The Comics

Rachelle Elie : Headliner

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in The Comics | Comments Off


A high energy and dynamic performer, Rachelle Elie has been developing her unique vision of contemporary society for the last 20 years. This award winning comedienne has been showcased on The Comedy Network and The Women’s Television Network. She has toured 4 original one-woman shows across Canada and has performed stand up in the U.S and Australia. In 2008 Rachelle won an Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe Festival for her performance in JOE: The Perfect Man her original one woman show. Elie is co-producer of two very popular Cabaret ‘s in Toronto: Rag Bag Cabaret and SHINE. She is a regular comedian and host at Montreal’s Comedy Nest and performs weekends at Absolute Comedy in Toronto and Ottawa.

“…a very funny performer”. The Ottawa Citizen -Patrick Langston

“Elie is an exquisite performer…” – SEE Magazine

“A gifted performer and improviser…she is frighteningly intelligent ” – Montreal Gazette

“Elie is always fully in the moment, and her exuberance is infectious.” – Georgia Straight

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Marla Lukofsky : Special Guest

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in The Comics | Comments Off

The Toronto Star calls her, “A captivating story teller with lightning-quick comic timing.” The Globe and Mail calls her, “A suave stylish comedian.” Scotland’s The Scotsman called her “Michelle Shocked on Speed.” For the last 30 years, Marla Lukofsky has performed stand-up comedy and songs in every major city in North America and the UK. A veteran of television, Marla’s credits include Evening at the Improv, The Alan Thicke Show, and CBC’s Midday. As a writer and radio columnist, she has worked on such shows as CBC radio’s Basic Black, The Vicki Gabereau Show, Fresh Air and is a frequent guest on Newstalk 1010 Radio with Ted Woloshyn. Due to her inspirational journey with cancer she has also done two TEDx Talks by invitation only. On Saturday mornings, you can hear Lukofsky’s voice as Good Luck Bear on The Care Bears cartoon series. Marla was also a proud member of Second City for one WHOLE month until they realized that she wasn’t Andrea Martin and asked her to leave.

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Laura Bailey : Host

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in The Comics | Comments Off

Laura is a singer and comedian who has spent the last 8 years in the Toronto scene, and is now based in Guelph. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory, and is the co-host of the all-female comedy variety extravaganza CHICKA BOOM. Laura sang as featured performer Puss N Boots at WorldPride 2014, and she also teaches singing lessons. This fall she will sing with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and teach singing at Jam School in Guelph. Laura has been singing since she could talk, and believes that anyone can sing with enough practice and delusional parents.

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Beatvox : Token Boy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in The Comics | Comments Off


Beatvox is me, Josh Bowman, improvising, singing, and rapping my way through a musical with a loop pedal, vocal percussion, and guitar. Think Reggie Watts but totally different. It’s comedy. Music. Looped.

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Sarah Ashby

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in The Comics | Comments Off

Sarah Ashby is a grieving mother of a dead cat who hails from London Ontario. She is a recent Humber College graduate from the Comedy: Writing and Performance Program currently residing in Toronto. She is the winner of the Billy Crystal Sketch Award, the Bite TV Award, a finalist in the Brantford Rising Stars Contest, and a member of the award winning sketch troupe Father Problems. She is also an Original Kids Theater Company Alumni, just like Rachel McAdams, but less pretty. Not only had she performed all over the GTA, she’s traveled around Southern Ontario performing in cities such as Hamilton, Waterloo, Brantford and London.

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Morgan Joy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in The Comics | Comments Off

Morgan Joy is a silly woman. An honours graduate of the Humber Comedy Program, class of 2010, Miss Joy is currently the choreographer and featured performer for Toronto’s largest and longest running monthly clown show; The Lunacy Cabaret. When she isn’t the hostess of a weekly comedy karaoke show, Morgan can be found performing on various cabaret stages across the city.

As a dance and drama instructor for DramaWay; an organization providing arts based education to people with special needs, Morgan Joy takes a great deal of pride in providing quality connections in a diverse population of arts enthusiasts. Morgan is currently a puppeteer for Suitcase Theatre’s touring productions of ‘Friends In Need’ and ‘The Thumbs Up Circus.’ to Elementary schools in the GTA. Morgan Joy breathed life into her alias Peggy Plummer and as it stands Peggy gets asked to do more shows than her.

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Danielle Leger

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in The Comics | Comments Off

Danielle Leger is ecstatic to be stuck on the West End Girls show AGAIN! She has been in a long term relationship with musical comedy, they had a little fight yesterday but they are back on track! She has a musical EP being released later this year, and most recently she finished a season performing and touring with IANA theatre company where she also helped co-write music for the musical Stalkyard Hurts. She also lived in New Brunswick last year where she performed with FlintImprov Co. All I have to say is, Dang! this will be fun, Hey Ho that merry go round!!

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Martha Stortz

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in The Comics | Comments Off

Martha is a graduate of Second City’s Conservatory program. Her writing has been featured on Buzzfeed, BlogTO.com and once she wrote a found poem for her university’s women’s centre quarterly publication, More Than a Vessel (yes, really). She performs regularly around Toronto with her troupes Portmanteauster and 50 Shades of Fifty. She really loves pugs.

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Marilla Wex

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in The Comics | Comments Off

Multi-award-winning actress and comedian Marilla Wex is still basking in the rosy after-glow of her one-woman show “Lost and Found” winning Best of Fringe at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival. Playing ukulele is how she relaxes in rare downtime from her job running lines with the actors on the wildly popular tv show “Reign”.

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Daniela Saioni: Producer

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in The Comics | Comments Off

Daniela’s nickname in high school was Brainiac, but her IQ never stopped her from making incredibly unwise and impulsive decisions. Her distinct blend of smart and subversive writing in both her stand-up and film and television writing is directly inspired by the ridiculous twists and turns her life has taken.

While training as an improviser at Second City Toronto, she found her passion for stand-up in Dawn Whitwell’s class in 2008 and has since done sets across Canada, San Francisco, New York and L.A. She was featured on CBC radio’s Laugh Out Loud and was associate director on A Russell Peters Christmas Special, was an invited performer at Regina’s Pile O’ Funny Bones Comedy Festival in 2012 and has been featured in various film and television projects as a character actor since 2002.

She’s got a greeting card in print in the US that you can order HERE and another which is nominated for a Louie Award which you can order HERE

She executive produces various live comedy events including this one, does punch-up and story editing and trains comedians in the art of original sitcom writing through her FROM SCHTICK TO SCRIPT program at Comedy Bar. She is one half of the comedy screenwriting duo Nobody’s Daughters (with Annie Bradley). They took home the Best Reserve Screenplay Award at the 2014 Female Eye Film Festival for their female ensemble comedy feature The WBI.

Her talents are varied but her mission is singular: change the world one laugh at a time.

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