grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. After attending his first open
audition in his hometown, he was invited to attend an acting camp in Los
Angeles. His folks cashed in everything they had to relocate to L.A. to allow
Cyler to pursue his love of performing. In 2013, after finishing high school
in California, he landed a bit part in the indie...
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...
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...
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.
Russell Peters Some stuff you should know about Russell! The Canadian native has sold out
multiple global tours as an international comedy super starHe recently ended
his 2 year Almost Famous World Tour with a taping in Toronto for Netflix. He
was the first ever comedian to produce and star in his own Netflix special,
Notorious, in 2013The Forbes top ten...
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...
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 as Iliza...
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,...
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 Byrne Steve has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the
industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He was the star and
creator of Sullivan & Son, a half hour comedy on TBS along with Vince
Vaughn’s Wild West Productions for three seasons. His third hour special
Champion debuted on Netflix in May 2014 to rave...
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...
Sugar Sammy Sugar Sammy is a charismatic provocateur who seamlessly hits on cultural,
social and political themes with great charm and finesse. This allows him to
connect extremely well with audiences on an international level.He treats
controversial subjects with rigor and aplomb which makes his appeal
inter-generational. His show and ad campaigns in Canada...
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 Hodgetwins The Hodgetwins are taking the show on the road! For years, you have watched
them on their various YouTube channels and laughed until your stomachs were
in knots. Just imagine that same reaction...doubled! If you thought they were
funny online, just wait until you see them in the flesh. And don’t worry,
everything that you have come to love about...
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...
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...
Todd Milliner Todd Milliner is an executive producer on the CNN Original Series The History
of Comedy. In 2004, Milliner formed Hazy Mills Productions with Sean Hayes.
Their first production, Situation: Comedy, a documentary television show in
search of the next great sitcom, premiered on Bravo in the summer of 2005 and
garnered wide critical praise. Hazy Mill...
Tom Segura Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His specials
Mostly Stories (2016) and Completely Normal (2014) are currently streaming on
Netflix. His television credits include Conan, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser,
Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash
Up and How to Be A Grown Up. Additionally, his...
Tommy Dassalo Tommy Dassalo is an Australian comedian, writer and podcaster. He is the
co-host of ‘The Little Dum Dum Club’, one of Australia’s most
successful and popular comedy podcasts. In 2016, he was nominated for the
prestigious Golden Gibbo award for best independent show at the Melbourne
Comedy Festival. He has written for a huge list of Australian...
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...
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...
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...
Vladimir Caamano Vladimir Caamano was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety in
2016. After his stand out performance at Just for Laughs in 2015 as a New
Face and opening for Sebastian Mansicalco, Vladimir entered into a pilot
development deal to co-write, and star in a pilot based off of his comedy for
NBC with Bill Lawrence and WB supervising.With...
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,...
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...