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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 […]
February 27, 2019

MEDIA RESPONSE RE: Comment on Town Hall

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) staged a public Town Hall event on Tuesday evening (February 26th). An incident occurred involving a reporter and an […]
February 27, 2019

Town Hall #3

Here is our town hall from February 26th 2019.
February 27, 2019

Contact the Government

Here is how you can contact your federal offices. 1. Click the link below https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/People/parliamentarians?refiners=4-1&projectionCode=1&q=&parlType=all 2. Once on the page, on the left side, you will […]
February 27, 2019

Montreal Gazette on JFL and SiriusXM Decision

Just for Laughs to air only Canadian comics after blowback over radio deal ‘We’ve listened carefully to the concerns of Canadian artists and regret the stress […]
March 17, 2018

CASC in The Toronto Star

Stand-up comedians take a crack at government funding What’s the difference between a one-person stage play and a stand-up comedian’s performance? The first one is eligible […]
March 30, 2018

CASC in Interrobang

Canadian Comedians Beat Americans to the Punch: Form First Association of Stand Up Comics to Lobby for Artist Rights Our next Comedy Records showcase happens Monday […]
March 31, 2018

CBC Day 6 interview

After 33 years, the comedy album of the year category is making its return to the Junos this weekend. It’s a small win in an ongoing battle for Canadian comedians to be […]
June 11, 2018

The Guardian interviews Sam McDonald

Sam MacDonald cares about the comedy community and sees a major problem. In Canada, comedians are not considered artists. This leaves them unable to apply for […]
June 11, 2018

iPolitics Interviews Sandra Battaglini

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians is on Parliament Hill this week lobbying for formal recognition as artists, government funding, and help making a smoother entry […]
June 11, 2018

Standing Up For Standups with Steve Patterson

Steve sits down with Sandra Battaglini to talk about what she’s doing to get Canadian comedy some serious recognition and is inspired to write his own […]
June 11, 2018

Stand-up Comedy: Fund My Dirty Jokes

The headline above is more provocative than, “Fund My Observational Humour”, in persuading you to sign an E-Petition to get stand-up comedy officially recognized as an art form. […]
June 22, 2018

Is Comedy Art? by Canadaland

With less than a month left until her final set on the Second City stage, Aliya realizes that she’s not totally sold on standup. So she […]
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 […]
August 8, 2018

Ward Anderson in The Huffington Post

Comedy Is An Art Form. It’s Time Canada Treated It Like One Our government recognizes and respects all artists — unless their talent is being funny. […]
October 8, 2018

Sam MacDonald chats with the CBC

Is standup comedy an art? Comedians call for access to funding ‘Writers, musicians, they get funding. We’re just looking for the same treatment’ Sam MacDonald, the […]
February 26, 2019

AV News

Scroll through Twitter’s #justformoney hashtag and you’ll find an army of angry Canadian comedians. Their rage stems, as it does for so many in this era […]
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