The All Accessible Comedy Tour includes the best comics in the GTA with physical disabilities.
We are raising funds and awareness for #DearEverybody and http://foundation.hollandbloorview.ca
Meet your comics!
From an early age Ken Roche has appreciated the art of twisting stories and situational conversations towards a comedic punch line. Whether through watching sit com television or stand up comedy shows, he credits developing a good sense of humor for helping him mentally adjust as he slowly went blind from a degenerative retinal disease. Since learning to stand up for himself some 8 years ago, Ken has received positive responses from audiences across South Western Ontario as he talks about his many challenges and accomplishments. He enjoys sharing life experiences and humorous insights gained as a self employed Registered Massage Therapist, single father, martial artist and totally blind down hill ski racer.
Guide dog Grommet has only been on the comidy scene for two years, but is quickly creating an unforgetable reputation for himself and is often the croud favorite as he consistently steals the lime light from his human partner.
If this comedy thing doesn't get Ken the fame and fortune he so desperately desires he'll have no choice but to try male dancing and just hope he doesn't fall off the stage ... yet again!
Thanks for supporting live comedy; hope to see you at a show real soon ... msaid the blind guy!
My name is Bari mohammed . Live in Hamilton have been living there all my life . I have been doing stand up comedy for the past five years on a regular basis all of my appearances have been in the Hamilton areaon open mike night . the yuk Yuks comedy club Jackson Square Hamilton Ontario the Emerson 109 Hamilton the staircase café . I use a wheelchair and my background is from Trinidad and Tobago .
I’ve always liked standup comedy but never got the bug until five years ago , when another comedian by the name of Manolis Zontanos complemented me in regard to my timing and comfort with an audience .
Most of my humor is based on politics and regularly watching the news broadcast some of which is also from my experience as a disabled – ethnic minority the best humor comes of the negative situations as mostcomics know . My humor is also about stereotypes that I’ve had to overcome and having encountered them every day . Comics that I admire include robin Williams , George carlin and Lewis black
Growing up with cerebral palsy Nicholas Rizzi had it harder than most people growing up. But that never discouraged him from making people laugh and smile.
Nicholas Rizzi finally started doing stand up comedy in 2005. Going from stage to stage. He crafted his material from true life events that landed him several spots opening for MadTV's Bobby Lee and SNL's Tim Meadows. He was also a first place winner in the Bing Bang Bong you're gone gong competition and a finalist In Hamilton's Search For The Next Top Comic. Over 10 years later he is still hitting the stage making audience feeling guilty for laughing at him. But like wine, his jokes are an acquired laugh.
Jamieson Donnell, born missing his left arm, has been public speaking since he was eight years old and it shows when he is on stage. Evolving from being a Friends of We Care ambassador at the age of nine, to a professional magician in his late teens, found his true calling in stand-up comedy. He is loud, energetic and has a unique take on life, love, disabilities, and anything else his border-line insane mind can think of. Agree with him or not, you will love his ability to charm you and make you laugh, cry or moan, or possibly all three at the same time.