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Hailed as one of the hottest comics in Canada by GQ magazine, Darrin Rose is a familiar face on television. He is currently the host of Match Game on the Comedy Network, plays Bill the bartender on the hit CBC sitcom Mr. D, and is a regular cast member on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial. He has also appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Britain’s NutsTV, XM Satellite Radio and MTV Live. Rose is a four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee – including Best Male Stand-Up in 2011 – and won a 2012 Canadian Screenwriting Award for comedy, following nominations in 2009 and 2010. He has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival where his one man show What’s Potpourri? was selected Best of the Fest and received four stars in 2010. http://www.darrinrose.com/
Multi-award winning stand-up comedian and Just For Laughs alum Mark Watson is a former member of the famed Cambridge Footlights, and has been called a “stand-up superstar” by Time Out New York. This British comic has embarked on multiple worldwide tours, appeared on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, Dave’s One Night Stand and 8 Out of 10 Cats, presented BBC2’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks and released his debut stand-up DVD last year. Since winning the first ever Panel Prize at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006, Watson has gone on to write four novels. He was also a specially invited guest at Al Gore’s inaugural Earth Summit, which led to Watson writing his first non-fiction book Crap At The Environment to critical acclaim. http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com/
Voted one of the Top 10 Comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, Just For Laughs alum Modi is one of the hottest comedians on the scene today. He has appeared on many television shows, including CBS’s CSI: NY, HBO’s The Sopranos, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and E! Entertainment’s Howard Stern Show. On the silver screen, Modi has played leading roles in two films: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the 2004 LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature length film released in 2006. He has also appeared in Our Italian Husband with Chevy Chase and Brooke Shields, The Perfect Christmas with Queen Latifah, and National Lampoon’s One, Two Many. Modi is a regular at the New York and Los Angeles comedy club circuits and tours across the US, United Kingdom, Holland and Israel. http://www.modilive.com/
Brooklyn-born and raised Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. Having performed at Just For Laughs Festivals numerous times, he most recently brought down the house at last year’s TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago last year. His performances on BET’s Comic View, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo all garnered him standing ovations. He has been hand-picked by comedian heavyweights Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, Chris Tucker and Bill Bellamy to tour the US. Sylvince also prides himself in his exceptional comedy writing skills. He was a contributor to Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show and Damon Wayan’s The Underground, and his comedy writing has also been featured on The Fugees’ album The Score and Wyclef’s The Carnival. www.wilsylvince.com
“MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY.” – A three-word mission statement with a lot of punch!
Just For Laughs Live – or ‘JFL live’ if you’re in the know has been presenting world class comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Engvall & Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Dunham, Jeff Foxworthy and Danny Bhoy – to name a few – since 1998. This year the giggle-fest will continue on the Grand Theatre stage when Just For Laughs returns with another premier show.