Edmonton Comedy Festival October 10 - 13, 2018

2018 PERFORMERS

K Trevor Wilson

K Trevor Wilson
Biography

K Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy has spent over 20 years in entertainment. A star from Crave TV’s award-winning Letterkenny, he’s also appeared on What Would Sal Do, Showcases’s Billable Hours, NBC’s Darcy’s Wildlife and A&E’s Breakout Kings. As a stand-up comedian he’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and multiple times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. His debut album, SexCop FirePenis reached the top of the iTunes Comedy Charts and was named Best Taped Live Performance at the 2016 Canadian Comedy Awards. His latest release, Sorry! (A Canadian Album) debuted at #1 on iTunes and was nominated for a 2018 Juno Award.

Monique Marvez

Monique Marvez
Biography

With an hourglass figure and a stopwatch wit, Monique has a knack for making powerful first impressions. She is the late night host of his Miami television venture WAMI and star of three TV specials: Monique Over Miami, Not Skinny, Not Blonde and Lady Zings the Blues. Eva Longoria chose her to be one of the original members of the ongoing comedy troupe “The Hot Tamales Live. Her one woman show had a six week run at the venerable Pasadena Ice House . "The Monique Marvez Show" airs on LA’s venerable KFI AM 640 radio every Saturday night.

Rondell Sheridan

Rondell Sheridan
Biography

From the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to Jay Leno, to Late Night with Conan O’Brien, to the Late, Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and several Showtime and Comedy Central specials in-between, Rondell has done it all. He’s probably best known as Chef Victor from Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’ but he has also appeared in over 200 half hour television sitcoms, from shows like NBC’s Minor Adjustments to Cousin Skeeter, and Cory in the House!

Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson
Biography

Steve is best known as host of the hit show The Debaters on CBC Radio One. Patterson has been a professional headliner since 1997 and has taped numerous national television specials in the past decade including four Just For Laughs galas. His performance in 2010 earned him a Gemini nomination. Patterson was named Best Male Stand-up Comedian at the 2011 and 2013 Canadian Comedy awards and was nominated for Canadian Screen Awards as Host on HGTV’s I Wrecked My House and CBC’s Great Canadian Screen Test. Steve’s nationally toured theatre show entitled This is Not Debatable is on itunes and his The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where to Send is available in bookstores nationwide and on Audible.

Louis Ramey

Louis Ramey
Biography

Louis Ramey is a talented comedian with over 25 years of experience under his belt. After winning "Best New Artist" at the US Comedy Arts Festival numerous television appearances followed including The Tonight Show, The View, VH1, HBO, Comedy Central, and hosting his own show on Nick@Nite. In 2008 Louis was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing Season 6. Since then he's performed in over 40 countries including India, China, South Africa, Australia, and Dubai. In 2011 he was listed on the London Comedy Store's "Top 10 Favourite Comics" and is a favourite at comedy festivals worldwide.

Andrew Grose

Andrew Grose
Biography

Andrew Grose is a Canadian comedy veteran with some of the most impressive credentials in the country. With almost 30 years in the business, Andrew has appeared at Just For Laughs 8 times as well as multiple times at the Halifax, Moncton, St. John, Medicine Hat and Winnipeg Comedy festivals. Andrew has shared the stage with Joan Rivers, Dave Thomas and Rob Schneider. He has also been featured on countless television specials and has now taken his comedy to the air. He can be heard every weekday from 2 until 6 on 630 CHED’s Afternoon News.

Angelo Tsarouchas

Angelo Tsarouchas
Biography

Angelo has performed on hit TV shows such as “Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, and “Blue Mountain State”. He will be appearing in the new upcoming series Indian Detective starring Russell Peters. He headlines worldwide and has been touring with Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show” and is a favorite at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. Most recently he filmed his newest one-hour comedy special to a sold out audience in Hollywood, CA. Funny and approachable, this native Canadian currently lives in Los Angeles and loves to take family day trips to Costco.

