WCF Alumni

Find out who else has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival over the past decade!


Dana, Alexander

Dana Alexander

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta and now making her home in Toronto, via Vancouver,  Dana began with Yuk Yuk’s at a young age and quickly became a regular fixture in their western Comedy Clubs. Voted “Best Discoveries” by Now Magazine in…

Aisha, Alfa

Aisha Alfa

Born in Nigeria, raised in Winterpeg, now making her home in Toronto, Aisha Alfa is making a name for herself as a triple threat for comedy, hosting and acting. She is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, and…

Ismaila, Alfa

Ismaila Alfa

Ismaila Alfa hosts Up to Speed on CBC Radio One. He is also well-known in the Manitoba music scene. He spent many years touring Canada and the US as a hip hop musician. Originally from Nigeria, his mother is from Pipestone, Manitoba and…

Rabbi Bob, Alper

Rabbi Bob Alper

Bob Alper is the world’s only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy… intentionally. He performs internationally, from The Hollywood IMPROV to London theatres, has appeared on Comedy Central, Good Morning America, and Showtime, and…

Nicole, Arbour

Nicole Arbour

If there’s one thing Nicole Arbour aka “The World’s Sexiest Comedian” loves, it’s a dare. So, when the 5’9” blonde was told she’d never be able to make crowds laugh or get hired on the comedy circuit unless she dressed down, and got in…

Bob, Armstrong

Bob Armstrong

Born in Western Canada, Bob spent his formative years migrating with his family, following his father’s civil engineering jobs. From an early age he internalized the idea of manhood as a permanent struggle with nature. Bob studied…

Ryan, Ash

Ryan Ash

Ryan Ash is as entertaining as 90% of all fist fights. After beginning his career in Edmonton, Ryan has since moved on to the sunny shores of Winnipeg, where he has appeared three times in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival including a Best of…

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Johnny, Bagpipes

Johnny Bagpipes

More than just plaid, Johnny "Bagpipes" Johnston delivers his hilarious comedy performance with a Scottish twist that bowls audiences over. Johnny has appeared on Just for Laughs (CBC), Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC), two one hour specials…

Boyd, Banks

Boyd Banks

Popular stand up comedian and actor, Boyd began his career in Edmonton, Alberta as a teenager. He has toured across Canada and is one of the favorite alternative comedians on the scene. In addition to stand-up comedy Banks is a well known…

Irwin, Barker

Irwin Barker

Irwin is a comedy writer and performer currently working as a staff writer for the award-winning Rick Mercer Report. Irwin has made several appearances on CBC radio’s Madly Off in All Directions, and is a regular writer/performer for CBC…


Gerry "The Big Bear" Barrett

Gerry "The Big Bear" Barrett is a stand-up comedian and an Elvis Presley Tribute Artist. You may have seen his stand-up comedy featured on CBC Television, the Comedy Network, and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Gerry has toured…

Dakshana, Bascaramurty

Dakshana Bascaramurty

Dakshana Bascaramurty was not born, but raised, in Winnipeg. She tried her hand at sketch comedy at age 10, when she wrote and performed a skit at a local cultural association’s holiday concert. It involved a bad accent, a horrible…

Jason, Beck

Jason Beck

Jason Beck is a Winnipeg comedian and former journalist who first broke into stand-up in the late ‘90s and has developed a reputation for wry wit, quick one-liners and inventive audience interaction. His material is clean, friendly and…

Rod, Beilfuss

Rod Beilfuss

Rod Beilfuss is a proud Brazil-born Winnipeg actor-director (he likes hyphens), and a graduate of the UW Theatre Honours program. Some of his credits include The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Ruins), Generous, Comedy…

Ryan, Belleville

Ryan Belleville

Now Magazine describes him as “silly and surreal” and “One of Canada’s top comedic talents.” Ryan has won the Canadian Comedy Award and the Phil Hartman Award. A crowd favourite, Ryan has appeared five times at the Just for Laughs Festival

Aaron, Berg

Aaron Berg

Originally from Toronto, Aaron was the winner of the 2007 COCA Comedian of the Year Award. He has travelled the UK, United States and Canada as a headliner. Aaron has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards (2004-Best One Person…

S. Bear, Bergman

S. Bear Bergman

S. Bear Bergman (www.sbearbergman.com) is an author, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. He is also the author or editor of three books, most recently…

The, Black Roses

The Black Roses

The Black Roses perform naughty comedic folk music with a satirical twist. Their Fringe Festival hit (Montreal / Toronto / London) won Funniest Show, Producer’s Pick, and Best Touring Production (London, ON). They recently appeared at…

Columpa, Bobb

Columpa Bobb

Columpa Bobb is an artist, an educator and an activist. She is of Tsleil Waututh and Nlaka'pamux heritage. 

Columpa brings all her passions and life experience to her work as leader of The Aboriginal Arts Training and Mentorship Program

Tyra, Boinks

Tyra Boinks

Tyra has been delighting fans for over 10 years, with her unique style, crowd pleasing humour, and overall glam. This “Hostess with the Mostess” began her illustrious career at Club Happenings, bringing LIFE and LOVE as the resident host. It…

Wes, Borg

Wes Borg

Wes Borg is a Canadian comedian, playwright and musician from Edmonton, best known (in all three capacities) as a member of the comedy troupe Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. Borg now resides in Victoria, British Columbia.

Borg has written or…

Trevor, Boris

Trevor Boris

Trevor Boris has come a long way from the farm he grew up on a farm near Winnipeg. A two-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, he is one of the stars and producers of MuchMusic’s hit show Video on Trial, has starred in his very own Comedy…

Steve, Brinder

Steve Brinder

Not only is Steve one of Canada’s finest stand-up comedians, he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.  As well as being a stand-up comedian, Steve is a TV host, a TV reporter, an actor and a popular school teacher.  Steve has…

Claire, Brosseau

Claire Brosseau

Claire has traveled all over the world doing stand-up comedy, theatre, musicals, films & television. She has been a featured comedian on Entertainment Tonight, The Strombo Show, Much Music’s Video On Trial, The Laugh Attack on XM radio,…

A. Whitney, Brown

A. Whitney Brown

A. Whitney Brown is a writer and humorist. An Emmy Award-winning writer, he worked for NBC’s Saturday Night Live for a number of years, and was an original member of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show from 1996 to 1999.

Peter, Brown

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is the producer of CBC Radio’s sketch comedy program The Irrelevant Show.  He was the long-time host of CBC Edmonton’s afternoon radio show, Radio Active, and has also been heard on Tooth and Claw, Q, Sounds Like Canada, The…

Rob, Bruneau

Rob Bruneau

Rob Bruneau is a Winnipeg comedian who’s been entertaining audiences since 2002. He has a likeable, self-deprecating style and likes to poke fun at embarrassing situations, family life and relationships. Rob performs regularly at Rumor’s…

Martin, Bruyere

Martin Bruyere

Martin était plombier, et comme ça ne débouchait pas, il a décidé de faire autre chose...  Il n’y a pas de sot métier paraît-il.

Martin used to work as a plumber. He soon realized that his career was going down the drain so he…

, Bucko


Formed in the summer of 2009, Bucko is a comedic duo featuring real life couple Aaron Merke and Lauren Cochrane. This acting/writing/improvising team are known for their eclectic characters, bizarre relationships and unique settings.…

Mike, Bullard

Mike Bullard

Mike has done what no other Canadian has done; he hosted Canada’s first truly successful nightly talk show, Open Mike. Running for six unprecedented seasons, the Gemini award-winning series was the most-watched late-night talk show in…

Don, Burnstick

Don Burnstick

Don is a Cree from the Alexander First Nation located outside of Edmonton. The youngest of 15 children, coupled with the fact of growing up on the reserve, taught Don a variety of means of defending himself, not the least of which became…

Ace, Burpee

Ace Burpee

Ace Burpee is one of the most recognizable and sought after media personalities in Manitoba today. He’s the hardest working and most dedicated person you will ever meet with a boyish charm that has mass appeal with all ages. He wakes up…

Andrew, Bush

Andrew Bush

Andrew is a member of the Halifax-based sketch comedy troupe Picnicface and founder of Haberdash Films.  He has alwso written for a number of Canadian television series, including Robson Arms, Street Cents, Odd Job Jack and Canadian Idol.…

Brent, Butt

Brent Butt

Brent Butt is the creator, star, and executive producer of CTV’s hit comedy Hiccups as well as the network’s beloved comedy Corner Gas, the most successful Canadian sitcom in history. Garnering over a million viewers each week for its…

Chuck, Byrn

Chuck Byrn

Working professionally as a comedian since 1994 and as a national touring headliner since 1996, Chuck Byrn has the experience and knowledge to ensure your show or event is a success. Having performed in almost every conceivable…

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Meryn, Cadell

Meryn Cadell

Meryn is a Canadian writer and performance artist.  He currently teaches the writing of song lyrics and libretto in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.  Meryn, a female-to-male transsexual achieved…

John, Caponera

John Caponera

You may recognize John as the star of his own sitcom The Good Life or as the host of Comedy Central's sport show Jocks and ESPN's Talk II. Other credits include guest star appearances on ER, Love & War, Blossom, Tales From The Crypt, The…

Lorne, Cardinal

Lorne Cardinal

These days, Lorne is most commonly recognized as the goofy RCMP officer “Davis Quinton” on Corner Gas. But long before earning fame for hanging with the gang at The Ruby, Lorne was featured in Blackfly, North of 60 and Lonesome Dove. He…

Tom, Cavanagh

Tom Cavanagh

Canadian-born Cavanagh’s TV credits include the starring role in the series Ed, and he is soon to appear in the pilot for The CW’s new superhero spinoff The Flash. He is also recognized for stints on ProvidenceScrubs, Eli Stone, and moody…

Graham Chittenden

One of Canada's most sought after comedians and comic writers, Graham has appeared in numerous comedy specials, including his own Comedy Now!, which aired on The Comedy Network, and was nominated for a 2012 Canadian Comedy Award. In 2013,…

