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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 […]