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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


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


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 […]
March 17, 2018

CASC in The Toronto Star

Stand-up comedians take a crack at government funding What’s the difference between a one-person stage play and a stand-up comedian’s performance? The first one is eligible […]
March 30, 2018

CASC in Interrobang

Canadian Comedians Beat Americans to the Punch: Form First Association of Stand Up Comics to Lobby for Artist Rights Our next Comedy Records showcase happens Monday […]
March 31, 2018

CBC Day 6 interview

After 33 years, the comedy album of the year category is making its return to the Junos this weekend. It’s a small win in an ongoing battle for Canadian comedians to be […]
June 11, 2018

The Guardian interviews Sam McDonald

Sam MacDonald cares about the comedy community and sees a major problem. In Canada, comedians are not considered artists. This leaves them unable to apply for […]
June 11, 2018

iPolitics Interviews Sandra Battaglini

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians is on Parliament Hill this week lobbying for formal recognition as artists, government funding, and help making a smoother entry […]
June 11, 2018

Standing Up For Standups with Steve Patterson

Steve sits down with Sandra Battaglini to talk about what she’s doing to get Canadian comedy some serious recognition and is inspired to write his own […]
June 11, 2018

Stand-up Comedy: Fund My Dirty Jokes

The headline above is more provocative than, “Fund My Observational Humour”, in persuading you to sign an E-Petition to get stand-up comedy officially recognized as an art form. […]
June 22, 2018

Is Comedy Art? by Canadaland

With less than a month left until her final set on the Second City stage, Aliya realizes that she’s not totally sold on standup. So she […]
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 […]
August 8, 2018

Ward Anderson in The Huffington Post

Comedy Is An Art Form. It’s Time Canada Treated It Like One Our government recognizes and respects all artists — unless their talent is being funny. […]
October 8, 2018

Sam MacDonald chats with the CBC

Is standup comedy an art? Comedians call for access to funding ‘Writers, musicians, they get funding. We’re just looking for the same treatment’ Sam MacDonald, the […]
February 26, 2019

AV News

Scroll through Twitter’s #justformoney hashtag and you’ll find an army of angry Canadian comedians. Their rage stems, as it does for so many in this era […]