Adam Ray Adam Ray recently wrapped production on Joey McIntyre’s scripted comedy
series for Pop TV. He was also a cast member in the reboot of the sketch
comedy franchise MADtv. Adam is known from his work opposite Sandra Bullock
and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy The Heat. Adam was also
featured in Paul Feig’s Spy and last summer’s...
Alex Edelman Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial
– about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won the Edinburgh
Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since
1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the
availability of outlets in airports - was even more...
Alonzo Bodden Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was
runner up on season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing
season 3 “The Best of the Best.” A regular on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t
Tell Me!, Alonzo recently filmed his second stand-up comedy special
tentatively titled Historically Incorrect, and filmed a...
Andy Assaf Andy is an improviser, filmmaker and sketch comedian from Montreal, who
produces and stars in a number of Montreal hit comedy shows including Fringe
hit Precinct: An Improvised Cop Come and Films in Focus: An Improvised Movie
Review Show, and his newest brainchild Video Island: Montreal’s premiere
video sketch show that recruits the cities top...
Andy Kindler Andy Kindler currently recurs on Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers,
Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, Comedy Central’s Tosh. O, and is a
regular on the critically-praised web series, But I’m Chris Jericho (for
which he is nominated as Best Supporting Actor by L.A. Webfest 2018). Andy
was the host of season 4 and 5 of Hulu’s stand up...
Anthony Atamanuik Anthony Atamanuik is the host and creator of The President Show on Comedy
Central. Anthony has been performing and teaching improv at UCB for 16 years.
He recurred on 30 Rock as a “silent writer” and appeared on Difficult
People (Hulu), and Broad City (Comedy Central). Additionally, he wrote for
the series Time Travelling Bong (Comedy Central)....
Aparna Nancherla Aparna started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington, D.C. and now
resides in New York City. 2016's Elle's Women in Comedy Issue, featured her
as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. She is a
series regular in the debut season of Comedy Central's Corporate and has
reprised her role in season 2 of HBO's Crashing. She...
Ari Shaffir Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a
puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native
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.This July, Shaffir
released two Netflix specials called Double...
Arthur Simeon Arthur Simeon is a Ugandan-born Toronto-based comedian who has been
performing for a decade all over the world. A truly gifted storyteller,
Arthur has been invited to perform here at Just For Laughs comedy festival
six times and has appeared on CBC Television, HBO, and the Comedy Network.
His unique comedic voice and perspective has seen him...
Baratunde Thurston Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated TV host and author of the New York
Times best-seller How To Be Black. He’s worked for The Onion and The Daily
Show and co-created the About Race podcast. He’s given the closing talk at
TED, advised the last legitimate U.S. White House (Obama’s), and is a
member of the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame.
Baron Vaughn Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre
program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That
same year he was cast in Drowning Crow with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was
also featured in Damn Yankees at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and
Sean Hayes. Baron is a series regular on...
Barry Katz Barry Katz is an Emmy and Grammy nominated TV-film-record producer, podcast
host, and talent manager who is universally known for helping launch the
careers of some of the most extraordinary comedy artists in the business—
including Dave Chappelle, Nick Swardson, Felipe Esparza, Bill Burr, Frank
Caliendo, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Bill...
Ben Mandelker Ben Mandelker is a writer and podcaster living in Los Angeles. He co-founded
the pioneering website TVgasm.com and currently manages B-Side Blog. His pop
culture observations have been cited in The New York Times, Entertainment
Weekly, Gawker, and various other media outlets, and his contributions to
Jezebel and Ranker have accrued a passionate fan...
Big Jay Oakerson Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has been a stand out at comedy and music festivals
around the world for the last 2 decades including Just For Laughs Montreal,
Toronto, Vancouver & Sydney Australia, Comedy Central’s Colossal
Clusterfest, the New York Comedy Festival, SXSW, Moontower Festival, North By
Northeast, and Mayhem Festival among others. Jay has...
BRAD WILLIAMS Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right
now and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. A
California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and
has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out shows all
over the country and the world. Williams has...
Chad Daniels Chad Daniels is a writer, performer and comedian from Fergus Falls, MN. He is
one of only 13 comedians to have appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan
O’Brien. Additionally, he has been featured on Live at Gotham, The Late
Late Show with Craig Kilbourn and Craig Ferguson, and Conan on TBS. Most
recently he appeared in the documentary I Need You...
