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March 23, 2020

A Letter to The Minister of Heritage Canada

CASC sent an email to the Minister of Heritage Canada. Read below. Dear Minister Guilbeault, We are writing on behalf of the thousands of workers in […]
March 17, 2020


A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY — RIGHT NOW, THE SHOW CAN’T GO ON We know that generally speaking, comedians don’t like to follow rules. When someone […]
March 11, 2020

A Grand Rally for Canadian Comedy

The Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians (CASC) will present the inaugural Grand Rally for Canadian Comedy on April 19, 2020 at The Theatre Centre in Toronto. […]
January 27, 2020


Why the new JFL Originals Label and their relationship to Channel 168 pose an unfair advantage. In November 2019, Just For Laughs announced the launch of […]
November 26, 2019

The Theatre Centre Announces Call for Residency

Work With Us – Call for Residency Artists The Theatre Centre RESIDENCY program Call for Submissions The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program is at the very heart of what […]
November 21, 2019
Action plan

Updated Plan of Action 2019

Who helps make all of what CASC does happen? Board of Directors Standing Committees and Subcommittees Ambassadors Members and some incredibly dedicated Volunteers Plus, Partners and […]
October 18, 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) Federal Election Platform 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) believes the 2019 election is of vital importance to build a thriving and dynamic comedy industry in Canada. The […]
October 2, 2019

Statement on Yuk Yuk’s booking Louis C.K.

The board of The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) has received multiple messages expressing concern about the decision by Yuk Yuk’s to book Louis CK […]
September 25, 2019
Pay Comedians


As the fall festival season kicks off, The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) is working to raise awareness that many comedians are often underpaid – […]
September 12, 2019

Comedy Is Art Press Release

The Theatre Centre recently announced COMEDY IS ART, a new Festival in support of comedy and comedians. Celebrating comedy as a recognized art form, COMEDY IS […]
July 24, 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians Heads to Just For Laughs

Board Directors and members of the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) will attend the 2019 Just For Laughs (JFL) Festival in Montreal, to ensure Canadian […]
June 25, 2019

Digital Royalties for Background Performers

Information provided by Scott Faulconbridge Hey everybody, I am currently on the Industry Relations committee.  I took it upon myself to learn what I could about […]
June 16, 2019

CASC Testimony Standing Committee On Canadian Heritage

This is audio from a videoconference testimony by CASC Treasurer, Adam Growe, to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. They are studying the management of funding […]
June 5, 2019

Canadian Comedy Awards 2019 Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this years 2019 Canadian Comedy Award Winners MULTIMEDIA / COMEDIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR Catherine O’Hara MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEATURE […]
May 30, 2019

Sandra Battaglini on Metro Morning

Toronto stand-up comic Sandra Battaglini is trying to convince the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Department of Heritage, that stand-up comedy is a performance […]
May 29, 2019

CBC Ontario Morning Interviews Sandra Battaglini

Tune into Ontario Morning from CBC Radio with Wei Chen at 13:46 minute mark to listen to Sandra Battaglini talk about Listen Here
May 29, 2019

Interrobang on CASC trip to Ottawa

Canadian Comedians Heading to Capitol to Lobby for Rights. Here’s What They’re Asking For. If you read the original version of “I’m Dying Up Here”- the […]
May 27, 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians Returns to Parliament Hill

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) returns to Parliament Hill this week to continue the campaign for rights and recognition for Canadian comedians by the […]
May 6, 2019

The Interrobang Interviews Sandra Battaglini

Canada’s Crusader Sandra Battaglini Discusses Her Inaugural Year Representing Canadian Voices Our next showcase with Comedy Records happens Monday [May 6] at the Gramercy location of […]
May 3, 2019

CASC Stands With Nour Hadidi

On Wednesday evening, while performing a 45-minute set at Registry Theatre in Kitchener, Ontario, comedian Nour Hadidi was the victim of Islamophobic harassment directed at her […]
February 26, 2019

Toronto Star on SiriusXM & JFL

The blowback began brewing online among Canadian comedians last week. The Canada Laughs channel has provided 100 percent Canadian content since its 2005 creation, giving homegrown […]
February 26, 2019

Interrobang on Howie Mandel’s Facebook Live Video

Howie Mandel Goes Live on Facebook After Canadian Comics Express Outrage Over Just for Laughs/SiriusXM Canada Partnership There’s a lot of controversy around a recent decision […]
February 27, 2019

Montreal Gazette on JFL and SiriusXM Decision

Just for Laughs to air only Canadian comics after blowback over radio deal ‘We’ve listened carefully to the concerns of Canadian artists and regret the stress […]
February 27, 2019

Radio Canada International on SiriusXM

Canadian comedians not laughing at Canadian radio takeover from U.S. Canadian comedians are angry at a takeover of the “Canada Laughs” channel which was carried on […]
February 27, 2019

Vice Magazine on SiriusXM and JFL

Just For Laughs’ SiriusXM Deal Is Screwing Over Canadian Comedians Howie Mandel is taking food out of the mouths of comedians. It’s not funny! It’s hard […]
February 27, 2019

Globe & Mail on JFL Takeover

Did you hear the one about the Canadian comedy satellite-radio channel that changed its format, dropping “Canada” from its name, and then promised it would strengthen […]
February 27, 2019

The Montreal Gazette on SiriusXM and Just For Laughs Radio

Brownstein: Comics not chuckling over Just for Laughs Radio The fear is that comedians will lose a large chunk of their revenues under a new arrangement […]
February 27, 2019

NOW Magazine on SiriuzXM issue

Canadian comics say they’ll lose money over Just For Laughs takeover of SiriusXM show Hundreds of comics take to Twitter to let SiriusXM know that a […]
February 27, 2019

City News on Just For Laughs Radio

Canadian comics say livelihood at risk as Just For Laughs takes over radio channel MONTREAL — Canadian comics are sounding the alarm over an abrupt shift […]
February 27, 2019

Statement by Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs and John Lewis, SVP of Programming and Operations, SiriusXM Canada

February 27, 2018 Today, we wish to announce our new strategy for Canadian Comedy on SiriusXM Canada. The new channel on SiriusXM 168 will be called Just […]
February 27, 2019

Mark Critch on Howie Mandel Video

Watch the video below. Thank you Mark Critch!
February 28, 2019

The Canadian revolution! on Chortle

Comedians force U-turn over radio plans that would have cost them dear Canadian comedians have forced Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival into a major U-turn over […]