Bruce, Clark

Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark is a Winnipeg writer and comic who is one of the few Canadians to have performed on the Tonight Show. He has appeared at Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and is a regular performer in Las Vegas. He has sold…

Lauren, Cochrane

Lauren Cochrane

Lauren Cochrane is an improviser/writer who hails from Calgary, AB originally and is a graduate of the Comedy: Writing and Performance Program at Humber College in Toronto. There, she became a founding member of the all-girl improv…

Carla, Collins

Carla Collins

Carla Collins is an award-winning comedian, actress, television host and writer. A gifted stand-up, she has been hailed by the Canadian press as “Canada’s  Tina Fey” and the “Queen of Comedy” and performs all over the United States and…

Tricia, Cooper

Tricia Cooper

A Theatre graduate from the University of Winnipeg, Trish has worked as an actor and a writer in Winnipeg and Toronto.  She began writing sketch comedy with the Royal Liechtenstein Theatre Company (RLTC) and wrote and performed…

Sarah, Cornell

Sarah Cornell

Winnipeg! Where have you been all my life? Sarah is so happy to finally make the love connection with this great province! Originally from Toronto, ON, Sarah originated the role of Ulla in The Producers (Mirvish Productions) after…

Gavin, Crawford

Gavin Crawford

Born and raised on the flat fields of Southern Alberta, Gavin began his career with his unique brand of character stand-up on the Toronto comedy scene. Gavin has previously performed at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the…

Seán , Cullen

Seán Cullen

Seán has been featured in Time Magazine in the USA as the vanguard of comedy's next generation. He was a finalist in last season of NBC's The Last Comic Standing and has appeared on The Ellen Show, multiple times on The Tonight Show with Jay…

Rick, Currie

Rick Currie

Ottawa native Rick Currie has been cracking up Canadian audiences for almost twenty years. His clean, whimsical style has remained popular and has allowed him to perform at the Montreal, Winnipeg and St. John Comedy Festivals, and tour…

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Melanie, Dahling

Melanie Dahling

Melanie Dahling is a comedian, actor, writer and aspiring director currently living in Winnipeg Manitoba. In the six years since she joined the local comedy scene, Melanie is happy to have performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Park…

Yan, Dallaire

Yan Dallaire

À sa naissance Yan Dallaire n’avait aucune idée qu’un jour il deviendrait humoriste. Aujourd’hui, c’est en affirmant qu’il l’est qu’il fait le plus rire son public. Yan est nouvellement marié et entièrement dévoué à sa tendre épouse. …

Alex, Dallas

Alex Dallas

Alex Dallas was born and raised in the UK, and came to Canada in 1994. She has performed in many Edinburgh Fringe Festivals since 1982 and virtually every fringe festival in Canada since 1990, sometimes with the raucously popular comedy…

Amber, Daniels

Amber Daniels

A comic, writer, director and television producer originally from Winnipeg, Amber spent the last decade in Vancouver splitting her time between producing local lifestyle television and doing video sketch and stand up comedy. She is the…

Roman, Danylo

Roman Danylo

Roman is a headlining stand-up comedian, a top Canadian improviser, a TV and film actor, and a traditional theater actor. He is one of only a handful of comedians to have performed in the prestigious HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen and…

Kate, Davis

Kate Davis

Through motherhood, Kate found her passion for comedy. A speaker, writer, comedian, actress and mother of three, she has the unique ability to find humour in any situation.  A five-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her…

Tanyalee, Davis

Tanyalee Davis

At 3'6", Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy - low to the ground and kind of racy. Canadian born, Tanyalee currently makes the stage her home while touring all over the world bringing the funny!
In August of 2013, Tanyalee performed her…

Ivan, Decker

Ivan Decker

Recently named “Funniest comedian in Canada under 30” Ivan Decker is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the newest generation of stand up comedy. Dissecting and revealing the humour hiding in the everyday trials of today’s young…

Gerry, Dee

Gerry Dee

A former high school phys.ed. teacher, Gerry has made quite the name for himself in Canada and across the border.  He won Toronto’s Funniest New Comic in 1999 and went on to tape his own half hour Comedy Now! Special on CTV and The Comedy…

Rosanna, Deerchild

Rosanna Deerchild

Winnipeg personality, Rosanna Deerchild is Cree from South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba. 
She is a writer and broadcaster who has been heard on NCI-FM as host of All My Relations and on CBC Radio,including as host of The (204) and…

Charlie, Demers

Charlie Demers

A Vancouver comedian, author and playwright, Charlie was heralded by CBC Radio as "truly one of the smartest comics out there." In addition to having performed in clubs and at festivals across the country, and as a regular guest on CBC’s…

D.J., Demers

D.J. Demers

A stand-up comedian and the host and creator of The D.J. Demers Show on AMI-tv, D.J. has performed stand-up on Conan and was the winner of the 2014 Homegrown Comics Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. After…

Darrell, Dennis

Darrell Dennis

Darrell Dennis is best known for his roles in Northwood, The Rez, and as the host of Bingo and a Movie. Darrell co-founded the comedy troupe Tonto’s Nephews and has performed at gala performances for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the…

Sunee , Dhaliwal

Sunee Dhaliwal

Sunee Dhaliwal may just be the fastest rising star on the Canadian comedy scene. Think of the funny guy in high school that both the jocks and the nerds liked.

His professionalism and reputation for being both a club and crowd…

Debra, DiGiovanni

Debra DiGiovanni

Debra DiGiovanni has just been awarded the 2011 Canadian Comedy Award for best comic (female) for the third time in 5 years. She’s been called the Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up and for two years running-she was named her…

Lou, Dinos

Lou Dinos

On March 15, LOU DINOS celebrated his 30th year in the business. It all started in Toronto at a little club called Yuk Yuks, the only comedy club in the country, which at the time stayed open until 4 A.M. and did not serve drinks. He did…

, DJ Hunnicutt

DJ Hunnicutt

DJ Hunnicutt has been DJing since 1991, both in the clubs and as a member of the Winnipeg instrumental outfit, the Hummers. As a member of Farm Fresh, Hunnicutt was also a co-founder of the acclaimed Canadian hip hop label Peanuts & Corn…

, DJ Tugby

DJ Tugby

She is the third generation to hold the handle of DJ Tugby; with the name comes an inherited sense of how to put the crowd in the right mood through a large musical selection. Avec plusieurs années comme LA DJ de la LIM, elle sait aussi…

Jon, Dore

Jon Dore

Canuck Fave Going "Dore to Door" at 2013 Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Still busy in the kitchen, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival has added a few more ingredients to its surefire recipe for laughs, having confirmed Canuck fave Jon Dore as the…

Harry, Doupe

Harry Doupe

A stand-up comedian and writer, Harry has opened shows for The Tragically Hip and frequently performs at The Canadian Comedy Awards. He has appeared in such television shows as Comics!, Comedy on the Road and Off the Record. He won a CCA…

John B., Duff

John B. Duff

John B Duff is a Winnipeg stand-up comic and the 2005 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job competition. He placed in the top 10 of CTV’s Nationwide Corner Gas Comic Genius competition and was a local finalist in the Just for…

Dawn, Dumont

Dawn Dumont

Dawn has performed at comedy clubs across North America including New York’s Comic Strip, the New York Comedy Club and the Improv. Currently based in Edmonton, she is a regular at the Laugh Shoppe, the Comedy Factory and the Comic Strip.…

Vincent, Dureault

Vincent Dureault

Animateur de l’émission Carte blanche à CKSB Radio-Canada et bien connu comme humoriste, Vincent sera maître de cérémonie et animateur de la soirée. Préparez vos blagues, il est prêt à vous passer le micro!

Host of CKSB…

Steve, Dylan

Steve Dylan

It's not just his golden locks that catch the tint of the spotlight like sunshine off a calm lake at high noon that should make you stop and take notice of Steve Dylan. Delivering smart, insightful potshots at society in his signature…

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Sam, Easton

Sam Easton

Sam Easton was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. His career started out with a bang by winning the Phil Hartman award and being nominated for the Tim Sims award, as well as two Canadian Comedy Awards. His acting skills have been…

Derek, Edwards

Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards’ award-winning rural humour has made him the hottest property in Canada. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. 

Based on his Timmins, Ontario rural roots, his…

Lou, Eisen

Lou Eisen

Lou has recently appeared on The Jane Show on Global and has made television and radio appearances on such shows as Not Just The News, Comics!, Madly Off In All Directions, Definitely Not The Opera and Open Mike with Mike Bullard. A…

Joey, Elias

Joey Elias

Montreal’s Joey Elias began performing comedy in 1992 after losing a pool hall bet to a friend. Since then, he has performed in several Just For Laughs festivals and the 2004 Just For Laughs comedy tour. Joey recently lost eighty pounds…

Lorne, Elliot

Lorne Elliot

Canadian born LORNE ELLIOTT has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between.

Lorne started performing in 1974 as a folk musician in East Coast Canada. At the same time he…

Jeff, Elliott

Jeff Elliott

Jeff’s clean and clever comedy has made him a favourite at clubs, colleges and corporate events across the country. Having grown up with blue-collar roots in Oshawa, Ontario his comedy is accessible. However, behind his wide eyed, laid back…

Laurie, Elliott

Laurie Elliott

Winner of the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award and the 2004 Canadian Comedy Award for best female stand up, Laurie is fast becoming a Canadian household name. Her television credits include recurring roles on The New Red Green Show and…

Sean, Emeny

Sean Emeny

Sean Emeny has been performing in Vancouver since 2009, honing his abstract, short-joke style and is now touring nationally.

He has opened for Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Winslow and Marc Maron. 

Also, he has never smoked a cigarette in…

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Matt, Falk

Matt Falk

Matt Falk was called “effortlessly funny” by the CBC. His album Apple Pie & Scars reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts, is currently being played on Sirius XM in Canada and the USA and was named one of the Top Ten Comedy Albums the year…

Mary Lou, Fallis

Mary Lou Fallis

Mary Lou Fallis is one of  Canada’s foremost musical comedienne. Known to thousands of viewers and listeners across the country for the Bravo! television series Bathroom Divas, her CBC Radio series Diva Diaries, and to hundreds of…

Scott, Faulconbridge

Scott Faulconbridge

Scott Faulconbridge was nominated for a 2009 Canadian Comedy Award as Best Male Stand up.  Hilarious story telling and improvisational wit have led critics to claim that he is “among the best stand-up comedians on the continent”.  It has…

Marcie , Fehr

Marcie Fehr

Marcie is a hot, fiery, misanthropic, radical researcher for the Women's and Gender Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg-- a combination of qualifiers compiled by her supervisor, Dr. Pauline Greenhill (Women's and Gender…

Don, Ferguson

Don Ferguson

Don is well known across Canada for his work on Royal Canadian Air Farce. His most famous Air Farce characters are Lucien Bouchard, the Chicken Cannon’s Col. Stacy, Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan, and most prime ministers. Don has written and…

Jebb, Fink

Jebb Fink

Jebb is a 25 year veteran comedy performer and writer who is the co-creator and inspiration for the Gemini Award winning TV Series An American in Canada which aired on CBC and is now being shown on PBS. Jebb is a regular at the Montreal’s…

Diane, Flacks

Diane Flacks

Diane is a writer/performer for television and theatre and has performed in theatres across Canada and the US. She’s created, written for, and acted in dozens of Canadian televisions shows. She is also the author of the book, Bear With Me…

Joe, Flaherty

Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty’s comedic roots can be traced back to Chicago’s legendary Improv troupe Second City, where Flaherty worked with comedy luminaries such as John Candy and Harold Ramis.  In 1976, he joined the cast of the classic comedy…

Mark, Forward

Mark Forward

Mark Forward is due to appear in the movie No Stranger Than Love with Alison Brie, Justin Chatwin and Colin Hanks. He's also been featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Glen, Foster

Glen Foster

A headliner on the Canadian comedy circuit for over twenty years, Glen has also performed in The United States, Great Britain and Australia. He has starred in his own Gemini Nominated Comedy Network Special That Canadian Guy, where his…

Diana, Frances

Diana Frances

Diana Frances is an award-winning comedy writer and performer currently living in Toronto.

She can be heard weekly on CBC Radio One with her national syndicated column, Dating Diana. She is also a contributor to the sketch comedy show…

Chloé, Freynet-Gagné

Chloé Freynet-Gagné

Identifiable by her francophone ascent when she speaks the henglish, Chloé Freynet-Gagné grew up in a world where her imagination was thee best tool in thee shed! Survivant of the Ligue d'improvisation du Manitoba, she eats laughter to…

Carole, Freynet-Gagne

Carole Freynet-Gagne

On est tout le temps maman, on est parfois grand-maman et on a souvent besoin de thérapie! Manque de temps et manque d’argent, on a simplement décidé de se joindre au circuit du Festival de l’humour pour se défouler et pour s’assurer…

Stevie Ray, Fromstein

Stevie Ray Fromstein

God’s gift to Atheism

Stevie Ray Fromstein began his standup career at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, in his hometown of Toronto, Canada. His big break came when he appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, hosted that year by…

Darren, Frost

Darren Frost

Long considered one of Canada’s most controversial comics, his ability to command the undivided attention of an audience is remarkable. 

Most recently Darren has joined the cast of the hit CBC show ''Mr. D'' playing the new…

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Carrie, Gaetz

Carrie Gaetz

Carrie has been in the business just two years and has been showcased on CBC Radio’s So, You Think You’re Funny and two episodes of The Debaters. In 2006 she won the Great Canadian Laugh Off in Ottawa and in 2007 she made her debut…

Michael, Gelbart

Michael Gelbart

With appearances on CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, performances at sold-out clubs and theaters, and two of his own prime time stand-up comedy specials, comedian, screenwriter and novelist Michael Gelbart is truly someone to…

Jian, Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, Q, on CBC Radio One and bold TV. Since its inception in 2007, Q has garnered the largest…

Chris, Gibbs

Chris Gibbs

British-born comedian Chris Gibbs began his performance career in 1991, working as an acrobat on the streets of London. He’s toured extensively as a stand-up comedian and improviser, written and performed five hit, award-winning one-man…

Dan, Glasswick

Dan Glasswick

Originally from Calgary, Dan now calls Winnipeg his home. He can be described as sarcastic and exploratory; off beat and on point. He has appeared in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs Winnipeg Showcase. He is a winner of…

Judy, Gold

Judy Gold

Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold is best known as the star of the critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, for which she was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for…

Jonathan, Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan has been the host of CBC Radio One’s WireTap since debuted in 2004.  His writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New York Times, GQ, and The National Post. He is a frequent contributor to PRI’S This American Life and the New York…

Neil , Grahn

Neil Grahn

Photo by Ian Jackson
Hello, I'm NEIL GRAHN and my background in comedy is spottedly impeccable. I began my comedy career with a goofy little skitch troupe called Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie and we got our own (short-lived) TV series and…

Jen, Grant

Jen Grant

A nominee for "Best Female Comedian" by the Canadian Comedy Awards, Jen Grant has performed at all major festivals in Canada including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, as well as the Halifax, Vancouver, St. John’s NFLD, and…

Mike , Green

Mike Green

Mike Green has been quietly building a reputation for the past 5 years by working with some of the top comedic acts in North America as well as freelance work with the CBC. He's always eager to get onstage at any type of show, from the…

Tom, Green

Tom Green

You know Tom Green from his anything-goes run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including "Road Trip" and "Freddy Got Fingered."

Tom is…

Kathryn, Greenwood

Kathryn Greenwood

A Second City alumnus, Kathryn went on to develop Not to be Repeated, with friends Jonathan Wilson and Ed Sahely.  The three would improvise an entire situation comedy in front of a live audience, based solely on ideas and suggestions…

George, Grenier

George Grenier

As a Veteran of the Ligue d’Improviastion du Manitoba George Grenier has spent many years honing his improv skills and winning a record 5 "coupe canots" along the way. He has a knack for bringing characters to life through quick wit and…

Andrew Grose

In addition to over 19 years of live performances across Canada and around the world, Andrew’s credits include Comedy Now, Comics!, multiple Just For Laughs Television Galas, 3 episodes of Comedy At Club 54, 3 Madly Off In All Directions and…

Shannon, Guile

Shannon Guile

Shannon Guile is a HILARIOUS comedian, writer and actor. She is best known for her work with three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated sketch troupe Hot Thespian Action but has also hit the stage in such theatrical delights as Death of a…

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Geri, Hall

Geri Hall

After a quick rise to the Second City Mainstage, Geri has performed in countless film and television roles, including Ken Finkelman’s At The Hotel, the Miramax feature Shall We Dance starring Richard Gere, and the CBC’s Little Mosque on…

Rich Hall

Rich Hall quit his job as a hurricane namer for the United States Meteorological Service eighteen years ago and hasn’t looked back since. He has won the Perrier Comedy Award, Time Out Comedy Award, and two Emmys. He’s appeared on QI, Have I…

Ray, Hanania

Ray Hanania

Ray is an Arab-American journalist also known for his stand-up comedy. He writes a syndicated column with a particular focus on the Middle East. Ray launched a standup comedy career to advance his agenda of promoting peace through…

, Hannah_g


Narrative is at the heart of hannah_g’s practice whether it’s in the magic realist stories she makes in response to environment and conversation, or public space interventions created to spark ideas and dialogue about enchantment and…

Jonny, Harris

Jonny Harris

A regular at The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and on CBC Radio’s The Debaters and  Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, Jonny has been a staff writer for the award-winning This Hour has 22 Minutes


Ali, Hassan

Ali Hassan

Ali Hassan is the Lead Comedy Panelist every evening on the George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show on CBC Television. He has also been featured on CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters. His hosting talents have helped ensure the success…

John, Hastings

John Hastings

John became a stand-up comedian soon after his birth and has done stand-up comedy in every comedy club in Canada that has asked him to perform. John was nominated for a Canadian Comedy award in the category of Best Newcomer, was named one…

Tyler, Hawkins

Tyler Hawkins

Tyler Hawkins has toured all over Canada, and parts of the U.S. In 2001 Tyler was the winner of the first Funny Fest Contest in Calgary. Tyler has opened for some well-known comedians such as Bobcat Goldwaite, Jamie Kennedy, Rich Hall,…

Dave, Hemstad

Dave Hemstad

Dave Hemstad is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee who made his national television debut on CBC at the Halifax Comedy Festival in 2002.  Since then he has performed in every province and territory in Canada and is currently a…

Chadd, Henderson

Chadd Henderson

Chadd started improvising in high school and has not stopped since. As a member of Outside Joke he’s had the opportunity to perform not only in his hometown of Winnipeg, but all across Canada. Chadd also has been teaching improv almost as…

Sitara, Hewitt

Sitara Hewitt

A former classically trained dancer, Sitara has worked in many facets of the entertainment industry as a dancer, host, model and actor.  She was the host of TSN’s Playstation Loft, Sportnet’s Playtime and currently can be seen on the…

Stuart, Holden

Stuart Holden

Stuart was born in Sydney, Australia, and grew up in the suburbs of Adelaide. He completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in botany and zoology at the University of Adelaide. He is currently practicing in Winnipeg at Oakley Optical Eyecare…

Jessica, Holmes

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes has starred in five TV series including Royal Canadian Air Farce and The Holmes Show. Her first book I Love Your Laugh was published in 2010 and she's currently working on a follow up. ‎ As a Life Coach and Comedian, she…

Maryellen, Hooper

Maryellen Hooper

A physical storyteller, Maryellen has carved out a very successful stand-up career for herself. Her act is an ever-evolving story about her life as a woman, wife and mother. Never crude or offensive, her accounts of life’s little…

, Hot Thespian Action

Hot Thespian Action

Winnipeg-bred sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action has been captivating audiences with their razor sharp witty writing and physically dynamic performances since 2006 and has been picking up steam ever since. With accomplishments ranging…

Jeremy, Hotz

Jeremy Hotz

One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at Just For Laughs and his sold out Canadian theater tour "What A Miserable Tour…

Dan, Huen

Dan Huen

25, single, a lover of cats and…listening , Dan Huen has been in the comedy game four years now. After doing the fest in 2011 he has spent the last two years working on the TV show The Week Thus Far (WTF). Drawing inspiration from ocean…

Kelly, Hughes

Kelly Hughes

Bookstore Owner Kelly Hughes has been called "staccato and laconic" by poet Méira Cook, "so funny I peed myself" by CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers, and "off-putting, rude and tasteless" by an angry fellow named Chris. The host of Kelly Hughes…

Dennis, Hull

Dennis Hull

Dennis Hull will readily admit to not being anything other than Bobby Hull’s brother, as long as you add he’s the younger brother. And, he’s even been known to answer to someone asking for Brett Hull’s uncle. A name many Canadians and…

Katie-Ellen, Humphries

Katie-Ellen Humphries

Katie-Ellen is the 3-time Canadian National 5k Open Water Swimming Champion. That’s unrelated to comedy, but it’s still pretty impressive. Arguably more impressive than the time she opened for Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall) at San…

Emma, Hunter

Emma Hunter

As one of Canada's top up-and-coming young comedic talents, Emma Hunter is a multiple award nominated actress, writer, and comedian. Emma's ability to transform into her characters and has garnered her lots of attention. 

