WCF Alumni

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

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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

Aisha is well known as the former host of Talk Soup and The Fifth Wheel, and for appearing in TV roles on Friends and CSI: Miami. No wait...that's the wrong Aisha....

Alfa is the 2011 winner of Winnipeg's Funniest Person with a Day Job

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…

Chad, Anderson Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson is a stand-up comedian who is currently living in Winnipeg. Chad has been performing for over 4 years now and is a big part of the local comedy scene. He is 25 years old, aboriginal and sober. He will entertain you with his…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Martha, Chaves Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves’ stage persona is mischievous and subversive, yet vulnerable and insightful. Her numerous TV credits include her own national comedy specials on the CBC (COMICS!) and on The Comedy Network (SOMETHING ABOUT MARTHA). She’s a…

Graham, Chittenden Graham Chittenden

Graham Chittenden's performances include a 2012 Just for Laughs gala performance and appearances on Match Game and CBC's The DebatersPreviously, Graham has opened for Gerry Dee, Brent Butt, & Bob Saget, just to name a few. Most recently he…

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…

Graham, Clark Graham Clark

Graham Clark resides in Vancouver, BC. He has appeared regularly on CBC’s The Debaters and for the past year was a co-host and writer of City TV’s The CityNews List. He has twice been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, (Best newcomer…

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 shows such as The Ellen Show with Ellen DeGeneres,…

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…

Caitlin, Curtis Caitlin Curtis

Caitlin Curtis is Manitoba's very own improv gem!  She is the Artistic Director of the Canadian Theatre of Improvisation and is heavily involved in the training of high school improv armies. 

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Melanie, Dahling Melanie Dahling

Melanie Dahling has been a part of the Winnipeg comedy community for just under two years, but has nearly a decade of experience acting in theatre, film, television and voice-over work. She has had the opportunity to show her range on the…

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…

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

Charlie Demers is a Vancouver comedian, humourist and author, 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…

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…

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…

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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…

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Matt, Falk Matt Falk

Matt Falk's comedy album; Apple Pie & Scars reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and was named one of The Top Ten Comedy Albums of 2013. Matt is the writer of the record breaking Celebrations and Jubilations Dinner Theatre shows; ‘The Big…

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

For those who think Oakville, Ontario is the most boring place on Earth (a) you've never been to Sackville and (b) at least it gave us Mark Forward.

From the start Mark was a breakout talent, being a finalist for the Phil Hartman Award

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…

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

Dan Glasswick is originally from Calgary but now calls Winnipeg his home. Dan 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…

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

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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…

Tim, Gray Tim Gray

Tim Gray has been performing comedy in Winnipeg since 2007. He holds a bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of Manitoba. It was at that school that Tim founded the U of M Comedy Club, started producing shows for his…

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…

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

Actor, writer, comedian, stunt performer and mime artist, Shannon Guile is a woman of action… or maybe just has ADD. Shannon fell in love with comedy while studying Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. She was inspired and…

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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…

Phil, Hanley Phil Hanley

Phil Hanley started stand-up comedy in Vancouver. After touring Canada coast-to-coast many times, including Just For Laughs in Montreal and recording his own national televised comedy special, Phil decided to relocate to New York City.…

Cheryl, Hann Cheryl Hann

Cheryl was born in Saint Anthony, Newfoundland but has called Halifax home for most of her life. A full time honors student at Dalhousie University, Cheryl is also a stand up comedian and aspiring rapper. Her first album will be called…

, Hannah_g 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

Jonny Harris is a graduate of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College's School of Fine Arts. His comedy has been showcased in every medium and at the highest levels across the country.