Chris D'Elia Chris D’Elia is one of the most sought after performers in the comedy
world. D’Elia is best known for his stand up and starring role on the NBC
comedy series Undateable. His latest standup special, Man on Fire, is now
on Netflix. He currently hosts a highly successful weekly
podcast Congratulations with Chris D’Elia, which launched in...
Chris Distefano Chris is an actor and comedian based in New York. He is developing a TV show
based on his life with Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for CBS. Chris most
recently starred in the IFC series, Benders.He has performed his stand up on
Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC and Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.
He also performed a half-hour set on Comedy...
Chris Gethard Chris Gethard is the host and star of Funny or Die's The Chris Gethard Show
on TruTV and the host of the popular Earwolf podcast Beautiful Stories from
Anonymous People. Chris recently starred in the Mike Birbiglia film, Don’t
Think Twice and can be seen as ‘Todd’ on Comedy Central’s Broad City.
Other credits include Comedy Central’s...
Chris Redd Chris is an exciting actor, writer, standup, sketch, and improv performer. He
most recently joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for
the shows 43rd season. In film, Chris can be seen in a very flashy role
opposite Andy Samberg in the Universal Feature Pop Star: Never Stop Never
Stopping, produced by Judd Apatow. He plays...
Colin Quinn From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway, CQ is apparently
refusing to leave the business. So if you enjoyed his other one man shows, or
you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need
intelligent laughs, come see his new show: One In Every Crowd.
Courtney Gilmour Courtney Gilmour is one of Toronto's fastest rising comedy talents, and
delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in
Montreal by winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and filming a set for
Kevin Hart's LOL Network. Now in 2018 she’s topping it with televised
performances at the Winnipeg, and Halifax comedy festivals...
Crystal Slippers Originally from Israel, Crystal is a trained theatre performer and a polished
Look Queen who made her debut on the Montreal drag scene in 2013 and never
looked back. After snatching the titles of Miss Van Horne (2014) and Miss
Cocktail (2015), Crystal has made a name for herself within the Montreal
queer cultural landscape: her appearances include...
Dan Ramos Dan Ramos is a comedian, writer, filmmaker making his second appearance at
the 2018 Zoofest/Off-JFL with his newest hour COMEDY. His first solo show
MontréaL.A sold out to all three nights. Ramos' credits include Comedy
Central's How To Be Broke, ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat and The Gong Show,
MTV’s Wild N’ Out, and NBC's The Tonight Show With...
Danny Belair Danny Belair is a Montreal-based filmmaker and sketch comedian. He has
directed and produced six web series including Healing From Heartbreak, which
was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Short at the 2018 Toronto Sketchfest,
and Dépflies, which was runner-up in the CBC Comedy Coup competition in
2014. He is also a co-producer of The Sketch Republic...
David Cross Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive
performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Cross
returned to the road in January of 2016, six years after his last standup
tour. Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy
Central, Cross launched his “Making America Great...
DeAnne Smith DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for
Laughs, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy
Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe
Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival to name a few. She's also been on
TV all over the darn world, including on Last Comic...
Deirdre Trudeau Deirdre Trudeau is one fifth of Hot Raw Fire and one entire human being on
her own. She has been steadily involved in the Montreal comedy community for
a bunch of years both on and off stage with Montreal Sketchfest, Ladyfest,
Brunch Club, and Le Nouveau International. Her BFA in Art History has yet to
Deon Cole Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents on the comedy scene. Not only
is he currently a cast member on four hit TV shows, he has also appeared in
several popular feature films, released multiple standup specials, and
follows a non-stop tour schedule.Deon plays the character of adjunct college
professor “Charlie” on ABC's hit series...
Derek Seguin Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand-up
comedians on the circuit. He has performed here at the prestigious
invitation-only Just for Laughs festival an impressive 9 times and will
appear on the upcoming season of America’s Got Talent that starts airing in
May of 2018. In 2015, GQ Magazine’s Comedy Editor reported...
