Star of the hit CTV sitcom Corner Gas, Brent Butt has made a name for himself in Canada as one of our best loved Comedians. Brent has become a regular at JUST FOR LAUGHS as well as appearing on numerous national and international television programs. Aside from his own national special BEDTIME WITH BRENT BUTT, he has been seen on A&E, HBO, CBC, CTV, and Global. He was named “Best Male Stand-Up in Canada” at the 2001 Canadian Comedy Awards. His invitation to appear on the CBC 50th Anniversary Special entitled ALL-STAR COMEDY HOMECOMING secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country. Aug 17th- The Gala show with Brent Butt
Marc Maron-A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Real Time, The Green Room, two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian (a record 47 times and counting). His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” featuring compelling monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, it is a worldwide phenomenon with over 40 million downloads and counting. See him at The Gala,The Headliner Series with Marc Maron.
You may have seen Nikki Payne on your television as she has been on many Canadian programs such as CBC’s “The Debaters”, “Made in Canada,” “The Best of Just For Laughs,” the wildly popular Much Music’s “Video On Trial,” CTV’s “Comedy Now,” “Comedy INC” and her very own special, “Nikki’s Funtime Show.” Nikki also made it to the semi-finals of season five’s “Last Comic Standing”. Nikki has recently been nominated for Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards. You can catch Nikki at The Gala, Dark and Dirty Show, The Headliner Series with Nikki Payne. www.nikkipayne.com
More than just plaid, Johnny Bagpipes delivers his hilarious comedy performance with a Scottish twist that bowls audiences over. Where Rock & Roll collides with the pipes, you’ll find Johnny. From appearances at Caesars Palace and the Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas, to opening shows for Wide Mouth Mason, Kansas, 54/40 and Rich Little, Johnny serves up good natured laughs for audiences from all walks of life. A transplant to Victoria, Johhny has established himself as one of the top Comedians in North America. Johnny will be headlining the Best of Victoria Show on Aug 16th. http://www.johnnybagpipes.com
Rob Pue has become one of the brightest voices to hit the Canadian comedy scene. With unmistakable charm, wit and trademark act outs, Rob delivers a must see performance that has helped him to generate an impressive comedic resume that includes winning the 28th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. Rob has also appeared as a regular on the MTV series Punk’d, showcased at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and recently had his own hour comedy “Comedy Now” special air on the Comedy Network. You can catch Rob on The GALA, Dark and Dirty Show, The Headliner Series with Rob Pue. http://www.robpue.com
Graham Clark is 3 time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and co-host of Maximum fun’s Stop Podcasting Yourself. Graham is a regular on CBC’s The Debators and has appeared at Just For Laughs, Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and Bumbershoot. He is winner of the $25,000 great Canadian Laugh off and has appeared on HBO’s Funny As Hell. He has filmed his own hour long Comedy Now Special for CTV and recently filmed his first DVD that is now available for sale. See him at The Graham Clark Show, Headliner Series with Marc Maron.
Paul Myrehaug-After a second place finish in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2006 and a first place finish in the $25,000 dollar grand prize in the 2007 Great Canadian Laugh Off seen on The Comedy Network, two appearances with CBC’s Ha!, a feature on The Comedy Network’s “Comedy Shorts”, performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, entertained troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Italy and Kosovo . You can also hear Paul regularly on XM Sirius Satellite Radio and the hit show “The Debaters” on CBC Radio One. You can catch Paul at The Gala, Dark and Dirty Show, Headliner Series with Rob Pue, The Haug and Tschrid Show.
Damonde Tschritter’s credits include a one hour national T.V. special for CTV’s Comedy Now, numerous appearances on CBC’s The Debaters and Madly Off In All Directions, Just For Laughs, Chicago Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s USA vs. Canada stand-up weekend, winner of the 2006 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Damonde’s style can best be described as the laid back storyteller. You can see Damonde at The Best of Victoria, The Gala, The Headliner Series with Marc Maron, Dark and Dirty Show, the Haug and Tschrid Show.
Kristeen von Hagen is one of Canada’s busiest comedians. She has taped 3 Just for Laughs Galas and 2 Comedy NOW! specials. Kristeen recently appeared on the SHOWTIME stand-up comedy series Comedy Without Borders , Premium Blend on Comedy Central. She has won 3 Canadian Comedy Awards. This year she is n nominated Best Female Stand-up in Canada. But most importantly, Kristeen was born and raised in Victoria, BC. You can catch Kristeen on The Best of Victoria, the Headliner series with Nikki Payne.
Peter White is hilarious. Originally from Halifax but now based in London, England, he headlines shows all over the world. Peter has his own one hour comedy special on CTV and The Comedy Network, and has written for the Gemini Award winning ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes’. He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award. His clever, fast-paced look at the world has made him a crowd favorite wherever he travels. See Peter at the Graham Clark Show, Headliner series with Nikki Payne, The Haug and Tschrid Show.
Sean Proudlove has been writing and performing comedy since the turn of the century. Sean has developed his own unique style ranging from dark to crackerjack and has appeared on several radio shows, has his own Comedy Now special and was a finalist in the Corner Gas Comedy competition. Never satisfied with doing the same thing Sean so inspired by Deniro gaining 50 pds for Raging Bull he quickly gained 75 pds so he could do fat jokes for a couple years. He has since lost the weight but was left a pluthora of jokes about food. You can catch Sean at The Best Of Victoria Show, Dark and Dirty Show.