Adam Conover Adam Conover is the creator and star of TruTV’s hit Adam Ruins Everything,
an educational comedy that debunks popular misconceptions and encourages the
audience to question everything they think they know. The New York Times
calls it “one of history’s most entertaining shows dedicated to the art
of debunking” and refers to Adam as a...
Aisha Brown Toronto based stand-up comedian Aisha Brown is also a writer, actress, and
extremely casual satirical rapper. In 2018 she recorded her third televised
set here at Just For Laughs; where in 2016 she was a featured performer on
Kevin Hart’s LOL Network and The Comedy Network’s All Access. Aisha has
written for Baroness Von Sketch, This Hour has...
Anaconda LaSabrosa Anaconda LaSabrosa is known for being Montreal's plus-size latinx
bearded-royalty. They are a genderfuck performer and the perfect blend of
trash, ass, and comedy with a lot of non-sense sprinkled with a mix of 3
languages. Dancer, makeup artist, choreographer, recording artist, model,
actress, gogo dancer are just a few of their many talents....
Andrew Goldberg Andrew Goldberg is a co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner of
Netflix’s critically acclaimed animated comedy Big Mouth, which is inspired
by his childhood growing up with comedian Nick Kroll. Goldberg began his
career writing for Family Guy where he rose to the rank of co-executive
Andrew Santino Recently Andrew starred in the Showtime series, I’m Dying Up Here,
executively produced by Jim Carrey and directed by Jonathan Levine. He also
appeared in Game Over Man written and produced by The Workaholics crew.
Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s comedy Mixology.Andrew is a
frequent guest on the Joe Rogan Experience, seen and listened...
Andrew Schulz A native New Yorker and internationally touring stand-up comedian, Andrew
Schulz is known for his hilarious and unapologetic comedy. Schulz challenges
conventional wisdom with a NYC tone that is often idiotic, at times
brilliant, and always hysterical. He was 2018’s most viewed stand-up
comedian on YouTube, amassing over 30 million views. His...
Andy Bush Andy Bush is a filmmaker and actor whose first film, Roller Town, won the
Canadian Comedy Award for Best Feature in 2012. He has worked for Funny Or
Die in Los Angeles and recently directed his second feature, Dirty 30. His
most recent role was as “Andy” in the CBC show Cavendish.
Andy Kindler Andy Kindler currently recurs on Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers and
Comedy Central’s long-running Tosh.O. He is also a regular on the
critically-praised Canadian web series, But I’m Chris Jericho (for which he
was nominated as Best Supporting Actor by L.A. Webfest 2018). Andy was the
host of Season 4 and 5 of Hulu’s stand-up series,...
Anjelah Johnson Anjelah Johnson-Reyes was born and raised in San Jose, California and is of
Mexican and Native American descent. In the beginning of her career, Johnson-
Reyes was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. As an Oakland
Raiderette, she was named Rookie of the Year and even performed in Super Bowl
XXXVII. After that year she decided to...
Anthony Anderson Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, Anthony Anderson is the star and
executive producer of ABC’s multi-award nominated sitcom Black-ish. He
portrays “Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson”, a family man who struggles to gain a
sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white,
upper-middle class neighborhood.Anderson will host...
Anthony DeVito Anthony DeVito made his network television debut on The Late Show with
Stephen Colbert in 2017. His stand-up has been featured on Comedy Central’s
Adam Devine’s House Party, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Seeso’s New
York’s Funniest, and Comedy Central's The Half Hour. He co-wrote and was a
regular panelist on MSG's People Talking Sports...
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...
Ashley Nicole Black Ashley Nicole Black is a writer and core cast member on HBO's A Black Lady
Sketch Show. She's formerly a senior writer and correspondent on Full Frontal
with Samantha Bee. In 2017, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a
Variety Special for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White
House Correspondents’ Dinner. She started her...
Beth Stelling Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress based in Los
Angeles who most recently wrote for Sarah Silverman’s Hulu series, I Love
You America. Beth tours extensively, performing at festivals, colleges, and
clubs across the United States and her half hour special currently streams in
The Standups series for Netflix. Beth previously...
Betty Gilpin In television, film, and theater, Betty Gilpin has established herself as one
of the industry’s most exciting actresses. From her outstanding breakout
performance “Debbie ‘Liberty Bell’ Eagan,” starring opposite Alison
Brie and Marc Maron. On television, Gilpin is also notable for portraying
“Doctor Carrie Roman” in the Golden Globe...
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...
Black Thought Tariq Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American rap artist and
the lead singer/MC for the Philadelphia-originating hip-hop group, The Roots.
A co-founder of The Roots alongside drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson,
Trotter is widely lauded for his rhythmically complex and reference-driven
lyrical content, his sharply honed live...
Blake Griffin NBA veteran Blake Griffin is dynamic on and off the court. A 6-time NBA
All-Star, Rookie of the Year (2011), and Slam Dunk Champion, Griffin is one
of the most influential players in recent history. Second only to his
basketball talent is his innate knack for comedic timing, which has been
showcased in numerous national ad campaigns and top tier...