Doug Benson Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (including Doug Loves Movies
and Getting Doug With High), films (Super High Me, The Greatest Movie Ever
Rolled, Chronic-Con: Episode 420), appearances on TV shows like @midnight,
The Trailer Park Boys and You're The Worst and he had his own show on Comedy
Central called The High Court.All rise for the...
Dylan Moran Award-winning comedian, Dylan Moran, is regarded internationally as the
premier comedian of his generation. He has performed in Kiev, Moscow,
Kazakhstan, and was the first Western comedian to perform in St Petersburg.A
comedic force on stage and screen, Moran created and starred in the BAFTA
Award-winning UK series, Black Books, and he starred in...
Ed Gamble Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor well known as a regular
on Mock the Week (BBC2) and for playing the lead role of Georgie Carlton in
BBC America’s Almost Royal, a ‘cult US hit’ (The Independent).
Following its success in the US, the show was broad cast on E4 and returned
for a second season. Ed has co-written and appeared...
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, you guessed it, September 11th.A
media darling of sorts, Eman has been...
Emery Fine Emery Fine is a writer and comedian living in Montreal. He has appeared in
past OFF JFLs as himself and as a member of the Montreal Comedy troupe
Cousins. Emery has also made multiple appearances at the Montreal Sketchfest
and can be seen regularly performing around town. Emery has been producing
and hosting the Nights of Books and Reading ever...
Employees of the Year Employees of the Year are a sketch comedy duo featuring Ross Wegscheider and
Emelia Hellman that incorporate dance, sketch, parody and storytelling into a
hilariously charming one of a kind comedy experience, with two amazing guest
stars. Employees of the Year have been performing regularly all across
Montreal since 2014, and have recently appeared...
Fortune Feimster Fortune first made a name for herself as a performer and writer on Chelsea
Lately. She has since appeared on Idiotsitter, Mulaney, Glee, Two Broke
Girls, Workaholics, Drunk History, @midnight, and Last Comic Standing. In
2015, Fortune created and starred in the Tina Fey produced pilot Family
Fortune for ABC. Last year, her Half Hour for Comedy...
Francisco Ramos Francisco Ramos recently shot an HBO stand-up special Entre Nos that will air
summer 2018. Most recently, he was a top-ten finalist on Last Comic Standing
2015 and continues to flourish as an actor and voice-over artist in addition
to touring as a stand-up comic across North America. He has appeared in
Showtime’s Shameless, Angie Tribeca from...
Freddie Rivas Freddie Rivas is an actor, comedian, and puppeteer from Toronto. Performing
in festivals across Canada and the United States including Spur, Puppets UP!,
JFL42, Field Trip, and NXNE among others. Freddie has worked with some of the
best in puppetry and comedy alike. In 2017, Freddie was featured in CBC's
According To Kids and The Beaverton's Very...
Garfunkel & Oates Garfunkel and Oates are a musical comedy duo comprised of actresses Riki
Lindhome (Another Period, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Muppets) and Kate Micucci
(Don't Think Twice, The Big Bang Theory, Raising Hope). They’ve appeared on
The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Conan and have a special
on Netflix, Trying to be Special, as well as a...
Gary Gulman Originally from Boston, Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football
player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most
popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on
every single late-night talk show. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in
stand-up with the It’s About Time Tour,...
Gavin Matts Gavin Matts is a stand up from Vancouver, B.C now based out of Los Angeles,
California. He was the most recent winner of the SiriusXM Top Comic
Competition, the biggest stand up competition in Canada. He's been a feature
artist at festivals like JFL Northwest, Oddblock Comedy Fest, Halifax Comedy
Fest, Bumbershoot, and more. But, he's most excited...
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 this past fall. Gina has a featured role in Gabriel
Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie....
Gina Yashere Gina was born and raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents, and previously
worked as an elevator engineer for Otis.Gina has been a stand-up and TV star
in the UK for several years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as
Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, as well as creating and performing
popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry...
Godfrey Festival favourite Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit.
Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being
an all-around class clown. As soon as Godfrey went pro, he immediately landed
several high profile projects. Ben Stiller cast him to play himself in
Zoolander, a performance that has since achieved...
Graham Chittenden Graham is a familiar face at the Just For Laughs Festival, as well as on Just
For Laughs tours, coast to coast in Canada and as far away as Bermuda. He has
shared the stage on the theatre tours of Howie Mandel, Gad Elmaleh, John
Pinette, Brent Butt, Bob Saget, and more.Graham has his own award-nominated
special on CTV, has hosted talk shows on MTV...
