Black History Month Comedy Show
Trinidadian-born, Brooklyn raised and currently resident of Toronto, comedian Jean Paul has always had an innate sense of humour. Maybe it’s because of his curious nature; maybe it’s because of his light-hearted view on life. Whatever the reason, Jean knew at an early age that a career in comedy was right for him. Since then, Jean has traveled extensively across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, South Africa and the U.K., performing at such legendary venues as the Apollo in New York, the Comedy Store in London, and at Place des Arts in Montreal. No stranger to the festival circuit, Jean has performed at Just For Laughs, Halifax and Winnipeg comedy Festivals and among other credits has written for and toured with Russell Peters.
Jean has also been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the Tim Sims’ Award for up-and-coming comedians, and a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.
He has also proven his talent in on TV and film. He has conquered television as a correspondent on Phat TV, portrayed a wide assortment of characters in the CBC special Thick and Thin, appeared multiple times as a guest on the CBC’s Strombo Show and on CTV’s A Russell Peters Christmas Special. He also played the popular Fluff E the Hip-Hop Bunny, on the Comedy Network’s Buzz Show, and is featured in Home Again and A Universal Language.
Hailing from Ethiopia, Aba Atlas brings a lively, witty energy to the stage. Born in Canada, Aba's journey took him back to Africa at a young age where he spent most of his youth. In the latter part of his teens he returned to Canada where he joined the Canadian military. After 3 years in the armed forces he left the military to start his career in the arts.
He began doing stand up comedy in 2015 and since then has quickly risen towards the top of the comedy scene in Montreal. No topic are off limits provided the right approach is taken. He's won the "Prove you're a Comic" competition & performed at large festivals such as LOLFest in Haiti. Creator of the hit Youtube channel "Aba & Preach" which has millions of views he continues to enlargen his following while improving at his craft.
Aisha Brown is known as one of the top 3 Aisha's in North American comedy. In 2016 she performed at her first televised gala at Montreal's renowned Just For Laughs Festival; she's also performed at JFL42, the Guelph Comedy Festival, Sketchfest and Toronto's Field Trip Festival. Aisha made her headlining debut at Kenny Robinson's legendary, "Nubian Disciples All Black Comedy Revue", and has hosted and headlined Zabrina Chevannes critically acclaimed "Things Black Girls Say". For two years, she was the co-host of Hard Day Comedy, a weekly female driven comedy show, but now performs regularly in the Yuk Yuk's club circuit. Ms. Brown was recently a featured host on the CBC webseries, Make Me Read. You can also catch her performing and writing with “Runnin’ at The Mouth”; a hip-hop comedy collective; who recently released their first album through Comedy Records, “Wit My Woes”.
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