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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 […]
February 25, 2019

STATEMENT FROM CASC EXECUTIVE

RE: Just for Laughs and SiriusXM Canada The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) has been communicating directly with Just for Laughs (JFL) and SiriusXM Canada […]
February 27, 2019

MEDIA RESPONSE RE: Comment on Town Hall

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) staged a public Town Hall event on Tuesday evening (February 26th). An incident occurred involving a reporter and an […]
February 27, 2019

CASC Announcement to Members

February 27th, 2019 CASC was thrilled to receive news from Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs (JFL) by phone today that JFL and SiriusXM Canada […]
March 1, 2019

CASC Plan of Action

Please note: This is not official policy yet but represents our vision for action we want to pursue. Sandra Battaglini coined a phrase that has powerfully […]
March 8, 2019

The New Association, 2019 OVERVIEW

This document is an overview of the spirit, vision, and direction of CASC at this moment in the Association’s history. While it will be reflected in […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 18, 2019
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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 […]
January 27, 2020

A BAD DEAL FOR COMEDIANS

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 […]
March 17, 2020
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CASC MESSAGE TO COMMUNITY ON COVID-19

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 […]
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 […]
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