Graham Clark Graham Clark resides in Vancouver, BC. He is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award
winner and co-host of Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself. Clark is a
regular on CBC’s The Debaters and has appeared at Just for Laughs, Halifax
Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He is a winner of the Yuk Yuks Great...
Hannah Gadsby Hannah Gadsby is an award-winning Australian comedian who thinks quickly and
moves slowly. She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching
accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and
heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted
audiences all over the world. Hannah began her stand-up career in...
Howie Mandel Howie Mandel started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979 and has remained
a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel has been active
in the comedy scene as executive producer 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...
Iliza Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their
loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. She
recently completed hosting her late night limited run talk show Truth &
Iliza, on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). The self-styled talk show is a
cross between social commentary, politics, pop culture...
Ivan Decker On his way to a spot as one of North America’s top comedians, Ivan Decker
has become a favorite among audiences and comedians alike. He has numerous
television performances filmed here at Just For Laughs Montreal and can be
heard across North-America on SiriusXM radio. Audiences agree it is always a
delight to watch Ivan perform his sharp,...
Jackie Kashian Jackie Kashian's standup has been described as “like listening to a really
racy episode of All Things Considered.” Her new album I Am Not the Hero of
This Story is critically acclaimed and debuted at #1 on iTunes/Amazon and #3
on Billboard. This year she once again did standup on Conan, opened for Brian
Regan at Carnegie Hall, and performed on...
Jacob Greco Jacob Greco is a Montreal based comedian and writer. He has opened for such
acts as Michelle Wolf, Kurt Braunohler, K. Trevor Wilson, David Liebe Hart
(of Tim & Eric fame), and many more. In 2017 he wrote every even-numbered
episode of the television series Rev'd Up, a show about cars, a subject which
Jacob continues to know painfully little about...
Janelle James Janelle is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer. Having been named a New Face
in 2016 at Just For Laughs, Janelle is preparing to light the comedy world on
fire with her unique perspective is a commentary on everything from family
life, raunchy stories and morbid observations on depression and aging. While
touring clubs around the country, Janelle...
Jason Grimmer Jason is an improviser, sketch comedian, and show producer based in Montreal,
but from many other places. He co-produces and co-stars in the award-winning
Fringe hit Precinct: An Improvised Cop Comedy and Films in Focus: An
Improvised Movie Review Show, which was recently profiled and praised in the
Montreal Gazette. He's also the live segment...
Jess Salomon Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who recently made the move to New York
with her Muslim wife because she has excellent comedic timing. She's done
cool festivals in America like the Laughing Skull Festival, San Francisco
Sketch Fest, and the Boston Comedy Festival. In Canada she's been in Just For
Laugh's OffJFL, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and...
Jesse David Fox Jesse David Fox is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked at
Vulture since 2012, first as an Associate Editor and currently as Senior
Editor. There he has established himself as one of the foremost comedy
journalists in the United States, with stories like his definitive piece on
the modern comedy boom, “The 100 Jokes that Shaped...
Jim Breuer Breuer came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live
(1995-98), a rebuilding era whose cast featured Will Ferrell, David Spade and
Norm McDonald. Some even still associate him with Half Baked, a stoner comedy
flick from around that time that starred Dave Chappelle and featured cameos
by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Tommy...
Jim Norton American stand-up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor,
Jim Norton is the co-host of The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show that can be
heard every morning 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...
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, Carr 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...
Jo Koy As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Jo Koy sells-out comedy
clubs & theaters across the globe with his infectious and explosive energy
onstage. Koy, pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with
material that has universal appeal. In November 2017, he broke a record for
the most tickets sold by a single artist at The...
Joel Dommett Joel burst onto the comedy scene in 2007 and quickly established himself as
one of the most exciting comedians on the circuit. He has become a regular
face on TV, from being a finalist in 2017’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out
of Here!, Comedy Central’s Joel and Nish vs The World, and a panelist on
Sky 1’s Bring the Noise alongside Nicole...
