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May 11, 2018

Is it fair?

Assuming we accept that comedy is an important art form (see previous essays), the problems facing stand-up comedians become clear. Canada is a huge country with […]
April 23, 2018

CASC Podcast | EP2 with MP Julie Dabrusin

Sandra Battaglini chats with her local MP, Julie Dabrusin about the petition to have Stand Up Comedy recognized as an art form in Canada and what […]
April 6, 2018

Simply put: Comedy is Art

I wrote this awhile back. With the recent controversy about comedy not being art or ineligible for government funding. I disagree. That is my simple answer. To […]
April 6, 2018

Is it important?

Comedy sometimes feels lesser than other art forms because seriousness and importance are often connected in real life. After all, a house fire takes precedence over […]
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 […]
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 29, 2018

Is it art?

Stand-up has a respect problem. Those who enjoy it, many other performers and the many who have tried it and failed to understand that it is […]
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 […]