Comedians

Shawn Hogan


Shawn Hogan has led many lives in his 15 (or so!) years since his high school graduation: university student, warehouse supervisor in Okotoks, AB, oilfield supervisor in Zama City, AB, temporarily homeless on the streets of Sylvan Lake AB, elementary school teacher in Calgary AB, carpenter/painter for the rich and famous, and finally, entrepreneur and comedic performer. In addition to creating, producing and hosting one of the most successful and unique independent comedy shows in Toronto right now (the Hangover Cure Comedy Show), Shawn has produced and starred in over a dozen sold-out shows throughout his home province of Prince Edward Island. In 2016 Hogan was a finalist in: the city-wide Toronto Comedy Brawl Competition, the Border City Comedy Festival $5,000 Competition, as well in the Brantford Comedy Festival where he made the final 8 and performed in front of 1300 people for the chance at $10,000. Over the last year he’s performed on stages from coast to coast and beyond, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Nova Scotia, PEI, Ireland and London. Throughout it all, he remains a storyteller at heart, with a passion for the stage.

Terry McGurrin


Terry McGurrin is actually pretty good at this stuff. He's opened for Steven Wright and Michael Bublé, has been featured at the Just For Laughs numerous times and appears regularly on CBC’s The Debaters. He’s also had 3 solo comedy specials on CTV and this December he will be flying overseas to be part of his 11th show tour entertaining the Canadian Forces. Some of your kids probably know him as the voice of Scaredy Squirrel, Jonesy (6TEEN) or as the head writer for the new hit animated series Total DramaRama.

Aliya Kanani


Aliya is a Toronto-based comedian best known for her playful and mischievous personality. Showing off her funny around the world, she recently placed as a semi-finalist for Standup NBC-2018 in New York. Aliya has also performed at Zoofest/Off-JFL, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Chicago’s NBC/Second City Breakout Comedy Festival, SiriusXM’s Top Comic, Montreal’s LadyFest, Seattle International Comedy Competition, Brantford Comedy Festival, Shedot, Crom Fest, NXNE Festival and headlined Madison’s Lady Laughs Festival. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program and a proud member of the Bob Curry Fellowship. Aliya is also the co- creator, co-star of the wacky web series, Juicy. In her spare time, she co-produces and hosts underground pop-up comedy shows with The Backdoor Comedy.

Ophira Eisenberg


Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another where she has played silly games with Sir Patrick Stewart, Connie Britton, Roxanne Gay, Josh Groban, George Takei, Ethan Hawke, Julia Stiles, Big Freeda, Lewis Black, Jessica Walter and more. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, Comedy Central, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. Selected as New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor, Ophira's debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She has also been featured numerous times on the award winning radio show and #1 podcast, The Moth Radio Hour. Her recent comedy special “Inside Joke” is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Kyle Brownrigg


With his quick wit, incisive observations, and bold stage presence Kyle can only be described as memorable. Whether he is tackling senseless or serious subject matter, the audience is met with consistent hilarity. Kyle believes anything can be funny when a strong conviction is delivered with a carefully designed combination of words. In his short comedy career he has performed in festivals, arenas, and on CBC television. Kyle’s own embarrassment and personal struggles are always on the table making his work relatable to any audience. Oh and he’s funny.

Tim Rabnett


Tim Rabnett has the kind of smile on his face that only comes from really loving your job, or inhaling Nitrous Oxide. For nearly two decades Tim has been performing standup, (while not inhaling Nitrous Oxide), and putting big smiles of the face of audiences and himself. Equally comfortable performing in clubs, colleges or the cleanest corporate settings, Tim uses his deliberate, often academic approach to deliver intelligent, insightful and occasionally outrageous material. Tim has also written for TV including CBC’s Still Standing, Velocity’s Wheels That Fail and HBO Canada’s Funny As Hell. Tim is a frequent headliner at Yuk Yuk’s clubs across Canada, but has also toured extensively internationally, including a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has recently filmed TV sets for Just For Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Halifax Comedy Festival and CBC radio’s LOL and The Debaters. Tim can also be heard frequently on Sirius/XM satellite radio.

Craig Venn


94.9 The Rock's Craig Venn has been married for a very long time. Fairly successful at that. Father for a very long time. Fairly successful at that as well. Radio Morning host for a very long time. Fairly successful at that...Wait. Successful might be a strong word!

Ian Sirota


This two- time Gemini nominee packs a punch of laughs. His hoax of Jerry Springer was recently named #50 in Canada’s All Time Funniest moments by Sirius XM radio. Ian has appeared in numerous comedy festivals and has worked with Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and many more. Ian tours across North America and last year wrote jokes with and helped Mayor Jon Tory win Dynamic Funds Humour Me Competition. Ian is the co founder of the 905 Comedy Festival.

Mark Little


Mark Little is 12 years old and this is his first-ever stand-up comedy performance. He might look older than 12 but that's because he has that thing Robin Williams had in the movie Jack that makes him look older than he is. Please be very nice to him.

Howard Glassman


“Humble” Howard Glassman has been a national radio and television performer for the past 40 years as well as a stand-up comedian and speaker. He’s the co-host of The Humble and Fred Show, 4 times "Best Morning Show" in Canada and now heard daily on Funny 820 the Comedy Superstation! He’s hosted everything on TV from game shows to cooking shows to reality shows and even worked with a puppet as the host of Ed’s Night Party. He’s MC-ed conferences for many different corporate clients as well as numerous golf tournaments and charity functions. As a comic he’s done audience warm up for sitcoms as well has been the opening act for many performers including Joan Rivers and Howie Mandel. Most recently he’s been featured on CBC’S The Debaters and George Stroumboulopoulous Tonight. He’s the father of 2 daughters and currently he’s in a committed relationship with his Boston Terrier Stan

Anna Gustafson


BC born Anna Gustafson has been a fixture in the Canadian Comedy Community for a long long time, appearing at Just For Laughs, LOL on CBC and CBC’s The Debaters to name a few. In addition to being a touring professional stand-up comedian, Anna is an accomplished writer, public speaker, producer and is the Resident Comedian at Gilda’s Club Toronto.

Dean Blundell


Dean Blundell is one of Canada's most famous "shock jocks". Dean started his career in Windsor at CIMX-FM prior to joining CFNY 'The Edge" in 2001. He was the morning host of "The Dean Blundell" show from 2001-2014. Dean's departure from CFNY was infamous and he joined "The Fan" 590 shortly after taking control of the helm of their morning show. Dean is currently a frequent contributor on 94.9 "The Rock's" "Craig Venn and Lucky" show. Dean's podcast is one of the best this country has to offer.