Emma has been…

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, Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities

Imaginary Cities was born in a Winnipeg club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting, is fast becoming one of the world’s brightest new bands.

Western Canadian band Imaginary Cities’ debut disc…

, ImproVision


ImproVision makes stuff up. The “kings of short form improv” (CBC Manitoba) perform their own special brand of improv (smothered in gravy-Texas-style!) combining new twists on improv favourites with mousetraps, clothespins and…

Leif, Ingebrigtsen

Leif Ingebrigtsen

Leif has been doing improv since 2000, but has been performing his whole life. He has played a wide variety of musical instruments, including piano, keyboards, guitar and drums for as long as he can remember. After high school, Leif…

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Sabrina, Jalees

Sabrina Jalees

Sabrina is the youngest stand-up on Yuk Yuk’s professional roster as well as the youngest artist ever hired by Second City. Her talent has brought her leading roles on Much Music’s Video on Trial, CBC’s Smart Ask and Toronto One’s, the…

Dean, Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson writes jokes for 22 Minutes and other shows from Winnipeg. Super-famous celebrities who have delivered jokes he’s written include Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, Patrick Stewart, and The Muppets. The least famous person who's…

Andy, Jones

Andy Jones

Well-known in Canada as a member of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO, in both its theatrical and television incarnations, Andy has been a professional writer and actor for over thirty years.  Andy has co-written and…

Cathy, Jones

Cathy Jones

Multiple Gemini Award winning writer and comedienne Cathy Jones celebrates her 24th consecutive year on CBC Television this year, having started at CBC Halifax in 1986 with Codco and this year completing her 17th year on This Hour has 22…

Daryn, Jones

Daryn Jones

A professional stand-up since he was 17, Daryn also co-wrote and co-starred in The Buzz, which aired 7 seasons on The Comedy Network.  Later, he wrote for and appeared on The Rick Mercer Report on CBC, and was host and creative producer of…

Ron, Josol

Ron Josol

Ron Josol represents a new generation of comedy. With his modish comedy style and commanding stage presence, he is one of today’s hottest acts. Ron has taken his comedy around the world, performing in Canada, U.S., Pacific Islands,…

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Sean Keane

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, Keener


Like Madonna and Bono, Keener needs only one name.

Keener’s standup looks at the world with an indomitable sense of optimism that many have lost as they grew up and became cynical adults. Keener takes you back to that happy place with…

Peter, Keleghan

Peter Keleghan

A former member of The Second City, Peter co-wrote and starred in sixty episodes of the Gemini award winning series, The Comedy Mill. For 14 seasons he played Ranger Gord on The Red Green Show and created the role of Jim Walcott with Ken…

Don, Kelly

Don Kelly

As a stand-up comic Don has performed across North America and has appeared on numerous television and radio comedy showcases, including his own national television specials on CBC’s Comics!, CTV’s Comedy Now!, the Winnipeg Comedy…

Pat , Kelly

Pat Kelly

As a comedian, actor and producer, Pat’s professional career has spanned over 15 years. He has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival, on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and has co-written and performed in several main stage productions…

Barry, Kennedy

Barry Kennedy

Barry has appeared in over thirty movies and TV productions, headlined at Canadian and US clubs from coast to coast, overseas for the Canadian troops, and at the Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montréal comedy festivals. He has written three…

Omar, Khan

Omar Khan

Winnipeg born and bred (not bread, although he does love a good piece of toast) Omar has been making his mark on the Canadian theatre and film scene for the past 5 years. On stage he has played classic roles in David Mamet’s Glengarry…

Julie, Kim

Julie Kim

Julie Kim is a Canadian Comedy Award nominee. She was a gala performer at the 2012 Halifax Comedy Festival. In 2013, Julie performed with some of North America's best comics at the Hubcap Comedy Festival and the Edmonton Comedy Festival. She…

Deborah, Kimmett

Deborah Kimmett

Deborah Kimmett is not just a funny face. Packing 30 years of Comedy in her, Spanks Kimmett is a Second City alumnus, who for 20 years, acted, directed and taught at the improvisational theatre, becoming one of the co-architects of…

Wab, Kinew

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large.” 

He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of…

Wab, Kinew

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew is a one-of-a-kind musical talent, named by the Winnipeg Free Press as one of the top artists to watch from Manitoba. He’s won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for his hip-hop and an ImagineNative Film Fest award and New…

Simon, King

Simon King

Simon King utterly changes a room when he hits the stage. His high energy, dynamic, intelligent and edgy comedy style makes him nothing short of a force of nature. Simon is well known for explosive performances offering sharp socially…

Mariette, Kirouac

Mariette Kirouac

Self-described as a ex-smoker, mother and grand-mother who is allergic to men who wear runners on a first date, Mariette worked with the Manitoba improvisation team in the Juste pour rire mondial d’improvisation and has been in therapy…

Matt, Kirshen

Matt Kirshen

London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s…

Michael Muhammad, Knight

Michael Muhammad Knight

A true outsider, Michael was raised Catholic but converted to Islam after reading Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X. He has written several novels and his 2002 novel The Taqwacores (described as a Catcher in the Rye for young…

Rebecca, Kohler

Rebecca Kohler

With the face of an angel and a tongue as sharp as a Mach-17 razor, Rebecca Kohler is full of surprises. Life is hard, sometimes tragic, and Rebecca is no stranger to these realities; in fact she uses life's hardships and truths to create…

Paul, Krassner

Paul Krassner

A co-founder of the Yippies with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, Paul has led an extraordinary life. He’s dropped acid with Groucho Marx and edited Lenny Bruce’s autobiography. He’s been a free-speech advocate and has been published in…

Marc, Kuly

Marc Kuly

Marc Kuly has been a blacksmith, a folklore student, a teacher and a sandwich artist - which is to say, he is a storyteller. His work with students is featured in the 2009 documentary The Storytelling Class. He was awarded the 2008…

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Natalie, Labossiere

Natalie Labossiere

On est tout le temps maman, on est parfois grand-maman et on a souvent besoin de thérapie! Manque de temps et manque d’argent, on a simplement décidé de se joindre au circuit du Festival de l’humour pour se défouler et pour s’assurer…

Laura, Landauer

Laura Landauer

Laura Landauer is an amazingly diverse entertainer, equally comfortable performing as an actor, singer, or comedian. She has recently received world wide attention for her spot-on portrayal of Celine Dion. Her short films have appeared on…

Maureen, Langan

Maureen Langan

A New York City-based standup comic, Maureen’s a former journalist who likes to lambaste ridiculous celebrities and old guys who can get hot chicks just because they’re rich (are you listening Larry King and Donald Trump?). She also pokes…

Caitlin, Langelier

Caitlin Langelier

The winner of three Nobel Peace Prizes in the category of Best Dressed, Caitlin Langelier has been “tearing it up” (quote, Caitlin Langelier) since moving to Toronto at 18. Two years later, she has appeared on The Cottage Country…

Sylvain, Larocque

Sylvain Larocque

In English Canada, his talent led him to be featured in 8 JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festivals where he participated in the Just for Laughs Galas on the big stage as well as several other festival venues, such as Comedy Night in Canada,…

Craig, Lauzon

Craig Lauzon

Craig Lauzon, a Gemini nominee best known as a cast member of CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce, is one of Canada's top character performers. His characterizations have been described as "great Canadian comedy, quick and snarky with surreal…

Shannon, Laverty

Shannon Laverty

Since entering the Yuk Yuks Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic 24 years ago, Laverty has traveled from Vancouver to St. John's. In 2001, she toured Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. She is a favorite with clubs,…

Clare, Lawlor

Clare Lawlor

Clare is a regular contributor to various CBC Radio programs, including Definitely Not the Opera. Previously she had stunning if brief careers as a feminist performance artist, queer standup comic, and bruised New York City bike courier. …

Grant, Lawrence

Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence has long been a leading voice in Canadian arts and culture.

For years, the gregarious and encyclopedic Lawrence has hosted the CBC Radio 3 Podcast, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music. Grant also hosts a…

Nigel, Lawrence

Nigel Lawrence

In just a few years, this young Canadian comic has crept onto the International comedy scene. His shows have almost developed an elite following of dedicated fans. He is a favorite at clubs, colleges, festivals and food courts. Performing…

Sean, Lecomber

Sean Lecomber

Sean filmed his first Just for Laughs gala in 2013.  The winner of the Just for Laughs homegrown competition in 2007 his other festival appearances include 2009 and 2011 Halifax Comedy Festival.  A two time Canadian comedy award nominee…

Sook-Yin, Lee

Sook-Yin Lee

Sook-Yin Lee loves a good story. The musician, filmmaker, actor and radio and TV broadcaster fronted the art-rock band, Bob’s Your Uncle before embarking on a solo career. The former MuchMusic VJ hosts the salon-style radio show…

Benoit, Lefebvre

Benoit Lefebvre

Charismatique, articulé, observateur, énergique, audacieux, l’humoriste Benoit Lefebvre ne laisse personne indifférent ! À l’aise en stand up, Benoit surprend par son humour à la fois candide et brutal.

