April 9-15, 2018


Jonathan, Torrens

Jonathan Torrens

2018 marks 30 years since Jonathan Torrens started on Street Cents, CBC's award-winning consumer affairs show for kids. Since then, he's maintained a fairly steady presence on Canadian TV series, from Jonovision to Trailer Park Boys to Mr.…

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Dave, Foley

Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with…

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Emma, Hunter

Emma Hunter

Emma Hunter is best known as co-anchor on The Comedy Network's satirical news series, The Beaverton and playing Nisha on Mr. D. Other television appearances include CBC'S Royal Canadian Air Farce, Save Me, Match Game, Spun Out, Pop Quiz,…

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Chris, Jericho

Chris Jericho

Acclaimed actor, wrestler, musician, author, podcaster, game show host and television personality Chris Jericho has established himself as a multi-faceted performer with millions of fans worldwide. Jericho is one of the most popular…

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Paul, Sun-Hyung Lee

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is an award-winning actor, writer and comedian who has twice been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance. He won the award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic…

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Spencer, Adamus

Spencer Adamus

Spencer Adamus is a Winnipeg-based stand-up comedian and actor. Spencer has been a part of the Winnipeg comedy scene for three years, and runs his own open mic comedy show at Wee Johnny’s Irish pub. Spencer has been a part of numerous comedy…

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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…

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Chad, Anderson

Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson is a stand up comedian born and raised in Manitoba. Chad started comedy in 2008 and since then he has performed all over the country. Most recently he was a cast member in Mary Walsh's Canada It's Complicated, a live sketch…

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Danish, Anwar

Danish Anwar

Award-winning comedian Danish Anwar is probably the only Russian-born Indo-Bengali-Canadian standup comic you’ll see this year. His clever blend of politics and nerd culture landed him multiple appearances on national TV and radio, such as…

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Ryan, Ash

Ryan Ash

Ryan Ash is a fast rising member of the Canadian comedy scene. Ryan has been seen at the Winnipeg Comedy Fest five times and heard on Sirius XM. He was a semi-finalist in 2015 for Canada’s Top Comic, and has toured to exciting Saskatchewan…

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Rob, Bebenek

Rob Bebenek

One of the fastest rising comics in the country, Bebenek has smashed audiences from coast to coast. His sharp wit and observational rants have left audiences in stitches. Rob has received major praises from peers, critics and most of all the…

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Alan, Bromwell

Alan Bromwell

Alan Bromwell is a stand-up comedian and writer from Denver, Colorado. He was recently featured as Comic of the Week on Comedy 103.1 FM. He is a regular performer at the Comedy Works, and has performed at many other clubs and theaters across…

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Martin, Bruyere

Martin Bruyere

Martin Bruyère fait de l’humour depuis près de 20 ans et sa mère le trouve un peu drôle. Il est malheureusement originaire de Gatineau au Québec, mais habite heureusement le Manitoba depuis plus de 15 ans. Il a commencé sa carrière en solo…

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Sophie, Buddle

Sophie Buddle

Sophie Buddle is based out of Vancouver and is one of the fastest rising stars in Canada. She has been featured at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and well as their Toronto and Vancouver fests (JFL42, JFLNorthWest), she has her…

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Ashley, Burdett

Ashley Burdett

Ashley was born and raised in Winnipeg and dang, she loves this wintery, mosquito filled city. She has been doing improv for over 12 years, most recently with Dungeons and Dragons Improv. She has also appeared in The Winnipeg Comedy Festival…

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Leonard, Chan

Leonard Chan

Born and raised in Toronto, Leonard performs stand-up, improv, and sketch all across Canada. He has been heard on Sirius/XM radio, published on CBC Comedy, and seen on stage at various comedy festivals including JFL42. In his spare time, he…

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Bruce, Clark

Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark is a comedian and writer who has appeared on many television programs including Just For Laughs and The Tonight Show. He will be hosting We Gotta Talk Show and performing on Your Hood's A Joke: International Edition. 