As a stand-up comedian he has appeared at the Halifax,…

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 quickly become one of Canada’s top comedic actresses. Jessica is a member of Royal Canadian Air Farce, now known as Air Farce Live. She’s a successful comedian, actress, screenwriter and speaker who has opened for Jerry…

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

Hot Thespian Action is thrilled to be back at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival once again, their fifth appearance at the fest. Formed in Winnipeg in 2006, Hot Thespian Action has been pegged as one of the up and coming comedic voices in Canada.…

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

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 gets to be part of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival most years because he lives in Winnipeg and does comedy. During the day, he writes jokes for 22 Minutes and other shows. Famous people who have delivered jokes he's written…

Pete, Johansson Pete Johansson

You can’t guess where he is going, but you die with laughter when he gets there. Pete’s comedy is personal and authentic but it’s tones are universal, making him a global draw in the Comedy world with fans on every continent, and a tour…

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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, Keener 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 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…

Elvira, Kurt Elvira Kurt

Elvira is a Second City Alumnus who has had many years of comedic success in Canada and the U.S. She has starred in The Comedy Network’s series’ Popcultured with Elvira Kurt  and Elvira Kurt: Adventures in Comedy and has had her comedy…

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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…

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…

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…

Darryl, Lenox Darryl Lenox

Darryl is judge, jury, and executioner when he takes the stage, and he presides over the courtroom of comedy with authority.  The result: insightful, incisive, and always authentic comic justice that punishes the absurdity of the everyday…

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 got his start as a professional performer seven years ago when he began doing stand-up comedy. In that time he has already been on the road under the Yuk-Yuk’s comedy chain, done rural tours for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, as well…

Jon, Ljungberg Jon Ljungberg

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Jacqueline, Loewen Jacqueline Loewen

Jacqueline is a member of Hot Thespian Action, a Winnipeg group that has produced fantastically well received, sold out, shows for the last six years of Winnipeg’s Fringe Festival. They have also been nominated the past two years for…

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

In addition to his successful and well received live performances all over North America, Mike MacDonald has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Night With David Letterman, Just For Laughs, Showtime’s Comedy Club All-Star Show

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

This Gemini award winning Actor / Comedian has appeared in the feature films Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, The Ladies Man, Pushing Tin, and Purpose. Currently a regular on This Hour has 22minutes, his television career has included…

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

Known for her high energy, physical comedy, creates scenarios through impressions, delivery and timing, making Chantel a captivating performer, with a skewed perspective on observational comedy.

Chantel hosts at Rumors Comedy Club,…

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…

Kevin, McDonald Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage…

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…

Dave, Merheje Dave Merheje

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Dave Merheje found a love for comedy at a young age and started performing in Detroit. Now living in Toronto, Dave’s comedy style has been described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Dave has gained a following with…

Aaron, Merke Aaron Merke

Originally from Winnipeg, Aaron is a comedian and actor living in Vancouver.  He has been a part of Second City’s Touring Company and the artistic director of the False Idle Factor Theatre Company in Toronto.  Aaron has appeared on Much…

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 two-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.

In…

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

Ryan James Miller has been a fixture in the comedy world for years performing with sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action, having appeared at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival with the likes of Andrea Martin and Alan Thicke.  With HTA, Ryan…

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,…

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 30 year old stand-up comedian quickly emerging as one of the most talked about young headliners in the country with his fearless brand of working class comedy. He has made appearances in The Boston Comedy Festival, The…

Greg, Morton Greg Morton

After working as an animator on the Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show, and providing voice-overs for Saturday morning cartoons, Morton focused his talents on stand-up comedy. He quickly became a club favorite in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and…

, 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…

Doug, Mutai Doug Mutai

When Doug Mutai moved to Canada a few years ago to pursue post-secondary education, stand-up comedy was not in the list of the extra curriculum activities he would be choosing from it. The Kenyan native enrolled in cross-country running…

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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…

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…

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

After just over a year on the Winnipeg comedy scene, Andy Noble has managed to leave his mark with his not-too-dirty, not-too-clean, but always-honest observations. In the last 6 months he's been a writer for Shaw tv's comedy talk show…

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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JANA O'CONNOR'S
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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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…

Nikki, Payne Nikki Payne

Nikki has traveled the world with her unique sense of humor, performing at major comedy festivals such as The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs. You may have seen Nikki on your television in programs such as CTV’s…

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…

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, plus a whole lot of stuff in 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…

