Called ‘a revelation’ by UK’s ‘The Independent’ and heralded as ‘fantastically intelligent’ by ‘The Globe and Mail’, Heidi is a three time Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-up in Canada, and has combined her background in theatre with her unusually sardonic perception of everyday life to become a standout presence on the North American comedy scene. Her dry, deadpan delivery has earned her three televised galas as a part of the Montreal International ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival, as well as numerous appearances on CBC radio, television, CBC’s ‘Halifax Comedy Festival’, and on CTV’s ‘Comedy Now!’ In addition to screenwriting, story editing and series development for shows on HBO, FOX, PBS, FAMILY and YTV, Heidi won a Canadian Comedy Award as part of the staff writing team on CBC’s hit series ‘This Hour Has Twenty Two Minutes’ and won a CBC development deal at the 2007 Just For Laughs “Just For Pitching” event. Recently, Heidi signed an exclusive writer-producer deal with ABC Family Channel to develop her own original sitcom series. She is currently writing on a hit pre-school series being co-produced by Disney France called ‘Bali’.
With his quick wit, incisive observations, and bold stage presence Kyle Brownrigg can only be described as memorable. Whether he is tackling senseless or serious subject matter, the audience is met with consistent hilarity. Kyle’s own embarrassment and personal struggles are always on the table making his work relatable to any audience. Oh and he’s funny. Kyle is a Canadian Comedy Award winning comedian who has taped various stand-up performances for The Comedy Network, CBC Radio & Television. He has also performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, The Halifax Comedy Festival, Bluesfest, The Sudbury Comedy Festival, The 905 Comedy Festival, We’re Funny That Way Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in Sirius XM’s Top Comic Competition; a nationwide search for Canada’s next top comic.
Born in Ottawa and now making his home in Toronto, Ted Morris is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer...and small animal veterinarian? He's clearly going for a very specific niche. As a stand-up comic he's been called "fresh faced and hilarious" and "a real gem" by NOW Magazine. He has performed at the "We're Funny The Way", Halifax, Winnipeg, Glasgow and Sudbury Comedy Festivals, is a rostered comic for the Yuk Yuk's chain of comedy clubs and a sought after corporate comedian. In 2016 he made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where he filmed a set for Kevin Hart's new LOL comedy streaming platform. His TV appearances include an hour long "Comedy Now!" stand-up special airing on The Comedy Network and MTV Canada, The Toronto Show, The Comedy Network's "Canadian Comedy Shorts" and "Punched Up", MuchMoreMusic's "Heat Meter", CBC's Winnipeg Comedy and Halifax Comedy Festivals and Out TV's "PopPorn". His latest appearance at the Halifax fest now has over 2 million online views. Ted can be heard around the world on Sirius XM Radio and in Canada is undeated on CBC Radio's "The Debaters". He was featured in the short film "Parent Teacher" which was an Official Selection of the LA Comedy Film Festival. 2019 will see the release of his long-awaited debut comedy album "Dawn of the Ted", an appearance on season 14 of "America's Got Talent", his 5th appearance at the Halifax Comedy Festival, a Gala taping at JFL Montreal and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Stand-up Comic. When Ted isn't performing he works as a small animal veterinarian, has a nationally syndicated veterinary advice column on CBC Radio 1, and is featured regularly on Global TV's Morning Show dispensing advice about your weird pets.
Born and raised in Woodbridge, Ontario, Pavone has been making crowds laugh since 2008. Alex has been featured on CBC, MuchMusic and SiriusXM radio. He has performed at festivals like the HUBCAP Comedy Festival, LOL Sudbury, JFL42 and Montreal's Just For Laughs, was a finalist in Sirius XM Top Comic and has performed at historic venues such as the Danforth Music Hall and Massey Hall on New Years Eve. Alex moved to New York City in 2014 and performs at some of the top comedy clubs in the city and headlines colleges and clubs all over North America. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the business and has opened for Bobby Lee and Bill Burr.
