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.


Don’t look for him to slow down anytime soon, Adam is on course for a breakout 2017/2018 season with even more dates on the books and plans to be part of comedy tours throughout Canada.


Daryl Makk had a father that worked for a company that kept moving the family around, created a nomadic childhood for Daryl. In 12 years of public school he was bounced around to 8 different educational institutions. This forced him to learn to react quickly to new environments…perfect training for a stand-up comic in the making.

Daryl Makk managed to maintain an “A” student status which, combined with being a skinny youth, he found that being a class clown kept the bullies from beating up the new kid. This ability was a gift that seemed to come natural for him so it only seemed fitting he would end up in the world of stand-up comedy.

Fast-forward many years and Daryl Makk is re-educating the sheeple of the world…one joke at a time and has (professionally) since 1993! He has also grown to a 6 foot 3 inch comedian that doesn’t hold back. No one bullies Daddy Makk anymore and his humor is his weapon which he delivers with precision yet in a very likeable manor!!

Makk understands that comedy can educate and inform and bases his act on truth, reality and things he has experienced. He is constantly booked for corporate and fund raising events when not in the comedy clubs. With an easy-going style he awakens those nagging thoughts we all have about how screwed up the world around us really is. Think of him as dad trying to save you from making a painful life’s lesson mistake.

in 2005 his one-hour “Comedy Now” special was chosen to kick off season 8 of this award winning show. It aired on CTV and is in reruns on The Comedy Network. You should see this very comical field trip of truth and reality: The Makk Attakk!!


Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.

Her credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up, she performs for audiences ranging from corporations to the most rural of gatherings. Whether she was the emcee, support, or headliner, she’s delighted them all.

After working her way across Canada, Allyson now has taken her craft to the UK. Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary, she now works for major UK promoters and comedy clubs.

It is her genuine and unique sense of humor, combined with excellent performance timing, that has made audiences laugh. This teacher-come-comic is ready to show international audiences why she is a sought-after fan favourite.


In the past few years this young comedian has really begun making an impact on the Canadian Comedy scene. Rising through the ranks of the comedy clubs, Michelle has gone on to become a comic in demand. She’s landed television appearances on The Comedy Network, W Network, Bite TV, CBC, iChannel, and MTV.

Not only has she appeared on television she can also be heard in regular rotation on XM Satellite radio. Michelle has also attracted the eyes of a few festivals in the recent years. She’s performed in the Sudbury Comedy Festival, Moncton Comedy Festival, Global Vancouver Comedy Festival, and both CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Fest and Halifax Comedy Fest , taped for television. Enjoyed by audiences and critics alike, Michelle Shaughnessy is the perfect choice for any event.