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Caitlin, Curtis

Caitlin Curtis

Caitlin Curtis is Manitoba's very own improv gem and has traveled across Canada, into the States and into Europe with improvisation. She is one half of the sketch duo Stephen & Caity. She is the Artistic Director of the Canadian Theatre of…

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Yan, Dallaire

Yan Dallaire

C’est depuis 2002 que Yan Dallaire se plaît à explorer les arts de la scène. Improvisateur, metteur en scène, auteur, comédien et humoriste, Yan à plusieurs passions. C’est avec le duo « 2 Gars S’essayent », aux côtés de Martin Bruyère,…

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Christophe, Davidson

Christophe Davidson

In addition to touring across Canada, Christophe has delighted audiences in Singapore, London, Croatia, Melbourne, Edinburgh, New York and even St. Pete’s Beach Florida! He has performed at Just for Laughs in Montréal no less than three…

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Ivan, Decker

Ivan Decker

2018 Juno Nominee for best comedy album Ivan Decker has quickly become a favorite among audiences and comedians alike across the country. A true-to-the-craft comic, Ivan Decker’s young take on a classic stand-up style is a talent found few…

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Curran, Dobbs

Curran Dobbs

Curran Dobbs is an up and coming autistic comedian from Victoria. His dry delivery has entertained audiences in BC, and at the ANCA World Autism Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also appeared in films, including a starring role in the…

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Ryan, Doucette

Ryan Doucette

Ryan Doucette est un acteur, humoriste et mime acadien originaire de Clare en Nouvelle-Écosse. Il a commencé sa carrière  en présentant des sketches de mimes au Café Bric-à-Brac de l’Université Sainte-Anne. Ces mêmes sketches sont plus tard…

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Mikey, Dubs

Mikey Dubs

Mikey performs all over Vancouver Island and is a regular at Heckler’s Comedy Club in Victoria, BC. You can catch him at the 2018 Just For Laughs Northwest Festival in Vancouver. Mikey has earned himself a reputation for being a great joke…

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Eman, El-Husseini

Eman El-Husseini

A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar… ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one - her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to…

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Scott, Faulconbridge

Scott Faulconbridge

Scott Faulconbridge has delighted audiences with his masterful timing, quirky story telling and quick improvisational wit to established himself as one of Canada's headlining acts. As Now Magazine's Glen Sumi says. 'Nobody delivers a line…

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Chris, Fonseca

Chris Fonseca

For three decades under the stage name Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca, Chris has had the thrill of sharing laughter with audiences. Born with Cerebral Palsy, he began doing comedy as a sophomore in college and was soon hitting open mics all…

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Mayce, Galoni

Mayce Galoni

Mayce Galoni started performing stand up comedy when he was 15 years old at dive bars in Hamilton, Ontario. Now 22, he has gone on to perform across the country and appear at Just For Laughs Montreal, JFL42, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax…

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Courtney, Gilmour

Courtney Gilmour

A killer combination of sharp writing and warm likability has made Courtney Gilmour one of Toronto's fastest rising talents. She delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal by winning the Homegrown…

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, Godfrey


Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians on the road today.  His one man show, The Godfrey Complex, was a major hit at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.  GQ Magazine said that Godfrey "is set to be one of the biggest performers in the…

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Todd, Graham

Todd Graham

Todd Graham has performed at some pretty impressive clubs and festivals over the years. He’s opened for several notably famous comedians and has also been on the radio and television a few times. Still I think it would be for the best if…

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Tim, Gray

Tim Gray

Tim is a Winnipeg comedian and a member of sketch comedy group HUNKS. Tim has produced countless stand-up, improv and sketch comedy shows in venues across Winnipeg. Tim produces Comedy at Wee Johnny's shows which are regularly featured on…

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Mike , Green

Mike Green

Mike Green is thrilled that you have navigated to his page, and hopes it wasn't the result of clicking the wrong link after google searching Mike Green the NHL player. Mike Green the comedian has told jokes for years on stages all across the…

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Charles, Haycock

Charles Haycock

Charles Haycock is a unique comedian in many ways. Whereas most good comics command an audience's attention by being larger than life, Charles drops all the pretense and offers up a quirky playful style that makes the crowd WANT to listen.…

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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 regular…

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Hoodo, Hersi

Hoodo Hersi

Hoodo Hersi is a promising Toronto-based comedian, having performed on prestigious shows including The Nubian Disciples of Pryor at Yuk Yuks. She was also nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund at Second City and was featured on…

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Katie-Ellen, Humphries

Katie-Ellen Humphries

With a sensibility that falls somewhere between the locker room and the library, Katie-Ellen is making a name for herself as an emerging comedic talent throughout Canada and the U.S. 

A featured performer at The Bridgetown Comedy…

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Danielle, Kayahara

Danielle Kayahara

Danielle Kayahara is a benevolent cat owner and promising up-and-comer in the Winnipeg comedy scene. Fueled by equal parts anxiety and caffeine, she remains convinced that the former has nothing to do with the latte. 

Danielle has appeared…

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Simon, King

Simon King

An absolute force of nature on stage, Simon King is the kind of dynamic, energetic and intelligent comedian that comes along perhaps once in a generation. 

With credits including: HBO, Just For Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival CBC, CTV,…

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Tyler, Kotowski

Tyler Kotowski

Tyler is the new guy. He opened for Sirius XM's Top Comic winner Gavin Matts, and by the time this festival happens he will have been in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival as well.