Bobby Lee Bobby Lee is best known for his numerous years as a cast member on Mad TV and
his podcast Tiger Belly, one of the top comedy podcasts in the world. Bobby
currently stars on ABC’s Splitting Up Together and also starred on the NBC
show Animal Practice and Netflix’s LOVE. He has also been touring the
country year-round with his hilariously...
Bonnie McFarlane Bonnie McFarlane hails from Northern Canada but is still always cold. A
national headlining comedian, McFarlane's radio and television credits
includes an HBO special, two Comedy Central specials, as well as multiple
appearances on the Tonight Show and Late Show.Bonnie directed an award
winning comedy documentary called Women Aren’t Funny...
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...
Brian Posehn Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him.
He released his debut memoir, Forever Nerdy, in 2018. Brian is constantly
touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in
the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour long special, The
Fartist, through Netflix. His latest specials 25x2...
Bryan Callen Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. He is most known
for his recurring role as “Coach Mellor” on ABC’s Schooled and The
Goldbergs; which he has played since 2014. Callen has also appeared in such
TV and films as Kingdom, 2 Broke Girls, Ride Along, Hangover 1 & 2, Sex and
the City, Old School, MADTV, Entourage,...
Byron Bowers Byron Bowers has built his success as an esteemed comedian, established
writer, recognized actor, and passionate fashionista. Named by LA Weekly as a
“Comedy Act to Watch”, Bowers has made his way through the talk show
circuits, having made appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam DeVine’s House Party, The...
Cameron Esposito Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor, and writer.In
addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared
on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network, and HBO Canada.
Cameron has appeared in films featured at the Sundance and SXSW Film
Festivals.Named a Comic to Watch by The New York...
Carly Mensch Carly Mensch co-created the critically acclaimed wrestling comedy GLOW for
Netflix. Her past credits include Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, and
Weeds. Also an established playwright, Carly's plays have been developed and
produced at Ars Nova theater in NYC among other places. She is a graduate of
Dartmouth College and The Juilliard...
Carmen Lynch Carmen was listed on Splitsider's "2016's Best Late Night Sets" for her
appearance on Conan. She has also performed twice on The Late Show with David
Letterman, as well as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, @midnight, Inside
Amy Schumer, and The Good Wife. She most recently starred in a short film
directed by Chloë Sevigny.Carmen has also...
Caroline Goldfarb Caroline is best known for her hilarious Instagram account @OfficialSeanPenn.
Vogue named her one of “The 16 Funniest Instagram Accounts You Should be
Following Now.” She hosted a hilarious podcast called This Week Had Me Like
that analyzed the week’s most bizarre pop culture news. It has been
featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List...
Celeste Barber Actor, comedian, and social media superstar Celeste Barber is the
self-proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low-budget lifestyle
aspirations. Her meteoric rise on Instagram, parodying celebrity photographs,
has resulted in her taking meetings with top moguls of the entertainment
industry and awkwardly becoming friends with the very...
Chanty Marostica Chanty Marostica, known for their unique brand of high energy physical
comedy, brings their jokes to life through a combination of storytelling,
impressions, and spot on timing. Chanty has been featured in JFL42 Toronto,
ODDBLOCK, Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network, The Halifax Comedy Festival,
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud,...
Charli Deville Charli Deville is Montreal's premiere drag king and current title holder of
King of Kings and Mr. Capital Pride. Just finishing up a World Tour where he
stole hearts in London, Berlin and New York; he's back in Montreal to make
you question your sexuality. You may have seen him opening for Alyssa
Edwards, or Shangela; or you may recognize him more...
Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative
directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir!
Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a
thriving international fan base on YouTube. The group has performed with
renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, David...
Chris Redd Originally from Chicago, Chris Redd is an electrifying actor, writer,
stand-up, sketch and improv performer. Redd is a cast member of NBC’s
Saturday Night Live and recently won an Emmy for his work on SNL in the
category, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Redd can be seen in several
hard-hitting comedy films such as Popstar: Never Stop Never...
Chris “Comedian CP” Powell Chris “Comedian CP” Powell is currently in post-production on The Bud
Gellersen Show, a pilot he is starring in and created for Adult Swim. He is
also recurring as “Ned” on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central
series Detroiters.Prior to the entertainment business, CP was a rising
advertising executive in Detroit. Since arriving in Los...
Cindy Chupack Writer, DirectorFilm: OtherhoodCindy Chupack has won two Emmys and three
Golden Globes as a TV writer/producer whose credits include Divorce, Better
Things, Modern Family, Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, and most
recently the darkly comic Showtime hour I’m Dying Up Here, about stand-up
comics in Los Angeles in the 70s. Several episodes...
Claudia Oshry Claudia Oshry is the creator and personality behind Instagram sensation,
@girlwithnojob. She has amassed an engaged female, millennial audience of
more than 3 million followers. Claudia is also the founder & co-host of the
#1 digital morning show, @TheMorningToast, which reaches nearly half a
million fans a week.In addition to being the voice of...
Cody Ko and Noel Miller Cody Ko and Noel Miller are two former software engineers who left their rock
solid, bullet proof careers to become pretty decentcomedians with no health
insurance. They started the Tiny Meat Gang podcast late last year, and since
then, are still doing the podcast (no flex). In January of 2019, Cody & Noel
will finally be achieving the American...
