Clare Belford is one of the fresh, new faces in Canada’s robust comedy scene. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Belford now resides in Toronto and has quickly established herself as one of the top young comics in the country. Her well-crafted writing and authentic delivery have made her a favourite among peers and comedy industry people alike.
She’s performed at clubs and festivals throughout North American including JFL 42, OFF JFL, SheDot Festival, Field Trip Festival and is regularly featured on Sirius XM.
Since 2004, Canadian comedian Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today.
Mr. Burtscher was a finalist in both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions (and a few other competitions to boot). He was part of Home Grown Comics at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in 2018 which aired nationally on the Comedy Network. Pat’s also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Singapore Comedy Fringe and as part of New Faces at JFL 42.
MARK DEBONIS (Just For Laughs; 2011 Great Canadian Laugh Off Winner; 2010 Canadian Comedy Award Winner and 2009 Tim Sims Award Nominee; finalist on XM Radio’s Canada’s Next Top Comic)
Mark DeBonis took the plunge into stand up in 2008. In 2010 he won a Canadian Comedy award for “Best New Comer”. He followed that by winning the $25,000 grand prize for “The Great Canadian Laugh Off”. Mark has preformed multiple times at the International Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Mark made his acting debut in 2012 when he was in the award-winning movie “Picture Day” where he got to walk the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Mark can be seen/heard on CBC’s “Accent on Toronto”, CBC’s “The Debaters” Much Music, Comedy Network, and his Comedy Special filmed for I-Channels “No Kidding”
Tim Golden is a Toronto-based comedian by way of Massachusetts. His blunt delivery and gifted writing have made him a favourite among audiences and his fellow comedians throughout North America.
Golden was recognized as the Comic's Comic at Toronto's 2015 I Heart Joke Awards and he's performed at clubs and colleges throughout Canada and the U.S.
He's appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, NXNE, World Electronic Music Festival and is regularly featured on Sirius XM
Todd Graham has performed at some impressive clubs* and festivals** over the years. He’s opened for several pretty famous comedians*** and has even been on the radio**** & television***** a few times. Still we think it would be for the best if you all come see him in person and then maybe let things progress naturally from there.
*Hollywood Improv Main Stage
**JFL, JFL42, Winnipeg Comedy Festival
***Todd Barry, Aparna Nancherla, Dana Gould, Greg Proops
****CBC Radio LOL, The Debaters, Sirius XM Canada Laughs
*****JFL All Access, Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Dena Jackson is a Toronto based comedian, speaker, writer and host of the Ego Podcast. Her fearless writing and ability to connect with a wide range of audiences has asserted her as one of the top young comics in Canada.
Jackson’s writing has been featured on CBC Comedy and the Beaverton and she’s delivered several talks for university and corporate audiences including a TEDx focused on mental health and mindfulness.
As a comedian, Jackson’s performed at clubs and festivals throughout North America including JFL 42 Festival, SheDot Festival, Guelph Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest and the Dark Comedy Festival. Her comedy is regularly featured on Sirius XM Radio.
This Winnipegger who once worked at a dirt factory, funeral home and pornography store left the nest (Winnipeg) to set the comedy wheels in motion. Since leaving he has made a name for himself. First, graduating from The Humber School of Comedy with honours. He is one of the founding members of the Award Winning sketch troupe The BOOM in which he worked with dynamo Canadian comedians: Scott Thompson, Nikki Payne and Colin Mochrie.
Garrett has opened up on tour for Juno Award-winning metal band, KEN mode. He has been featured on the Ron James Show, XM Radio’s Laugh Attack, MTV Canada, Comedy Network, Etalk Canada and CBC Radio.
Jay Wells L’Ecuyer is an award-winning filmmaker and accomplished writer, actor and comedian. He's a founding member of ‘The Boom’ sketch troupe and the comedy/rap duo ’Rick & Chuck’. Jay has written and performed live with Colin Mochrie & Scott Thompson, and has performed in The L.A Comedy Fest, The UCB in NYC and L.A, multiple Canadian Comedy Festivals and sold-out shows at The Second City in Toronto. ‘Rick & Chuck’ has performed at the VANS Warped Tour, opened for Judah Friedlander, and have multiple viral videos on YouTube.
On screen, Jay has multiple appearances on Network TV and international commercials including Pepsi, Lays, TSN, Tassimo, Tetley, KFC, and more. Jay appeared in the Canadian Comedy Award Winning Short, ‘That Thing That Happened’ and his first full-length screenplay ‘Vote Wasted’ is currently in pre-production. Jay currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, performing regularly at ‘The New York Comedy Club’ and ‘The Stand’. His short film ‘Meat Pie’ won the audience choice Award at the New York No Limits Film Fest, and he recently appeared in the Feature Film ‘The Closer’ which has won multiple awards in festivals worldwide.
