These incredible Canadian comics will perform on June 12th at Revival Bar in Toronto
to help raise funds and awareness about period poverty.
Sandra Shamas, writer/performer aspiring farmer, has written seven one-woman shows over the past 30 years.
In 2018, Sandra received the Order of Ontario.
Photo credit: Mark Jewusiak
Martha Chaves is a veteran of multiple Just For Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals. She's a regular in the CBC's Debaters and member of the cast of CBC's Because News.
Aisha Brown is known as one of the top 3 Aisha’s in North American stand-up comedy. In 2016 at Montreal’s renowned Just For Laughs festival she did her first All Access televised set, and was also a featured performer on Kevin Hart’s LOL network. Aisha’s performed at Massey Hall for NYE, and has opened for SNL’s Michael Che at the Danforth Music Hall, and The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr at JFL42. She made her headlining debut at Kenny Robinson’s legendary “Nubian Disciples All Black Comedy Revue”, and performs all across the country at Yuk Yuk’s. Aisha has also performed at Montreal Sketchfest, Field Trip Festival, and the Guelph Comedy Festival. In 2016 she was named one of the Torontoist’s top “Local Ladies Who Make us Laugh." Aisha is a writer and digital content contributor for the CBC Comedy website and she’s written for and has been featured on The Beaverton. You can also catch her performing and writing with Comedy Record's hip hop comedy collective Runnin’ at The Mouth, who released their 2nd album in Fall 2017.
Ali Hassan is a stand-up comedian, actor and television and radio personality.
He is the host of Laugh Out Loud (CBC Radio One, SiriusXM) and the nationally-televised annual battle of the books, Canada Reads. Ali also stars in 3 episodes of this season’s Designated Survivor on ABC. He has also featured in VICE’s Fubar: Age of Computer, FXX’s Man Seeking Woman and CTV’s Cardinal.
He is currently touring his solo show Muslim Interrupted across Canada, and has performed 18 shows in 14 Canadian cities including at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
Hoodo Hersi is a promising Toronto-based comedian, having performed on prestigious shows including The Nubian Disciples of Pryor at Yuk Yuks. She was also nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund at Second City and was featured on SiriusXM Canada. Hoodo had the great fortune of opening up for Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolou, Gina Yashere, Eric Andre, Jermaine Fowler, Baron Vaughn and Matt Braunger. She has also performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the 12th annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, Boston Women in Comedy Festival, and Toronto’s Shedot Festival.
Along with being a talented writer (Vice, Hellogiggles, and Essence.), Hoodo received an improv scholarship at Second City. In January 2018, she performed at The San Francisco Sketchfest, after being hand-picked by Audible to participate in their Fresh Voices showcase (which was featured in USA Today).
On twitter @sheiscleverbro
Terry McGurrin has opened for Steven Wright, Howie Mandel, Tim Allen, and Michael Bublé, been featured at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs numerous times and he appears regularly on CBC’s The Debaters. He’s had three solo comedy specials on CTV and has been flown overseas 10 times to entertain the Canadian Forces.
On twitter @standupmonkey
Since her debut in Ottawa, Rebecca Reeds has quickly become a comedian to watch out for. She's been described as “completely literate” and “female”, a dangerous combination. Rebecca has recorded for CBC, Sirius XM and was a finalist in the first annual Absolute Comedy Competition. Past festivals include JFL 42, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Cottage Country Festival and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
On twitter @rebeccareeds