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April 12, 2021

All-New Original Series, ROAST BATTLE CANADA

CTV Comedy Channel, Just For Laughs, and Counterfeit Pictures Partner for All-New Original Series, ROAST BATTLE CANADA CTV Comedy Channel and Just For Laughs are stepping […]
March 29, 2021

Virtual Green Room with Mike Wilmot

CASC is excited to announce the first installment of what we hope will be a series of ‘Virtual Green Room’ mentorship sessions — starting with none […]
March 26, 2021

Explore and Create Program

Are you an artist thinking about applying for a grant? Apply under the Explore and Create program. As announced earlier this month, the Canada Council for the Arts has […]
December 11, 2020

Canada Does Not Recognize Me

Comedy is one of Canada’s greatest exports. We celebrate our nation’s history of excellence in comedy, and have pride in our country’s long list of Comedy […]
December 8, 2020

A letter from the incoming President, Monty Scott:

It is an exciting day for me as it is my first as President of CASC. It will be a pleasure to help steer our organization […]
October 13, 2020

CASC Invited to Cultural Human Resources Council’s Cross-Sectoral Recovery Roundtable

The Cultural Human Resources Council has launched the Cross-Sectoral Recovery Roundtable (CSRR) project, and CASC will participate in the Roundtables in October and November! To represent […]
October 2, 2020

Events during COVID-19

We know you are fed up, tired and ready for this pandemic to be over. But it is not. Covid-19 is not over. It is the […]
September 9, 2020
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U.S. VISA UPDATE: Fee Increases + Travel Restrictions

Effective October 2, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is raising the filing fees for most visa petitions and applications, which will increase the burden for […]
August 31, 2020

2020 Membership Renewal

The Canadian Association of Stand-up comedians works year-round to build a thriving and dynamic industry for stand-up, sketch and improv comedians, and independent comedy producers. Our […]
July 13, 2020

Ontario’s Comedy Content Creators Survey

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM), in partnership with Nordicity, is conducting research to develop a profile of comedy performers in Ontario. This survey is part […]
June 22, 2020

EMAIL YOUR LOCAL MP

Get Comedy Recognized As An Art Form Comedy is still not recognized as an art form in Canada. Crazy right? Now more than ever, comedians must […]
June 22, 2020

BUILDING A NEW NORMAL IN CANADIAN COMEDY

Covid-19 means that comedy won’t get back to normal for a while — after that, it will be up to us to make sure it never […]
May 29, 2020

Opening of European Live Performance

Brussels – Based on the information provided by its members, Pearle* put together a map to visualize the re-opening of Live Performance in Europe. The launch […]
May 18, 2020
CASC Objectives

What is CASC Fighting For?

A lot has happened since the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) was formed in 2017. CASC began as a rallying cry to have stand-up comedy […]
May 11, 2020

AGM LiveStream Links

Here are the links to know in order to log in, vote and watch the May 11th 2020 AGM livestream.   View 2020/2021 Budget Here – View […]
May 8, 2020

Sandra Battaglini in Canadian Press

[…] Stand-up comedians, for example, are largely excluded from the latest support model, despite lobbying efforts by the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians to receive $1.5 […]
April 15, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit – New Developments

“Artists continue to help us to reflect on life, and dream. They bring sunshine into our daily lives, and we are very grateful for that.” – […]
April 11, 2020

Toronto.com Interviews Sandra Battaglini

She’s dubbed the Mayor of Comedy in an upcoming documentary film. She’s a headliner on stages across Canada. She’s a Just For Laughs performer. She’s a […]
April 7, 2020
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Vancouver City News

Several Vancouver comedians are bringing their audiences online by offering digital stand-up comedy on platforms such as YouTube. Miranda Fatur from Vancouver City News reports. Watch […]
March 23, 2020

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) COVID-19 Financial Impact Analysis 

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) represents over 900 stand-up, sketch and improv comedians living and working in communities across the country. The complete and […]
June 4, 2018

CASC on Parliament Hill

Our Executive Committee member Sandra Battaglini will be in Ottawa this week talking with officials from Global Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Department of Heritage about CASC […]
July 6, 2018

TSA Update and Follow-up on Ottawa Meetings

On June 5th and 6th, 2018, Sandra Battaglini represented CASC in Ottawa at meetings with both elected officials and federal bureaucrats. The discussions included two main […]
July 8, 2018

Email Your MP

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July 9, 2018

Update on “Stand-Up Comedy as Art Form”

Lobbying Efforts and Meetings On June 5th and 6th, CASC had meetings in Ottawa with the Canada Council for the Arts and the two Vice-Chairs of the […]
August 1, 2018

THE PETITION BEING TABLED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

September 28, 2018

Pre-Budget Submission

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians has been hard at work to make our voices heard. We just made a brief pre-budget submission to The Standing […]
October 19, 2018

International Trade

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians has been hard at work to make our voices heard. We wrote this letter to  The Standing Committee on International […]
November 1, 2018

And the Government Says…

Lobbying Update: The government has responded to our petition. This response is a positive step forward on our mission to have stand-up comedy officially recognized as […]
March 23, 2020

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) COVID-19 Financial Impact Analysis 

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) represents over 900 stand-up, sketch and improv comedians living and working in communities across the country. The complete and […]
July 13, 2020

Ontario’s Comedy Content Creators Survey

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM), in partnership with Nordicity, is conducting research to develop a profile of comedy performers in Ontario. This survey is part […]
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