Benoit Lefebvre est diplômé de…

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Derick, Lengwenus

Derick Lengwenus

Derick emerged onto the Montreal comedy scene in 1999 and immediately attracted attention. In 2001 he earned his first spot in the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. In 2005, the Mirror Magazine declared him Montreal’s reigning king of…

Dan, Licoppe

Dan Licoppe

Dan has trained and performed with Second City in Toronto and is a favourite at comedy clubs and corporate comedy events across North America. He specializes in performing comedy that is clean, upbeat, polished and most of all, hilarious.…

Mark, Little

Mark Little

Mark is a Halifax-based stand-up comic and a member of the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated sketch troupe Picnicface (nominated for Best Sketch Troupe, 2008). He was named Halifax’s Best Comedian in 2007 and 2008, and recently starred in…

Andrew, Lizotte

Andrew Lizotte

Andrew began doing stand-up comedy ten years ago. In that time, he has performed across Canada and internationally, taken part in rural tours for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, as well as performed in the Comedy Festival's local and improv…

Jon, Ljungberg

Jon Ljungberg

Jon Ljungberg is a Winnipeg television personality and comedian, most known as the host of Breakfast Television/The Big Breakfast, on CityTV Winnipeg.

Ljungberg has also done work on Fruit Pebbles advertisements, illustrated children's…

Jacqueline, Loewen

Jacqueline Loewen

Jacqueline has been working in the theatrical world for the last decade, both in the “funnies” with Hot Thespian Action and as a writer of sketch at CBC’s Content Factory.  But she’s also worked in the “dramas” as a fight director in all…

Leighann, Lord

Leighann Lord

Hailing from NYC she’s appeared on numerous stand-up comedy shows including NBC’s Comedy Showcase, Lifetime’s Girls’ Night Out, HBO’s Def Comedy All-Star Jam and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. For two consecutive years, Leighann was named…

Greg, Lowe (Musical Guest)

Greg Lowe (Musical Guest)

Guitarist Greg Lowe has composed and performed music for over thirty theatre productions, over twenty radio dramas and musicals, and has had several orchestra pieces performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and broadcast by the CBC.…

Gilson, Lubin

Gilson Lubin

The St. Lucian born comedian, described as off-kilter, is a natural story teller who recently appeared on Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam on HBO. This laid-back comedian is a Canadian Comedy Award winner and tv personality most recognized…

Cara, Lytwyn

Cara Lytwyn

Originally from Flin Flon, Manitoba, Cara is the 2008 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, an annual contest held at Rumor’s Comedy Club and is the current title holder of Winnipeg’s Funniest Comic competition sponsored by…

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Mike, MacDonald

Mike MacDonald

MacDonald has had many successful and well received live performances all over North America. In addition, he has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show, Just For Laughs, Showtime's…

Tracey MacDonald

Tracey was a four-time winner in the comedy segment of the new Star Search on CBS. This led to a win in the finals (where all the categories of talent square off) and the Grand Championship title. She has appeared on Comedy NOW, Comedy at…

Shaun, Majumder

Shaun Majumder

A Gemini award-winning actor/comedian, Shaun most recently played Andrew Palmer on the NBC/Global Television series The Firm, starring Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis, and in 2010 starred as Det. Vik Mahajan in the critically acclaimed…

Heather Malick

A passionate and outspoken Canadian journalist, Heather has written for the Toronto Globe and Mail and writes a column for The Guardian. Her work also appears on CBC.ca. Heather has published a collection of essays, Cake or Death and her…

Patrick, Maliha

Patrick Maliha

Patrick Maliha’s act has been described as a Triple XXX Ray Romano meets a 21st Century Don Rickles. Originally from Thunder Bay, Patrick now makes his home in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. A professional Stand-up comedian & talented…

Dylan, Mandlsohn

Dylan Mandlsohn

Dylan’s rubber face and array of charismatic stand-up characters have made history by making him the first Canadian comic to be a back-to-back finalist at the prestigious San Francisco and Seattle Comedy Competitions. He has made…

Marc, Maron

Marc Maron

Marc Maron is a stand up comic, actor, and writer who has appeared in countless clubs, in film, on various TV shows, and off-Broadway.  He is also the author of Broadway Books’ The Jerusalem Syndrome (based on his one-man show).   Mark…

Chantel, Marostica

Chantel Marostica

Originally from Winnipeg, Chantel is known for her unique brand of high energy, physical comedy. She brings her jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing. Chantel was The 2014 Manitoba Finalist of…

Andrea, Martin

Andrea Martin

Ms. Martin has created several famous characters on the comedy television series SCTV, earning her 2 Emmy awards for writing, as well as nomination for best actress. She has received many Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for her…

Dave, Martin

Dave Martin

Born and raised in Toronto, Dave Martin began comedy in 1996 and believes anything can be made funny. Dave performed at the Late Night Danger Zone at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. In 2001 Dave received his own hour-long stand-up…

Trent, McClellan

Trent McClellan

Trent McClellan is from the far eastern part of Canada...namely Newfoundland.

Based out of Calgary, this new talent has been making a big splash on the Canadian comedy scene. Trent has been heard on XM Satelite and Sirius Satelite…

Jeff, McEnery

Jeff McEnery

Acton, Ontario’s Jeff McEnery has quickly established himself as one of the fastest-rising stars in Canadian comedy. In 2005, Jeff won the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Award and followed that up by winning Yuk Yuk’s $25,000 Great…

Kathleen, McGee

Kathleen McGee

Kathleen McGee is the girl your parents warned you about. She will make you laugh and blush all at the same time. Kathleen has been seen at Just for Laughs, on Bite TV and can be heard regularly on Sirius XM Radio

In December 2009…

Deb, McGrath

Deb McGrath

Deb has worn many hats in the biz: TV series creator, writer, performer, director and improviser. Some of her notable works include Expecting - a completely improvised feature film in which she appeared alongside her husband, Colin…

Kevin, McGrath

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath has been making Canadians laugh for over 20 years. He has appeared at nearly every Canadian College and University in Canada. His shows are known to start big and end even bigger. A versatile comedian, Kevin amazes crowds…

Terry, McGurrin

Terry McGurrin

Terry is the only performer to have been nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards in three separate categories: Stand Up Comedy, Television Writing, and Television Directing. He is also the first comedian to have taped 3 separate Comedy Now

Stephen, McIntyre

Stephen McIntyre

Stephen Eric McIntyre is an actor/writer/improviser living in Winnipeg. His most recent credits include playing "Bug" in the movie High Life and playing "Uzzie" in the comedy television series Less than Kind. He can also be seen in the…

Patrick, McKenna

Patrick McKenna

Patrick honed his comic skills with Second City troupes in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as by performing his stand-up comedy routines throughout Canada and the United States. His exuberance and talent was rewarded when he won a double…

Ryan, McMahon

Ryan McMahon

Ryan mixes a traditional stand-up comedy sensibility with a loose improvised slacker style and he blends it all together with characters, multimedia, music and hilarity. Based out of Winnipeg, McMahon is a comedian / actor / writer that is…

Mark, Meer

Mark Meer

Mark Meer is a writer and performer on all previous incarnations of the Irrelevant Show. He is a core company member of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning improv troupe Die-Nasty, a founder of the comedy troupe Gordon's Big Bald Head, and a…

Jim, Mendrinos

Jim Mendrinos

For nearly two decades, Jim has brought his observations, opinions and inspired lunacy to countless audiences. His one-man concert, a spiraling stream of consciousness, is a dialogue that challenges while at the same time reaches everyone…

Aaron, Merke

Aaron Merke

An actor and comedian originally from Winnipeg, Aaron started his career training with the late Del Close at Improv Olympic while in Chicago.  Upon his return to Canada, Aaron became part of the Second City Touring Company. Aaron is the…

Garth, Merkeley

Garth Merkeley

With a baby face like that, it may be hard to believe that Garth has been acting for over 20 years, but it’s true. Apart from his involvement with three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated Hot Thespian Action, Garth’s work has included…

Darcy, Michael

Darcy Michael

One of Canada’s brightest comedic performers has had an interesting and eventful rise to the comedy stage. Recently undergoing a complete transformation, Darcy Michael has lost over 100 pounds….hopefully not the funny ones.


Howie, Miller

Howie Miller

Howie Miller has been featured on both Canadian and American television as a stand up comedian and actor. In the Spring of 2009 he appeared on the Showtime special "No Reservations Needed". His numerous Canadian television appearances…

Ryan James, Miller

Ryan James Miller

It is clear Ryan has the ability to make people laugh, having appeared in comedies Beethoven Saves Christmas (Universal) and My Awkward Sexual Adventure, alongside his work with Hot Thespian Action. But Ryan’s solo stage career has taken…

Shazia, Mirza

Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza’s comedy is a unique blend. Her Pakistani parentage and Birmingham upbringing have resulted in a comedy rich in its diversity.  Although her family are Muslim this is not a central to Shazia’s comedy preferring a more general…

Colin, Mochrie

Colin Mochrie

Since the success of Whose Line is It Anyway?, Colin’s been one busy guy. He’s gone on tour with the WLIIA? gang and a two-man show called An Evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood. He’s done two seasons of This Hour Has 22 Minutes,…

Ashley, Moffatt

Ashley Moffatt

Noted lesbian Ashley Moffatt is a comedian, writer, and father figure to two small dogs. Winner of the Mark Breslin Award for Stand-up Comedy Excellence, two time Fresh Meat Nominee (sketch & stand-up), and, if you mispell her name…

John, Moloney

John Moloney

John Moloney has been a professional comedian for over twenty years, and has entertained audiences across the globe with his crafted, intelligent and original stand-up routines. Winner of the Best Live Performer award for two years…

Lawrence, Morgenstern

Lawrence Morgenstern

Torontonian Lawrence Morgenstern has headlined at every major comedy club in North America. He has contributed material to Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was also one of the head writers for the Just For Laughs…

Ted , Morris

Ted Morris

Ted Morris always looks like he's having the most fun in the room when he's on stage. His intelligent, off-beat humour and wickedly charming smile lets us all know that our slightly warped thoughts are just fine.