Elvira Kurt, comedy legend, gay icon and freakin’ national treasure, has won all the awards: Canadian Screen Award, Canadian Comedy Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award! She slays locally: Toronto Fringe Festival Patron’s Pick / NOW Magazine Top 5 and globally: World Film Fest: Gold. She’s a killer stand-up comic, sold out solo show knockout (Funny AF, Fearless, Homosexual Panic, Fired Up) and Second City veteran whose credits as star, host, guest, writer and or talent director are simply far too many to mention. Except for these: Baroness Von Sketch Show, The Great Canadian Baking Show, SpinOff, Junior Chef Showdown, Iron Chef Canada, Master Chef Canada, NickMom Night Out NYC, The Debaters, Degrassi, YTV’s The Game, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Cook’d, Popcultured with Elvira Kurt, Four Weddings Canada, Best House, The Gayest Show Ever, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Ellen DeGeneres’ HBO special, Just For Laughs, Winnipeg, Halifax, Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and, of course, Elvira’s unforgettable stint on both of CBC Radio’s hit show, ‘Q’ and, ‘q’.
Jacob Balshin has proven himself to be one of the most promising young stand-up comedians in the Country. Hes the winner of IHJ Awards Best Upcoming Comedian and a finalist in Absolute Comedys Prove You're A Comic Competition. Jacob has been selected to open for Mike MacDonald, Jenny Zigrino, Wil Sylvince, and Rich Vos. His stand-up comedy has been featured on Sirius XM, Rogers TV and at NXNE. He has also been featured in videos by Herb and is the host of their series Seed To Smoke. You can catch Jacob every Tuesday at Comedy Bar in Toronto where he co-hosts his weekly variety show Last Call.
Joze Piranian is a TEDx Speaker, Seasoned Stutterer and Stand-up Comedian who has performed comedy in three continents and in three languages. He most recently opened for NEMR once at the "Queen Elizabeth Theatre" in Toronto and twice at "O" in Lebanon. Joze has also performed at The Laugh Factory (Chicago), The Stand (Edinburgh), the Broadway Comedy Club (NY), Absolute Comedy (Toronto) and The Comedy Nest (Montreal). When he's not performing comedy, Joze is a motivational speaker who loves travelling - he speaks 6 languages and he stutters in all of them!
Jay & Eytan
Jay Wells L’Ecuyer and Eytan Millstone are a professional comedy duo based in New York City. With a perfect blend of sketch and stand-up, offbeat impressions and fully choreographed musical numbers, they can be seen at New York Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, The Stand & The Comic Strip, as well as Second City & The UCB in NY and LA. The duo has written & performed live with Colin Mochrie of “Whose Line” and Scott Thomson of “Kids in the Hall”, were selected for VANS Warped Tour, The LA Comedy Fest and have headlined clubs across North America. On screen, they have been featured on Funny Or Die and College Humor and multiple features on the Comedy Network, MTV and CTV. Their debut album, ‘All Growed Up’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in 2016 and the follow up, ‘So Busy So Tired’, achieved the same status in 2018. Both were produced by Comedy Records and can be heard on Just for Laughs Canada on Sirius XM.
Jeff has quickly established himself as a rising star in the Canadian comedy scene and was nominated for a prestigious Canadian Comedy Award. Jeff is also a favourite on the festival circuit having appeared at the CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals. As well, he can be heard regularly on XM Satellite Radio. As a writer, Jeff freelances for several major advertising agencies and does script consulting for Disney.
Winner of the 2016 Windsor Comedy Fest, and featured on CBC radio's Laugh Out Loud, Thomas Calnan has been performing stand-up for the past ten years and has entertained literally dozens of people across Ontario. He has been described as 'somewhat amusing' and 'not terrible' by people he has talked to after shows. He was described as 'hilarious' and 'the most under-rated comic ever' by a producer he got drunk one night. Through his steady work ethic, great writing, and a seemingly unending supply of compromising photographs of every comedy producer in Canada, Thomas is definitely someone you can expect to hear more about in the future.