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

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Spencer Adamus

Spencer Adamus

Spencer Adamus started doing stand-up comedy about a year ago. He has performed at various open mics all over Winnipeg, at the Winnipeg comedy showcase at The Park Theatre, and recently placed second in Rumor's funniest person with a day job…

Dana Alexander

Dana Alexander

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

Aisha Alfa

Aisha Alfa

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

Ismaila Alfa

Ismaila Alfa

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

Rabbi Bob Alper

Rabbi Bob Alper

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

Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson is a stand-up comedian born and raised in Northern Manitoba. Actually this is weird, It's me Chad, I'm writing my own bio but trying to make it sound like someone else is writing it. Listen, I think I'm pretty good at stand-up,…

Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Two-time Emmy award winner Louie Anderson is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time." Currently he is headlining in his own stand up show,…

Danish Anwar

Danish Anwar

Drawing from his extensive global travels and unhealthy obsession with politics, Danish Anwar’s material is often described as “smart,” “political” and "really, really funny.” And sometimes without air quotes.

A comedian with impressive…

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 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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 B-Rabbit & HunnyBunny

B-Rabbit & HunnyBunny

Arguably Winnipeg’s best all-female-90s-R&B-comedy-ukulele-duo, B-Rabbit and HunnyBunny’s charming and unapologetic attitude will take you by surprise. Singing about everything from Instagram to networking to unsatisfying sex, this disarming…

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 Barker was a comedy writer and performer who worked as a staff writer for the award-winning Rick Mercer Report. He made several appearances on CBC radio’s Madly Off in All Directions, and was a regular writer/performer for CBC…

Gerry

Gerry "The Big Bear" Barrett

Gerry "The Big Bear" Barrett is an Indigenous stand-up comedian based out of Winnipeg. In 2013 he performed at an Inaugural Ball for Barack Obama in Washington DC. So far there's been no contact from Trump. Gerry is also an Elvis Presley…

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…

Rob Bebenek

Rob Bebenek

One of the fastest rising comics in the country, Rob 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…

Jason Beck

Jason Beck

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

Rod Beilfuss

Rod Beilfuss

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

Ryan Belleville

Ryan Belleville

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

Aaron Berg

Aaron Berg

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

S. Bear Bergman

S. Bear Bergman

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

The Black Roses

The Black Roses

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

Columpa Bobb

Columpa Bobb

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

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

Tyra Boinks

Tyra Boinks

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

Wes Borg

Wes Borg

Victoria's "Favourite Comedy Performer" two years in a row, Wes Borg has spent most of his life attempting to amuse people with varying degrees of success. He has appeared in the sketch group Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, CBC Radio's The…

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…

Kyle Bottom

Kyle Bottom

Kyle Bottom is the bastard love child of a wizard and a grizzly bear. When he isn't hunting salmon, Kyle can be found performing stand-up comedy. He plays clubs and festivals across the country. Noteworthy credits include the Just for Laughs…

Steve Brinder

Steve Brinder

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

Claire Brosseau

Claire Brosseau

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

A. Whitney Brown

A. Whitney Brown

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

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

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

Rob Bruneau

Rob Bruneau

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

Martin Bruyere

Martin Bruyere

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

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

 Bucko

Bucko

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

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…

Ashley Burdett

Ashley Burdett

Ashley was born and raised in Winnipeg and dang, she loves this wintery city. She has been doing improv for over ten years and spent five glorious seasons with the improvised soap opera Soap Scum. You may have seen her last year at the…

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 also written for a number of Canadian television series, including Robson Arms, Street Cents, Odd Job Jack and Canadian Idol.…

Brent Butt

Brent Butt

Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention. Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to the city to pursue a career in stand-up. Within months he was…

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’ infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience has made her a very popular headliner comedian at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions. She holds her audiences in a…

Graham Chittenden

Graham Chittenden

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

Ify Chiwetelu

Ify Chiwetelu

This Nigerian-born, former Calgarian quit a job in the energy sector to pursue her creativity. In doing so, Ify Chiwetelu charted her own path to form a career as a stand-up comic, improv performer, and comedy writer. She has written…

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Grammy Award winning comedian Tommy Chong is legendary for his invaluable contribution to American counter-culture as part of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong. During their reign, the twosome recorded six gold comedy albums, including…

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 Tales From Late Night and performing on The Debaters on Saturday.