Twitter: @goodfunnyguy

Instagram: @goodandfunnycomedian

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Darryl, Lenox

Darryl Lenox

“I think I can make you laugh at stuff you had no idea you thought was funny.” Darryl Lenox continues to bring his unique insights and comedic observations to audiences both north and south of the 49th Parallel as he kicks off The 20/20 Tour…

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Micheline, Marchildon

Micheline Marchildon

Native de Saint-Boniface au Manitoba, Micheline Marchildon est humoriste, comédienne et animatrice.   En humour, on l'a vue dans les galas D’un rire à l’autre, à,  et sur le web de TFO 24.7, avec son Guide Micheline des F.H.Q. Son…

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Howie, Miller

Howie Miller

Howie Miller is one of the funniest corporate and club comedians in North America.  He is a First Nation Descendant of the Cree Nation and was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His quick wit and unique point of view on multi…

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Yumi, Nagashima

Yumi Nagashima

In less than three years, stand-up comedian and actress Yumi Nagashima has made a large splash in the Vancouver comedy scene with her sassy stage presence and unique point of view. She was also a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Yuk Off…

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Matt, Nightingale

Matt Nightingale

Matt Nightingale’s absurdist/observational joke writing has made him a favourite among comedians and comedy nerds. A regular host at Rumor’s Comedy Club, and member of sketch comedy group HUNKS, Matt has performed in comedy clubs and…

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Andy, Noble

Andy Noble

Over the last four years, Andy has been making a name for himself 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 has made multiple appearances…

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Nic, Novicki

Nic Novicki

Nic Novicki is an actor, comedian and producer who has performed on six continents. He's done stand up on Gotham Comedy Live and he's had acting roles a number of television shows and movies, including Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Life…

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Steve, Patterson

Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson is best known as host of the hit show The Debaters on CBC Radio One. Patterson has been a professional headliner since 1997 and has taped numerous national television specials in the past decade including four Just For Laughs…

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Tyler, Penner

Tyler Penner

Tyler Penner has been writing and performing comedy in Winnipeg for just over eight years. In that time, he’s gone from trying out material at local open mics to headlining sold-out comedy showcases at the Park Theatre. In 2014, Tyler won…

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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 Rollin…

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Amanda Brooke, Perrin

Amanda Brooke Perrin

Amanda Brooke Perrin won Best Female Stand Up in NOW magazine’s Best Of T.O. Reader’s Choice Awards and was one of the 42 headline acts at JFL42 in Toronto. Her debut comedy album “AKA Randy” hit #1 on the Canadian Comedy iTunes…

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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 unmistakable charm, wit and trade-mark act-outs, Rob is a must see performance.…

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Paul, Rabliauskas

Paul Rabliauskas

Paul Rabliauskas is a super funny comedian. He has years of experience in radio hosting, television hosting, and a prolific and successful career as a stand-up comedian. He has performed for several years in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival,…

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Chloe, Radcliffe

Chloe Radcliffe

Chloe Radcliffe is a Minneapolis-based standup recently named a TBS Comic to Watch at the New York Comedy Festival. Her comedy is all smiles, no matter how exasperated she is with the world around her. In 2017, Chloe was a semifinalist in…

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Lara, Rae

Lara Rae

Lara is the co-founding Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She was the JFL Homegrown National Champion in 2000, an award-winning television and radio writer, and one of the developers of the international hit show Little…

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Simon, Rakoff

Simon Rakoff

Simon Rakoff has been performing stand-up since 1978. Considered one of the quickest minds on the scene, Simon is a veteran who performs with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. He is widely regarded as one of comedy’s top acts and has headlined…

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Meghan, Riley

Meghan Riley

Avocate, maman et humoriste, Meghan adore mélanger le débat, l’absurde et le jeu physique. Fière Winnipegoise, Meghan a gradué de la American Musical and Dramatic Academy de New York, du Second City Training Conservatory à Toronto et de…

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Kenny , Robinson

Kenny Robinson

Winner of the Phil Hartman Award, Kenny's irreverent, socially conscience, intelligent, opinionated and profane style of comedy has made him a fixture and favourite with comedy clubs, festivals, swingers conventions, radio, and television…

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Benji, Rothman

Benji Rothman

Hey guys. I’m Benji Rothman. I’m excited to come tell some jokes for you guys. I’ve told jokes at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and The Oddblock Comedy Festival and Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic. I also just got back from Australia telling…

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Michel, Roy

Michel Roy

Michel Roy est un enseignant franco-manitobain à temps plein et un humoriste à temps perdu. Il a commencé sa carrière en humour en 2003 avec le festival d’humour de Winnipeg. Il fait maintenant du stand-up depuis environ 12 ans et a…

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Jess, Salomon

Jess Salomon

Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who recently made the move to New York with her Muslim wife because she has excellent comedic timing.

