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These Comedians will perform at the Niagara Falls Comedy Fest

Glen Foster

Glen Foster will perform at the Comedy Fest

Glen Foster has been one of the top comedians in Canada for over thirty years. A mainstay on the Canadian circuit, Glen didn't just work the road, he's one of the comics who built it. And he is still going strong, having recently made his eighth televised appearance at the prestigious "Just for Laughs" Montreal Comedy Festival.

Glen's comedy is clever, intelligent and generally clean. His act combines reflections on his own personal experiences, with razor sharp commentary on current events and popular culture. Though his material can be a bit dark, and occasionally "politically incorrect", he approaches even delicate subjects in an affable and disarming way.

In addition to CBC's "Just for Laughs", Glen has starred in two Comedy Network specials and appeared on numerous other television shows. He is also a frequent guest on the popular CBC Radio show "The Debaters". Glen has released a concert DVD (Shot At The Empire) as well as three CDs. His latest being, "Prickly: Live at The Rose Theatre."

"That Canadian Guy" is a reference to Glen's first network comedy special during which he joked about the fact people could call him, "That Canadian Guy" if they couldn't remember his name. Sure enough, after the show aired, Glen received a flood of e-mail, from viewers who said, "I couldn’t remember your name, but I remembered “That Canadian Guy."

Twitter: @fosterfunny



Jason Allen

Jason Allen will perform at the Comedy Fest

Jason Allen is from London Ontario. His unique style of writing and delivery helped Jason start his career with a win at the Hamilton "Go Yuk Yourself" Comedy Competition. Jason has open on tour for "Randy and Mr. Lahey" of the Showcase/Netflix series "Trailer Park Boys". Jason is now featured at comedy clubs across our country.







Marc Calaguiro

Marc Calaguiro will perform at the Comedy Fest

Hailing from Niagara Falls, Marc Calaguiro is just trying to figure out the world around him. Marc brings a unique viewpoint to issues surrounding Family, Relationships and Political correctness. Most of his angst stems from being 25 years old and still having the face of a 3-month old baby. Winner of "Niagara's Top Comic 2016" and loser of life... come check him out!








Darren Frost

Darren Frost will perform at the Comedy Fest

Darren Frost: Love him or hate him but you will never forget him.








Johnny Gardhouse

Johnny Gardhouse will perform at the Comedy Fest

He is by his own admission, "The funniest comedian you’ve never heard of"...Johnny Gardhouse!








Mini Holmes

Mini Holmes will perform at the Comedy Fest

Mini Holmes tours coast to coast with Yuk Yuks and has performed several times at the Toronto Comedy Festival. She has just returned to Toronto after spending a decade in Los Angeles. Mini has performed at numerous comedy festivals in North America including JUST FOR LAUGHS.








Chris Quigley

Chris Quigley will perform at the Comedy Fest

Chris Quigley: He's lovable and funny and has facial expressions second to none.








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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