He's been called "fresh…

Tyler, Morrison

Tyler Morrison

Tyler Morrison is a 31 year-old stand-up comedian quickly emerging as one of the most talked about headliners in Canada with his fearless brand of working class comedy. He has been featured at The Boston Comedy Festival, NXNE Festival,…

, Mrs. Hughes

Mrs. Hughes

When Merv Griffin found her, he instantly made her the comedy star of his revue, Love and Kisses at Resorts in Atlantic City and then Island Fever near Las Vegas. She also caught the eye of the Russ Berrie Company who featured Mrs.…

Brad, Muise

Brad Muise

About 10 years ago Brad realized a life-long dream, at the age of 35, to perform stand-up comedy when he stepped on stage for the first time at an open mic in Vancouver, BC. Since that time he has found success touring and performing…

Chris, Mulawyshyn

Chris Mulawyshyn

Chris Mulawyshyn first revealed his comedy to audiences Friday, May 13th, and in proper fashion found himself taking the title of 2011 Thunder Bay Comic Idol.  After opening for Dan Licoppe, Darryl Lennox and the ever repressive Rocky…

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Cris, Nannarone

Cris Nannarone

With more than 3,500 live performances, stand-up comedian Cris Nannarone is a veteran road warrior. Nannarone has traveled throughout North America headlining comedy clubs, festivals, conferences and everything in between.

Cris’ style…

Efthimios, Nasiopoulos

Efthimios Nasiopoulos

Growing up in Toronto, Efthimios came from a blue collar family, where hard work was always done with your hands. Efthimios has always had a passion to make people laugh while shining the light on life's absurdities. Never one to shy away…

Zarqa, Nawaz

Zarqa Nawaz

In 2007, Zarqa Nawaz created the television series Little Mosque on the Prairie, which premiered to record viewership and became CBC’s highest rated sitcom, running for six seasons, airing a total of 91 episodes. The success of her series…

Kevin, Nealon

Kevin Nealon

Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He received critical…

The, New Lightweights (Musical Guest)

The New Lightweights (Musical Guest)

When Ariel Posen, Alexa Dirks, and Ryan Voth first formed The New Lightweights in early 2008, it was simply a way for three long-time friends to get together and play the music they grew up loving. Combining old school soul, pop, and the…

Matt, Nightingale

Matt Nightingale

Matt Nightingale is a stand-up comic from Winnipeg whose act has been described as "inappropriate for a funeral setting". A regular guest at Rumor's Comedy Club, Matt has appeared in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Improv…

Susan, Nisbet

Susan Nisbet

Susan is Manitoban born, raised and hospitalized. She has performed locally at the King’s Head Pub, the University of Manitoba, and at Rumors Comedy Club as part of The Funniest Winnipegger With a Day Job Competition. With a unique…

Andy, Noble

Andy Noble

For the last two years, Andy has been making a name for himself in the Winnipeg comedy scene with his not too dirty, not too clean, but always honest, style of comedy. On any given night Andy can be seen performing all over Winnipeg, and…

Craig, Northey

Craig Northey

Craig is a founding member and one of the principal singer/songwriters of the band Odds.  Odds inventive and soulful approach to classic pop won them many fans among their musical peers.  A friendship with the comedy troupe Kids In The…

Tim, Nutt

Tim Nutt

Tim Nutt is a comic who can’t be judged by his cover. Long-haired, bearded and “rough around the edges” audiences expect Nutt’s material to match. But he surprises with razored-down punch lines and well conjured-up premises that place him…

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Karen, O'Keefe

Karen O'Keefe

Karen is sassy, silly, and always witty. Hailing from Canada’s Northwest Territories, she now lives and laughs in Calgary. She shares her take on dating, drinking, and getting along with other humans, usually while in front of an…

Kevin, O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary

From Montreal, Kevin is a Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist.  Thus far, he has had incredible career, founding and leading companies to great success.  He is also a frequent co-host on Business News Network, Canada’s national…

Jana, O'Connor

Jana O'Connor

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voice was born and raised in Edmonton. It has worked in the capacity of actor, improvisor and theatre instructor and has recently found a new incarnation as an award-winning playwright. Jana's voice…

Peter, Oldring

Peter Oldring

Peter started his comedy career 20 years ago in Calgary and hasn’t slowed down since. He has performed with THE SECOND CITY in both Toronto and Los Angeles, appeared several times at the Just For Laughs Festival and has won a Canadian…

Darryl, Orr

Darryl Orr

Darryl Orr is a 34 year old stand up comedian, musician, and coward. Darryl has been performing stand up in Toronto for six years and has quickly gained a reputation as someone who has been performing stand up in Toronto for six years. In…

Brad Oswald

Brad Oswald is a grown man who gets paid to watch television. Now, THAT’s funny. In addition to holding down every guy’s dream job as television critic for the Winnipeg Free Press, Brad has been performing standup comedy for more than a…

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Dom, Paré

Dom Paré

Described as "one of the best new stand-ups around" by NOW Magazine, Dom Paré blends magnetic onstage charisma, hilarious observation, and clever writing to deliver slide splitting comedy.

Dom’s memorable approach has landed him in the…

Alan, Park

Alan Park

A very accomplished writer and comedian, Alan is most comfortable walking the precarious edge between the profane and the ridiculous.  A cross between a stand-up comic and sit-down satirist, he was a regular cast member on CBC’s Air Farce…

Bill, Pats

Bill Pats

Bill Pats is a natural storyteller who shares stories taken from his real life so you feel better about yours. His dark, honest, and personal approach to comedy has made him a fan favourite in the Winnipeg comedy scene. After two…

Steve, Patterson

Steve Patterson

Familiar to over 700,000 weekly listeners as the host of CBC Radio One’s hit show The Debaters and to thousands more as a headliner stand-up comedian, Steve Patterson is a household name in Canadian comedy.

He has taped nationally…

Jean, Paul

Jean Paul

Jean Paul's comedy is culled from his cultural crazy quilt of a childhood - born in Trinidad, raised in Brooklyn and currently residing in Toronto.

"Savage wit and spontaneous combustion combine into an explosive comedic barrage. This…

Teresa, Pavlinek

Teresa Pavlinek

A performer and writer, Teresa spent four years at The Second City Toronto. Since then, she has co-written and starred in her own half-hour TV special, As I Was Saying, for The Comedy Network. Other TV and film credits include The Sean…

Rollin, Penner

Rollin Penner

In the old days, Rollin used to write and perform a weekly comedy sketch for CBC Radio called The View From Greenfield. The “fame” which this brought him led to the opportunity to turn the Greenfield sketches into a live show, which…

Renée, Percy

Renée Percy

Renée started her career as “Pipi” on the wildly popular television series Degrassi High. Since then, her career has rocketed to include writing for Canada’s #1 comedy show, Air Farce Live, CTV and The Comedy Network’s Comedy Inc.,…

Perry, Perlmutar

Perry Perlmutar

Perry is a stand-up comedian with a strong background in sketch and improv. His stand-up material covers a whole range of topics - from his experience as a Jewish man married to a Muslim woman to his former day job working as an English…

Warren, Persowich

Warren Persowich

Warren was feature in The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s “Life’s Hurtles” Gala in 2006 where - as a cancer survivor - Warren Persowich recounted the zaniness of his story of survival, a journey which amongst other things found him…

Tammy, Pescatelli

Tammy Pescatelli

Since beating out thousands for the enviable spot as part of the Final Five on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 2, Tammy’s current schedule is jam-packed with headlining appearances at top comedy clubs and venues across the country, as well as…

Gordon, Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent

This Canadian treasure has established himself as actor and writer; engaging in many disciplines including novel, play and screen writing, stage, radio, television and film. He wrote and starred in the seminal Canadian film, The Rowdyman…

Eric, Plamondon

Eric Plamondon

Incapable of accents, Eric Plamondon transitions from french to english stage performances flawlessly. He has honed his craft as a member of la Ligue d’improvisation du Manitoba and as a stage actor, but also, by rebelliously spending time…

Jason, Priestley

Jason Priestley

Priestley just completed work on Don’t Cry Now, a film he directed for the Lifetime Network. Other projects included: Masters of Horror, co-starring Elliot Gould and directed by Joe Dante, Luna: Spirit of the Whale, co-starring Adam Beach…

David, Pryde

David Pryde

David Pryde is a Montreal comic whose humor is often called “cerebral”, a word which he hasn’t looked up but assumes means “hilarious”. He has performed comedy in the USA, the U.K. and Australia, as well as in festivals across Canada…

Rob, Pue

Rob Pue

A gregarious and dynamic comedian with a knack for telling it like it is, Rob has become one of the brightest voices to hit the Canadian comedy scene.

With unmistakeable charm, wit and trade-mark act-outs, Rob is a must…

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Paul, Rabliauskas

Paul Rabliauskas

Paul Rabliauskas is “Manitoba’s fastest rising comic”, a member of the Poplar River First Nation Paul has been able to share his experiences from living in rough Neighborhood’s to overeating to his advantage. Paul’s high energy and his…

Tim, Rabnett

Tim Rabnett

How likeable is Tim Rabnett? Well for starters he’s overcome the stigma of being an Ontario-born Anglophone to become one of Montreal’s most beloved comedians.