Since making the move to the USA, Jess was selected to be a 2017 StandUP NBC finalist and had her…

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Jacob, Samuel

Jacob Samuel

Jacob Samuel is a Canadian stand-up comic who has been featured on national TV and radio. His jokes have been reviewed as “consistent and well executed, with no exceptionally bad or good pieces.”

Instagram: @byjacobsamuel

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Kate, Schellenberg

Kate Schellenberg

Kate Schellenberg is originally from the East Coast. She got tired of the mild winters, cheap lobster, and being near the ocean, so she packed her bags and headed to Manitoba. She has performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Oddblock…

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Adam, Schwartz

Adam Schwartz

Adam Schwartz is a stand-up comedian. This gives him a unique perspective on the world and means he finds the funny in everyday life that others may miss. Adam is a finalist for Winnipeg's wackiest comedian with a day job, Rumour’s comedian…

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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…

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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 Just For Laughs festival an impressive seven times. At JFL 2014 his gala set filmed for HBO…

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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, The Winnipeg, Halifax, St. John’s, Moncton, P.E.I.,…

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Dana, Smith

Dana Smith

Dana runs the successful monthly Women's Open Mic and is a member of the sketch group HUNKS. She's been featured in Just for Laughs Northwest, the Winnipeg Comedy festival, Chicago Sketchfest, San Francisco Sketchfest Edmonton’s Improvaganza…

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Angie, St. Mars

Angie St. Mars

Angie St. Mars is a Winnipeg-based comedian who has been accused of “lighting it all on fire!” with her tongue-in-cheek feminist-fueled wit. She has been featured at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, ODDBLOCK Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy…

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Jane, Stanton

Jane Stanton

Watching Jane Stanton on stage is like having a late night conversation with you best friend, if your best friend is one of the funniest people you know. In her short time performing comedy Jane has toured across Canada, won Vancouver’s…

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Jared, Story

Jared Story

Jared Story is the host and producer of the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase at the Park Theatre, a quarterly stand-up series featuring the best comedians in the city performing their A material. Jared also hosts Monday Night Mic, the Park's monthly…

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Big Daddy, Tazz

Big Daddy Tazz

For more than a decade and a half, Big Daddy 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…

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Jane, Testar

Jane Testar

Jane is a multidisciplinary comedian, regularly performing with the musical improv troupe, Outside Joke, for 15 years, and performs sketch comedy with Canadian Comedy Award Nominees, Hot Thespian Action. She has appeared in productions…

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Dan, Verville

Dan Verville

Based in Winnipeg, Dan Verville is a comedian, writer and occasional media personality. Born in 1986 and entertaining his family since 1992, he now realizes he is slowly turning into his father.

Dan is a regular host at Rumor's Comedy…

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Joe, Vu

Joe Vu

After winning awards in advertising for a Superbowl commercial and a Ted Talks 10 Global Ads worth sharing, Joe Vu abandoned his lucrative career in advertising to be totally disowned by his Asian parents. Since then he's been on The…

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Ben, Walker

Ben Walker

Ben Walker est un humoriste originaire de Winnipeg.  Il a été présenté sur CBC « Laugh out Loud », Sirius XM, et il est un artiste régulier au Rumours Comedy Club. 

Twitter: @OBCcomedy

Instagram: @obccomedy

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Christina , Walkinshaw

Christina Walkinshaw

Christina Walkinshaw is a Vancouver born stand up comic now living in Los Angeles. Her half-hour comedy special often repeats in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping. She’s been nominated for multiple Canadian Comedy Awards,…

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Jordan, Welwood

Jordan Welwood

Jordan Welwood is a Winnipeg born comedian and writer. In 2015 he won runner-up in Sirius XM's "Canada's Top Comic" at JFL42. He also represented Winnipeg in the finals of “Top Comic" in 2013. Jordan has opened for many big names including…

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Shirley, Whalen

Shirley Whalen

Shirley Whalen's twisted optimism and unabashed style have delighted audiences everywhere from a northern Canadian nudist resort to one of Abu Dhabi’s finest luxury hotels. Her rate of laughs per minute have earned her the nickname “the…

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Carol , Zoccoli

Carol Zoccoli

Carol Zoccoli is a comedian and writer from Brazil. Carol has been living in Toronto for four years, during which time she’s graduated from Second City’s Conservatory Program and has been performing stand-up regularly around the city. She…

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