Participants

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

KENYA BARRIS

CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Event:
– Keynote Address by Kenya Barris
– Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

ANTHONY ATAMANUIK

CREATOR, COMEDIAN, WRITER

Event:
– Anthony Atamanuik’s Make Canada America Again! The Trump Rally
– Political Comedy in the Pre-Apocalyptic World

REBECCA KOHLER

COMEDIAN, WRITER

Event:
– Mark Forward and Rebecca Kohler’s “Oh, Comedy!” A Canadian Perspective

MARK FORWARD

COMEDIAN, WRITER

Event:
– Mark Forward and Rebecca Kohler’s “Oh, Comedy!” A Canadian Perspective

GINA YASHERE

COMEDIAN, ACTRESS

Event:
– Political Comedy In The Pre-Apocalyptic World

ADA CHIAGHANA

DIRECTOR OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING – HBO

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ADAM RAY

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– About Last Night Podcast

ALEC BOTNICK

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMEDY DEVELOPMENT – CBS STUDIOS

Event:
– Laughing Your Way To Success: A Focus On Comedy Programming For TV
-15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ALONZO BODDEN

COMEDIAN

Events:
– Awards Show Host
– New Faces: Unrepped Host
– New Faces of Comedy 1 & 2 Host

AMY DOTSON

DEPUTY DIRECTOR & HEAD OF PROGRAMMING – THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER PROJECT (IFP)

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More (Host)
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ANDREW BARNSLEY

PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – PROJECT 10 PRODUCTIONS INC.

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More (Moderator)
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ARI SHAFFIR

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST, ACTOR

Event:
-Comedy’s Great Debate: New York vs Los Angeles with Ron Bennington

ASHLEY GOLDEN

DIRECTOR, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING – TBS

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

BARRY KATZ

PRODUCER, PODCAST HOST, TALENT MANAGER

Event:
– Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

BECKY JOHNSON

SECOND CITY, SPACE RIDERS: DIVISION EARTH

Event:
– CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program

BEN RELLES

HEAD OF UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING – YOUTUBE ORIGINALS

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing it Short
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

BIG JAY OAKERSON

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Comedy’s Great Debate: New York vs Los Angeles with Ron Bennington

BILLY ROSENBERG

DIRECTOR, HEAD OF COMEDY ORIGINALS – HULU

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

BRENT BUTT

CREATOR – CORNER GAS ANIMATED

Event:
– Creators of Primetime Animation

CHRIS KELLEY

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE (COMEDY) – BELL MEDIA

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing it Short
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

CHRISTINE WALTERS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING & DEVELOPMENT

Event: Laughing Your Way to Success: A Focus on Comedy Programming for TV

COLIN DAVIS

SENIOR DIRECTOR, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING – TBS

Event:
– Laughing Your Way to Success: A Focus On Comedy Programming For TV
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

DAVID SLEVEN

VP, COMEDY DEVELOPMENT – NBC ENTERTAINMENT

Event:
– Laughing Your Way to Success: A Focus On Comedy Programming For TV
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

DOUG BENSON

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Doug Loves Movies
– The Benson Interruption

DREW BALDWIN

FOUNDER AND CEO – TUBEFILTER

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing it Short (Moderator)
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ERIN GIBSON

PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Throwing Shade podcast
– Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

ERIN VON SCHONFELDT

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TALENT – LEVITY LIVE

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

GINA KWON

CO-HEAD OF COMEDY/HALF-HOUR TV – AMAZON STUDIOS

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

GINA REYES

VICE PRESIDENT, SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT – MITÚ

Event:
– In Short Supply? Comedy and Diversity on the Web
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

HANNAH GADSBY

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Just For Laughs Awards Show (Comedy Special of the Year)

JEFF SINGER

TV PRODUCER/ U.S. TALENT SCOUT – JUST FOR LAUGHS

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy (Moderator)

JENELLE RILEY

DEPUTY AWARDS AND FEATURES EDITOR – VARIETY

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored (Moderator)

JENNIFER DANIELSON

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL – COMEDY CENTRAL

Event:
– In Short Supply? Comedy and Diversity on the Web

JIM NORTON

COMEDIAN, RADIO PERSONALITY, AUTHOR, ACTOR

Events:
– Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Live
– Comedy’s Great Debate: New York vs Los Angeles with Ron Bennington