Graham Clark

Graham Clark

Graham Clark resides in Vancouver, BC. He is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and co-host of Maximum Fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself. Clark is a regular on CBC’s The Debaters and has appeared at Just for Laughs, Halifax Comedy…

Lauren Cochrane

Lauren Cochrane

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

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…

Lynne Connelly

Lynne Connelly

Lynne can't speak 'proper' French. And her English is far from being seamless. So Lynne is (im)perfectly bilingual. This show might be a good fit for her. Worst case scenario, she’ll make a bunch of facial expressions - a trademark she…

Cara Connors

Cara Connors

Cara Connors, a native Chicagoan turned Canadian, is a regular contributing writer for CBC Comedy, can be heard on Sirius XM’s Canada Laugh and is currently training at the Second City Conservatory in Toronto. She is also creating and…

Tricia Cooper

Tricia Cooper

Trish Cooper is an actor and writer from Winnipeg. Her play Social Studies has been produced in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Montreal. She just performed in The Myth of the Ostrich at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. She has performed at…

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

Gavin Crawford is an award winning comedian, writer and actor best known for his character work on the Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour has 22 minutes. He has toured across the country, most recently with his latest solo show Friend Like…

Autumn Crossman

Autumn Crossman

Autumn Crossman  is 25 and born and raised in Winnipeg. She is an illustrator and aspiring graphic novelist who has self-published and printed up to five original comics. She is also a new stand up comedian. Other interests include…

 CRUMBS

CRUMBS

CRUMBS (Stephen Sim and Lee White) are an internationally renowned improv duo. They have toured all across Canada and all across Europe and all across the world. They first formed in 1997, though Stephen Sim and Lee White have been…

Seán  Cullen

Seán Cullen

Sean Cullen is a multiple award-winning, multi-talented performer. As a triple Gemini and Canadian Comedy Award winner, Sean is impossible to categorize with his unique comedy, acting, writing and musical talents. He has made numerous…

Carole Cunningham

Carole Cunningham

Carole made her debut at the Winnipeg Comedy Fest in 2016 and is excited to return this year with her dry, observational humour on life, getting older, marriage and questioning societal norms. She has spent the past year opening for comics…

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 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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Melanie Dahling

Melanie Dahling

After just over six years on the Winnipeg Comedy Scene, Melanie Dahling has become very busy with a number of creative projects. During rehearsals for the 2015 Playwright's festival she was flown to Vegas to participate in Expedia's…

Yan Dallaire

Yan Dallaire

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

Alex Dallas

Alex Dallas

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

Amber Daniels

Amber Daniels

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

Roman Danylo

Roman Danylo

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

Kate Davis

Kate Davis

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

Tanyalee Davis

Tanyalee Davis

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

Ivan Decker

Ivan Decker

Since his television debut in 2011, Ivan Decker has quickly become a favorite amongst 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 and…

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

Rosanna Deerchild has been storytelling for more than 20 years, most recently as host of CBC Radio One's Unreserved, a show that shares the stories, music and culture of Indigenous Canada. 

Rosanna is a veteran broadcaster, having worked…

Charlie Demers

Charlie Demers

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

D.J. Demers

D.J. Demers

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

Darrell Dennis

Darrell Dennis

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

Sunee  Dhaliwal

Sunee Dhaliwal

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

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

Fatima Dhowre

Fatima Dhowre

With her charming smile and wit, Fatima Dhowre has quickly established her place in Vancouver's thriving comedy scene. Fatima's been featured in Just For Laughs NorthWest, Vancouver's Northwest Comedy Fest, Sirius XM’s Next Top Comic,…

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…

Trevor Dineen

Trevor Dineen

In addition to co-hosting Now or Never, Trevor makes rush hour fun as the traffic reporter on Information Radio 89.3FM/990AM, CBC Manitoba's flagship #1 morning show. And when he's not guiding drivers through stalls and collisions, he's…

