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October 18, 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) Federal Election Platform 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) believes the 2019 election is of vital importance to build a thriving and dynamic comedy industry in Canada. The […]
October 2, 2019

Statement on Yuk Yuk’s booking Louis C.K.

The board of The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) has received multiple messages expressing concern about the decision by Yuk Yuk’s to book Louis CK […]
September 25, 2019
Pay Comedians


As the fall festival season kicks off, The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) is working to raise awareness that many comedians are often underpaid – […]
September 12, 2019

Comedy Is Art Press Release

The Theatre Centre recently announced COMEDY IS ART, a new Festival in support of comedy and comedians. Celebrating comedy as a recognized art form, COMEDY IS […]
July 24, 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians Heads to Just For Laughs

Board Directors and members of the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) will attend the 2019 Just For Laughs (JFL) Festival in Montreal, to ensure Canadian […]
June 25, 2019

Digital Royalties for Background Performers

Information provided by Scott Faulconbridge Hey everybody, I am currently on the Industry Relations committee.  I took it upon myself to learn what I could about […]
June 16, 2019

CASC Testimony Standing Committee On Canadian Heritage

This is audio from a videoconference testimony by CASC Treasurer, Adam Growe, to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. They are studying the management of funding […]
June 5, 2019

Canadian Comedy Awards 2019 Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this years 2019 Canadian Comedy Award Winners MULTIMEDIA / COMEDIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR Catherine O’Hara MULTIMEDIA / BEST FEATURE […]
May 30, 2019

Sandra Battaglini on Metro Morning

Toronto stand-up comic Sandra Battaglini is trying to convince the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Department of Heritage, that stand-up comedy is a performance […]
May 29, 2019

CBC Ontario Morning Interviews Sandra Battaglini

Tune into Ontario Morning from CBC Radio with Wei Chen at 13:46 minute mark to listen to Sandra Battaglini talk about Listen Here
May 29, 2019

Interrobang on CASC trip to Ottawa

Canadian Comedians Heading to Capitol to Lobby for Rights. Here’s What They’re Asking For. If you read the original version of “I’m Dying Up Here”- the […]
May 27, 2019

The Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians Returns to Parliament Hill

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) returns to Parliament Hill this week to continue the campaign for rights and recognition for Canadian comedians by the […]
May 6, 2019

The Interrobang Interviews Sandra Battaglini

Canada’s Crusader Sandra Battaglini Discusses Her Inaugural Year Representing Canadian Voices Our next showcase with Comedy Records happens Monday [May 6] at the Gramercy location of […]
May 3, 2019

CASC Stands With Nour Hadidi

On Wednesday evening, while performing a 45-minute set at Registry Theatre in Kitchener, Ontario, comedian Nour Hadidi was the victim of Islamophobic harassment directed at her […]
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 […]
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


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 […]