Trent McClellan is known throughout Canada as one of it’s brightest stand-up comedians. Originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, he has been based in Calgary, Alberta since 2004 and has performed comedy throughout North America.
Trent was an opening act for Gerry Dee and has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, St. John’s Exit Realty Comedy Fest, the Moncton Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and YYC Calgary Comedy Festival.
Trent also starred in his own half-hour special for The Comedy Network’s Comedy Now! series in 2008, and has appeared frequently on CBC Radio’s series The Debaters. He defended Lisa Moore’s novel February in the 2013 edition of Canada Reads. The novel won the competition.
In 2017, Trent signed on to the On-Air Team for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and is based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia during filming.
Dave Nystrom has performed stand up all over the world, including a tour of the United Kingdom, HBO’s prestigious U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, filmed a standup special for Comedy Central in New York and his own one hour TV special for the Canadian Comedy Network, E.
In 2006, he was brought on as a writer for CBC’s “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” during which he won a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award. Dave spent over 10 years in Los Angeles where he worked with the likes of Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald, Bob Saget, Patton Oswalt and Harland Williams, among others.
He has also written for National Lampoon, wrote the “special features” on the Anniversary Blu-Ray Edition of the cult movie, “Office Space”, filmed a pilot for VH1 and has four children who are slowly trying to kill him.
Brett Forte is one of the fastest rising comics in Western Canada. Being on stage for less than two years and already winning Yuk Yuk’s “Yuk & Comer’s Comedy Competition” along with Edmonton’s “Funniest Person with a Day Job” Competition, is a lot for anyone to handle. But Brett displays the poise and skills of a veteran comedian.
Brett was born in 92′ but we’re pretty sure he grew up in the 80’s. He’s constantly embarrassed by his generation… and thinks you should be too. For Brett, frustration leads to comedy. If something rubs him the wrong way, you’ll be sure to get a laugh out of it.
Most recently Brett has been on the road coast to coast throughout Canada and his hard work has definitely paid off. He can be seen filming an upcoming comedy documentary and opening for the legendary Bert Kreischer at the Comic Strip in Edmonton.
Be sure to watch out for this up and comer as he will be a name you won’t soon forget.
Adam Ruby is often described as a ‘force of energy’ on stage. In under two short years, Adam has taken his act to all new levels touring Western Canada and performing for hundreds of crowds. His fresh takes on parenting, spoiled kids and what it’s like to live in a politically correct world is nothing short of hilarious.
In his first year, Adam was a top-three finalist in the Yuk Yuk’s “Yuk & Comers Comedy Competition” and has opened for major headliners from all over North America.
Most recently Adam performed at sold out crowds in Pender Harbour, Yuk Yuk’s Calgary, Airdrie and Black Diamond.