Sandra Battaglini

Sandra Battaglini is an award winning stand-up comic, actor and writer. She is the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award winner for her solo show, Classy Lady, directed by Phil Luzi, that premiered in Toronto in 2012 and most recently was voted ‘Best Female Standup’ by NOW Magazine.

Past performances include, Hard Headed Woman (Canadian Comedy Award Winner, 2007), Small Battalion of Soldiers (Canadian Comedy Award Nomination, 2005). She tours with the national comedy club chain, Yuk Yuks and co-hosts two of Toronto’s most alternative comedy nights, Family Slides and The Sal & Sandy Show with Phil Luzi.

Sandra appears in David Cronenberg’s latest feature, Maps to the Stars that premiered at TIFF in 2014, CBC’s sketch show Humantown, NBC Seeso’s flagship web series, The Amazing Gayle Pile and upcoming episodes of medical drama Saving Hope and Odd Squad. She is currently in development and on original concepts, including Knitterati and Family Slides with Phil Luzi. Not only has she performed throughout Canada, she has also been invited to perform in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and was a semi-finalist in the She Devil Comedy Competition in NYC.

Phil is an actor, stand-up comic, host, and writer recognized for his physical comedy and character invention. He has also directed solo shows for Precious Chong, daughter of comedy legend Tommy Chong, and for comedy partner Sandra Battaglini. Their show, Classy Lady won a 2013 Canadian Comedy Award. Together, Phil and Sandra also write and host the hit live shows The Sal & Sandy Show and Family Slides. TV & Film credits include the ABC mini-series, The Path to 9/11, opposite Harvey Keitel; The Devil’s Tail (Winner Beloit International Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, Moving Image Film Festival); Nimby (winner, Atom Egoyan’s Toronto Urban Film Festival). Phil has been invited to perform the title role in Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna for Piccadilly Circus at the Players Guild Studio. Other theatre credits include the title role in Othello at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, Nino in a Canadian tour of Mambo Italiano, and Marvin in The Cygnet Theatre Company's world premiere of Pinned Up: The Exploits of Bettie. He also played Tony in the hit off-Broadway comedy Tony n' Tina's Wedding at The Second City, Toronto. Currently, Phil is writing and starring in a new comedy series, Dr. Eddie, playing the opinionated – and unlicensed – title role. He is also an ensemble cast member of Precious Chong’s two brand new series, Chinatown, and Funny or Die’s new featured hit comedy Sex & the Single Parent.

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Garrett Jamieson

This Winnipegger who once worked at a dirt factory, funeral home and pornography store left the nest (Winnipeg) to set the comedy wheels in motion. Since leaving he has made a name for himself. First, graduating from The Humber School of Comedy with honours. He is one of the founding members of the Award Winning sketch troupe The BOOM (www.boomcomedy.com) in which he worked with dynamo Canadian comedians: Scott Thompson, Dave Merheje, Nikki Payne and Colin Mochrie.

Garrett is also currently part of the Comedy Records family which is Canada's first and only comedy record Label (www.ComedyRecords.ca). Most recently, he helped open up the newest Toronto Stand Up Club (Stand Up @ The LOT www.facebook.com/lotstandup) and was named as Runner Up in Toronto's "NOW Magazine's 2012 Best Stand Up Comic."

Garrett has been featured on the Ron James Show, XM Radio's Laugh Attack, MTV Canada, Comedy Network, Etalk Canada and CBC Radio.

The mind of your cantankerous grandfather, wrapped in the body of your nerdy teenager, Cal Post is a must see. This anti-establishment comedian cleverly, and ruthlessly, deconstructs life with a complex Napoleon would envy. Tackling topics from politics to sex, Cal is not what you expect. Short and cute, yet biting and sharp, Cal's comedy is like a razor blade in a candied apple.
Cal Post is a touring stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He has made appearances on "No Kidding" for iChannel, JFL42, and Hellfire Productions pilot project, "The Sandbox." He's also the host and producer of Spirits Comedy Night, the longest running comedy open mic night in Canada.

Patrick Hakeem

Patrick Hakeem is a comic from Montreal now based in Toronto. He has performed at JFL 42, Zoofest and NXNE festivals. He has also been featured on Sirius XM. Hakeem's high energy demands your full fixation. His brutal honesty, vulnerability, and his ability to have fun with the audience leaves them wanting more.

Since 2004, Canadian comedian Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today.

Mr. Burtscher was a finalist in both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions (and a few other competitions to boot). He was part of Home Grown Comics at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in 2018 which aired nationally on the Comedy Network. Pat’s also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Singapore Comedy Fringe and as part of New Faces at JFL 42.

Bobby Knauff

Originally from Thunder Bay, Bobby Knauff moved to Toronto to attend the Humber School of Comedy, where he received the Brian Linehan Award for artistic promise and appeared in the New Faces of ’08 Industry Show at The Second City.

Since graduating, Bobby has performed on The Fresh Meat Showcase at The Second City, SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh Attack on several occasions, has had numerous appearances on MTV Canada and MuchMusic, a guest role on CTV's Insecurity and has been the opening act for Greg Proops, Maria Bamford, Robert Kelly, Greg Behrendt, and Big Jay Oakerson.

Bobby has also been a part of the NXNE Music and Comedy Festival and JFL42 in Toronto, was a semi-finalist in SiriusXM Canada’s Next Top Comic in 2013 and won the 2012 'Toronto Comedy Brawl', which began with over 200 comics. Bobby is also one half of the sketch duo “The Two Sues” with Josh Stone. Bobby enjoys talking about his minor accomplishments in the third person and also enjoys the company of cats over people.

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Tickets

Join us New Years Eve for an epic comedy show and celebration! We have Sal & Sandy hosting with Jimmy Diamond on piano and a slew of Underground comics!

With sets by:
Garrett Jamieson
Bobby Knauff
Patrick Hakeem
Pat Burtscher
Cal Post
& more!

Included in your ticket will be:

- 2 comedy shows with pro stand-up comedian
- Loot bags with edibles, joints and paraphernalia
- Free door raffles eveyr hour with major prize
- Foot long joint at midnight passed instead of champagne

Doors open at 8pm, showtimes 10pm and 12:15am
Just $40 adv per person! ($50 walkin)
$20 walkin price for the 12:15 show.

After you purchase your ticket, book your table at:
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