Courtney Gilmour Courtney Gilmour is one of Toronto's most unique voices and sought after
comedy talents. She delivered a breakout performance here 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. Courtney's victory at the
2017 Just For Laughs Homegrown was the first by a...
Cristela Alonzo Cristela Alonzo made history in 2014 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. In
2017, Cristela made history again when she became the...
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. With her
hilarious lip-syncs and archival knowledge of pop culture, she became an
instant sensation in the French-Anglo Queer scene in the city. After
snatching the titles of 'Miss Van Horne' (2014) and...
Dan Soder Dan Soder is a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as
‘Mafee’ on the hit series Billions on Showtime. His half –hour special
was also released last year as part of The Standups, currently streaming on
Netflix. In 2016, his first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special,
premiered on Comedy Central. Other credits include:...
Dave Maclin Dave Maclin won an Emmy Award in 2014 for his work on the NBC sketch show
Skit Kit. He was named Canada's Best Sketch Comedian every year between 2005
and 2017 and has directed numerous Second City revues, including 2015's
Tinder? I Hardly Knew Her and 2016's Grindr? I Hardly Knew Her. A talented
actor, David appeared in the 2008 Paul Gross film...
Dave Merheje Dave Merheje is considered to be one of the most original standup acts on the
comedy scene today. He’s made appearances on Comedy Network’s Match Game,
was a regular contributor on MTV Live, recurred on CBC’s Mr. D, and is
currently appearing in the new comedy series Ramy on Hulu.Dave has made
multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs...
Dave Mizzoni Dave Mizzoni is a New York City comedian and actor. After graduating from
NYU's Tisch School he began doing comedy with sketch group Pop Roulette
(Comedy Central Comics to Watch 2015). Dave has recently performed at JFL42
Toronto, Vulture Festival, and was the co-host of LOGO TV’s Hosting for the
Holidays. Dave produces and hosts running comedy...
Donnell Rawlings 2019 has been a big year for Donnell so far, as he is currently on his Funny
Moves Tour. He just shot a role in The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot film, and
was also a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. He can be seen starring
in Kevin Smith’s Hollyweed, The New Negroes on Comedy Central, Historical
Roasts with Jeff Ross on Netflix, and...
Elon Gold Elon Gold is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's Stacked and NBC's
In-Laws. He has made ten appearances on The Tonight Show and had a recurring
role on the hit show, Bones. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC's The Dana
Carvey Show and has guest starred on Frasier, The Mentalist, Chappelle's Show
among others. His one hour stand up special...
Emma Willmann Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma is one of the top comedians in
New York City. Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen
Colbert in 2016 and has also performed stand-up on Fuse’s Uproarious,
Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, The Guest List, and AXS TV’s Gotham
Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the opportunity...
Erin Foley Erin Foley is a comedian, writer, comedic actress, and genuine talent
powerhouse who continues to crush audiences nationwide with her hysterical
view on life, spot-on humor, rapid-fire speech, and acerbic wit. Foley’s
razor-sharp observational comedy has garnered her big laughs on popular shows
and networks such as Conan, Arsenio Hall, Chelsea...
Esther Povitsky Esther Povitsky is co-creator and star of the Hulu and Freeform show Alone
Together and recurs as “Maya” on the CW’s Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Esther
was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2017 at the Montreal
Just For Laughs Festival where she was also named a New Face of comedy in
2013. She has previously been seen on Brooklyn...
Everardo Ramirez Everardo Ramirez is a comedian and writer in Toronto, where he produces and
hosts a monthly alternative comedy showcase at Comedy Bar called Slam Dunk,
a late night talk show open mic called Late Mic Toronto, and the weekly show
stand-up show Ossington Comedy. He can be heard on the My Gorgeous
Son podcast and seen on Swearnet.com, season 2...
Fin Taylor Fin Taylor has made a name for himself as one of the most talked about
comedians working in the UK. He truly has cemented his reputation as a
fiercely funny and uncompromising social commentator. His shows for the past
3 years have enjoyed 5-star sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and hugely
successful UK tours after. In 2018, Fin made a web...
Flo & Joan Flo & Joan are the multi-award winning British musical comedy duo, and
sisters, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.The piano/percussion pair have headlined
and played to sold-out audiences across North America and the UK and they
have won awards and selections including Chortle’s Best Music and Variety
Act 2018, Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best Musical...
Fortune Feimster A stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Fortune first made a name for herself
on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Feimster starred in the NBC series, Champions, as a
series regular and is known for her role of “Nurse Collette” on Hulu’s
The Mindy Project. Her Netflix stand-up special was released in 2017 and
received rave reviews. Feimster has also...
Fred Armisen Fred Armisen is an actor, comedian, voice artist, screenwriter, producer,
singer, and musician best recognized as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday
Night Live from 2002 through 2013, which won him a Peabody Award. As
co-creator and co-star of IFC’s famed sketch comedy series Portlandia,
Armisen was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012, 2013, and...