Joey Elias For the past 25 years, Joey Elias has been a mainstay of the Montreal Comedy
Scene. Joey also travels across the world headlining comedy clubs for
corporate events, and to multiple war zones to bring some levity to the
soldiers serving overseas.Joey has been described as Montreal as bagels, pot
holes, and corrupt Mayors.
Judah Friedlander Fresh from his critically acclaimed and Webby Award nominated feature length
stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United
States (Netflix), The World Champion Judah Friedlander makes a welcome return
to the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival from New York City as part of his
2018 world tour.Featuring all new material and...
Julio Torres Julio is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El Salvador to study
literature at the New School. In 2013, Julio was a finalist in the NBC
Stand-Up for Diversity showcase, and then was named one of Comedy Central’s
2014 Comics to Watch. In 2015, Julio was honored as one of the New Faces at
Just For Laughs.Julio has developed original...
K. Trevor Wilson K. Trevor Wilson, the self-proclaimed “Man Mountain of Comedy,” is best
known for performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jeff Ross’ Roast Battles, 6
consecutive appearances at Just For Laughs, and as Squirrely Dan on the hit
show Letterkenny. He is a Juno nominated recording artist, a CSA nominated
actor, 2 time Canadian Comedy Award winner, 3...
Katherine Ryan Originally from Canada, now UK based, and star of Netflix’s Katherine Ryan:
In Trouble, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and Your face or Mine, BBC’s
Live at the Apollo, Sky One’s A League of Their Own, TBS’ Conan, 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...
Keith Waterfield Keith Waterfield is a writer, producer and performer from a whistle-stop town
in South Eastern Ontario that you may have passed by on the 401 once and
thought “why would anyone live there?” He is now based in Montreal. As
host of Life Lessons, Keith has been described as “a more sardonic,
chain-smoking, bespoked Dick Cavett” and has...
Ken Jeong Actor, producer, writer, and former licensed physician Ken Jeong, known for
his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top
comedic stars. Best known for his appearance as the Asian-mobster “Mr.
Chow” in the hilarious comedy The Hangover, which earned him 3 Teen Choice
Nominations and an MTV Movie Award.Jeong was...
Kenya Barris Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series Black-ish for ABC (which
is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a
Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the
Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show...
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart has made a name for himself as one of the foremost comedians,
entertainers, authors and businessmen in the industry today.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,...
Lauren Pattison Last year Lauren sold out her debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with
her critically acclaimed show Lady Muck. This 5 star show was so popular
three extra shows were added and subsequently sold out. Not only was Lady
Muck the best reviewed show at The Pleasance this year, Lauren also won a
Herald Angel Award and was nominated for Best...
Laurie Kilmartin Laurie Kilmartin is a stand up comedian, late night writer, and New York
Times bestselling author. Laurie has performed standup on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel
Live, and numerous shows on Comedy Central.Her Seeso special, 45 Jokes About
My Dead Dad, made Vulture’s Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016, as well as
Paste, Splitsider, Interrobang, and The Decider....
Leighland Beckman Leighland Beckman is a musical comedian who plays bass, sings dirty songs,
and apologizes profusely. He has a full-length album set to release in 2018
with his backing band Aural Turpitude, and has performed in festivals
including OFF-JFL and the Dark Comedy Festival.
Lise Vigneault Lise Vigneault is a comedian, actress and writer. Notable achievements
include, 10 years and counting at Montreal’s award winning theatre company
Le Nouveau International as a writer and actress, director of the
award-winning musical ATM: The Musical, and the narwhal mascot of Ladyfest.
As an actress, most of Lise’s roles have been comedic in...
Mae Martin Mae Martin is a British-Canadian writer and stand-up comedian. Her newest
show Dope debuted at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 to
widespread critical acclaim, before Mae took the show to the Edinburgh Fringe
where it was nominated for “Best Show” in the lastminute.com Edinburgh
Comedy Awards.Mae’s stand up special Mae Martin...
Maria Bamford Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady
Dynamite, created by Mitch Hurwitz creator of Arrested Development and Pam
Brady producer and writer of South Park. Maria is also the creator and star
of Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! As well as her very own cult
hit web series, The Maria Bamford Show. In 2017...
Mark Forward Mark Forward is a multiple award winning comedian. He has performed at the
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and
is making his 10th 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 The Late...