JO KOY

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Just For Laughs Award Show (Stand-up Comedian of the Year)

Event:
– Inside HBO Development Panel

JONATHAN GABAY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMEDY DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING – FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

JUSTIN STOCKMAN

VICE-PRESIDENT, PAY AND OTT SERVICES – BELL MEDIA

Event:
– Bell Media: The Multi-Channel Approach to Comedy
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

KAREN TSANG

EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION, COMEDY
CBC SCRIPTED CONTENT, ENGLISH SERVICES

Event: 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

KESILA CHILDERS

VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT – POWDERKEG

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing it Short
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

KEVIN BARTON

DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING – SNACKABLETV

Event:
– Bell Media: The Multi-Channel Approach to Comedy
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

KLIPH NESTEROFF

HISTORIAN, BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Event:
– Political Comedy in the Pre-Apocalyptic World
– In Conversation with Cameron Esposito: Rape Jokes & Resilience (Moderator)

K.P. ANDERSON

PRESIDENT/CEO – PYGMY WOLF PRODUCTIONS, LTD.

Event:
– Laughing Your Way to Success: A Focus on Comedy Programming For TV
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

KRIS SIDDIQI

THE AMAZING GAYL PILE, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW

Event:
– CBC Comedy Original Pitch Program

LAURA FISCHER

CEO – POWDERKEG

Event:
– In Short Supply? Comedy and Diversity on the Web
-15 Minutes with a Power Broker

LIL REL HOWERY

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Just For Laughs Award Show (Breakout Comedy Star of the Year)

LIZ FLAHIVE

CO-CREATOR

Event:
– Just For Laughs Awards Show (Comedy Writer of the Year)

LOUIS CALABRO

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING – ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION

Event:
– CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program (Moderator)

MARC GROSSMAN

OWNER – HELIUM COMEDY CLUB

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

MARK BRESLIN

CEO, FOUNDER – YUK YUK’S INC.

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

MICHELLE DALY

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMEDY – CBC SCRIPTED CONTENT

Event:
– CBC Comedy Original Pitch Program
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

MIKE MCSHANE

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS AND PARTNERSHIPS – BELL MEDIA

Event:
– Bell Media: The Multi-Channel Approach to Comedy
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

MIKE VEERMAN

HOST – THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST

Event:
– Bell Media: The Multi-Channel Approach to Comedy (Moderator)

NATHAN KLOKE

HEAD OF PRODUCTION – ABOVE AVERAGE

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing it Short
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

PETER GIRARDI

EVP – BLUE RIBBON CONTENT
EVP, ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING – WARNER BROS, ANIMATION

Event:
– Creators of Primetime Animation
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

PETER PUTKA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION – SOME SPIDER STUDIOS

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing it Short
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

RICHARD CROUSE

HOST – CTV’S POP LIFE

Event:
– Global Laughter: Perspectives on International Comedy (Moderator)
– Laughing Your Way To Success: A Focus On Comedy Programming For TV (Moderator)

RON BENNINGTON

RADIO PERSONALITY – THE RON AND RON RADIO NETWORK, THE RON AND FEZ SHOW

Event:
– Comedy’s Great Debate: New York vs Los Angeles
– Headliners

SAMATA NARRA

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMEDY PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT – FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY

Event:
– Laughing Your Way to Success: A Focus on Comedy Programming For TV
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

SARAH FOWLIE

DIRECTOR, COMEDY, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING – BELL MEDIA 

Event:
– Bell Media: The Multi-Channel Approach to Comedy
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

SARAH WEAVER

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, SPECIALTY CHANNELS – BELL MEDIA

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

SPENCER GRIFFIN

CREATIVE EXECUTIVE – STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing It Short
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

TIFFANY HADDISH

COMEDIAN, ACTRESS, AUTHOR

Event:
– Just For Laughs Awards Show (Comedy Person of the Year)

WENDE CURTIS

CEO – COMEDY WORKS

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

ZACH FELDBERG

EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION, DIGITAL ORIGINALS – CBC

Event:
– CBC Comedy Original Pitch Program
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ZAIN MEGHJI

HEAD OF VIDEO CONTENT – DAILYHIVE.COM, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Chaotic Creative
– In Short Supply? Comedy And Diversity On The Web (Morderator)