Freddie Rivas Freddie Rivas is an actor, comedian and puppeteer from Toronto. Credits
include CBC’s True Dating Stories and According To Kids, NBA TV’s The
Line Up and web series Versus Valerie and The Beaverton’s Very Very Early
Morning Coffee. He has performed in some fun festivals including here at Just
For Laughs, JFL42 Toronto, Field Trip, Spur,...
Gabrielle Dennis Gabrielle Dennis is a multi-hyphenate best known for her work in television
as an actress. Her most recent roles are as "Dr. Tilda Johnson" AKA
Nightshade in season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage (Netflix) and as the iconic
Whitney Houston in the BET miniseries The Bobby Brown Story. Some of
Gabrielle's other TV credits include a leading role on Fox's...
Girls Gotta Eat Why do guys just want to f*ck you once then watch your Instagram stories
until the end of time? How do you get over a breakup when you feel like
you're gonna die? When should you give it up? My boyfriend takes morning
baths: IS THIS WEIRD? These are all questions answered on Girls Gotta Eat --
a hilarious and uncensored podcast from Ashley...
Glenn Macaulay Weird Al Karaoke was born in Toronto, out of the womb of Comedy Bar’s
“Festival of New Formats” back in January of 2013. This annual event
allows comics to try out their wildest ideas for live shows, which proved the
perfect opportunity for Glenn Macaulay to test out his dream of a show where
comedians sing their own parody songs to a karaoke...
Graham Kay An award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Graham Kay has been
described as “a definite act to follow, [who] has mastered the art of
sarcasm” by NOW Magazine.In 2015, Graham won the Homegrown Comic
Competition here at Just For Laughs and in 2016 was runner-up at the Seattle
International Comedy Competition. He was also nominated...
Hasan Minhaj Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act
with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series
explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity
through his unique comedic voice. Last year Minhaj earned rave reviews for
his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj:...
How Did This Get Made? Have you ever seen a movie so bad, it’s good? Paul Scheer (The League,
Black Monday), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn 99), and June Diane
Raphael (Grace & Frankie, Long Shot) are experts in the best of the worst of
cinema. On the award-winning How Did This Get Made?, they gather their
funniest friends and subject themselves to a cinematic...
Howie Mandel Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30
years. Mandel currently serves as executive producer and host of the game
show Deal or No Deal, which returned with exciting, brand new episodes in
December 2018 on CNBC. Howie has served as a judge for a decade on NBC’s
hit summer talent competition series, America’s...
Imogen Quest "The Exotic Commodity of Burlesque" Imogen Quest has been well received
around the world as a designer, educator, and entertainer. They are the
driving force behind international clown collective #ClownsKillEmpires, as
well as a member of Les Femmes Fatales and High Society Cabaret. With a
cartoon aesthetic and a true understanding of clown,...
Ismo The ultimate observer, Ismo is able to make people see familiar things as if
they were new through his unique perspective. Ismo uses his outsider’s
point of view to find the humour in the most ordinary things. Earlier this
year, the comedian teamed up with Miriam Webster to release a digital comedy
series roasting the English language. Ismo...
Jamali Maddix With 2 seasons of his own TV show, Hate Thy Neighbor, broadcast globally on
the Vice Network and his new series, Adventures in Futureland, on Channel4,
Jamali Maddix has had an incredible accession from being a Chortle Student
Comedian of the Year Winner in 2015.Jamali has a plethora of gigs under his
belt - he plays the Comedy Store and toured...
Jann Arden Jann Arden is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster,
and social media star. The celebrated multi-platinum, award-winning artist
catapulted onto the music scene in 1993 with her debut album, Time for
Mercy, featuring the hit single "I Would Die for You." A year later, she had
her international break-out hit with Insensitive...
Jeff Ross Jeff Ross is a respected comedian, writer, director, and producer also known
as “The Roastmaster General.”Currently, his wildly popular live show
Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell is streaming on Netflix as a
three-part comedy special event. The show, which was shot over three nights
at the iconic Village Underground in New York,...
Jennica Harper Jennica Harper is an award-winning TV writer and producer. She’s currently
Showrunner and Co-Creator of the prime time comedy series JANN, starring Jann
Arden (CTV/Crave).Before that Jennica was Writer and Co-Executive Producer on
Netflix’s supernatural hit The Order and crime drama Cardinal (CTV/Hulu).
Other credits include Motive (CTV), kids...
Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are that rare Hollywood creature: The
husband-wife writer-director-producer team. They have been screenwriters,
producers, and directors in both television and film for twenty-five
years.Netflix’s Big Mouth, which they co-created and executive produce, is
entering its third season on Netflix. Big Mouth stars Nick...
Jessimae Peluso You may have seen Jessimae on MTV’s Girl Code, Safe Word, TBS’s Deal With
It, NBC’s Last Call w/Carson Daly, E!’s Chelsea Lately, FOX’s World’s
Funniest Fails, VH1’s Hip Hop Squares, AXS’ Gotham Live, TruTV’s Comedy
Knockout, and multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s @Midnight. Chick be
workin’!Jessimae has been featured at...
Jim Jefferies Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his
generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his controversial,
belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He was recently named one
of the top 5 touring comedians in the world. Jim hosts the eponymous Comedy
Central series, The Jim Jefferies Show. As a...
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 humor in...