Energetic, loud, never understated and always funny, Nathan Macintosh is quickly becoming one of the names to know in comedy.
Nathan’s appeared on Conan on TBS, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS and taped his own half hour special for the Comedy Network. He’s performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival six times as well as the Boston Comedy Festival and Halifax Comedy Festival.
His debut album, I Wasn’t Talking was included in Exclaim! Magazine’s Top Ten Hilarious Good Comedy Moments of 2015. Nathan hosts Positive Anger, a podcast that’s received over 1,000,000 listens and is frequently in the top 200 Podcasts on iTunes.
Eytan Millstone is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, comedian, and producer. He is a founding member of sketch troupe 'The Boom', and ran a sold out monthly show in Toronto for 6 years. He produced the feature film ‘The Closer’, released in 2016, which has won several awards worldwide. ‘Meat Pie’ - the first episode in ‘Jay & Eytan’, his series with co-creator Jay Wells L’Ecuyer - won the audience choice award at the NY No Limits Film Fest in 2016. The next episode in the Jay & Eytan series, ‘Night Light’, was an official selection at the 2017 New York Short Film Festival and the 2018 Portland Comedy Film Festival. Eytan performs regularly with his comedy duo, Jay & Eytan, at the New York Comedy Club.
Efthimios Nasiopoulos grew up in a blue-collar family in Toronto, ON. His hysterical insight into human nature has been featured at clubs and theatres throughout North America as well as JFL Northwest, The Hubcap Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and CBC’s LOL.
Efthimios’ one-man show, Disengaged premiered during the summer of 2017 at the Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal Fringe Festivals where it earned a nomination for Best English Comedy.
His debut album, Efthimios is featured regularly on SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs and Raw Dog Radio.
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 2018 Runner Up at SiriusXM’s Top Comic Competition, Nick has appeared in major festivals including Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, NXNE and as part of the New Faces Showcase at JFL 42. He’s been featured on MTV, MUCH, CBC and multiple national commercials.
Arthur Simeon is a Ugandan-born Toronto-based comedian who has been performing for a decade all over the world. A truly gifted storyteller, Arthur has been invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival six times and appeared on CBC Television, HBO and the Comedy Network. His unique comedic voice and perspective has seen him featured in the Globe & Mail, NOW magazine and the Toronto Star. He’s also a regular on CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters.
Arthur is a banana bread connoisseur and lover of slow jams.
For the last decade Monty Scott has been leaving Canadian audiences in stitches from coast to coast with appearances on the Comedy Network, MTV, Bite TV and Sirius XM radio.
Born and raised in Scarborough Ontario, he manages to combine an urban practicality with an intellectual and often silly bent. Always smart and original Monty leaves audiences gasping for air as he shares his opinions on huge variety of subjects.
Barry Taylor has appeared in clubs and colleges across the country and shared the stage with the likes of Neil Hamburger, Jason Mewes and Scott Thompson.
His unique delivery and dry sense of humor are his signature and have lead to on air positions with 102.1 the Edge FM and XM Satellite Radio, appearances on Comedy Network, Much Music, MTV and Raptors NBA TV as well as writing positions with the Comedy Network and Google.
Steph Tolev's unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favourite throughout North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has taped a TV Gala and performed as part of the Home Grown Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. She's also taped a TV showcase for the Halifax Comedy Festival that aired on CBC.
Her sketch duo Ladystache was part of the 2015 Just For Laughs 42 festival in Toronto and their debut album, So Many Wolves reached number one on the iTunes Comedy Charts.
Tolev was recognized as the Best Female Stand Up at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards and her debut album, Hot N' Hungry reached the top of the iTunes Comedy Charts.
On TV, Steph’s been featured on Much Music’s “Video on Trial” and MTV’s “Losing it”, and had her own stand up special on iChannels program “No Kidding”.
K Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy has spent over 20 years in entertainment. A star from Crave TV’s award-winning Letterkenny, he’s also appeared on What Would Sal Do, Showcases’s Billable Hours, NBC’s Darcy’s Wildlife and A&E’s Breakout Kings.
As a stand up comedian he’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and multiple times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and JFL 42.
His debut album, SexCop FirePenis reached the top of the iTunes Comedy Charts and was named Best Taped Live Performance at the 2016 Canadian Comedy Awards. His latest release, Sorry! (A Canadian Album) debuted at #1 on iTunes. An award-winning comedian, Wilson received the 2012 Irwin Barker Homegrown award at Just For Laughs, the 2014 and 2015 COCA Comedian of the Year and was named Canada’s Best Male Stand Up at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards.