Who Runs This Association?

Clifford Meyers
Clifford MeyersPresident

Clifford Myers is a Canadian Comedian 15 years into the business and the founder of The Other Comedy Company that builds comedy-based personal and professional development programs for corporate teams and community organizations.

In his career, he has been an active advocate for comedians, positive-sum business practices and community-building.

The two things Clifford loves more than anything are comedy and learning. The two things Clifford advocates for the most are comedians and education.

Clifford’s energetic and empathetic approach to the comedy business has made him a unique voice within the Canadian entertainment industry and a valued addition to events, projects and initiatives across Canada.

Read more about Clifford here: cliffordmyers.ca/pages/clifford-myers

Johanne Britton
Johanne Britton1st Vice-President
Johanne has been a promoter, supporter and advocates for comedy for over a decade, including bilingual digital marketing strategy support for individual artists.

With roots in Montreal, QC, she is currently the President of The Mob’s Press, a marketing and promotions company that caters to artists. With her art, comedy, culture and event ticketing platforms, she provides artists the tools they need to maximize online visibility, create new opportunities and expand comedians’ networks.

She is a founding member of The Canadian Association of Stand-up, Sketch and Improv Comedians and continues to work voluntarily for the association.

Amy Cunningham
Amy Cunningham2nd Vice-President

Amy Cunningham is a Toronto-based, plant-based comedian and writer who performs stand-up internationally. Her dark and deadpan comedy has been featured at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Oddblock Comedy Festival, SheDot Festival and others.

She co-wrote and acted in the award-winning series, Off Kilter, which was called “a refreshing surprise” by The New York Times, and is available to stream on the CBC’s digital platform.

Nick Durie
Nick DurieTreasurer
Nick Durie started standup at the ripe age of 37 in the unripe city of Hamilton. Now back in Toronto where he belongs, Nick performs regularly at Absolute Comedy and The Corner Comedy Club, all the while balancing a professional career almost no one understands.

By day, Nick is a Learning Solution Director at a reinsurance company and has delivered presentations at many conferences throughout North America, combining his daytime job (learning) with his nighttime passion (comedy).

Drew Picklyk
Drew PicklykFunding Officer

Drew Picklyk is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian. Starting standup in Montréal he moved back home to Ontario in late 2016 and quickly established himself in the Toronto-based scene going on to appear as a finalist in the 2017 Toronto Comedy Brawl.

Holding a graduate certificate in labor studies from the City University of New York,he has previously worked with the “Fight for $15 and fairness” movement to produce comedy benefit shows and remains active in the labour movement.

You can also hear him weekly on the podcast “Let’s Come to an Understanding” with co-host Amish Patel.

Josh Menchions
Josh MenchionsMembership Officer

Josh Menchions, a resilient comedian, hosts Last Minute Comedy and co-runs Aw Jeez Comedy’s open mic, providing platforms for comedians to share their humour.

Additionally, he spearheads Standup NFLD, promoting comedy shows across the island. Josh’s unique comedic style revolves around weaving humour into his experiences of living with a disability, offering audiences an infectious energy and sharp wit that finds laughter in life’s challenges.

Open PositionSecretary
The Secretary shall keep a record of minutes taken of the proceedings of Association meetings (such minutes to be made available to all Members) and shall have custody of all books, records and papers of the Association, except such as shall be in the custody of other persons authorized to have possession by resolution of the Board of Directors.

Interested? Contact us to schedule a meeting with the Board: www.canadianstandup.ca/contact