Lou Dinos

Lou Dinos

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

 DJ Hunnicutt

DJ Hunnicutt

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

 DJ Tugby

DJ Tugby

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

Jon Dore

Jon Dore

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

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

Harry Doupe

Harry Doupe

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

John B. Duff

John B. Duff

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

Dawn Dumont

Dawn Dumont

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

Vincent Dureault

Vincent Dureault

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

Host of CKSB…

Steve Dylan

Steve Dylan

Since leaving his day job in 2005, Dylan has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Toronto and Montreal, the Halifax ComedyFest, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Uptown Waterloo & Port Credit Comedy Festivals. He was a finalist in Yuk…

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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…

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards graduated from the Humber College Comedy Program in 2011 and in the same year was nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund and appeared on YTV's sketch comedy show That's So Weird.

Since then he has worked mostly behind…

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…

Eman El-Husseini

Eman El-Husseini

Since her comedy debut, Eman El-Husseini has racked up an impressive list of credits. Traveling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she covers a wide range of topics, from how lesbians are the new gentlemen, to her parents’ wedding…

Joey Elias

Joey Elias

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

Lorne Elliot

Lorne Elliot

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

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

Jeff Elliott

Jeff Elliott

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

Laurie Elliott

Laurie Elliott

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

Sean Emeny

Sean Emeny

Sean Emeny made his Canadian television debut right here at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2015. That year he also taped the Halifax Comedy Festival and won the Just For Laughs Homegrown competition. Before proofreading, he accidentally…

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Matt Falk

Matt Falk

Matt Falk was called “Effortlessly Funny” by the CBC. He’s performed at Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Halifax Comedy Festival. His album Apple Pie & Scars reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. It’s currently being…

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 also…

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…

Adrienne Fish

Adrienne Fish

Based out of Toronto, Adrienne Fish was nominated by NOW Magazine as Toronto’s Best Female Stand-up and for the Tim Sims Encouragement Award in recognition of up and coming talent. Adrienne recently recorded her first nationally aired TV…

Diane Flacks

Diane Flacks

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

Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty

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

Mark Forward

Mark Forward

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

Glen Foster

Glen Foster

Glen Foster has been one of the top comedians in Canada for over 30 years. A mainstay on the Canadian circuit, Glen didn’t just work the road, he’s one of the comics who built it. And he is still going strong, having recently made his eighth…

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. Diana is also a contributor to the sketch comedy show ‘The…

Chloé Freynet-Gagné

Chloé Freynet-Gagné

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

Janique Freynet-Gagné

Janique Freynet-Gagné

Janique Freynet-Gagné est une jeune femme francophone du Manitoba. Elle est une mordu de l’improvisation et du théâtre. Capitaine des bleu à la Ligue d'improvisation du Manitoba (LIM), pour la première fois cette année, elle a su apporter…

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 David…

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 addition of angry…

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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…

Mayce Galoni

Mayce Galoni

Mayce Galoni started performing stand up comedy when he was 15 years old at dive bars in Hamilton, Ontario. Now only 21 years old, he has gone on to perform around the country with Yuk Yuks, and was the winner of several comedy competitions…

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…

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…

Lori Gibbs

Lori Gibbs

"Have fun" was the best comedy advice Lori ever received, so naturally she had it tattooed on her arm. That spirit of fun shines through in her performances, and she is often called a "human antidepressant." In addition to her ability to…

Dan Glasswick

Dan Glasswick

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

Judy Gold

Judy Gold

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

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein

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

Neil  Grahn

Neil Grahn

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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…

Jen Grant

Jen Grant

Jen Grant has had numerous television appearances on CBC and the Comedy Network and is happy to be back at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival for the third time. She was the first Canadian finalist of the Boston Comedy Competition and had the…

Tim Gray

Tim Gray

Tim Gray is so happy to be back performing at the Winnipeg Comedy Fest! Past festival appearances include JFL Northwest, Toronto Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and a couple times at the Winnipeg Folk Fest (as a camper).  He hosts a weekly…

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…

Tom Green

Tom Green

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

Tom is…

Kathryn Greenwood

Kathryn Greenwood

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

George Grenier

George Grenier

As a veteran of the Ligue d’improviastion du Manitoba, George Grenier has spent many years honing his improv skills and winning a record five Coupe Canot along the way. He has a knack for bringing characters to life through quick wit and…

Andrew Grose

Andrew Grose

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

Shannon Guile

Shannon Guile

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

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 H.U.N.K.S.