Matt Braunger Matt Braunger grew up in Portland, Oregon and has been professionally
hilarious since 2007. The year after that he won “Best of the Fest” at
the Aspen Comedy Festival. He’s done two comedy specials: Shovel Fighter
(Comedy Central), and Big Dumb Animal (Netflix). Braunger’s done stand-up
on Letterman, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show,...
Matteo Lane Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Lane is in
the new Comedy Central series The Comedy Jam, and also recently recorded a 50
minute Netflix special and has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and
Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. He can also be seen on
MTV’s Girl Code and MTV2’s Guy Code, and...
MAZ JOBRANI Maz Jobrani can currently be seen starring in the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts,
opposite Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Katey Sagal, and Judd Hirsch.
Maz’s first original Netflix standup special Immigrant was filmed at the
Kennedy Center and is currently available for streaming. He has also put out
3 other solo specials on Showtime including:...
Melissa Villaseñor Melissa Villaseñor is a featured cast member on the 42nd season of Saturday
Night Live. Born and raised in Whittier, CA, Melissa began impressions at the
age of 12 which led her to the Laugh Factory comedy camp and then stand-up
open mics and shows all over the county. She made her television debut on
America’s Got Talent and does extensive...
Michael Ian Black Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films
and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and
commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of
jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand's The Gaffigan
Show and Comedy Central’s Another Period. He...
Miguel Rivas Miguel Rivas is an actor and comedian from Toronto, ON. Miguel is best known
for being the co-anchor of the Comedy Network satirical news program The
Beaverton, which just wrapped up its second season and was recently nominated
for 5 Canadian Screen Awards. A veteran of the Canadian comedy scene, Miguel
studied acting at the University of Toronto...
Mike Britt Mike Britt is a comedian born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After
receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in “Commerce & Engineering”
from Drexel University, Mike decided to give stand-up a try. Twenty-five
years later, he hasn’t stopped. You might’ve seen Mike on shows like Luke
Cage, Best Week Ever, Boardwalk Empire and in the...
Mike O'Brien Mike O’Brien is a comedian who is most known for writing and performing for
Saturday Night Live. He was hired to write for the show in 2009. He was a
cast member for the 2013-14 season and has starred in his own short films on
the show since then, known as Mike O’Brien Pictures. He created and
showruns the NBC sitcom, A.P. Bio. He also created...
Mike Ward Mike Ward is an award winning bilingual comedian based out of Montreal,
Canada. He has headlined every major comedy festival in the world. With
sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal’s Just For Laughs,
Toronto’s JFL42, and the Montreux Comedy Festival. Despite being too dirty
for traditional television his stand-up has aired on TV in...
Moshe Kasher Actor/Comedian/Writer Moshe Kasher has quickly become one of Hollywood’s
most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is the author of the 2012
memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who
Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. This year
Moshe and his wife Natasha Leggero debuted a...
Ms. Pat Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. She had her first
child at 14 and her second at 15, knowing she wasn’t going to college she
decided she must grow up quickly and provided for her family. She became a
drug dealer known by the street name of “Rabbit,” shot twice, and
arrested numerous times. At the age of 19, with two...
Neal Brennan Three-time Emmy nominated Writer, director, producer, and standup comedian
Neal Brennan has become a force in the comedy world. An across-the-board
talent, Neal has found success in almost every creative vein in the comedy
community. He has collaborated with the top writers and talent in the
business and worked on several popular shows in various...
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 them is the stud,...
Nick Thune Nick Thune, comedian/actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where
he spent his early years growing up. His absurdist view and deadpan wit have
distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners.Nick has
appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night 1 time.
On each occasion, he won. He stars in the...
Nikki Glaser Nikki Glaser is one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in
the comedy world today. She was recently seen as the creator, executive
producer, and star of the popular Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki
Glaser. The series premiered in February 2016, and was also Comedy
Central’s first series to be introduced and developed across...
Nish Kumar Nish has achieved huge success on the stand-up circuit with five rave
reviewed stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two of which have
been nominated for the prestigious Comedy Award for Best Show in both 2015 &
2016. On screen you can see Nish on the likes of Q.I., Mock The Week, and
Live At The Apollo. Most recently Nish starred...
