Virtually A Comedian Amateur Contest
Thursday, June 25th @ 7:30pm
We’re looking for the funniest amateur comics with our (Virtually) A Comedian Amateur Contest!
You must be 19+ to watch.
Want to Sign-Up as an Amateur Comic?
To sign up contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Host Jim Kelly from FM96’s TAZ & JIM introduces himself and our panel of judges
- Jim introduces our amateur comics
- Each amateur comic will do 5 minutes of original comedy followed by our judges’ feedback
- Fans will vote for their favourite amateur comedian
- Q&A with our panel of judges
Our Panel of Judges
Jim Kelly (Host & Judge)
Part of Taz & Jim on Y108 & FM96. Founder of STFD Improv & Seriously JK Comedy.
Mark Breslin (Celebrity Judge)
Founder of Yuk Yuk’s
In 1976, Breslin opened the first Yuk Yuk’s, in the basement of Toronto’s Church Street Community Centre. Four years and many sweaty shows later, the Yuk Yuk’s flag ship was moved to 1280 Bay Street in the trendy Yorkville district. Over the next decade, Yuk Yuk’s would expand to its present reach with over 15 clubs across Canada.
Breslin has written four books so far – Zen and Now (Somerville House), a popular Brian Mulroney joke book Son of a Meech (Random House), and an autobiographical novel, Control Freaked (Insomniac Press). Mark also wrote and narrated two 5CD audio book, published by Harper Collins, titled “Yuk Yuk’s Guide to Canadian Stand-Up” and “Rarities and Road Warriors”. Add to this innumerable book reviews for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The Quill and Quire, and his monthly comedy column, now in its seventh year, for the Village PostMagazine.
Breslin has produced such television programs as Late Night with Joan Rivers for Fox Broadcasting, Yuk Yuk’s – the TV show for CBC TV and Mondo Taboo, two pay-per-view specials for The Movie Network and The Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off annual TV special for The Comedy Network., which he also hosts. He was executive producer on Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui for CBC TV and Yuk Yuk’s 25th Anniversary Special for the Comedy Network. Currently, Breslin was a story consultant for the first two seasons of Kenny vs Spenny for CBC TV and Showcase and an associate producer of Petal Pushers on HGTV.
In addition to television, Breslin has also worked in radio, developing Live from Yuk Yuk’s, a daily radio show syndicated by the Telemedia Radio Network on over 80 stations coast to coast. He was also the program director for Laugh Attack, on XM Canada, Canada’s only 24-hour Canadian comedy channel.
In 1990, Breslin created the first annual Search for Canada’s Funniest New Comic, a national contest for developing new talent; that same year, he organized and hosted the first Toronto Comedy Festival, which ran for nine years under various iterations.
In 1998, he was chosen Artistic Director for the Humber College Comedy Program and currently sits as advisory board chairman and producer in residence. He is a founding board member of the Canadian Comedy Awards, and was a comedy mentor for the B.C. Festival of the Arts
Breslin has been a broadcaster, having hosted call-in shows on Q107 and CFRB and having appeared as a featured panelist on multiple episodes of ROB TV’s The ArtS Panel and Global Television’s Grumps.
Breslin is also a much sought-after public speaker. Selected speaking engagements have included the American Comedy Institute in NYC, the Big Bear Comedy Workshop in L.A., Association for Campus Entrepreneurs (Toronto keynote address), York University Cultural Studies Program, York University Department of Philosophy, Toronto Jewish Film Society, Variety Club of Toronto, MENSA Society of Canada, Glendon College Alumni Association, among others.
Judge #3 TBA
- Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Shows are UNCENSORED & UNCUT and therefore you must be 19 + to attend.
- Yuk Yuk’s comedy may contain adult language and subject matter as a means of entertainment is not intended to offend or demean our guests.
- We ask customers to please consider this in advance before purchasing a ticket and attending a comedy show.
- The opinions and mature subject matter expressed by some comedians DOES NOT express the views of Western Fair District management and staff.