H.U.N.K.S.

H.U.N.K.S. is Tim GrayDana SmithMatt Nightingale, Quinn Greene, Sam McLean and Rory Fallis. H.U.N.K.S. is a Winnipeg-based sketch comedy group that formed in late 2014. Separately, their experience is a wide variety of film, theatre,…

Nour Hadidi

Nour Hadidi

Nour Hadidi is a Jordanian-born and Toronto-based stand-up comedian. She first moved to Canada in 2006 to pursue her studies in Montreal. After graduating from McGill University with a degree in finance, Nour started working at a bank during…

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

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 began stand-up comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, BC, often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments, he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that causes no…

Cheryl Hann

Cheryl Hann

A current resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia and former member of award-winning sketch troupe Picnicface, Cheryl Hann’s unique brand of comedy occupies a weird, grey abyss. Located somewhere between stand-up and performance art, Hann's…

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Hannah_g

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

Jonny Harris

Jonny Harris

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

He…

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,…

Patrick Haye

Patrick Haye

Patrick's performed all over the country, and in numerous different Comedy Festivals like Halifax, and Just For Laughs. He's done a TV taping for Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network. He's also performed with several great Comedians including…

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Mark james heath

Mark james heath

Mjh is a poet, actor, and comedian from Chicago IL. Aside from being alumni of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival he has also appeared at The Halifax Comedy Festival, Sudbury LOL Festival, and JFL42. Mjh is the founding member of International…

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Dave Hemstad

Dave Hemstad

Dave Hemstad is an award winning comedian who is widely accepted to be one of Canada's best. An accomplished writer and actor as well, Dave is a regular guest on The Debaters on CBC Radio and is a writer for the CBC TV series Still Standing.…

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 Comedy…

Robby Hoffman

Robby Hoffman

Robby Hoffman is a small red-headed ex-Chasidic lesbian Jewish stand-up comedian and writer. Her original voice resonated early on and earned her New Faces at JFL42 (2015). She also performed at Off-JFL in Montreal (2016). She was fan…

Stuart Holden

Stuart Holden

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

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes

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

Maryellen Hooper

Maryellen Hooper

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

 Hot Thespian Action

Hot Thespian Action

Winnipeg-bred sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action (Jane Testar, Shannon Guile, Garth Merkeley, Ryan Miller) has been captivating audiences with their razor sharp witty writing and physically dynamic performances since 2006 and has been…

Jeremy Hotz

Jeremy Hotz

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

Dan Huen

Dan Huen

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

Kelly Hughes

Kelly Hughes

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

Dennis Hull

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

Western Canadian band Imaginary Cities’ debut disc…

ImproVision

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

Leif Ingebrigtsen

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

Dean Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson writes and performs comedy from his home in Winnipeg. He's someone who hates labels; you know the type - a "label-hater."

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Pete Johansson

Pete Johansson

Pete Johansson is just a comic, standing in front of an audience, trying to tell them he loves them. Not with tenderness, but with satirical take-downs of the bloated hubris that is their irrational collective perceived wisdom. This practice…

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

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

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 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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Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian is from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin which she loves like The Shire. Her stand-up has been described as “like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered.” She draws on personal experiences, but with a sardonic…

Sean Keane

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Keener

Like Madonna and Bono, Keener needs only one name.

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

Peter Keleghan

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

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

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 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

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 two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated stand-up comedian. She has performed in comedy clubs across Canada and the United States, and at several comedy festivals including Just for Laughs Northwest, the Halifax Comedy Festival,…

Deborah Kimmett

Deborah Kimmett

Deborah Kimmett is a regular on CBC Radio's The Debaters. She has appeared on DNTO, Laugh out Loud, and Sunday Showcase on CBC. She is also an improvisational expert popular on the speaker circuit, teaching businesses how to say yes…

Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world.  

