The Comedians 2016

Sandra Battaglini

sandrabattagliniSandra Battaglini is an award winning stand-up comic, actor/writer and clown. She recently mounted her sixth solo show, Classy Lady, which has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and won a Canadian Comedy Award for her solo show, Hard Headed Woman. Past performances include, The Upside Down Widow, 2005 Chicago Improv Festival and Hangin’ with Jesus, Toronto Festival of Clowns 2007. She is part of Toronto’s newest and edgiest musical comedy troupe, The Specials and co-hosts Toronto’s wildest variety night The Sal & Sandy show with Phil Luzi. Sandra’s latest film project, Running Mates starring Henry Winkler, premieres this fall.

JJ Liberman

jj-libermanJJ  Liberman has been performing for over 3 years and in that time he has appeared in NXNE, Border City Comedy Festival, Alt dot Comedy Lounge and have also opened for Trailer Park Boys, and Jackass. He has performed at many prestigious American comedy clubs, including New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway. The Toronto-based comedian is also the co-host of Fckonomics a popular iTunes podcast.

Madelein Smith


Madelein Smith has opened for Rachel Feinstein, Rich Vos, Bobby Slayton, and more. She also tours with Great Lakes Productions playing swing roles of Maria/Theresa/Tina in Joey and Maria’s Comedy Wedding.Recently, she co-wrote a four episode webseries entitled Failing Forward with her husband. The series was produced by Talking Back Pictures, based out of New York City. In her spare time she likes to force her cats, Lady Gaga and Ambellina, to cuddle with her.

Chris Robinson

chris-robinsonChris Robinson is a stand-up comedian from Toronto, originally from Brampton. He has performed all over Ontario and most recently at JFL 42 in Toronto.
His comedy album Verbal Graffiti is available on iTunes and he is currently on the SiriusXM Top Comic Competiton taking part in Canada on SiriusXM radio.



Nigel Grinstead

nigelNigel Grinstead’s laid back charm and absurd takes on life have earned him a reputation as one of the goofiest and most imaginative comics on the Canadian comedy scene. His work ethic and jovial nature has landed him opportunities within festivals such as NXNE, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, and No Kidding on iChannel. On top of festival performances and countless appearances on the GTA comedy scene, Nigel has also been a part of two independent tours (Hometown Heroes, On the Rocks Comedy Tour) that have taken him far out of his usual stomping grounds to the East Coast. Nigel is a former winner of the Toronto Comedy Brawl and won this year’s Just for Laughs Homegrown competition.

Paul Thompson

paul-thompsonPaul Thompson is one of Toronto’s most respected young crowd killers. The kind of comic who hits the stage like a double-barrel shotgun blast. Riffing and ripping – making razor-sharp turns back and forth between solid material, and raw unfiltered crowd work. He can host with the best of us (yeah, I include myself there. So what? Hosting is how I makes my paper). Thompson works and lives in the moment, and he can have an entire crowd eating out of his palm just by shooting the shit with the loudest table in the room. Shutting them up, and splitting their sides with knife-point precision. Kid doesn’t pull any punches either. Why should he? Paul Thompson is a leading contender to be crowned ‘King of the Pot Rooms’ – Monday nights he definitely is. Ripping up the mic for a packed house, his loyal cult crowd along the Lakeshore, in Etobicoke’s ‘Vape on the Lake’.

Ryan Hillis

ryanhillisRyan Hillis burst onto the comedy scene 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Opening for some of the biggest names in comedy, including Gilbert Gottfried, Derek Edwards and Mike MacDonald. He hosted the 2014 Chin Bikini Picnic and was a finalist in the 2013 Toronto Comedy Brawl!

Ronen Geisler

ronenRonen Geisler is a Jewish stand-up comedian based in Toronto, Ontario. He  has appeared at a variety of comedy clubs in Toronto, Beijing, Montreal, Ottawa, and New York City. He also hosts the popular Learn English Funcast Podcast. Where he teaches English learners around the world how to learn English through jokes. He recently performed for the Toronto Jewish Comedy Festival.

Nitish Sakhuja

nitishNitish Sakhuja is one of the youngest and fastest growing stand-up comedians originating from Toronto. This apathetic 25 year olds hard hitting humour makes it hard to not become a fan. His laid back style, cool demeanour, quirky antics and captive storytelling about his real life, always leaves audiences wanting more.

Kweku Winful

kwekuBorn in Ottawa but raised in Ghana, Prince has always been an entertainer. He began hosting and doing stand-up comedy in University after hosting several talent shows and events in Ottawa and Toronto. He has also performed stand-up comedy at Yuk Yuks, Nubian disciples of Pryor and Absolute Comedy to name a few.

Currently, he is back in the stand-up circuits and pursuing several other aspirations. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and a charter member of its first chapter in Canada.

Dr Goldfield & His Comedy Protege

The “Doctor” of the amazing Canadian TV Show Kenny vs Spenny.
Goldfield has many different authentic Chinese herbal medicines and tricks to help Kenny beat Spenny at all costs. Dr goldfield will introduce his secret Asian Comedy Protege. Also known as the Tai Chi master of stand up. This secret comedian has been destroying audiences all over Canada.

Kenny vs Spenny

kennyvsspennyNominated for 8 Gemini awards “Kenny vs Spenny” is one of the most successful television programs in Canadian history. With half a million fans on social media and syndicated globally.  Kenny and Spenny will return in an exclusive live comedy act and competition . Kenny or Spenny have no idea what the challenges or humiliations will be. Challenges are drawn that evening at Random for an evening of laughter, shock and extensive arguments between these two best friends.