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These Comedians will perform at the Niagara Falls Comedy Fest

Paul Haywood

Paul Haywood will perform at the Comedy Fest

One is swept up by this instantly likeable looney tune, and kept by the depth of material and performance. Able to work clean, yet has tipped more than his share of sacred cows. Paul has been a fixture on the National scene since winning the Toronto Yuk Yuks new talent search in 1998.

Since then he has shone among the best in the country; in his own “Comedy Now!” special airing on CTV and the Comedy Network, and been a smash hit at the Halifax Festival on CBC. Paul has headlined all across Canada and the Dominican Republic and can be heard on XM Satellite Radio.

Paul’s comedic talents have also been showcased in over 35 commercials globally, most recently for Honda and McDonalds. He even won a Bessie Award in 2002 for best male performance in a U.S. national Superbowl ad for Budweiser. Paul appeared on CBC’s “Dan for Mayor” and starred in "The Squeeze" at the 2004 International Short Film Festival.

Paul’s film credits also include acting alongside Kevin Sorbo in WTN’s “The Santa Suit” and most recently with Gary Oldman in the blockbuster “Robocop”.

"Out of control funny" - NOW Magazine

"A real find, rocked the house" - 102.1FM Radio


Mark Walker

Mark Walker will perform at the Comedy Fest

Mark Walker is a comedian with an incredible ability to combine razor sharp comedy with a dazzling array of celebrity impressions. His insights into the idiosyncrasies of life combined with his impressions of everyone from Jimmy Stewart to Joe Pesci have led him to become one of Canada’s most celebrated comedians and voice impressionists.

Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Mark has been headlining at comedy clubs across Canada and internationally since 1988. Mark has also been invited to numerous comedy festivals including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and the Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa. And Mark has been entertaining corporate audiences for the past 12 years at various events.

Mark's talents have branched out from the stage to include television and radio appearances. He has had a special on the Comedy Network’s Comedy Now! been featured on Comedy at Club 54, and has had guest appearances on CTV’s Open Mike with Mike Bullard and Canada AM.


Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews will perform at the Comedy Fest

It all began 21 years ago in 1986 when Mark Matthews stepped on stage for his first ever, stand-up appearance at the Funniest Person in Hamilton Contest and out of 15 comics ...placed dead last. The next year he obviously figured something out as he returned to win the contest and then perform in New York City at Catch a Rising Star and The Comic Strip - two of Manhattan's premier comedy clubs.

Mark has performed in Canada and the United States. He's opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried, and Jimmy "JJ" Walker to name just a few. In Niagara Falls, Mark was the guest Emcee at the opening of Planet Hollywood appearing with Bruce Willis.

T.V. appearances include: Crystal Comedy Quest, The Fruitopia Comedy Fest, and Comedy at Club 54. Mark has also appeared in the CBC show Comics playing the simple-minded brother of comedian Jeremy Hotz.

At home in "The Honeymoon Capital", Mark spent three years as the co-host of a local talk show Daytime. He was also the guest co-host on the morning show with Jack Peetes on 97.7 HTZ-FM and has voiced numerous commercials. Twice the producer of Niagara Falls' Misty Awards, Mark works with Tangerine Music writing and voicing commercials and shares executive producer credits with Rick Rose on their independent music CD series Spirit of the Falls I & II. Rick and Mark also acted as promoters for Pink Floyd Niagara, North America's largest touring Pink Floyd tribute band.

Mark is the founder of Mark Matthews and Friends a fund established to help kidney patients in financial difficulty; he is also a spokesperson for the Jim Hughes Charity, a local organization that has raised almost $100,000 to help people living with ALS.


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