2019

COMEDIANS

We were going to write a little intro here about our 2019 comedian line-up, but honestly, we think their impressive bios speak for themselves.

 

Check 'em out and come ready to laugh your as ... 'er, butt off! 

NOUR HADIDI (Your evening MC)

Nour is a Toronto-based comedian who has been featured locally on CBC News, 

FLARE Magazine and was picked as one of four comedians to watch by the Toronto Star.

She served as staff writer this past season at This Hour has 22 Minutes on the CBC, and has written for the political satire show The Beaverton on the Comedy Network. She was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montreal in 2017 and 2018, as part of the Tiffany Haddish Gala, and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. You can catch her hosting the hit monthly show So Fresh’ n’ So Clean at Comedy Bar on the first Friday of the month.

Nour made her national television debut at the CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival  in July of 2017, and her jokes have been played on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud and Sirius XM Canada Laughs. She has appeared on the CBC hit radio show the Debaters multiple times. Nour has made appearances at the Memphis Comedy Festival, Calgary’s Sled Island, Boston Women in Comedy Festival, Field Trip and SiriusXM Top Comic.

DEANNE SMITH

DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival to name a few. She’s also been on TV all over the darn world, including on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show in the U.S., as well as in Canada, Australia and the UK.

 

Her video “Straight Men, Step Your Game Up” has over 46 million views. Melbourne’s The Music calls her latest show, Post Joke Era, “a virtuoso display of smart, slick, silly brilliance — a metaphorical (and literal) mic-drop of a show,” giving it five stars, while the UK’s Chortle calls Smith “always relevant, but never reverent. The UK Telegraph says she’s “Smart. Very funny. Effortless charm lets her get away with murder.” She’s never actually murdered anyone. 

You can watch her half-hour special, Gentleman Elf, on Netflix RIGHT NOW. Please do.

PETER WHITE

From his start in small town Nova Scotia, Peter White has gone on to perform comedy all over the world, and is in high demand for festivals and television appearances. 

In North America he can be seen in his own one hour Comedy Now! special on CTV and the Comedy Network, as well as on CBC from his many appearances at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and in the A&E movie presentation Bag of Bones, starring Pierce Brosnan.

In the UK he can be seen in two episodes of Live at The Comedy Store on Comedy Central. He has appeared at the presitious Just For Laugh's Comedy Festival, and countless times on CBC and XM Radio. He has performed in over 25 different countries, including performing for the British Military overseas. 

For several years, Peter was a writer for the Gemini Award Winning This Hour Has 22 Minutes, where he was nominated for both a Writer's Guild of Canada Award and a Canadian Comedy Award. He also wrote for the YTV show That's So Weird, as well as articles for various newspapers and magazines, including the online portion of Vice magazine.

JEREMY WOODCOCK

A staff writer for multiple seasons of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Jeremy has performed stand-up comedy at festivals including Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

 

He's also the winner of three Canadian Comedy Awards and a nominee for the National Magazine Award for Best Humour Article.