Jimmy Carr Jimmy Carr has been a comedian for over a decade and a half. He’s performed
10 sell-out tours, playing over 2,500 shows to more than 2 and a half million
people. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up
Tour’, been nominated for the Perrier Award and in 2016 became the first UK
comedian to record a special for Netflix.His...
Jimmy O. Yang Jimmy is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer best known for his portrayal
of ‘Jian Yang on HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley and his
dramatic turn opposite Mark Wahlberg in the highly acclaimed film Patriot’s
Day. He can currently be seen in the hit Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians.
Born in Hong Kong, Yang moved to Los Angeles...
Joe List Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks
after graduating from high school. Since that time he has been featured on
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman as
well as multiple appearances on Conan. He’s featured in Season 2 of The
Netflix Series The Stand Ups. In 2015, List...
Jon Dore Jon Dore is a talented Canadian writer and actor that has infused his comedic
abilities into numerous hit television shows and films. In addition to his
one-hour stand-up special Big Questions, Huge Answers with Jon Dore which
premiered on Comedy Central in 2018, he played a memorable guest star role on
CBS' Emmy Award-winning hit series How I Met...
Jonathan Van Ness Jonathan Van Ness is an Emmy-nominated television personality, podcaster, and
hairstylist to the stars. He can be seen starring on Netflix’s Emmy
Award-winning reboot series Queer Eye, where he shines as the show’s
groomer, hair guru, and self-care advocate. In addition to Queer Eye,
Jonathan stars on the Emmy-nominated series Gay of Thrones, ...
K. Trevor Wilson K. Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy has spent over 20 years in
entertainment. A star from Crave TV’s award-winning Letterkenny, he’s
also appeared on What Would Sal Do, Showcases’ Billable Hours, NBC’s
Darcy’s Wildlife, and A&E’s Breakout Kings.As a stand-up comedian he’s
performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s...
Kay Cannon Director, writer and co-founderK&L Productions“Cannon hasn’t just pushed
comedy’s proverbial envelope — she’s unsealed it, opened it up,
reassembled its contents, and presented it with a new and refreshingly
inventive context.” --- VULTUREKay Cannon is the writer of the Pitch
Perfect franchise which has grossed over $500M worldwide, and...
Kurt Braunohler Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor, and podcaster who has committed his
career to inserting absurdity into strangers’ 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 in March
of 2017. Additionally, he appeared in the 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 Ashley Smith Lauren is the Head Writer and Co-Executive Producer of HBO’s comedy series,
A Black Lady Sketch Show. As the Head Writer of the critically acclaimed late
night show, The Rundown with Robin Thede, Lauren was the second black woman
to ever hold that title. Lauren's other writing and producing credits include
Best Week Ever, Fashion Queens, and...
Leah Gauthier Leah Gauthier is a Toronto and Vancouver based Writer-Producer. She’s
currently Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer on JANN, CTV’s
half-hour comedy starring Jann Arden, the most-watched Canadian comedy.She
has also worked as a Producer of Factual and Reality content, serving as
Talent Producer and Assistant Director for The Real...
Liz Flahive Liz Flahive is currently running the Emmy Nominated Netflix series GLOW,
which she co-created with Carly Mensch. She was also an Executive Producer on
Nurse Jackie and a consulting producer on Homeland. Liz and her husband Jeff
Cox co-wrote the feature Adult Beginners, which premiered at the Toronto
International Film Festival.Her first play, From...
Liza Treyger Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred stand-up comic who now resides in NYC. She
really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. In
2018, Treyger filmed her Netflix half-hour stand-up comedy special as part of
The Degenerates series. In 2015, Treyger released her first half-hour comedy
special in addition to her first album with...
Louie Anderson Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three¬-time Emmy Award® winner, is one
of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central
as “One of 100 Greatest Stand¬-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has
spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own
stand-up specials and sitcoms and he...
Marc Evan Jackson Marc Evan Jackson is an actor, improviser, writer, and comedian. He has
become best known for his work on NBC's The Good Place and Brooklyn
Nine-Nine, and as "Sparks Nevada" in the live stage show The Thrilling
Adventure Hour. His film credits include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,
Kong: Skull Island, and 22 Jump Street. In 2011, he founded The...
Marc Maron For over thirty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing comedy for
print, stage, radio, online, and television. Best known for his hit landmark
podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, he has interviewed iconic personalities such as
Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Julia
Louis-Dreyfus, Lorne Michaels and former US...
Margaret Trudeau Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the
public eye, and as a respected mental health issues advocate. From becoming a
prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her
former husband, to living with bipolar disorder, Margaret tirelessly shares
her personal stories to remind others of the...
Mark Forward Mark Forward was born on June 17th, 1974, and was raised in Oakville, Ontario
by the lovely Reg and Joanne Forward. After taking Theatre in College, he
quickly found himself using those skills to enter into the world of stand-up
comedy. This led him to appearances on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
(Comedy Central), The Late Late Show with...
Mark Little Mark Little played “Simon Hunt” in the CBC sitcom Mr. D. He made his
American stand-up debut on Conan in 2016 and his voice can be heard in the
upcoming Netflix cartoon Cupcake & Dino: General Services. In 2019, he
co-created and starred in the CBC show Cavendish along with this comedy
partner Andy Bush.
