The Red Carpet Comedians
Lori GibbsLori Gibbs‚Äô Comedy Now! special recently aired nationally on The Comedy Network. Lori has just recorded second episode of CBC Radio's "The Debaters." Lori was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award as Best Newcomer in 2009, won an award for writing from Chortle: the UK Comedy Guide and can be seen on Shaw's comedy documentary, "The Inside Joke." This irresistible comedian has become a favorite on comedy stages across Canada. Lori's ability to instantly connect with an audience has made her one of the most sought-after comedians working today. Her comedy is genuine, playful, and wonderfully energetic, appealing to both men and women. Feeling at home on stage at a corporate fundraiser, a small town pub, and everything in between, Lori turns any event into a fun time. Playfully leaping between the roles of Goddess, Best Friend, and Shameless Flirt, she truly does have something for everyone.
Ian WallaceIan Wallace is widely presumed by the world's medical community to be the only extant sufferer of the rare condition Biographobia, a pathological aversion to all biographers and biographists. Very few additional details are known about Ian Wallace.
Donovan DeschnerHilarious, insightful, provocative, and intelligent - these are just some of the words comedian, Donovan Deschner, uses in his performances. His most recent projects have included creating a one-man show, ‚ÄúEgolution‚ÄĚ, releasing a comedy EP, ‚ÄúI‚Äôll Regret This‚ÄĚ, and producing a documentary on stand-up comedy, ‚ÄúThe Inside Joke‚ÄĚ - all of which received rave reviews from his peers and audience members. It is this breadth of experience which makes Donovan the consummate entertainer and a comedian worth watching.
Derek SweetWith dark, insightful comedy that achieves its effect by forcing the audience into self-examination, Derek Sweet eases the shock to their ego by coupling his mockery with outrageous confessions. In the end everyone ends up pointing a finger at the human race and laughing together. Derek has toured all over Canada from BC to Nova Scotia and can be heard on XM radio. While he prefers to get edgy, and downright filthy when he can, Derek prides himself on providing every audience with the show that‚Äôs right for them. He hosts his own weekly dark/dirty show in Calgary, Alberta called "Going to Hell Sundays" and has opened for many impressive acts, including the legendary Doug Stanhope. Derek has been watching Standup Comedy obsessively since he was 5 years old and has many inspirations: Louis C.K., Bill Hicks, Doug Stanhope, David Cross, Joe Rogan, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Marilyn Manson, and Hunter S. Thompson are just a few of them.
Daryl MakkDaryl Makk has been re-educating the sheeple of the world‚Ä¶one joke at a time since 1993! An extended tour in Australia in 2005 had him in sold out shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Described by CBC radio as ‚ÄúA friendly good ‚Äėol boy, with knowledge and he‚Äôs not afraid to use it‚ÄĚ he is a hit where ever he goes. His shows are hysterical exercises of trying to understand society, its attempts at making the world a gentler, more tolerable place and all that has gone wrong with this effort. Truth and reality are sweet when served up with his brand of humor. His one hour ‚ÄúComedy Now‚ÄĚ special was selected to kick off season 8 of the award winning show.
Cory MackCory Mack is a Comedian, Writer and Farmer's Daughter. Cory has been entertaining audiences with her own brand of very funny prairie sass for 23 years.
Jeff KubikJeff Kubik is a modern nerd (which means he‚Äôs had sex). He‚Äôs performed on stages throughout Calgary, wondering out loud why the Internet is always better than romance novels and whether it‚Äôs ever a good idea to have sex with Spiderman. Jeff is immature enough to play in the gutter, smart enough to know what he‚Äôs doing there and nice enough to feel just a little guilty about it. Along with Alan Cho, he produces Kaboom... Hooray! Comedy!, a standup and sketch show for the alternative mind.
Brian StolleryBrian Stollery rarely waits more than a heartbeat before inviting his audiences to have a laugh at his expense. Observational, autobiographical and hilariously self-deprecating, Brian Stollery‚Äôs brand of comedy reveals the underlying absurdity of everyday life in a way that‚Äôs as scathingly honest as it is fast paced and energetic. Stollery has performed at festivals including the 'CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Global Comedyfest in Vancouver and he is the winner of XM Satellite Radio‚Äôs ‚ÄėCanada‚Äôs Next Top Comic!‚Äô He is one of Canada‚Äôs most sought after corporate comedians!
Kyle FrancisKyle Francis lives in Calgary with his girlfriend and cat. He writes a lot and probably doesn't get his hair cut often enough.
Jeff TothJeff Toth‚Äôs comedy career began when he caught the attention of a talent agent his first time on stage. No one was more surprised by this than Jeff himself, who had moved to Calgary after a quiet upbringing on a cattle farm in Southern Alberta. Now he has traveled coast to coast sharing his unique perspective with audiences. Jeff matches his small town charm with big city cynicism making his comedy both biting and earnest. Whether covering social issues, dating, or the workplace he has sharp point of view, which is especially pointed when aimed at himself.