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April 17, 2019

604 Records’ comedy division opens for third-party business

Comedy Here Often? branches into hosting content from independent comedians beginning with Joanne O’Sullivan’s Just for Once podcast Comedy Here Often?: https://www.youtube.com/comedyhereoften Making good on their […]
April 17, 2019

The Business of Comedy on Inside Jokes

Tune in to this episode of Inside Jokes with your host Dean Young. The Business of Comedy with Bruce Hills, Morgan Flood and Clayton Peters. Tune […]
April 10, 2019

CASC, SiriusXM CRTC Template Letter

(DATE)   Mr. Claude Doucet Secretary General Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Ottawa, ON   K1A 0N2   Dear Mr. Doucet,   Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation […]
April 1, 2019

Sound Exchange How-to by Craig Fay

Canadian Comedian’s Guide to Filling Out W-BEN for SoundExchange (and Other Royalty Payments from US) PART I – Explanation of Form Lines 1 – 4: Self-explanatory […]
March 20, 2019

Laugh Spin Tells Our Story

Woe, Canada: the plight of the Canadian comedian Why it’s almost impossible to succeed in comedy in Canada Canadian comedians were not happy last month. It leaked that […]
March 8, 2019

The New Association, 2019 OVERVIEW

This document is an overview of the spirit, vision, and direction of CASC at this moment in the Association’s history. While it will be reflected in […]
March 7, 2019

CASC, l’APIH and l’École nationale de l’humour join forces

CASC, l’APIH and l’École nationale de l’humour join forces to make stand-up comedy a recognized art form in Canada The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians is […]
March 5, 2019

News from 604 Records

Recent uproar from Canadian comedians over JFL/Sirius partnership an eye-opening experience for Vancouver-based record label 604 Records inspired by industry commitment and solidarity to expand comedy […]
March 1, 2019

CASC Plan of Action

Please note: This is not official policy yet but represents our vision for action we want to pursue. Sandra Battaglini coined a phrase that has powerfully […]
March 1, 2019

Chortle in the UK

The Canadian revolution! Comedians force U-turn over radio plans that would have cost them dear Canadian comedians have forced Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival into a […]
February 28, 2019

PASTE on JFL and SiriusXM

Canadian Comedians Almost Lost One of Their Biggest Revenue Streams to the Just For Laughs Festival It’s been an exciting week in the world of comedy […]
February 28, 2019

BlogTO on JFL and SiriusXM

Toronto Comedians Furious after Just For Laughs takes over station. A new merger between broadcasting company Sirius XM Canada and international comedy festival Just For Laughs (JFL) has just […]
February 27, 2019

Mark Critch on Howie Mandel Video

Watch the video below. Thank you Mark Critch!
February 27, 2019

Statement by Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs and John Lewis, SVP of Programming and Operations, SiriusXM Canada

February 27, 2018 Today, we wish to announce our new strategy for Canadian Comedy on SiriusXM Canada. The new channel on SiriusXM 168 will be called Just […]
February 27, 2019

CASC Announcement to Members

February 27th, 2019 CASC was thrilled to receive news from Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs (JFL) by phone today that JFL and SiriusXM Canada […]
February 27, 2019

City News on Just For Laughs Radio

Canadian comics say livelihood at risk as Just For Laughs takes over radio channel MONTREAL — Canadian comics are sounding the alarm over an abrupt shift […]
February 27, 2019

NOW Magazine on SiriuzXM issue

Canadian comics say they’ll lose money over Just For Laughs takeover of SiriusXM show Hundreds of comics take to Twitter to let SiriusXM know that a […]
February 27, 2019

The Montreal Gazette on SiriusXM and Just For Laughs Radio

Brownstein: Comics not chuckling over Just for Laughs Radio The fear is that comedians will lose a large chunk of their revenues under a new arrangement […]
February 27, 2019

Globe & Mail on JFL Takeover

Did you hear the one about the Canadian comedy satellite-radio channel that changed its format, dropping “Canada” from its name, and then promised it would strengthen […]
February 27, 2019

Vice Magazine on SiriusXM and JFL

Just For Laughs’ SiriusXM Deal Is Screwing Over Canadian Comedians Howie Mandel is taking food out of the mouths of comedians. It’s not funny! It’s hard […]
June 4, 2018

CASC on Parliament Hill

Our Executive Committee member Sandra Battaglini will be in Ottawa this week talking with officials from Global Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Department of Heritage about CASC […]
July 6, 2018

TSA Update and Follow-up on Ottawa Meetings

On June 5th and 6th, 2018, Sandra Battaglini represented CASC in Ottawa at meetings with both elected officials and federal bureaucrats. The discussions included two main […]
July 8, 2018

Email Your MP

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July 9, 2018

Update on “Stand-Up Comedy as Art Form”

Lobbying Efforts and Meetings On June 5th and 6th, CASC had meetings in Ottawa with the Canada Council for the Arts and the two Vice-Chairs of the […]
August 1, 2018

THE PETITION BEING TABLED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

September 28, 2018

Pre-Budget Submission

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians has been hard at work to make our voices heard. We just made a brief pre-budget submission to The Standing […]
October 19, 2018

International Trade

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians has been hard at work to make our voices heard. We wrote this letter to  The Standing Committee on International […]
November 1, 2018

And the Government Says…

Lobbying Update: The government has responded to our petition. This response is a positive step forward on our mission to have stand-up comedy officially recognized as […]
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