Mark Watson Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark's recent
TV credits include Taskmaster and Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island.Mark has been
the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s
Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on
Mock The Week, Celebrity Pointless, Have I...
Matt Besser Matt Besser is an improviser, character actor, and co-founder of the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theatre and the UCB sketch show on Comedy Central that
preceded the theaters. He’s created such shows as Comedy Central's fake
debate series, Crossballs and is one of the regulars of the longest running
improv show in the world, ASSSSCAT. Along with Ian...
Matt Rogers Matt Rogers is an NYC based actor, writer, comedian, and director. He is
currently a writer for Comedy Central’s The Other Two. Originally from Long
Island, NY, Matt was raised by a father who loved Jimmy Buffett and a mother
who loved Barbra Streisand. This caused him to become the person he is today:
a crazy gay pirate who thinks it's 1985....
Matteo Lane Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen
on Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup. He has performed stand-up on The Late Show
with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central’s Adam
Devine’s House Party, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, and The Comedy Jam,
as well as HBO’s Crashing. Fluent in five...
Mawaan Rizwan Mawaan Rizwan – man in a sparkly tracksuit, son of a Bollywood star – is
a Pakistan-born London-based performer full of infectious energy. A
successful writer, actor, and comedian, Mawaan has starred in a BAFTA-winning
television series and written for The New York Times and Netflix’s Sex
Education – as well as amassing over 18 million...
Michael Kosta Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian, TV host, and former professional tennis
star (ranked 864 in the world, as he is quick to self-deprecatingly admit).
Most recently, Kosta made his debut as a correspondent on The Daily Show with
Trevor Noah. Kosta is no stranger to the world of talk shows. He was host and
co-executive producer of The Comment...
Michael McIntyre “The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious” - The TelegraphBritain's
biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is heading to Montreal as part of his Big
World Tour. Michael has sold over 3 million tickets in his career and sold
out arenas around the world, including a record 28 times at London's 16,000
capacity O2 Arena where he has become the...
Michael Rapaport Michael Rapaport is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over
sixty films since the early 1990s, and starred on the sitcom The War at Home.
He also appeared in Boston Public, Friends, Prison Break, Justified, and
Atypical. Some of his notable film roles include True Romance (1993), Higher
Learning (1995), Metro (1997), Cop Land (1997)...
Miguel Rivas Miguel Rivas is an actor and comedian from Toronto, ON. Miguel is the
co-anchor of the CTV satirical news program The Beaverton, about to air its
third season. He has also appeared as multiple characters on CBC’s Baroness
Von Sketch, and on VRV’s animated Gary and His Demons. A veteran of the
live comedy scene, Miguel and his brother Freddie...
Mike Ward Mike Ward is an award winning bilingual comedian based out of Montreal,
Canada. He has performed at every major comedy festival. Selling-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 20 countries...
Misty Portugal Performing on a stage in some way, shape or form for over 10 years,
Montreal's Busty Bubbly Babe of Burlesque Misty Portugal, developed her style
of burlesque after moving to Montreal and working with Montreal's premiere
vaudeville troupe Glam Gam Productions. Loving everything from the absurd to
delightfully classic burlesque, Misty has created...
Modi Modi’s comedy has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Netflix, and has
appeared on multiple late night TV shows as well as The Howard Stern Show.In
2018, Modi appeared in Bayou Caviar, a film starring and directed by Cuba
Gooding, Jr. He also appeared in season 3 of HBO’s Crashing as well as the
latest season of CBS’s Madame Secretary. Recently...
Nick Kroll Nick Kroll is an actor, writer, and producer. He most recently co-created and
voiced numerous roles on the Netflix animated series Big Mouth, which has
been heralded by the Hollywood Reporter as "sweet, progressive and
breathtakingly filthy,” and was nominated for an Annie Award for “Best
General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast...
Nicole Byer Nicole Byer is an actress, comedian, and writer. Nicole hosts the baking show
Nailed It currently streaming on Netflix and has a sitcom loosely based on
her life streaming on Facebook Watch called Loosely Exactly Nicole. She also
hosts a podcast called Why Won't You Date Me. She recently starred on the
short lived Fox sketch show Party Over Here....
Nish Kumar Nish Kumar is a comedian that has achieved huge success on the stand-up
circuit with five rave reviewed solo 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 and 2016. Alongside stand-up, Nish is also a
frequent voice and face across both television and...
Nore Davis Nore Davis is a New York City based stand-up comedian who delivers an
energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines.
Davis’s style displays the perfect balance between observational and
anecdotal humor as he takes ordinary situations and transforms them into
personal, relatable, cackle-inducing stories. Davis creates...
Pantelis Comedian, writer, and podcast host, Pantelis has been described as
offensively hilarious. His cadence and wit, combined with his complete
irreverence for political correctness make his shows a memorable
experience.As a renaissance man, Pantelis extends his talents across multiple
mediums. He hosts two hit podcasts: The Pantelis Podcast, and the fan...
Paul F. Tompkins Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. Tompkins is the voice of “Mr.
