Comedy Gala Night - May 14th
Date: May 14th, 2022
Time: Cocktail Hour Starts: 7pm.
Show: 8pm to 10pm.
About the event:
The final Gala Event of the Big Sound Comedy Festival. Trestle Brewing Company and Icebreakers Comedy partner on a great night of comedy with CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud onsite for a remote recording session. Join us for great night of good clean fun and laughs on the shores of Georgian Bay with a lineup of seven incredible Canadian comedians.
Your host and MC: ALI HASSAN
Ali is the host of stand-up comedy show Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and SiriusXM, a frequent guest-host on q and As It Happens - which air on CBC Radio and NPR - and the host of Canada Reads - the annual book-battle celebrating the best of Canadian literature. CBC host Tom Power has referred to him as the "Vince McMahon of books". He'll take it.
Ali has toured Canada with his solo comedy show Muslim Interrupted, and was part of the 2019 Just for Laughs’ cross-country tour, hosted by Rick Mercer. Recently, Ali was in the films MySpy, Mafia Inc, and Tammy's Always Dying and in 2021 he will appear in the brand-new seasons of Workin' Moms and Murdoch Mysteries.
After the highly successful release of his first official Comedy Album #PUEGILIST - Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts - Rob Pue takes his show on the road and coast to coast in Canada. Rob has appeared on Comedy Central, MTV’s Punk’d, has his own Comedy Now special on The Comedy Network and has most recently appeared on Amazon Prime’s hit show The Boys. He’s also a regular on CBC’s The Debaters, performed multiple times at Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival and was the winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition - with past winners including Dana Carvey, and runner ups including Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Patton Oswalt.
Jarrett Campbell is one of the fastest rising talents in Canadian comedy. His work has been featured on MTV, Comedy Network, CBC and his debut comedy album, Straight White Fail, was nominated for Comedy Album of the Year at the 2020 Junos. From New York to Vancouver, Jarrett has been on stages across North America and continues to tour regularly with Yuk Yuk’s. He has opened for the likes of Chris D’Elia, Theo Von, Andrew Schulz, Mark Normand, Andrew Santino and many more. Recently he appeared on Jeff Ross’s Roast Battle and recorded his second television set on the Jim Jeffries Gala at Just for Laughs in Montreal. Jarrett was nominated as the 2019 Breakout Artist of the Year at the Canadian Comedy Awards and as a writer, he has previously been nominated for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.
Juliana Rodrigues began performing stand-up at the age of 15 and now only 24, she's gone on to make quite the name for herself! In the summer of 2021 Juliana was chosen as one of Just For Laugh’s New Faces at the Montreal Festival. This was after her first TV taping for JFL as part of The Stand-up Show with Jon Dore in late 2020 and in December of 2021 she filmed her second taping for JFL’s New Wave of Standup. Previously she has opened for Rich Vos, Ramon Rivas, and Gerry Dee. Juliana made her CBC Radio debut at the 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival and performed at the Icebreakers Comedy Festival in 2020. She can currently be heard on Just For Laugh’s Originals on SiriusXM. Her podcast, “All Good Podcast” made the "Top 10 Comedy Podcasts" list as part of TRNTO in 2020. Her work has also been featured on The National and in the Toronto Star and back in 2016 she participated in the Cleveland Comedy Festival where she was named as a finalist at "Best of Fest".
Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Nick Reynoldson has a unique view of the world. Sharp, smart and energetic, this young comic is quickly on the rise.
A Runner Up at SiriusXM’s Top Comic Competition, Nick has headlined and appeared in major festivals including Just For Laughs, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Icebreakres Comedy Festival and NXNE. He’s been featured on MTV, MUCH, CBC and multiple national commercials.
With his unmistakable charm, Jeff Paul pushes the boundaries of comedy leaving no topics off limit. Jeff’s quick wit and unrestrained attitude often result in raw, embarrassing stories at his own expense. Jeff has opened for Louis CK, Gilbert Gottfried, and K.Trevor Wilson, is a Yuk Yuk’s regular, can be seen on Roast Battle Canada on CTV Comedy, and was selected for New Faces at JFL42 in Toronto. For 5 years he ran one of Toronto's best weekly shows, Dope N’ Mic Comedy, at the famed Underground Comedy Club. It was also the first 420-friendly show in Just For Laughs history. In 2014 he founded the Icebreakers Comedy Festival in his hometown of Niagara-on-the-Lake. His debut album “Delightfully Dark” is available through Comedy Records and on all streaming sites.
Born and raised in Brampton, Zabrina Douglas is a comedian that draws from her experience as a nurse, a mother, and the daughter of two Jamaican parents. Zabrina has been a regular and headliner at Kenny Robinson's legendary "Nubian Disciples All Black Comedy Revue” and she created and produces her critically acclaimed show "Things Black Girls Say". She has performed in well-known festivals such as JFL42, The Toronto Fringe Festival, Icebreakers Comedy Festival, Slo Comedy Festival in California and The Women's Comedy Festival in Boston. This year Zabrina will be heading down to NYC’s Black Women in Comedy Festival to perform and produce “Things Black Girls say” as a part of the fest. Her work can be seen and heard on Teletoon, The Comedy Network and CBC. Most recently Zabrina’s comedy is now being played regularly on Kevin Hearts LOL channel and JFL Canada on SiriusXM. She has shared the stage with well-known comedians Gilbert Gottfried, Cocoa Brown and Luenell. "...She's one of the most exuberant and cheerful stand-ups working in the city. She can turn a whole show around by kicking up the energy in the room." - Steve Fisher, Torontoist.com.