Al, Rae Al Rae

Al Rae is a Winnipeg stand-up comic and comedy writer. He is the winner of the Just for Laughs National Homegrown Comic Competition 2000. Prior to Little Mosque on the Prairie, Al was a writer on the sitcoms Blackfly and Big Sound

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

J.D. Renaud is one of the most prolific and righteously twisted voices in the Winnipeg comedy scene. Voted Winnipeg's Favuourite Comedian for 2013 by the readers of the Uniter, he's appeared on CBC Radio's DNTO and The Confessional, and his…

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 has performed stand up comedy for three years and during that time he has had the distinctive honour of being a finalist for Winnipeg Free Press's Wackiest Comedian contest. In addition, he is a semi-finalist for Rumor's…

Derek, Seguin Derek Seguin

A much loved headliner with the Yuk Yuk’s chain of comedy clubs, Derek has worked with some of Canada’s best; like Russell Peters, George Strombolopoulous, Steve Patterson, Jeremy Hotz, Mike McDonald, Sugar Sammy, Mike Wilmot, Mike Ward…

Derek, Seguin Derek Seguin

A much loved headliner with the Yuk Yuks chain of comedy clubs, Derek has worked with some of Canada’s best like Russell Peters, George Strombolopoulous, Steve Patterson, Jeremy Hotz, Mike McDonald, Sugar Sammy, Mike Wilmot, Mike Ward and…

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

Michelle began her career as a teenager moving from small town Ontario to the metropolis of Toronto. She was quickly playing comedy clubs nationwide and soon landed on television appearing on The Comedy Network and The Women's…

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

Based in Vancouver BC, Erica Sigurdson is a dominating force in the Canadian Comedy scene as well as an award-winning writer.  Her comedy festival credits include Montreal Just For Laughs, Winnipeg, Halifax, St. John’s, Moncton, P.E.I.,…

Stephen, Sim Stephen Sim

Stephen Sim is one half of the internationally renowned improv theatre duo CRUMBS and the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival. He has been performing and leading master classes in improvisation since before the "two…

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…

DeAnne, Smith DeAnne Smith

DeAnne Smith, a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee (2011, 2012, 2013) has performed all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Iceland Comedy Festival and Just for…

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 looks like a sane person, but don’t judge a book by its cover. His off-kilter outlook on life keeps audiences laughing for more. After almost two decades as a successful radio personality and total theatre geek, Tom decided to plunge…

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…

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. Jane is also a member of the theatre ensemble, Foolish Wit, who perform Commedia Dell’arte and have…

, 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

Dan, Verville Dan Verville

A born and bred Winnipegger, Dan Verville brings his honest and quirky observations to the stage that make for hilarious commentary.  Dan is one of the youngest comics ever to headline Rumor's Comedy Club, has been a part of the Winnipeg…

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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Ben, Walker Ben Walker

Originally from Regina, Ben is a rising comedian whose quick off-the-cuff style engages himself to the audience.  Ben has been featured on CBC's Laugh out Loud, Winnipeg's Just for Laughs Showcase and is a regular host at Rumor's Comedy…

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…

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…

Jordan, Welwood Jordan Welwood

Jordan Welwood is a Winnipeg born comedian and writer. Jordan has been a finalist in the "Winnipeg's Funniest Person with a Day Job" contest, and headlined at Rumors Comedy Club. He has showcased for Just For Laughs, was featured on CBC’s…

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, White Peter White

Peter White started performing in comedy at a small upstairs bar in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2005, and has been moving upward ever since . After performing for less than a year, he was named one of the top five "up and coming" comics in…

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…

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…

K. Trevor, Wilson K. Trevor Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson has spent over half his life in entertainment, a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he started his career as a child actor before making the move to stand up comedy in the year 2000. As an actor, with TV credits…

John, Wing John Wing

A standup comedian for over three decades, John Wing sails into 2014 with The Great Plains Comedy Festival, The Hubcap Comedy Festival, and his 13th consecutive Winnipeg Comedy Festival on the schedule. He is a regular performer on CBC…

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

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DONOVAN WORKUN
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…