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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 […]
April 23, 2018

CASC Podcast | EP2 with MP Julie Dabrusin

Sandra Battaglini chats with her local MP, Julie Dabrusin about the petition to have Stand Up Comedy recognized as an art form in Canada and what […]
April 6, 2018

Simply put: Comedy is Art

I wrote this awhile back. With the recent controversy about comedy not being art or ineligible for government funding. I disagree. That is my simple answer. To […]
April 6, 2018

Is it important?

Comedy sometimes feels lesser than other art forms because seriousness and importance are often connected in real life. After all, a house fire takes precedence over […]
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 […]
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 29, 2018

Is it art?

Stand-up has a respect problem. Those who enjoy it, many other performers and the many who have tried it and failed to understand that it is […]
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 […]