Ben Proulx

Ben Proulx
Biography

Ben Proulx has entertained audiences across North America with his raw, "say it as it is" style. He has been featured on CBC television and radio, on ShawTV, and has performed at the Las Vegas World Series of Comedy, The Calgary Comedy Festival, and the Okanagan Comedy Festival, as well as having performed for the Canadian troops. Ben can also be seen in TV shows including Fargo, Hell on Wheels, and Heartland, and was in the Oscar Award-winning movie The Revenant. His podcast, 30minuteweek was named Edmonton's Best Podcast by Vue Weekly.

Erica Sigurdson

Erica Sigurdson
Biography

In the past year and a half, Erica has performed at The Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, written for a Comedy Network pilot, taped her own Comedy Now special, written and performed numerous times for CBC Radio and XFM radio and most notably was one of two writer's for the 21st Annual Gemini Awards, aired on Global Television, for which she won a Leo Award for Best Screenwriting in a Comedy. In 2007, Erica was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up in Canada.

Joey Elias

Joey Elias
Biography

Joey Elias has 11 appearances at Montreal’s International Comedy Festival “Just For Laughs”. Joey has appeared on his very own 1 hour Canadian National TV special “Comedy Now!” and was also the host of CBC’s “All Access Pass” from the 2004 & 2005 Just For Laughs Festival. Joey now travels worldwide headlining and making numerous TV appearances. From the Middle East, to the US, Joey traveled across Canada in 2004 and 2006 as part of the “Just For Laughs Cross Canada Comedy Tour” and has traveled to Afghanistan in 2004 and 2007, to entertain the Canadian troops stationed in Khandahar and Kabul.

John Wing

John Wing
Biography

A semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, John Wing's comedy career spans over 3 decades and includes six Tonight Shows, nine Just For Laughs Comedy festivals, Five Winnipeg Comedy festivals, and over 150 television appearances. He can be heard on CBC radio's The Debaters, and is a contributor to Definitely Not The Opera. Last year he created, co-wrote, and starred in the CBC radio sitcom, Man, Woman, & Child. A regular performer in Las Vegas, as well as cruise ships all over the world, John is also the author of the comedy memoir, When You See The Red Light, Get Off.

Johnny Gardhouse

Johnny Gardhouse
Biography

For over 25 years Johnny Gardhouse has been a touring stand-up comic, making him a true road warrior. From coast to coast to coast, across Canada and the United States, and all the way to the other side of the planet, Johnny has played colleges, universities, nightclubs and hosted numerous corporate engagements. Some may also recognize Johnny from the Blockheads, the Toronto comedy troupe that fooled talk show host Jerry Springer changing daytime TV for-ever. Johnny was featured in the hit NBC series “Last Comic Standing” where he shone brightly.

Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor
Biography

After Kelly Taylor was named Canadian College Comedian of the year he moved on to being one the busiest comedians on the American college scene. Kelly Also starred as the lead role in the movie Sure Shot Dombrowski. Aside from Just for Laughs, he has appeared at The Vancouver and Halifax Comedy Festivals. Kelly has performed all across North America including LA and New York City at some of the most well respected clubs in the industry.

Lars Callieou

Lars Callieou
Biography

Lars has compiled and impressive list of comedy credits including a comedy special currently airing on the Comedy Network, appearances at the Just for Laughs and Halifax Comedy Festivals and his comedy radio show was nominated for a 2011 Canadian Comedy Award. He's been on CBC's The Debaters, XM Radio and Shaw Cable. He was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition He’s traveled to IRAQ and Kuwait to entertain our troops and has appeared at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Boston’s Comedy Festival as well as playing Brad Garrett's comedy club in Las Vegas.

Mathew DiSero

Mathew DiSero
Biography

Matthew DiSero has appeared on the world’s most exclusive television show for magicians -- “Penn and Teller : Fool Us” and headlines at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood; California. He has also performed for Canada’s Walk of Fame Ceremonies in Toronto, the Great Lakes Comedy Festival in Ohio, HubCap Comedy Festival in Moncton, XM Sirius Radio and CBC TV. Additionally, Matt can be seen on the Comedy Network, Comedy Central, The CW network and even Netflix. Matthew’s unique talents bring him to perform on the world’s largest cruise lines Royal Caribbean, Princess, Holland America and private corporate events in North America and Europe.

