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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Burr Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American
Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston,
Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he
applied himself.Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the
second season of Chappelle’s Show, Bill developed a...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 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,...
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...
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...
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, ...
Heidi Regan Coming soon!
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....
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...
Jake and Amir They work hard: Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld are the
writers/actors/editors behind the Webby award winning Internet series "Jake
and Amir." The duo has released two videos a week for over four years, with
each episode now averaging more than 500,000 views. They are winners: As a
series, "Jake and Amir" has won several awards including the...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 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,...
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 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.
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...
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...
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. ...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
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....
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...