ComedianArthur Simeon is your typical Torontonian-by-way-of-Kampala, Uganda comedian. He brings a funny, rich and authentic African viewpoint to living in North America. A gifted and enchanting storyteller, Arthur appeared in the second season of HBO’s Funny As Hell series, he is a regular on CBC Radio’s hit shows Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters and is making his fifth appearance here at Just For Laughs! Arthur was also featured on the cover of Toronto’s NOW magazine, in the Globe & Mail, The National Post and as a regular contributor to The George Stroumboulopoulos Show on CBC Television.
Also, Arthur likes banana bread and sleeping in.
ComedianRob Ross is a sought-after Canadian headlining stand-up comic and accomplished award-winning television writer based in Toronto.
Performing credits include A one-hour Comedy Now special on The Comedy Network and CTV, CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival, CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, JFL42, CTV’s Open Mike and CBC’s 9 O’Clock Show. He was just 24 years old when he did his first nationally televised special COMICS! on CBC.
He also once opened for legendary rock band Heart in front of 30,000 angry concertgoers who didn’t expect to see a comedian.
Another credit is writing for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for two Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinners. But if you don’t like Harper he didn’t.
ComedianMichael McCreary may only be twenty-two, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong, albeit short, dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. The young comic, a high school grad from Orangeville, Ontario, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of five. In an act of self-preservation, combined with the desire for constant attention and the inability to stop talking, stand-up comedy seemed inevitable. Michael combined his love of comedy and his obsession with Hollywood movies and trained under David Granirer, founder of Stand Up for Mental Health, to create his act ”Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?” Over the past 7 years Michael has performed at conferences, galas, universities, bars and church basements across Canada and the United States. See the world through his eyes as he takes you on a comical journey through the lighter side of Asperger’s Syndrome.
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