Open Mike Eagle Open Mike Eagle released his album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream late 2017,
starting a worldwide tour, including opening spots for Aesop Rock, WHY? and
multiple US Headline shows, as well as a live performance on Tiny Desk. The
first half of 2018 saw Eagle headlining his biggest concerts to date
all-across Europe, coming home straight into filming...
Orny Adams Orny Adams delivers a powerful, incisive stand-up routine that vacillates
between the relevant and the absurd. Orny attacks what’s wrong with the
world and sometimes even what’s wrong with Orny. He’s brutally honest,
satirical and his performance is ceaselessly energetic. Orny has had one
hour stand up specials on Netflix, Comedy Central and...
Paul Chowdhry Paul Chowdhry is a critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.
He has appeared on Ents24’s list of the UK’s top 10 most popular comedy
acts. Paul embarked on his third national tour Live innit in 2017, continuing
on into 2018. It has already been spectacularly received, selling out two
Hammersmith Apollos in less than a week,...
Paul Naiman Paul Naiman is a Montreal based performer and writer and has been a staple of
the improv and sketch comedy scene for over 8 years performing in and
teaching at all 2 of its venues. Currently just trying to poach an egg
properly and politely.
Rebecca Kohler When not writing for one of Canada’s top television comedy series, Canadian
Comedy Award winner Rebecca Kohler takes to demolishing stand-up stages in
both Canada and the US. Balancing an innate benevolence with a tongue like an
acid attack, Rebecca has the ability to dissect the darkness of life’s
truths while maintaining a cheeky adorability....
Reese Turner Reese is a familiar face on the Montreal comedy circuit. His comedy is laid
back and anecdotal, dealing with life as a new husband and new father, his
British family and pop culture. Since starting in comedy in 2015, Reese has
been featured on The Healthy Living in Comedy Tour, and in 2017 he appeared
at MTL's Pouzzafest, Toronto's Field Trip...
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 Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. His
one hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village...
Ronnie Karam Ronnie Karam is an LA-based comedian and writer. Karam is co-host of the
podcast Watch What Crappens, which garners over 1.2 million listens per month
and was recently ranked on Buzzfeed’s “22 Pop Culture Podcasts To Make
Your Commute Less Shitty” as well as Mental Floss’s “19 TV Podcasts You
Need to Hear.” Karam also graces the...
Roy Wood Jr. In 2015 Roy Wood Jr., became part of “The Best F#@ing News Team” as a
correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In
addition, in 2017 he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s
storytelling series, This is Not Happening. The fourth season of which
premiered February 2nd.Entertainment Weekly described the...
Russell Peters Peters returns to live touring with his new “Deported World Tour” after
taking time off to film his smash hit CTV/Netflix series, The Indian
Detective. The Indian Detective also stars Anupam Kher (The Big Sick, Silver
Linings Playbook), William Shatner (Star Trek), Christina Cole (Suits, Casino
Royale) and Mishqah Parthiephal (Keeping Up with...
Sabrina Jalees Sabrina Jalees is a comedian, actor, writer, and keynote speaker based in Los
Angeles. A native to Toronto, Sabrina got her start on Canadian shows such as
Much Music's Video On Trial and YTV's In Real Life. She has since gone on to
appear on VH1’s Best Week Ever, MTV’S Failosophy, Comedy Central's Adam
Devine's House Party, and The Nightly...
Sara Pascoe Sara Pascoe is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor.
Over the last year alone, Sara has starred on Let’s Sing and Dance for
Comic Relief (making it to the Final); adapted Pride and Prejudice for the
Nottingham Playhouse/York Theatre Royal; filmed a solo stand up special for
TV: Sara Pascoe Live from the BBC; hosted an episode...
Sara Schaefer Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and
producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was the co-host of MTV’s late
night show Nikki & Sara Live. Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s
New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Inside Amy Schumer.
She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late...
Scott Rogowsky Scott Rogowsky is quickly making a name for himself across the media
landscape. Whether you know him as the host of the wildly popular live mobile
game show HQ Trivia, or have streamed one of his two shows currently airing
on Verizon’s Go90 – Start Talkin’ produced for Complex Networks and
Weird World of Sports produced for Whistle Sports, he...
Scott Thompson Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the
Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne
Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a
groundbreaking television series which ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in Canada
and on HBO and CBS in the United States....
