Sandra Battaglini is an award winning stand-up comic, actor and writer. She is the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award winner for her solo show, Classy Lady, directed by Phil Luzi, that premiered in Toronto in 2012 and most recently was voted 'Best Female Standup’ by NOW Magazine. Past performances include, Hard Headed Woman (Canadian Comedy Award Winner, 2007), Small Battalion of Soldiers (Canadian Comedy Award Nomination, 2005). She's toured with national comedy club chain, Yuk Yuks and Absolute Comedy and co-hosts two of Toronto’s most alternative comedy nights, Family Slides and The Sal & Sandy Show with Phil Luzi. Sandra appears in David Cronenberg's latest feature, Maps to the Stars that premiered at TIFF in 2014, CBC's sketch show Humantown, and NBC Seeso's flagship web series, The Amazing Gayle Pile. She is currently in development and on original concepts, including Knitterati and Family Slides with Phil Luzi. Not only has she performed throughout Canada, she has also been invited to perform in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and was a semi-finalist in the She Devil Comedy Competition in NYC.
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
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 Gemini 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.
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 him compelling and interesting, while
touching on topics most people overlook.
Nathan has performed at many of the major comedy festivals, including
the Halifax Comedy Festival in 2009, 2012 and 2014, the Boston Comedy Festival in 2010, and the prestigious 'Just For Laughs' comedy festival in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Eytan Millstone has been writing and performing Hip Hop since July 2009. He was a finalist at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver representing Toronto Poetry Slam (TPS).
He was also the 2011 Toronto Poetry Slam Grand Champion and a member of the 2011-2012 TPS team. He is a member of Toronto Sketch Comedy Troupe “The Boom” and in 2004 was a runner up in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest.
Efthimios Nasiopoulos grew up in Toronto, and came from a blue collar family where hard work was always done by hand. He has always had a passion for making people laugh while simultaneously shining a light on life’s absurdities.
Nasiopoulos has never been one to shy away from anything, using his sharp wit and unique point of view to provide a hysterical insight into human nature, while tearing down many social conventions we take for granted.
His towering physical presence and charm has captivated audiences across North America, and has been featured at the Hubcap Comedy Festival in Moncton and CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Efthimios also stars in Bite TV's prank show, Prank You and can be heard on XM radio
Last year Bryan headlined shows in over 15 countries including England, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA. This year he plans on playing in every country on earth, plus the moon (if the spaceship he’s building works). A live performer since childhood, Bryan O’Gorman honed his stand up skills in the legendary Toronto comedy scene and is refining them on stages throughout this dimension. Catch him now before he dies in a feeble attempt to make it to the moon in a homemade rocket.
Of his many credits, a few include being featured on MTV, Much Music, The Comedy Network, Sirius-XM Radio, National Lampoon Radio, The Georgia Straight and CBC.
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 2013 COCA Comedian of the Year nominee, Nick has appeared in major festivals including 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 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 has been featured on HBO's Funny As Hell series, he is a favourite on the CBC Radio hit shows Laugh Out Loud & The Debaters and has appeared three times at the prestigious Just For Laughs festivals in Montreal. Arthur was also featured on the cover of Toronto's NOW magazine, in the Globe & Mail, National Post and was a regular contributor to the George Strombo Show on CBC Television
Also, Arthur likes pancakes and sleeping in.
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”.
Christina Walkinshaw is a Vancouver born stand up comic now living in Los Angeles after spending a billion years in Toronto.
Her half-hour comedy special often repeats in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping. She’s been nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards (Best Female Stand Up) and is a contributor for the Huffington Post. You can catch her on CBC’s The Debaters, and check out her popular blog, My Week on Tinder at walkinsauce.tumblr.com.
She’s appeared at The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, NXNE, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival, and has also entertained troops in Korea. (South, obvi.) In general, she chooses to avoid mushrooms and marriage.
K Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy, has spent 20 years in entertainment. He’s appeared on shows like Showcases’s Billable Hours, NBC’s Darcy’s Willife, A&E’s Breakout Kings and is one of the stars of Comedy Network’s Letterkenny.
As a stand up comedian he’s appeared multiple times at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs and JFL 42. His album, SexCop FirePenis reached the top of the iTunes Comedy Charts and was named Best Taped Live Performance at the Canadian Comedy Awards. An award-winning comedian, Wilson received the 2012 IrwinBarker Homegrown award at Just For Laughs, the 2015 COCA Comedian of the Year and was named Canada’s Best Male Stand Up at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards.