From the producer of the hit shows "United in Comedy", "Montreal Comedy Competition", "Morning After Comedy Show" and the newly launched, "Comedy Playoffs" competition, Ali M., who will also be performing, brings you, United in Comedy - the Fall of 2011 show!!
A night of hilarious ethnic comedy. United in Comedy will showcase some of the Montreal's best ethnic comedians.
We've got Paul Baluyot has been churning out the funny for the last five years. His clever writing and quick wit have earned him acclaim from audience spanning cities across Canada and even overseas where he performed in the Philippines. His charming personae, undeniable stage presence and ability to walk on water make this rising star an act surely not to be missed. He's a regular at Montreal's Comedy Works and Nest.
We've got Eman, who started stand-up in New York City. Since
then she has appeared in the annual NY Arab-comedy festival
and has opened for the Axis of Evil tour in Ottawa. In Montreal
she is the founder and co-producer of the monthly show BOOM (Best
of Open Mic). She has been in Just for Laughts festival and returned back to NYC for the 6th Arab-comedy festival.
She is a regular at clubs in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
We've got the very funny Jeff Schouela - who has performed at several of the prestigious clubs in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal, his comedy highlight to date is making someone in the front row laugh so hard, he vomited right on his shoe! True story.
We've got Rodney Ramsey who after months feeling trapped in the mainstream comedy clubs was eager to experiment on stage with alternative material, in 2004 Rodney created the Drunken Show. He then went on to co-create the Dead Comics Society, a Sketch comedy group that got rave reviews at both the Toronto and Montreal sketch festivals. Shortly after, Rodney Ramsey represented Montreal in the Just for Laughs home grown competition, premiering on City TV's in House comics. Rodney went on to host Montreal's Bad Boys of Comedy show two years in a row, which was well received in the African-Canadian community. Rodney Ramsey also performed on The Debaters airing on CBC radio and broadcast across Canada.
Our headliner of the night is the very talented, Andrew Searles. He is is one of the fastest rising stars on the Montreal comedy scene and has no plans of slowing down. A favorite at the Colleges & Universities in Montreal, but also takes the stage at the comedy clubs in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, amazing audiences along the way.
A Montreal born & raised comedian, Andrew was born to parents of the Caribbean. Why they moved from daily temperatures of 30c to Canada’s -30c to +30c temperatures is still a mystery and under heavy investigation, but Andrew surely has made the best of it by turning shivering in the cold to warm belly laughs. Discussing topics from his childhood to life in school, to his travels, romance, celebrity impressions, ethnic backgrounds to how people are in the clubs, Andrew will having you laughing from the time he opens his mouth, to the time he walks off stage, and beyond.
Named in the “Top 10 Best Stand-up Comedians in Montreal” four years straight according to the Montreal Mirror (2007-2010), Andrew Searles can be heard on XM Satellite Radio’s “Laugh Attack”. He also hosted the Montreal show “U Got Jokes” featuring comedians from BET, performed at the All-Black Nubian Show in Toronto, worked with the Montreal’s Children’s Wish Foundation, and even auditioned for NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He also has appeared in Kidnapper Films short production “SharkBoy” which debuted at the Just for Laughs Comedia Festival in 2004.
A show Andrew co-produced and co-headlined with Kwasi Thomas is the comedy show “Black in a Minute”, which debuted in Montreal 2008, and performed again in Vancouver 2010. ‘Black in a Minute’ is a regular stand-up comedy show that delivers the laughs from two young African-Canadian comedians, while debunking stereotypes of African-American comedy.
Andrew Searles has worked with the likes of Greg Morton, Steve Patterson, Richard Saunders, Russell Peters, Joey Elias, Jocko Alston, Sugar Sammy, The Doo-Wops, Al Lubel, Kenny Robinson, and many more.
And tying it all together, a really awesome comedian, who has been in Just for Laughs (2007, 2009, 2010) and has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, in addition to a bunch of other impressive credits. She has had an impressive media presence, she's been on NBC's Last Comic Standing (2007), The Comedy Network (2009), Good News Week on Australia's Channel 10 (2009, 2010), Australia's SBS (2009). She's also been on the radio! ABC, Triple J, and CBC, where she's appeared numerous times on. She is a regular at clubs nationwide, YOUR VERY OWN HOST, who often masks insecurity with bravado. DDDDDDeAnne Smith!