CASC Brings Awareness to Stand-up Comedy September 9th to 16th all across Canada.

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) is very excited to announce their first national event. We're holding a Stand-up Awareness Week from September 9th to 15th 2018 all over the country. Our goal is to create a thriving and dynamic stand-up industry that celebrates diverse voices, both aspiring and legendary.

We are incredibly proud of Canada's rich comedy legacy and are committed to expanding on that success. We held our first stand-up marathon in Toronto in June and it was an incredible success. We want to continue to build the momentum and awareness about what we're up to and raise funds for CASC. We are asking comedy producers across the country to support our cause and donate proceeds earned during this week to CASC so that we can continue to lobby the government and the private sector to build an industry in Canada.

One of the fun events we're planning is a Comedy Fashion show on September 16th to close off the week. Comedians will model local designer fashions and then do a stand-up set at the end of the runway.
The reason this is happening is that the fashion industry faces the same issues as the stand-up industry. They do not receive any funding and many fashion advocates have been tirelessly working over the last couple of decades to have that changed.

The show will be hosted by Zoe Brownstone and Anjelica Scannura, will feature the CASC Executive Committee and many more local talent. Click here for details

Stand-up Awareness Week will be going on across Canada from September 9th to 15th. Please see below the shows/venues that will be involved.



Contact us if you'd like to be a sponsor during CASC Awareness Week.
We have many shows going on where your company can get maximum exposure all across Canada. We're open to all ideas so don't be shy!

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    What does CASC do with money that is donated?

    CASC will use the money donated to continue lobbying government and building awareness around the issues that affect the stand-up industry in Canada. This includes everything from printing posters, to paying our lobbyists, and creating content so that our message will be profound, loud and clear. We have a very unique story to share with Canadians and the world. We’re thrilled that incredible people all over the country are offering their help and resources to spread the word and build pride in this amazing art form that we so love and cherish.

    Participating Venues and Shows


    The Projection Room - Fox Hole Comedy - September 12th Event Link
    St. Franks - Thursday Night Comedy Pro-Am - September 13th Event Link
    SüLT Pierogi Bar - The Sultmine - September 10th Event Link


    Red Gate Arts Society - Millennial Line - September 13th Event Link
    Goldies - Comedy Basement at Goldies - September 15th Event Link
    The Junction - Magic Mic Open Mic - September 11th Event Link


    Vern's Crash Test Comedy - September 11th Event Link


    The Redwood Theatre
    Comedy Bar - September 9th - 15th
    Underground Cafe
    The Rivoli - QAPD - September 9th Event Link
    The Rivoli - Alt Dot Comedy Lounge- September 10th Event Link
    The Opera House - Lunacy Cabaret - September 15th Event Link
    Hawaii Bar - Laughter Luau - September 14th Event Link


    Bar Le Cocktail - 'Cmon Out Comedy - September 12th Event Link
    Mckibbins - MTL GRAND OPEN - September 9th Event Link


    The Guild Hall- Comedy Blitzkrieg - September 14th Event Link