Super-suave leader of the pack, Darrin Rose, Comedy’s Match Game star and Bill the bartender on the hit CBC sitcom Mr. D, will host our stellar cast of headliners for this Comedy Tour. The four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee is a regular cast member on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial. Darrin won a 2012 Canadian Screenwriting Award for comedy, while his one-man show “What’s Potpourri?” was selected Best of the Fest at the Just For Laughs Festival and received four stars at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2010. In 2011, Darrin’s half-hour stand up special debuted on CTV/Comedy Network to rave reviews. Darrin Rose has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the Comedy Network, CTV, XM Satellite Radio, and MTV Live.
Sides will be splitting when Tom Papa brings his sharp, observational humour to stages across Canada. Tom recently premiered his new stand-up special, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, (EPIX) to rave reviews. His previous special, Tom Papa Live in New York City, premiered in 2012. Tom Papa’s film roles include: The Informant, Analyze That, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. He also wrote for the DreamWorks animated feature Bee Movie. His television appearances include: Behind the Candelabra, The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Inside Amy Schumer, and a starring role in his own series, Come to Papa (NBC). Tom hosts the hit SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, on channel 99. Tom will not be appearing in St. John’s, NL and Moncton, NB.
Just for Laughs is proud to present the hysterical Alonzo Bodden as part of this killer lineup. An international headliner, Alonzo has performed worldwide including Just For Laughs in Montreal; Kilkenny Ireland Comedy fest; Sydney, Australia; Brighton Beach in the UK; and he’s entertained the troops everywhere from Iraq to Greenland. His brand, new one-hour comedy special, "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime and he can be seen as a host of the new ITV show “Inside the Vault.”
The brains of the operation,Orny Adams,can usually be found hunched over his trusty pen writing jokes for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, and the annual Emmy broadcast; for our Comedy Tour, he will bring his wit to the mic. Orny has toured internationally and, as of October, will have released two specials, “Path Of Most Resistance,” and “Orny Adams Takes The Third”. He has developed pilots for CBS, TBS, and Endemol. He has appeared on Jiminy Glick, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, Entertainment Tonight, MTV’s Teen Wolf, and in his own Discovery Channel series Modern Chaos with Orny Adams.
Robert Kelly has been winning over audiences for the last 18 years. In addition to clubs and colleges nationwide, Kelly has traveled across the country in the "Tourgasm Live" tour with Dane Cook and Gary Gulman and has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival (Montreal 2010 & 2013). He was recently seen as Louie CK's brother Robbie on FX’s "Louie" and on CBS’s drama “NYC 22” produced by Robert DeNiro. His other credits include Comedy Central Special "Comics Anonymous," "Comedy Central Presents Robert Kelly," "Tourgasm" on HBO and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC. His movie credits include Ghost Town and Good Luck Chuck. He produced and starred in his first short film "Cheat” which debuted at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York. He has a book published by Simon & Schuster based on the movie and a top rated podcast called “You Know What Dude?” that can be found on iTunes or riotcast.com. Robert will only be appearing in St. John’s, NL and Moncton, NB.
Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit. As one of the most dominant forces in comedy, Godfrey has been seen on stages from New York and Los Angeles to Dubai. Along with his own one-hour special on Comedy Central, Godfrey is fresh off filming the FX pilot, Bronx Warrants, adding to his onscreen credits which include ZOOLANDER, 30 Rock, and a recurring role on Louie. Godfrey currently stars alongside Shaquille O'Neal on the TruTV series, Upload.
One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian-born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. A veteran of Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, Hotz sold out theatres across Canada with What A Miserable Tour This Is....in 2009 and 2010 (which he also recorded for DVD) and performs all over the US, Europe and Australia.
Beyond his stand-up comic merits, Hotz is also a talented actor who is currently appearing in the fourth season of HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz with Jason Priestley. He also starred in his own half-hour special and the four-part mini-series Married Life on Comedy Central.
This critically acclaimed comic is the recipient of a Gemini award for his work on CBC’s The Newsroom, the Canadian Comedy Awards’ prestigious Dave Broadfoot, Comic Genius award and Best Male Stand-Up award, and the Jury Prize – Best International Performer at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Hotz was also a staff writer and performer on the lauded Jon Stewart Show.
There has to be a trickster in a bunch like this, so keep your eyes peeled for Ben Seidman’s slapstick slight-of-hand. This magician and comedian was the only person in history to be named the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay, Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. He designed illusions performed by Criss Angel during a three-season contract as creative consultant for Mindfreak on A&E. In addition to his hundreds of international performances, Ben is a favorite at the world famous Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA, a headliner at Catch a Rising Star comedy club, and a frequent performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.