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August 26, 2018

Comedians on a Catwalk

To close up CASC Stand-up Awareness Week, a Comedy Fashion show will be held on Sunday, September 16th at The Gladstone Hotel. Comedians on a Catwalk will model […]
August 13, 2018

In Memory of Sandra Carusi

Losing a friend, family member, or colleague to cancer is always troubling and sad. When that person lived with an enviable kind of energy and passion […]
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. […]
August 3, 2018

Calling All Comedy Producers

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians is very excited to announce their first national event. We’re holding a Stand-up Awareness Week from September 9th to 15th […]
August 1, 2018

THE PETITION BEING TABLED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

July 31, 2018
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CASC New Partnership with Tamizdat and CoveyLaw

CASC is very happy to announce a new partnership with Tamizdat and CoveyLaw. Based out of New York City, these two affiliated organizations are truly committed […]
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 […]
July 8, 2018

Casting Call in New York

Brendan Burke is a filmmaker, originally from Canada, but based in Bronx NY for some time. He is looking to cast Canadians for his film. Please […]
July 8, 2018

Email Your MP

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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 4, 2018

Jeremy Piven’s Standup Made Me Quit My Comedy Job

The former ‘Entourage’ star has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women. But my former employer, Yuk Yuks, had no problem giving him a stage […]
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 […]
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 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

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

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 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 […]
May 28, 2018

12-Hour Comedy Marathon for the CASC

We promise a non-stop parade of the funniest people in stand-up comedy performing one after another to raise awareness and donations for our cause. WHEN: Monday, […]
May 16, 2018

What can I do to help CASC?

Many have been asking how they can help CASC in their day to day lives. Below you will find ways you can help push our message […]
May 11, 2018

Is it fair?

Assuming we accept that comedy is an important art form (see previous essays), the problems facing stand-up comedians become clear. Canada is a huge country with […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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