Jessica Holmes is one of Canada’s brightest stars. She has appeared at Just For Laughs, was the star of her own series The Jessica Holmes Show on CTV and is easily recognized as one of the stars of Royal Canadian Air Farce. She’s a dynamo that has the range to play anyone from Michael Jackson to Britney Spears and does the best Celine Dion impression of all time. Jessica has graced the stage of the Elgin theatre in production of Peter Pan and Wizard of Oz. We’re lucky to have her. Definitely a can’t miss!
Ali Hassan is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor and radio and television personality. Ali was the recent host of the annual battle of the books, Canada Reads, and is the weekly host of Laugh Out Loud.You can find Ali on TV right now on PBS Kids' Odd Squad, the CTV/eOne series Cardinal, the upcoming VICE series, FUBAR and ABC’s Designated Survivor.In 2016, he began touring his one man show Muslim Interrupted. The show ran at both Just for Laughs in Montreal and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Ali is presently receiving accolades and an enormous amount of press coverage in 2017 as he tours it in major cities across Canada.
Talk about talent! 5 years on This Hour has 22 Minutes 12 seasons on The Rick Mercer Report. Co-creator of Talking To Americans with Rick Mercer. Four Geminis, countless accolades, Writers’ Guild Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards. Tim has also been nominated for two International Emmy Awards, and has recently won two Canadian Screen Awards for best comedy writing on The Mercer Report.. That’s just writing, Tim is also one of the best Stand Ups this country has ever produced and has appeared in every major festival as well as being asked to be part of the Louis CK comedy tour. How did we get this guy? We still don’t know but man are we super pumped to have him.
Martha Chaves is a regular on CBC’s Laugh Out Loud as well as The Debaters. Martha is a well seasoned comic who has appeared in every major comedy Festival in Canada and many more in the States, Central and South America as well. Her laughter is infectious, her candid views are eye opening. She’s the kind of comic that makes you laugh and learn at the same time. She’s performed for our troops, toured with a Nobel Prize Winner but now she’s in the Shwa! This loveable Latina will leave your belly hurting from laughter.
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 Newcomer” at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Since then, Jeff has made multiple appearances at every major Canadian comedy festival including the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Halifax Comedy Festival. In 2015, he was nominated for "Best Male Stand Up" at the Canadian Comedy Awards and released his first solo comedy CD "Sunset Acres."
Born and raised in Toronto, Leonard performs stand-up, improv, and sketch all across Canada. He has been heard on Sirius/XM radio, published on CBC Comedy, and seen on stage at various comedy festivals including JFL42. In his spare time, he disappoints his parents by not being a doctor.
Moses has been delightfully offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. for more than 15 years. John is a favorite at comedy festivals across North America. Both of his comedy albums On The Edge and Upper Middle Trash can be regularly heard on Sirius XM RawDog, The Foxxhole and Canada Laughs. He has appeared on AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live three times.
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.
Kyle Lucey is a comedian living in Toronto. He has headlined The Corner Comedy Club and has opened for Nikki Payne, Sam Tripoli and The Trailer Park Boys. Kyle has featured at The Border City Comedy Festival, The No Refunds Comedy Festival and The Durham Region Comedy Festival. You can also catch Kyle on TV/Radio networks such as Discovery Channel, AHC, and Sirius XM.
This Irish lass emigrated to Canada in 2012 and has never looked back. Two-time winner of the Flat Tire Comedy Competition, finalist at Rising Stars Competition and semi finalist at the prove You’re A Comic contest is winning over audiences across the country. Fiona is out to stomp out Irish racism one lucky charm at a time.