Andy was a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David…

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew

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

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

Simon King

Simon King

Simon King completely changes a room when he takes the stage. Aggressive, truly insightful and possessing a unique explosive delivery all his own he bombards the audience with intelligent and flat out hilarious material at break neck speed.…

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

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

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

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 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 Kurt is a Canadian Comedy Award winning, three-time Gemini Award nominated stand-up comic and Second City veteran whose credits as star, host, guest and/or writer are too many to mention. Except for these: SpinOff, NickMom Night Out…

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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 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

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

Caitlin Langelier

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

Sylvain Larocque

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 is an actor, best known for CBC’s Fool Canada and Royal Canadian Air Farce. He has been nominated for a Dora Award, a Sterling Award, two Geminis, three Canadian Comedy Awards, and the Tim Sims Encouragement Award. An…

Shannon Laverty

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

Clare Lawlor

Clare 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 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

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

A CBC The Debaters' favourite, Sean filmed his first Just for Laughs gala in 2013. His comedy was featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Winner of the Just for Laughs homegrown competition in 2007 Sean’s other festival appearances…

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

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 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

“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…

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 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 is a veteran of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, appearing in their improv, local, and mood disorder galas. He has also been featured on CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud several times. Andrew currently works as a dramaturge for The Manitoba…

Jon Ljungberg

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

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

Jacqueline Loewen

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

Leighann Lord

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)

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

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

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

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

Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald is best known for his four-year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He is a favourite guest on Late Night shows, having performed the final stand-up set ever on…

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…

Nathan Macintosh

Nathan Macintosh

With his ranty, need-to-get-this-out style, Nathan Macintosh is an award-winning comedian who offers a deeper, different perspective that’s always fresh and funny. His opinions and thoughts focus on a unique sense of individuality, making…

Shaun Majumder

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

Heather Malick

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

Patrick Maliha

Patrick Maliha’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’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 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

Chantel Marostica, known for her unique brand of high energy, physical comedy, brings her jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing. 

Chantel has been featured in some of Canada's most…

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

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 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

Jeff McEnery quickly established himself as one of the fastest-rising stars in comedy when he won the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Award and followed that up by winning Yuk Yuk's $25,000 Great Canadian Laugh Off and “Best Stand Up…

Kathleen McGee

Kathleen McGee

Kathleen is the girl your parents warned you about. She will make you laugh and blush all at the same time. She's often labeled as dirty but she prefers honest. The darkest thoughts you've had Kathleen says them out loud. Kathleen has been…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

Winner of Just For Laugh's 2011 Irwin Barker Homegrown Comic Award and NOW Magazine's 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up in 2011, a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up in 2012, and another nomination for NOW…

Aaron Merke

Aaron Merke

Aaron Merke, comedian, actor, writer and partner in comedy duo Bucko started his comedy life in Chicago training under improv comedy legend Del Close at the iO theater. Soon after Aaron returned to Canada and became a member of Toronto’s…

Garth Merkeley

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

Darcy Michael

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 is one of the funniest corporate and club comedians in North America. His quick wit and unique point of view on multi ethnic stereotypes is enjoyed by all audiences and has garnered numerous television appearances in both Canada…

Ryan James Miller

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

Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza has performed all over the world. She has appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show with Hugh Jackman, (UK) Loose Women (UK), The Late Late Show, and her latest stand up show The Kardashians Made me Do It is a satire on ISIS, political…

Colin Mochrie

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

Ashley Moffatt

Ashley Moffatt

Noted lesbian Ashley Moffatt is a comedian, writer, and father figure to two small dogs. Winner of the Mark Breslin Award for Stand-up Comedy Excellence, two time Fresh Meat Nominee, and, if you misspell her name "Moffat", you can find her…

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

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

Greg Morton

Greg Morton

Greg Morton had only two choices in schoolyard conflicts. Learn the ways of the force, or use his wit to diffuse situations. That wit would soon lead to winning first prize in the So You Think You’re Funny Contest and the beginning of his…

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

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

Chris Mulawyshyn

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

Doug Mutai

Doug Mutai

By way of Calgary, Lethbridge and Kenya, Doug Mutai brings an utterly unique voice to the Canadian comedy scene. Illustrating the similarities between seemingly disparate cultures, Mutai has caught the eyes of various festivals and bookers…

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Cris Nannarone

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

Cris’ style…

Efthimios Nasiopoulos

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

Zarqa Nawaz

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

Kevin Nealon

Kevin Nealon

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

The New Lightweights (Musical Guest)

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

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

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…

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 tells jokes, well, more like funny stories with jokes and has been getting away with it for just over 20 years. Tim pushes comedy to explosive new levels and dimensions. He expertly explores the hilarity in everyday life, delighting…

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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

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

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

Peter Oldring

Peter 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…

Jaydon Ono

Jaydon Ono

Jaydon Ono is a Winnipeg-born Cree comedienne, currently "living" in Saskatoon. As a rookie open-mic comic, Jaydon entered the 2015 Winnipeg's Funniest Person With a Day Job competition at Rumor's Comedy Club, where she managed to advance to…

Darryl Orr

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

Brad Oswald

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

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Dom Paré

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

Dom’s memorable approach has landed him in the…

Alan Park

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 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…

Deb Patterson

Deb Patterson

Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg playwright, director and actor. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins, served as Theatre Ambassador for Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year and as…

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'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

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

A lot sure has happened since Nikki left the trailer park in Nova Scotia. Her sharp tongue, engaging charm and trademark lisp has garnered her multiple Gemini nominations and a 2014 Canadian Screen Guild Award for her role on CTV’s…

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…

Tyler Penner

Tyler Penner

Tyler Penner is more than just a pretty gross face. He's been been writing and performing comedy at Winnipeg clubs and open-mics for over seven years. In 2015, Tyler was featured in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival's Fish Out of Water Gala, was…

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 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…

Amanda Brooke Perrin

Amanda Brooke Perrin

Coming from an improv and sketch background, Amanda Brooke Perrin ventured out into the stand-up comedy scene in 2007. Since then, she has multiple comedy festivals under her belt including Just For Laughs, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival,…

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

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…

Ellen Peterson

Ellen Peterson

Ellen Peterson is a playwright, actor, teacher, and dramaturge. Her most recent plays, The Brink and The Eight Tiny Reindeer of the Apocalypse premiered at Prairie Theatre Exchange and Theatre Projects Manitoba respectively. Other plays…

Gordon Pinsent

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

Eric Plamondon

Eric Plamondon

If you google Eric Plamondon, you will read much more than you want, because it also happens to be the name of a famous Québecois novelist. Not that there is anything wrong with reading, and not that there is anything wrong with Québec. BUT…

Scott Porteous

Scott Porteous

Scott Porteous is one of Canada's youngest comedy veterans. He's been on CBC, a multiple finalist in Winnipeg's Funniest Person with a Day Job, and a finalist in Calgary's Laugh Shop's Joke of Thrones competition. He can be heard on Sirius…

Jason Priestley

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

David Pryde

David Pryde

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

Rob Pue

Rob Pue

Starting his stand-up comedy career in Edmonton Alberta in 1996, Rob Pue has since travelled the world, making his mark on some of the biggest stages the business has to offer. In 2003 he took his talents to the United States, beginning in…

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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,…

Tim Rabnett

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

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

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…

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

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…

Vishal Ramesh

Vishal Ramesh

Vishal Ramesh was born in Bangalore, India. Having working in the IT industry for a few years, he decided to start performing stand-up comedy so his Facebook friends would think he was cool. But when that failed, he moved to Canada, where he…

Rebecca Reeds

Rebecca Reeds

Since her debut in Ottawa, Rebecca Reeds has quickly become a comedian to watch out for. She's been described as “completely literate” and “female,” a dangerous combination. Rebecca has recorded for CBC, Sirius XM and has performed at…

J.D. Renaud

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

Nick Reynoldson

Nick Reynoldson

Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Nick Reynoldson has a unique view of the world. Sharp, smart and energetic, this young comic is quickly on the rise. A regular performer at colleges and universities across North America, he earned a COCA…