Sterling Scott Often described as a high-energy performer and a crowd favorite, Sterling
Scott has become one of comedy’s rising stars. Sterling’s material stems
from his experiences with relationships, family, being a father, current
events, his outlook on life and the world, and those awkward moments that
people from all walks of life can relate to....
The Cooties The Cooties is a musical comedy trio based in LA. Ethan Edenburg, Eric
Jackowitz, and Jacob Jeffries have been friends since before their voices
dropped. With backgrounds as professionally trained musicians and
songwriters, they blend sketch, music, and mixed media into an unforgettable
experience, whether it’s on camera or live on stage.They...
Thomas Leblanc Thomas Leblanc is an unapologetic
French-Canadian-yet-anglophile-ginger-gay-performer. After a storied
quarter-life crisis, his initial fantasy career choice was to become a
contemporary dancer–not a comedian. Before making the switch to punch
lines, Thomas worked as editor-in-chief for indie music and culture magazine,
Nightlife, as booker for...
Tiffany Haddish With multiple high-profile projects and buzz worthy appearances to her name,
Tiffany Haddish has quickly become one of the most sought-after comedic
actresses and performers. She can be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on the TBS
comedy series The Last O.G. (which premiered April 3rd) and will star
alongside Kevin Hart in Universal Pictures’ Night...
Tig Notaro Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi,
who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig
is coming off her critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical Amazon
series, One Mississippi, which she wrote, produced, and starred in. The
series yielded several nominations including - WGA, GLAAD,...
Tim Dillon Tim Dillon is a NY-based comic who was previously names New Faces at Just For
Laughs in 2016. Recently he won the title of 'NY’s Funniest' at the New
York Comedy Festival where he also headlined three sellout shows on a double
decker tour bus throughout Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Tim has
performed on the Oddball Comedy and Oddity...
Todd Glass Growing up in Philadelphia, Todd Glass started his comedic career at the age
of 16 and has since been seen on multiple tours, comedy specials, and late
night shows. He has appeared on Sarah Silverman – I Love You America, The
Daily Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Tosh.O, Conan O’Brian, and
Jimmy Kimmel a total of 13 times....
Tom Green Tom Green exploded on MTV with the ground-breaking comedy show The Tom Green
Show. Before reality TV, YouTube and social media existed, Tom Green’s
man-on-the-street pranks changed television forever. He’s graced the cover
of Rolling Stone, hosted Saturday Night Live, guest hosted Letterman, and
appeared on Oprah, Jay Leno, Kimmel, Fallon,...
Tom Papa With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top
comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts as
well as on the live stage. Tom is the new Head Writer and regular performer
for the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, the latest
incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie...
Tony Hinchcliffe Los Angeles based stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe gained popularity with
his innovative 2016 one-hour comedy special, One Shot, which follows Tony in
one continuous take, and premiered on Netflix. Tony is considered a fresh new
evolution to the now immensely popular roasting scene, and has worked as a
staff-writer on the past six Comedy Central...
Tranna Wintour Tranna Wintour is an optimistic, spiritual, happy, raunchy,
pop-culture-obsessed, fashion-hungry, transgender comedian, producer, and
writer. She has performed in festivals across Canada, including Sled Island
(Calgary), SheDot (Toronto), LadyFest, Pride Toronto, and Montreal Sketch
Fest. For two consecutive years, Tranna and her creative...
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
past year, The Daily Show was nominated for a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD
award as well as two NAACP Image Awards. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon
Stewart in 2014 as a contributor. ...
Walter J. Lyng Walter J. Lyng is a 10-year veteran of the local stand-up scene. His
absurdist style is rooted in story-telling and draws on pop-culture obsession
as well as new adventures in fatherhood. A producer and performer alike,
Walter also co-hosts the popular Go Plug Yourself podcast and serves as the
house MC for the BATTLEWAR wrestling promotion....
Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her
peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America.
Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas.In
2012, Wanda joined forces with veteran producer Page Hurwitz to form Push It
Productions, a production company dedicated to...
Will Forte Will Forte has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in
film and television. For his work on The Last Man on Earth, he was nominated
for a 2016 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy
Series. He was nominated for two 2015 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in
a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a...