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September 12, 2019

Comedy Is Art Press Release

The Theatre Centre announces a week of comedy in support of comedians fighting for recognition. OCTOBER 1-5, 2019 AT THE THEATRE CENTRE TORONTO Tuesday, September 10, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]