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 turned his back on Silver Heights Collegiate five months before graduating and that school no longer exists but Bill Richardson is still standing, if a little haggard. Who won? Is it even a question of winning? No one can…

Meghan Riley

Meghan Riley

A lifelong theatre geek and comedy nerd, Meghan Riley is ecstatic to be performing in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She first performed stand-up in 2012’s “Winnipeg’s Funniest Person With a Day Job,” where she was a finalist. A few months…

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

At the turn of the new Millennium, Dan set out to master the art of stand-up comedy. He thought to himself “Contemporary comedy is primarily about genitalia and relatable subject matter, why can’t it be more about Apes and Astrophysics?” A…

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

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

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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Benji Rothman

Benji Rothman

If Richard Pryor and Steve Martin had a baby, that would be a groundbreaking scientific event. K cool.

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

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 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 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…

Jess Salomon

Jess Salomon

Jess Salomon is a former UN war crimes lawyer turned stand-up comic. The Montreal Metro has called her comedy “charming and intelligent.”

Jess’s festival credits include Just for Laugh’s OFFJFL and ZOOFEST, San Francisco Sketchfest, the…

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

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…

Jacob Samuel

Jacob Samuel

Jacob Samuel is a nice Jewish boy and a very funny stand-up comedian who's been featured on Sirius XM Radio, Shaw TV's Talent Time, and the JFL Northwest comedy festival. In addition to performing smart, biting stand-up, Jacob is also an…

Will Sasso

Will Sasso

Will Sasso is reunited with Director Peter Farrelly in the role of 'Ben' opposite Ron Livingston on the new series, Loudermilk, coming to AT&T’s flagship Audience Network this fall. He first worked with the Farrelly Brothers as 'Curly' on…

Kate Schellenberg

Kate Schellenberg

Kate Schellenberg is originally from the East Coast. She got tired of the mild winters, pleasant people and being near the ocean so she packed her bags and headed to Manitoba. Kate performs at different open mics around the city and got her…

Adam Schwartz

Adam Schwartz

Adam is a comedian and an author with his first book, I've got Aspergers, so I'm better than you... shh don't tell mom hitting the shelves April 1st. Buy a copy at McNally's, Amazon, or drop by and buy a copy and say hi as he performs at the…

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…

Jessica Seburn

Jessica Seburn

Jessica Seburn is one of the freshest faces on the burgeoning Winnipeg scene. She has been doing stand-up for less than a year, and is already being recognized by her generous parents as an amazing talent. She was a regular face at Winnipeg…

Derek Seguin

Derek Seguin

Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive eight times and this is his 6th time at…

Nile Seguin

Nile Seguin

Nile Séguin is one of Canada’s funniest comedians. With appearances on Comedy Network’s critically acclaimed The Beaverton as well as People of Earth and The Expanse, Nile is also known as Alister on the City TV sitcom Second Jen. He has…

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

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

Leonard Shaw (Musical guest)

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

Stephen Sim

Stephen Sim

Stephen Sim is one half of the internationally renowned improv comedy duo CRUMBS and the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival. Stephen has toured all over the world for over a decade performing improv comedy and leading…

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 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 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 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

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 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…

Dana Smith

Dana Smith

Dana runs the successful monthly Women's Open Mic and is a member of the sketch group H.U.N.K.S. (5 STARS - Wpg Free Press). She's been featured in the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase, 2015 ODDBLOCK Comedy Block Party, 2015 Winnipeg Comedy Festival…

DeAnne Smith

DeAnne Smith

DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Iceland Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs Montreal. She's also been…

Naomi Snieckus

Naomi Snieckus

An actor/writer/improviser/voice-over artist/director/ teacher, Naomi is a regular on CBC’s hit comedy Mr. D (now in season 5), which won her a Canadian Comedy Award (CCA), an ACTRA and two Canadian Screen Award award nominations. She is an…

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

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 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 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, 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

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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 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…

Florence Spence

Florence Spence

Florence Spence is a stand up comedian from York Factory Cree Nation. Raised in both Winnipeg and the reserve, she has been able to transition the hardships of growing up with seven brothers, being a single parent of three, and now a…