It helps that he’s extremely funny, using a deliberate, often academic…

Al, Rae

Al Rae

Al Rae was co-creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie (CBC), for which he received a Gemini Award and the Prix RomaScreenwriting Prize (Italy). He is also the creator and writer of the CBC Radio hit Monsoon House with Russell Peters, and…

David, Rakoff

David Rakoff

David Rakoff is the author of the books Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable. His next book, Half Empty, will be published in Fall of 2010. A two-time recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for Humor, David’s writing has appeared in The…

Simon, Rakoff

Simon Rakoff

Considered one of the quickest minds on the scene, Simon has been performing standup since 1978. He is widely regarded as one of Canada’s top MCs and has appeared at clubs, pubs, campuses and corporate events across Canada and in the…

J.D., Renaud

J.D. Renaud

One of the most prolific and cheerfully twisted voices in the Winnipeg comedy scene, J.D. Renaud was voted Winnipeg’s Favorite Comedian for 2013 by the readers of the Uniter, and is a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s DNTO and The…

Caroline, Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea is notable stand-up comedian and actress. In 1989, Caroline ventured to New York to start her career in stand-up comedy. Her career was further boosted by numerous appearances on MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour, Comic Strip Live

Bill, Richardson

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson has a long history with CBC Radio. He is now the host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and In Concert on CBC Radio 2. He has published a number of books and is making very slow progress on a new one. A recent happy…

Ali, Rizvi Badshah

Ali Rizvi Badshah

Born and raised in Toronto, Ali Rizvi Badshah (Riz) went from being a break dancing latchkey kid and graffiti artist, to becoming a leading player in Canadian comedy. Riz appeared on the front page of the Toronto Star and was chosen as…

Dan, Robertson

Dan Robertson

Dan grew up in Winnipeg. An animation filmmaker and avid astronomer, Dan has sprung his geeky sci-fi jokes on stages from Toronto to Los Angeles. Dan often refers to himself as bi-sci-fi owing to the fact he adores Star Wars and Star Trek…

Kenny , Robinson

Kenny Robinson

Kenny Robinson is one of the few comedians that can be called a Canadian Comedy legend.

For over 25 years Kenny Robinson has been touring across North America winning both audiences and critical acclaim with his raucous, irreverent,…

Darrin, Rose

Darrin Rose

A familiar face on television, Darrin Rose hosts Match Game on the Comedy Network, plays Bill on the CBC sitcom Mr. D, and is a regular cast member on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial. A four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee – including Best…

Evany, Rosen

Evany Rosen

Originally from Toronto, Evany Rosen started out performing sketch and improv with the Second City-born troupe Statutory Jape. Moving to Halifax, she became a founding member of the Canadian Comedy Award winning…

Ian Ross

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Jeff, Rothpan

Jeff Rothpan

Jeff Rothpan is one of the busiest comedy writers in Los Angeles as well as one hilarious and successful comedian. And if he wasn’t writing this bio in the third person, you’d probably think he was really full of himself. As a comedian,…

Michel, Roy

Michel Roy

Lors d’un spectacle d’humour ou d’improvisation,  Michel sait faire rire. Et il le fera encore cette année, avec un spectacle tout neuf et encore plus drôle!

Using stand-up comedy or improv, Michel knows how to make people laugh. And…

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Ali, Saeed

Ali Saeed

Ali Saeed was a political prisoner in Ethiopia before he came to Canada, but it didn't cost him his sense of humour. A proud and popular self-employed Winnipegger for almost 30 years, Ali is a human rights activist, convenience store…

Ed, Sahely

Ed Sahely

Ed was one-third of the improv troupe Not To Be Repeated, along with Second City mates Jonathan Wilson and Kathryn Greenwood. They even scored a TV series that ran 13 episodes.  Ed’s television credits include The Jane Show, Getting Along…

Sugar, Sammy

Sugar Sammy

Voted as the #1 stand-up comedian in 2004-06 by the readers of The Montreal Mirror, he was raised in an East-Indian and this experience makes his comedy travel well. He arrives in Winnipeg direct from another successful tour of South…

John K., Samson

John K. Samson

Frontman of acclaimed Canadian indie rock band The Weakerthans, John is a singer-songwriter from Winnipeg and former bass player for punk band Propagandhi.  In 2006, he and his wife Christine Fellows recorded This Old House, an album…

Adam, Schwartz

Adam Schwartz

Adam Schwartz is a true Autist, a one of a kind talent. When he is not performing comedy or writing and starring in hit Winnipeg Fringe Festival shows like Aspergers; A Tale of a Social Misfit, he is helping other Autists on the Autism…

Sterling, Scott

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, current events, his outlook on life and…

Derek, Seguin

Derek Seguin

Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive six times. In 2013 he filmed a gala set…

Nile, Seguin

Nile Seguin

Nile is an award-winning stand-up comic based out of Toronto.  In 2010 he taped his first comedy special and was also nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for the second year in a row.  Nile has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival…

Sandra, Shamas

Sandra Shamas

One of Canada’s most celebrated comic artists, Sandra Shamas came into her own as a performer, writer and producer in the mid 1980s with My Boyfriend's Back and There's Gonna Be Laundry. From its very first performance at the Edmonton…

Michelle , Shaughnessy

Michelle Shaughnessy

In the past few years, this young comedian has really begun making an impact on the Canadian Comedy scene. Rising through the ranks of the comedy clubs, Michelle has gone on to become a comic in demand. She’s landed television appearances on…

Leonard, Shaw (Musical guest)

Leonard Shaw (Musical guest)

Leonard Shaw (keys, sax, flute & vocals) has toured with The Guess Who since 1990; as well he has toured with Ian Hunter , Ian Thomas, Dianne Heatherington & Terry Crawford, but he started playing Blues and jazz-edged R&B with Mojo and the…

John, Sheehan

John Sheehan

John is a comedian from small town Newfoundland, and for a province whose population is about that of half a city block in Toronto that’s saying something. He has performed at the Ha!lifax Comedy Festival, twice at the St. John’s Comedy…

Erica, Sigurdson

Erica Sigurdson

Friday, February 12th @ 8pm My Jokes Are Up Here.

With over thirty appearances on CBC Radio’s smash-hit The Debaters, her own half hour comedy special on The Comedy Network and an internationally televised performance for Just…

Arthur, Simeon

Arthur Simeon

Arthur Simeon is not your typical Torontonian-by-way-of-Kampala, Uganda comedian. This one is unique, Arthur brings a funny, rich and authentic African viewpoint to living in North America. A gifted and enchanting storyteller, Arthur…

Jeff, Sinclair

Jeff Sinclair

Jeff Sinclair is a writer, improviser, storyteller, and stand up comedian who has performed all over the world. His well received one man show, Letters At Large, in which he reads comedic letters he wrote to real companies, and the replies…

Niigaan, Sinclair

Niigaan Sinclair

Niigaan Sinclair is an Anishinaabe writer, editor, and speaker by night while by day is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba teaching courses in Indigenous cultures and communities. He appears regularly on CBC, CTV, and APTN

RobYn, Slade

RobYn Slade

RobYn Slade improvises with musical company Outside Joke, the wild and gory DnD Improv Show, and has had the pleasure of performing at festivals and theatres across North America including Rapid Fire Theatre's IMPROVAGANZA, the Vancouver…

Allyson, Smith

Allyson Smith

A consistent fan favorite at home in Canada or wherever the punch line finds her, Allyson is no stranger to stage, screen or studio.  Allyson’s biting wit and cunning charisma have been featured on Much Music’s Video on Trial, CTV’s…

Bob, Smith

Bob Smith

Bob Smith has the distinction of being the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and have his own HBO Special, The Bob Smith Comedy Half-Hour. He’s also appeared on the first national television showcase for gay and…

Alix, Sobler

Alix Sobler

Born and raised in New York, Alix Sobler is fulfilling every little girl’s dream of growing up and moving to Winnipeg, MB to make it big in show business. She is a writer and performer whose solo work has been seen all over North America.…

Rachel, Sommer

Rachel Sommer

Dr Rachel Sommer is the world’s funniest optometrist. It’s even written on her business cards. Comic by night, mild mannered optometrist by day, Winnipeg’s Dr. Rachel Sommer has been trying to spread both laughter and moderately improved…

Manoj, Sood

Manoj Sood

Manoj Sood was born in Mombassa Kenya but grew up in Western Canada. Since he began his career 12 years ago, Manoj has appeared in more than 40 television and feature film productions. Television credits to his name include DaVinci’s…

Veena, Sood

Veena Sood

Veena recently returned from touring her one-woman improv show starring her character "The Maharani," throughout Scotland & the U.K. She has worked for many theatre companies throughout western Canada, including co-founding The Loose…

Sue, Sorensen

Sue Sorensen

Sue Sorensen, the author of the novel A Large Harmonium, is the youngest child of seven children and married a man also the youngest of seven children; they are both good listeners. Born in Imperial, Saskatchewan, she was late to learn…

Tabatha, Southey

Tabatha Southey

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Ron, Sparks

Ron Sparks

Best known for starring in MuchMusic’s Video on Trial and its spin-offs, Ron has many credits as a writer (22 Minutes, Little Mosque), actor (NBC's The Firm, Medium Raw) and producer (Meet the Family, This Movie Sucks!). He’s won the…

Winston, Spear

Winston Spear

Winston Spear is a unique comedian with a deep deadpan delivery who has been called the King of the Obscure. Although his slightly disturbed sensibility makes him a sure-fire hit, there is a certain charisma that endears Winston Spear to…

Tim, Steeves

Tim Steeves

A triple Gemini Award winner, Tim is currently a staff writer for CBC Television’s No. 1 comedy show The Rick Mercer Report.  Tim has written for several seasons for This Hour has 22 Minutes, and was nominated for a Gemini for his writing…

Tom, Steffen

Tom Steffen

Tom Steffen is a writer and comedian currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been in show business in one form or another for over three decades, first as a boss disc jockey yelling over the beginnings of pop songs, then as a…

David, Steinberg

David Steinberg

As a director, Winnipeg born David Steinberg has directed many episodes of Friends, Newhart, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Designing Women, which he also executive produced and most recently the hit series Weeds and Curb Your Enthusiasm for…

Jon, Steinberg

Jon Steinberg

Jon’s deadpan, cerebral style has garnered him many accolades over the years. He’s a past winner of the Chevy Chase Award from the Humber School of Comedy, a Canadian Comedy Award nominee, he’s been featured in a half-hour network special…

Carmen, Stockton

Carmen Stockton

Carmen is thrilled to move back to Canada after a long stint living in Los Angeles, where she studied the pros and cons of plastic surgery. She has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival, twice on Madly Off In All Directions and made her…