Peanutbutter” for the Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, and also
portrayed "Dean Rosedragon" on Seeso’s Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. He
hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network. He has also
appeared on Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! more than...
Pete Correale Pete Correale is a professional stand-up comedian originally from New York.
His comedy is reflective of his life and the experiences he’s been through.
Being married for almost twenty years and having a young daughter, Pete’s
never at a loss for material. With a conversational delivery and disarming
regular New York guy attitude, Pete makes you...
Pete Holmes Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, cartoonist, “Christ-leaning spiritual
seeker,” podcast host, and author. His wildly popular podcast, You Made It
Weird, is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life, with guests ranging
from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogen and Garry Shandling.
Pete also created and starred in the...
Quinta Brunson Quinta Brunson is a writer, actor, producer, and stand-up from Philadelphia,
PA. In 2018, she sold a ½ hour multi-camera pilot to CBS with ABC Studios
and Larry Wilmore, closed a 2nd position overall deal at WBTV Studios, sold a
book to HMH publishing, and played the lead role of "Ruby" in The CW pilot
The End Of The World As We Know It. She plays...
Rachel Bloom Rachel Bloom is best known as the star of the CW musical dramedy Crazy
Ex-Girlfriend, which she co-created and executive produced alongside Aline
Brosh McKenna. For her performance as Rebecca Bunch, Rachel won the 2016
Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy,
Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy and...
Rafinha "Rafi" Bastos With a career spanning over 15 years, and a grasp at raunchy humor that sells
out theaters everywhere he goes, Rafinha “Rafi” Bastos is one of the most
important and well respected comedians in Brazil. Also an actor and
journalist, he is amongst the 30 most watched comedians in the world on
YouTube, with videos that have more than 250 million...
Robby Hoffman Robby Hoffman is a tiny ex-Hasidic queer stand-up comedian, writer, and true
original. A writer on The Chris Gethard Show (TruTV), Workin' Moms (Netflix),
and Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC), Robby just won a Daytime Emmy Award for
her writing work on Odd Squad (PBS).in 2018 Robby was named one of Comedy
Central's UP NEXT comedians and on Conan...
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 here at the Just For Laughs Festival.His one
hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village...
Robin Thede Robin Thede is the creator, executive producer, showrunner, writer and star
of the upcoming series A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO). Previously, she
created, executive produced and hosted the critically acclaimed late night
show, The Rundown with Robin Thede (BET). She was the head writer & a
correspondent for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore ...
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, he conducts incisive critically acclaimed interviews about
artistry, creativity and craft with artists and personalities who...
Ron Funches Ron Funches is a very funny 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 and is also the host of the...
Ronny Chieng Ronny Chieng is a Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Malaysia,
raised in Manchester, NH and Singapore. After graduating with a dual degree
in Law and Commerce from the Univserity of Melbourne, he began performing
comedy in 2009. He’s toured 4 sold-out global stand-up tours, performing in
Australia, Hong Kong, and Canada to name a few...
Sam Jay Originally from Boston, Sam Jay was a standout here at the 2017 Just for
Laughs Montreal and currently she is a writer on Saturday Night Live. In
2017, she was host of Ricking Morty, the Rick and Morty post-show on Adult
Swim. She recently made her late-night television debut on ABC's Late Night
with Jimmy Kimmel. Her half hour stand-up special...
Sarah Millican Sarah Millican established herself as one of the leading lights of the
British Comedy scene by winning the Best Newcomer Award at the 2008 Edinburgh
Fringe. In the subsequent years, she has sold out five national stand-up
tours and her debut special went on to be the biggest selling DVD by a
British female comedian. Sarah has also hosted three...
Sasheer Zamata Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer, and former Saturday Night Live
cast member for 4 seasons.Earlier this year, she wrapped the lead role in the
independent feature The Weekend, opposite Tone Bell and DeWanda Wise, and
recently released her first one hour comedy special, Pizza Mind, to rave
reviews. She can also be seen in Amy...
Selma Gahd Mirror, mirror, on the wall who is the most powerful witch of all? Selma Gahd
is here to help you hex your ex! Montreal COVEN supreme, she will help you
unlock your full potential to annihilate your haters and protect your loved
Shaun Majumder Gemini award-winning actor and comedian, Shaun Majumder starred in the
Farrelly Brothers Fox Comedy Unhitched in 2008 before his Comedy Central
Presents Special debuted. His documentary series Majumder Manor told the
story of his dream to transform his home town into a high-end sustainable
tourist destination and ran for two seasons on the W...
She The People Ann Pornel (Ensemble) Described by the Globe and Mail as “a right hot blast
of funny,” Ann Pornel cut her comedy teeth as a regular cast member on
Sunday Night Live, a weekly sketch show in Toronto, and continued creating
biting satire at the venerated Second City Toronto MainStage where she wrote
3 critically-acclaimed shows. She is a Canadian...
Slick Hardwood Serving you queer arab hotepism mixed with hot4u afro-dandyism, this boy-king
is bringing to the stage a genderfuturistic tribute to ancient monarchy and
Pop music royalty. Slick Hardwood is a ManSpread staple but we never know
what iteration he's going to take. I say it every time but this show is worth
going to for Slick alone.
