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These Comedians will perform at the Niagara Falls Comedy Fest

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews will perform at the Comedy Fest

It all began in 1986, the year Mark stepped on stage for his first ever, stand-up appearance at the Funniest Person in Hamilton Contest and out of 15 comics ...he placed dead last! The next year, Mark 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 worked throughout North America and has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried, and Jimmy "JJ" Walker to name just a few.

Mark has also appeared on CBC’s Comics playing the simple-minded brother of comedian Jeremy Hotz. The episode was nominated for a Gemini Award. Mark also starred in the award-winning Kiss of Death, a short film made for an international film competition that won the Best Cinematography Award and brought Niagara talent to the world through film.



Patrick Alexander

Patrick Alexander will perform at the Comedy Fest

Patrick Alexander grew up and currently lives in Niagara Falls. He won Showtime Comedy’s "Niagara’s Next Top Comic" competition in 2017 and was awarded Pride Niagara’s “Entertainer of the Year” in 2018. He is an Aries, loves long walks to the television, and is often mistaken for the mic stand when he wears all black.








Simon B. Cotter

Simon B. Cotter will perform at the Comedy Fest

Simon B. Cotter uses a healthy dose of wit, candor and charm to entertain audiences across the globe. His ability to relate intuitively with any audience has made him a favourite at clubs, universities, corporate functions and festivals.

Over the years, Simon has performed at the world-renown Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and became the first Canadian to land in the finals of the San Francisco Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on CBC's Comics as well as CTV's Comedy Now. Internationally, Simon has enjoyed success on A&E's Evening at the Improv, The Comedy Store TV Show (UK), LIVE at Jongleurs (UK) and the BBC's The Stand Up Show.

Simon is a universal comedian who crosses all boundaries. He is regarded as the "King of the College Circuit," setting campus attendance records across the continent, and has headlined in comedy clubs across Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, as well as Jamaica, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, and China.

Simon B. Cotter's slick delivery, thoughtful observations, and hysterical anecdotes on relationships, family and friendship make him a sure fire hit with any audience.



Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox will perform at the Comedy Fest

Over the last 20 years, Stephen has toured across Canada as a headliner in comedy clubs, fundraisers, and festivals. He has also opened for some of Canada’s top musical acts including April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Barenaked Ladies, Glass Tiger and international Blues legend, Buddy Guy, among many others. "It is truly Stephen’s energy and enthusiasm that drive his shows as he makes everyday occurrences absolutely hysterical. With the insight of a psychologist and a head space that could use one, how could Stephen be anything but hilarious." - Toronto Sun







Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards will perform at the Comedy Fest

Derek Edwards’ award-winning humour has made him one of the hottest properties in Canada. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. A regular at the Just for Laughs Festival, where he was recently hailed as a “virtuoso at the peak of his performance,” Derek delivers his comedy with polished style and impeccable timing.

Derek has performed from Las Vegas to St. John’s, and at most cities in between. He is the only Canadian winner of the prestigious Vail International Comedy Competition, is a two-time Gemini nominee and has been nominated five times as Best Stand-Up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

His numerous TV and radio credits include: Just For Laughs, CBC’s Comics, The Debaters, and Laugh Out Loud.




Scott Faulconbridge

Scott Faulconbridge will perform at the Comedy Fest

Scott Faulconbridge has delighted international audiences with his masterful timing, quirky story telling and quick improvisational wit to establish himself as one of Canada's leading headline acts. His unique stories and songs are inspired by family mishaps that have made him a crowd favourite for three decades. His work has earned him three Canadian Comedy Award nominations for his work as an Improviser and a stand-up Comedian.

Nationally, he has toured theatres coast to coast in the Just For Laughs Tour, The Investors Group National Tour and opened for Howie Mandell at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. His stories, jokes and rants and have been heard on CBC Radio for shows such as The Debaters, LOL, and Day 6. He has written for CBC's Still Standing and has been seen on numerous televised comedy specials including CTV's Comedy Now, CBC's Comics, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival and over a dozen appearances at the internationally acclaimed Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

His comedy albums, Warn the Others and Scottland are heard regularly on Sirius XM along with his other recorded performances. Scott has been seen on numerous televised specials including NBC's Last Comic Standing, Friday Night Videos and Showtime's Full Frontal Comedy.

Scott's acting credits include feature films such as The Greatest Game Ever Played with Shia Laboeuf and Abandon with Benjamin Bratt. This year, Scott will appear in Roger Avery's feature film Lucky Day.

“Nobody delivers a line like Scott, stance, timing, material. His life and stand up experience shows.”- Glen Sumi, NOW Magazine



David Green

David Green will perform at the Comedy Fest

Since moving from Nottingham, England to Niagara Falls, British comedian David Green has established himself as a rising star in the Canadian entertainment industry. With numerous TV and festival appearances under his belt, the award-winning performer is a sought-after corporate entertainer and has worked for such companies as Bass Pro Shops, Home Depot, Hertz, Pathstone Mental Health, Niagara Ice Dogs and many more.

Headlining comedy clubs across Ontario, David has performed with Alonzo Bodden, Sean Cullen, K Trevor Wilson and Cash Cab's Adam Growe. His comedy has been featured on Funny 820, College Humor, Rogers TV, YOUR TV and 610CKTB. His festival credits include the Brantford Comedy Festival, Garden City Comedy Festival and Saugeen Shores Comedy Festival.

A multi-talented performer, David is the host of the award-winning talk show, Live on Queen with David Green. He has written, starred and directed two short films and multiple music videos. As a writer, David is the recipient of the Culture Capital of Canada Literary Arts Award. He was also the recipient of the 2017 Emerging Artist Award at the 2017 St. Catharines Arts Awards.



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