Angie St. Mars

Angie St. Mars

Angie St. Mars is a comedian and sketch comic who has been accused of "lighting it all on fire!" with her tongue-in-cheek feminist-fueled wit and pocket blow torch. A relatively fresh player in the game, Angie first burst on to the scene in…

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

David Steinberg

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’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…

 Stephen & Caity

Stephen & Caity

Stephen Sim and Caitlin Curtis  are both primarily known for their improvisation but here they have have taken their relaxed and hilarious improv style and translated it to sketch comedy. Their show feels so much like a classic double comedy…

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

Jared Story

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

Sherri D. Sutton

Sherri’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 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

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 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…

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor is a Comic and Pastor based in Edmonton, AB. After over a decade of experience speaking all over Western Canada, Dan began to make an impact on the comedy scene as well. He was named SiriusXM Edmonton's top comic, performed at…

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, 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…

Jane Testar

Jane Testar

Jane is a multidisciplinary comedian, regularly performing with the musical improv troupe, Outside Joke, and sketch comedy with Fringe favorite Hot Thespian Action. She has appeared in productions Little Munsch on the Prairie at Prairie…

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 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

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 a funny man. You may have seen him acting on TV in shows like Sunnyside, Satisfaction, Match Game, Hotbox or The Jon Dore Show. Or you may have seen him joking on TV on Just For Laughs or The Winnipeg Comedy Festival on…

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…

Alicia Tobin

Alicia Tobin

Alicia Tobin is a comedian, writer, and Registered Holistic Nutritionist working in beautiful and wet Vancouver, British Columbia. Alicia started performing stand up in 2007 and now has her own show called Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me, a…

Keith Tomasek

Keith Tomasek

Keith Tomasek is a former Fringe Festival performer (Something Strange, 1988), award winning TV and producer and podcaster. A darkly comic short film he wrote and produced in Winnipeg, Without Rockets, was short listed for an Oscar Award…

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 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…

Rory Tracey

Rory Tracey

Rory Tracey is a Winnipegger born and bred, and a blue collar plumber who uses his sense of humour to keep the crushing darkness of mediocrity from consuming his soul. From bizarre material that borders on the insane, to poignant political…

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

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, 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

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…

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 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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André Vrignon-Tessier

André Vrignon-Tessier

André Vrignon-Tessier is a jack of all trades but a master of none. That would be one way to describe this bilingual modern voyageur. You can usually find him on the red river... canoeing in no apparent direction or portaging the Provencher…

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.

In his first year, he placed…

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Ben Walker

Ben Walker

Ben Walker is a rising comedian whose quick off-the-cuff style engages himself to the audience. Ben has performed all over Canada and has been featured on CBC's Laugh out Loud, Sirius XM radio, and has performed in the Winnipeg Comedy…

Christina Walkinshaw

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

Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh

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

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 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. 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…

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 is an Actor/improviser/comedian from Winnipeg. He started performing at the age of ten through Manitoba Theatre for Young People. In 1997 he helped start CRUMBS, Winnipeg’s favourite Improv group and since then has traveled the…

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 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…

Jeremy Williamez

Jeremy Williamez

Jeremy 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 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

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

Jon Wilson

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

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan’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, the Man Mountain of Comedy, has spent over 20 years in entertainment. A graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he started his career at the age of 14 on the TV show Goosebumps and from there has appeared on shows…

John Wing

John Wing

John Wing is still a stand-up comedian, a mere 35 years along. We could mention his six Tonight Show appearances, his nine Just For Laughs, his semifinal run on America's Got Talent in 2013 despite clearly being a Canadian. But we like to…

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

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 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…

Jeremy Woodcock

Jeremy Woodcock

A staff writer for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Jeremy Woodcock's stand-up comedy has been featured at the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival and Second City's Cream of Comedy. He is a founding member of the 2015 Canadian Comedy Award–winner…

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

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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…

Matt Wright

Matt Wright

Stand-up comedian. Writer/director. Future diabetic. Matt Wright was introduced to comedy in the 2012 “Yuk Yuk’s Funniest Newfoundlander” contest, placing 2nd overall in his 3rd ever show and has been touring Canada since. Matt released his…

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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

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…