Solomon Georgio Solomon most recently appeared on the second season of HBO’s Two Dope
Queens. He was also a finalist of NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity and a
regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival as well as the
Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Solomon had his television debut in February 2015
as the featured comedian on Conan. He followed that up...
Steve-O Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) was willing to do whatever it took to become
famous, even if it meant stapling his balls to his leg.After failing
miserably at the University of Miami, Steve-O was a homeless couch-surfer for
three years before he attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown
College, to help further his goal of becoming a...
Stop Podcasting Yourself Dave Shumka, co-host of Stop Podcasting Yourself, was born and raised in a
bathtub in Vancouver. He began performing stand-up comedy in 2005 and has
performed in the Halifax Comedy Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, and on
XM Radio. He and his co-host Graham Clark started Stop Podcasting Yourself in
March of 2008.Graham Clark is a 3-time Canadian...
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 quick wit and fearlessness
honed by his early career as a street performer. Rather than rest on his
weaponized charisma, he’s grown into an intelligent comic...
Taggart & Torrens Jeremy Taggart is a drummer of epic proportions best known for his work with
Our Lady Peace. Touring the world with Rock & Roll royalty since the age of
16, Jeremy has seen it all. A Canadian music legend himself, Jeremy loves
sharing his talents with budding musicians, and his tales from the road with
his fans.Jeremy is the recipient of multiple...
The El-Salomons The El-Salomons take the motto ‘make love not war’ very personally. Jess
Salomon (hilarious comic who has appeared on The Tonight Show) and Eman
El-Husseini (also hilarious comic who has opened for Patton Oswalt) met and
fell in love at a comedy club in Montreal nearly a decade ago when a friend
of theirs suggested, “you two broads should...
The Lucas Bros Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas)
continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the
comedy scene. “In a short time….the Lucas Brothers have made a big impact
on comedy,” lauds Vulture, and in 2017, the guys’ first hour standup
special The Lucas Bros: On Drugs premiered on Netflix....
The Sklar Brothers Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV
shows including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your
Enthusiasm, the FX hit It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Adult Swim’s
Childrens’ Hospital, and most recently in USA Network’s critically
acclaimed comedy Playing House, IFC’s hit show Maron, and...
Thomas Leblanc Thomas Leblanc is a writer, performer, and producer based in Montreal. After
a decade in media and broadcasting, he dove head first into comedy,
performing in both French and English. With his creative partner, Tranna
Wintour, he hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Chosen Family, in addition
to multidisciplinary queer cabarets (Sainte Céline,...
Tom Henry Tom Henry is a comedian from Toronto. He's appeared on Comedy Network, and at
festivals such San Francisco Sketchfest and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He's
opened for comics such as Tim Meadows, Nikki Glaser and Todd Barry and has
been a regular on Andy Kindler's Alternative Show. Kindler also chose him as
"The Next Big Thing in 2017" stating "Tom...
Tom Thakkar Hot off of taping his first special for Comedy Central, due late 2019, Tom
Thakkar is a comedian living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana…or so he says.
He claims that he grew up as the son of a deadbeat Indian dad and a Red
Lobster-managing mom. Do we believe him...? Sure, Tom talked about these
things on Conan, but he also called himself "HotGuy03"...
Tranna Wintour Tranna Wintour is a spiritual, pop-culture-obsessed, fashion-hungry,
transgender comedian, singer, producer, and writer. She’s basically Barbra
Streisand minus the fame, fortune, and cloned dogs. On stage, Tranna brings a
unique and rare mix of wit, glamour, and depth that always leaves audiences
wanting more. In addition to her work as a...
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.Trevor
has written, produced, and starred in 8 comedy specials, including Afraid of
the Dark on Netflix. Noah’s latest stand-up special Trevor Noah: Son of
Patricia launched in November of 2018 on...
Uma Gahd Uma Gahd, everyone’s favourite unofficial auntie! Known for performing
theatrical, comedic, and energetic styles of drag, she has swept the city of
Montreal with her charm; headlining a hit, one-woman comedy show in the
Montreal Fringe Festival, winning second place in the Mx. Fierté
competition, placing #1 in CULT MTL’s “Best Drag of...
Vir Das Vir Das has cemented himself as one of the biggest Bollywood stars in India,
and now is one the fastest rising actor/comedians in America. He is the first
Indian comedian to have a stand-up special on Netflix, which resulted in a
multi-special deal with the platform. His first special Abroad Understanding
was released in 2017 to rave reviews. His...
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...
Yedoye Travis Yedoye Travis is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor from Atlanta, GA. In
2017, he was named a New Face here at Just For Laughs, during which he opened
for W. Kamau Bell and taped for Kevin Hart's LOL Network. He has since
appeared on Search Party, Comedy Central, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and
contributed content for MTV. He has also...
Zach & Viggo Following three consecutive international tours across Europe, the US and
Australia, Zach & Viggo is an award-winning, Norwegian-American comedy duo
created by Gaulier-trained clowns, Zach Zucker, Viggo Venn, and director,
Jonny Woolley. Together they've sold out back-to-back seasons at the
Edinburgh Fringe, won Best Comedy awards at Adelaide and...