Brian, Stollery

Brian Stollery

Brian began his entertainment career as an actor, having trained at the prestigious National Theatre School in Montreal. Since making in the move from actor to comedian, Brian has shared the stage with many famous comedians such as Brent…

Jared, Story

Jared Story

Jared Story is the host and producer of the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase at the Park Theatre, a quarterly series that features the best stand-up comedians in the city performing their A material. In the last year, Jared has opened for the…

Sherri D., Sutton

Sherri D. Sutton

Sherri’s one-woman shows Don’t Make Fun of Jesus and Taking Out the White Trash! have played to sold-out crowds in New York, Atlanta, Canada, Malaysia, Wales and Indonesia! Sherri has opened for Roseanne Barr and Kevin Hart and recently…

Paul, Sveen

Paul Sveen

Paul Sveen is an award winning play write and internationally touring comedian with credits from CTV’S Comedy Now, TSN’s Off The Record, ABC’s America’s Funniest People, The Halifax Comedy Festival, CBC’S Madly Off In All Directions and…

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Pierre, Tétrault

Pierre Tétrault

Being a teacher and raising a family of four has pushed Pierre Tétrault to the limit… of comedy!  Seeing the lighter side of things has always been his strong suit. His love of wordplay will have you wondering whether your high-school…

Franco, Taddeo

Franco Taddeo

Franco is able to reach out to the outsider in all of us. Together we laugh and celebrate being stranieri in America. His comedy, like our lives, is neither rooted nor stuck in "nonna’s old world". Hilarity ensues when old world meets the…

Kelly, Taylor

Kelly Taylor

From the first time stepping on stage it was only 9 short months later that Kelly was headling. In just his second year of comedy, Kelly Taylor shocked the comedy industry by placing second in the prestigious Just for Laughs Homegrown…

Big Daddy, Tazz

Big Daddy Tazz

For more than a decade and a half, Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and television. He recorded his own Comedy Now! special in 2008 and has appeared in many national festivals including Just for…

Jane, Testar

Jane Testar

Jane is a multidisciplinary comedian, regularly performing both improv (with Outside Joke) and sketch comedy with Hot Thespian Action. She has appeared
 in productions with Prairie Theatre Exchange (Little Munsch on the Prairie) and…

, The Williamson Playboys

The Williamson Playboys

The Williamson Playboys, the oldest living father-and-son Cajun music duo, are characters created by Second City alumni Paul Bates and Doug Morency.  Their musical career spans over 100 years, and they claim to have invented almost all…

Alan, Thicke

Alan Thicke

Alan is a seven-time Emmy nominee... often referred to as America’s Dad for his seven-year stint as patriarch Jason Seaver on Growing Pains. In live theatre, Alan appeared on Broadway as lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical, Chicago, and in…

Scott, Thompson

Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the famed Canadian sketch comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. An actor, writer, personality and stand up comedian, Thompson defines the word…

Pat , Thornton

Pat Thornton

Pat Thornton is both an established stand-up and sketch performer. He's a founding member and former head writer of Sunday Night Live, with the Sketchersons. He's also the creator, star and head writer of the series, Hotbox currently on The…

Jimmy, Tingle

Jimmy Tingle

Jimmy Tingle began his comedy career in 1980 and he has since become one of the top social commentators and humorists in the country. He has appeared on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Tonight Show, Larry King Weekend, The Late Show…

Jonathan, Torrens

Jonathan Torrens

2013 is Jonathan Torrens’ 25 year anniversary of working in TV & Film. He started the year off by writing and producing The Jenny McCarthy Show for Vh-1 before reprising his role as J-Roc in the 3rd Trailer Park Boys movie, currently in…

Janine, Tougas

Janine Tougas

Janine Tougas was born a perfect “bilinguist” in Ste. Anne, Manitoba.  When you catch her in "Drolement Votres 5", she’ll explore her mother tongue and yours, too.  So... open wide and say «Ahhhh!»

Janine Tougas est née parfaite…

Martial Tougas

Martial Tougas a commencé sa carrière de bruiteur / imitateur comme Waggy, le chien de sa grande soeur, Janine. Depuis ce temps, il a choisi d’amuser les gens au lieu de les mordre.

Martial Tougas, sound effects artist / impressionist, got…

Shannon, Tweed

Shannon Tweed

Shannon Tweed has appeared in over 60 films, including Detroit Rock City, produced by Gene Simmons in 1999. In 2006, Tweed authored an autobiography, Kiss and Tell, published by Phoenix Press.

Tweed has lived with Gene Simmons of Kiss…

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Azhar, Usman

Azhar Usman

Born and raised in Chicago, Azhar is among the world’s leading Muslim standup comedians. As co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Allah Made Me Funny-The Official Muslim Comedy Tour, he has performed in over a dozen countries on…

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Ron, Vaudry

Ron Vaudry

Ron Vaudry, a twenty-five year veteran of stand up comedy and is one of Canada’s top comedians. He has appeared on Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Yuk Yuk’s:The TV Show, The Arsenio Hall Show, Comedy at Club 54 and has had his own CBC Comics

The, Vestibules

The Vestibules

The Vestibules are a wild and off-kilter troupe who tend to transform the ordinary into ridiculous sketches of endless entertainment. They have performed live at the San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival, the Edmonton Comedy Festival and…

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Kristeen , von Hagen

Kristeen von Hagen

Kristeen von Hagen is the 2012 recipient of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Comic

Kristeen has had 3 Just for Laughs Gala appearances, has been seen SHOWTIME’s Comedy Without Borders and Premium Blend on Comedy Central.…

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Christina , Walkinshaw

Christina Walkinshaw

Christina Walkinshaw is a stand up comic living in Toronto. Her half-hour comedy special often repeats in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping. She was nominated for Best Female Stand Up Comic in the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards. She…

Mary, Walsh

Mary Walsh

No stranger to television audiences, Mary Walsh may be best known for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC’s wildly popular take on current affairs. The series, which she also created, earned her many of her numerous Gemini…

Mike, Ward

Mike Ward

Not afraid to shock, challenge or face death threats for his art, the bilingual Mike Ward is edgy beyond words. He’s irreverent, offensive and downright impolite. And people love him for it. This megastar of the French Canadian comedy…

Francois, Weber

Francois Weber

Francois is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and playwright. His energetic and animated portrayal of life as a teacher and his observations about growing up with a bilingual name in a small town create a memorable comedy…

George, Westerholm

George Westerholm

George is hoping to give his new musical comedy an air of legitimacy by mounting it on a theatre stage. Will that happen? Or is it all a sad charade? George also hopes you pronounced that “Sha-rod”. Come and celebrate one man’s enduring…

Lee, White

Lee White

Lee White has toured the world with improv and is Internationally recognized. Acting in scripted work or improvised work, Lee White just wants to be onstage. Recent improv achievements include winning the 2007 Vancouver Theatresports…

Peter, Wildman

Peter Wildman

Peter Wildman was a founding member of the 80s Canadian comedy troupe The Frantics.  Because he was the only one that had a guitar, they called him the musical one.  He was also the one that had trouble sitting still, so he was also…

J, Williamez

J Williamez

J is the worst thing to happen to Winnipeg in a long time. Williamez has been performing musical comedy in Winnipeg for the past five years, leaving a trail of disgusted, disappointed and downright angry fans in his wake; however, the…

Deb, Williams

Deb Williams

Deb Williams does it all.  She’s a well-known media personality, comedian and co creator/star/producer of Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged. The two international smash hit comedies are her wildly funny, poignant and…

Harland, Williams

Harland Williams

Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Half Baked,

Mike, Wilmot

Mike Wilmot

Mike Wilmot’s comedic stylings are known far and wide. He has appeared several times at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, as well as in Ireland, Scandinavia, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Bangkok, South Africa and Melbourne…

Jon, Wilson

Jon Wilson

Over the past five years you may have seen him perform in Winnipeg on stage, on Shaw Cable TV as the co-host of the Week Thus Far, or heard his sultry voice on university radio. Jon frequently pulls out the guitar to play his original…

Jonathan, Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan’s film and television credits include the improvisation comedy series Not to be Repeated, for CTV and The Comedy Network, featured roles in the films House, The Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, Tommy Boy and a role in the new…

John, Wing

John Wing

A standup comedian for over three decades, John Wing sails into 2016 with the 15th consecutive Winnipeg Comedy Festival on the schedule. He is a regular performer on CBC radio’s ‘The Debaters’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. John performs…

Michael, Winslow

Michael Winslow

"Human sound-effects machine" Michael Winslow first achieved prominence on the standup comedy circuit in the early '80s. The African-American Winslow went on to a few TV guest spots, including an impressive "straight" role as an…

Heather, Witherden

Heather Witherden

Wife and mother of 3 boys didn’t feel like enough of a title, so in 2006, Heather Witherden added, ’comedian’ to her resumé. She was featured on CBC Radio’s, "So You Think You’re Funny" and also performs improv with Prairie Theatre…

Cory, Wojcik

Cory Wojcik

Cory has been an active member of the improv community since, like, before the millennium. Previous Improv credits include: The ACME Improv Co., Always George, Red River Serial, IF 2002-07, various Big Stupid shows, and you can see him…

Hawksley, Workman

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman is a prolific songwriter, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and published author.  In his twelve-year career, he’s produced as many records, all ambitiously creative and defying category.  The award-winning…

Donovan, Workun

Donovan Workun

Photo by Ian Jackson
is an award-winning actor and improviser in several media. He is a founding member of the wildly successful Atomic Improv Co. As part of that group, he created North America's first two-man improv…

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Fraser, Young

Fraser Young

Fraser Young is a stand-up comedian with a style all his own. Although he started out in Toronto, he has headlined clubs across North America, and as far away as Hong Kong. Fraser has written for several television shows, including Almost…

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Pete, Zedlacher

Pete Zedlacher

Ontario-born, Pete went to school in New York City, had a successful run in an Off Broadway production and then found his way back home. Landing in Toronto, he threw himself into the stand-up comedy circuit with much success and has…