Mike Dambra

Mike Dambra
Biography

With over 25 years in the business, Mike has become a comedy staple and a club favorite across both the United States and Canada. Mike has toured with such acts as Rosie O’Donnell, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Howie Mandel. He’s also opened for Michael Bolton, Joan Jett, Leon Redbone and has even appeared on “The Jerry Springer Show.” The Calgary Sun said of him: “Brush up on your sit-ups before you see this show, otherwise your stomach muscles will hurt the next day…” If you're a comedy fan and you haven't seen Mike before, you're in for a treat.

Sean Lecomber

Sean Lecomber
Biography

Sean was the winner of the Just for Laughs homegrown competition in 2007 and returned in 2013 to film his first Just for Laughs television gala. Sean’s other festival appearances include 2009 and 2011 Halifax comedy festival as well as the Winnipeg comedy festival in 2013. Sean has written for this hour has 22 minutes has had his comedy featured on the Tonight show with Jay Leno and is a two time Canadian comedy award nominee. His work can also be heard on CBC radio’s Debaters program and XM Radio.

Serena Shane

Serena Shane
Biography

Serena Shane is a professional stand up comedienne, living in Calgary and touring all over Canada. With a rapier wit and self-deprecating confidence, she has become a feminine force to be reckoned with. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects (or difficult dates), Serena finds the humour in all things terrible and fearlessly brings them to the stage.

Steven Kravitz

Steven Kravitz
Biography

Steven's razor wit combined years of performing has made Steven a crowd favorite. One of the original outlaws of comedy with Sam Kinison. he worked with Drew Carey, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Rob Schnieder, Bobcat and Bill Hicks to name a few. He has performed at Madison Square Garden, written up in Rolling Stone Magazine and Variety and has appeared in over 20 films, multiple television appearances as a stand up as well as an actor. He was a lead actor on SyFy's "Black Scorpion"

Toby Hargrave

Toby Hargrave
Biography

Toby has also appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, The Halifax Comedy Festival, has had numerous appearances on CBC’s “The Debaters” and of course Many comedy clubs across North America including The Improv, The Comedy Store and Hermosa Comedy magic Club. Toby can currently be seen On Netflix in Altered Carbon, Intruders on BBC Worldwide and continues to work with Neill Blomkamp and his independent endeavour at Oats Studios in Vancouver BC.

Atomic Improv

Atomic Improv
Biography

As the founding Member of The Atomic Improv Co. and 3-time world improv champion, Donovan Workun has performed all over the world. He has been featured in every major Canadian comedy festival and is one of the founders of The Edmonton Comedy Festival. Mark Meer appears weekly in Die-Nasty (the legendary live improvised soap opera) in Edmonton. Mark has performed across North America and Europe, including the Berlin International Improv Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Fest, Montreal’s Just For Laughs and numerous theatre festivals. Mark travels the world making appearances as the voice of commander Shepard in the wildly successful video game Mass Effect. Donovan and Mark were stars of the hugely popular CBC radio series the Irrelevant show.

Aytahn Ross

Aytahn Ross
Biography

Aytahn Ross is a comic gentleman known for his silly elegance, his authenticity and his charm. He is a classically trained actor, whose passion for circus & comedy have made him one of Canada’s top circus personalities. A contemporary vaudevillian who presents a gourmet mix of circus & comedy that’s been seen live by more than a million people around the world over the last 20 years. His performances include repeat invitations to the Just for Laughs Festival Galas and Tours, VIP Events on Parliament Hill, and a command performance for Canada’s Governor General.

Phileas Flash

Phileas Flash
Biography

For the past 13 years international award winning balloon twister Phileas Flash has been capturing hearts worldwide with his brilliant brand of balloon art, charming comedy and crazy magic. Armed only with a little wit, a lot of talent and a big bag of balloons he's traveled all over the globe and amazed audiences everywhere from Iceland to Egypt, Australia to Dominican Republic and everywhere in between. Phileas has performed for Hollywood celebrities, twisted balloons for dukes and duchesses and frequently appears on television. Arrive early to catch him before every gala show at our festival.