2019 Participants

NOTE: 2019 PARTICIPANTS LISTED BELOW

JIMMY CARR

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Netflix Presents: A Stage in Every Country – A Guide to Touring in Canada and Abroad

ROBIN THEDE

CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WRITER, ACTOR

Event:
– A Black Lady Sketch Show Creator and Cast Panel
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored

NICK KROLL

CREATOR, ACTOR, PRODUCER “BIG MOUTH”

Event:
– Netflix Presents Big Mouth: Meet the Creators

MARC MARON

ACTOR – “GLOW”

Event:
– Netflix Presents GLOW: A Cast and Creators Panel

JANN ARDEN

SERIES STAR, CO-CREATOR, AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Event:
– An Evening With “Jann” Featuring Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper

Adam Growe

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CO-FOUNDER – CASC

Event:
– Comedy in Canada: What’s the Deal?

ALIA J. DANIELS

CO-FOUNDER | COO, REVRY, INC

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

ALLISON JONES

CASTING DIRECTOR

Event:
– The Big Audition: Casting for Comedy
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ALLY ENGELBERG

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT – ABOVE AVERAGE

Event:
– Digital First Comedy: How to Find Your Nice

AMANDA LENKER DOYLE

CSA – DOYLE/FIORILLI CASTING

Events:
– The Big Audition: Casting for Comedy
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ANDREW GOLDBERG

CO-CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Event:
– Netflix Presents Big Mouth: Meet the Creators

ANDREW KIMLER

WRITER, CREATOR

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More

ASHLEY NICOLE BLACK

WRITER, ACTOR

Event:
– HBO Presents: A Black Lady Sketch Show Creator and Cast Panel
– Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer

BEN HARRIS

CASTING DIRECTOR – ALLISON JONES CASTING

Event:
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

BEN MURRAY

PRESIDENT, PROJECT 10 PRODUCTIONS

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

BEN WASSERSTEIN

VP, PROGRAMMING – HBO

Event:
– Comedy and the Consumer: How (Where) is Your Audience Watching

BETTY GILPIN

ACTOR – “GLOW”

Event:
– Netflix Presents GLOW: A Cast and Creators Panel

BIG JAY OAKERSON

COMEDIAN, PODCAST & RADIO HOST

Event:
– Netflix Presents: A Stage in Every Country – A Guide to Touring in Canada and Abroad, Panelist

BOBBY LEE

ACTOR, COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Whiskey Ginger
– The 500 With Adam Josh Meyers

BRIAN KILEY

CREATOR, CO-WRITER, ACTOR

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – Beyond the Box: Playing it Short
– Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast, Part of An Afternoon with Earwolf

BRENDAN COUNTEE

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING – SHOWTIME NETWORKS

Event:
– Television Streaming Panel

BYRON BOWERS

COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER

Event:
– A Serious Talk with Funny People: Mental Health in Comedy

CAMERON TANG

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ADULT SWIM

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More

CARLY MENSCH

CREATOR, WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF “GLOW”

Event:
– Netflix Presents GLOW: A Cast and Creators Panel

CELESTE BARBER

ACTOR, COMEDIAN

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored

** Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.

CHRIS FLEMING

COMEDIAN – ACTOR

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored

** Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.

CHRIS KELLEY

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE, COMEDY, BELL MEDIA

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

CHRIS SPANGLE

PODCAST HOST, RADIO HOST

Event:
– Starburns Presents: The Patdown With Ms. Pat

COURTNEY GILMOUR

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Mark Forward and Courtney Gilmour’s “Oh Comedy!” A Canadian Perspective

CYNTHIA LOYST

WRITER, PUBLIC SPEAKER, HOST

Event:
– CTV, Project 10 Productions and Seven 24 Present: An Evening with JANN

DAN SODER

COMEDIAN, ACTOR

Event:
– Sirius XM Live: The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson & Dan Soder

D.C. YOUNG FLY

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Cocktail

** Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.

DeAnne Smith

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Netflix Presents: A Stage in Every Country – A Guide to Touring in Canada and Abroad

DIANE DUVAL

PODCAST HOST

Event:
– We Called Your Mom Podcast with Beth Stelling

DUSTY SLAY

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored

** Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.

EMMA WILLMANN

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Inside the Closet with Matteo Lane and Emma Willmann
– Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata
– Dark Tank

ERIN FOLEY

COMEDIAN, WRITER, ACTRESS

Event:
– Political Comedy on Political Change

ERIN KEATING

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OF SNAP ORIGINALS, SNAP INC.

Event:
– Beyond the Box: Playing It Short

Eve Paras

OWNER – COMEDY ON STATE
DIRECTOR OF COMEDY – OUTBACK CONCERTS

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

FAHIM ANWAR

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored

**Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.

FRED ARMISEN

ACTOR, COMEDIAN, PRODUCER, MUSICIAN

Event:
– Netflix Presents: Big Mouth: Meet the Cast & Creators
– You Made it Weird With Pete Holmes

Gary Curtis

CREATOR, WRITER

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – Beyond the Box: Playing it Short

GAYLE GILMAN

CEO, CO-FOUNDER – RIPPLE ENTERTAINMENT

Event:
– Digital First Comedy: How to Find Your Niche
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

ISMO

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Netflix Presents: A Stage in Every Country – A Guide to Touring Canada and Abroad

JAMILA HUNTER

PRESIDENT OF TELEVISION – KHALABO INK SOCIETY

Events:
– That’s What She Said Panel

JANA PECK

CO-CREATOR, WRITER, ACTOR

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – Beyond the Box: Playing it Short

JEANNE MCCARTHY

CASTING DIRECTOR – MCCARTHY/ABELLERA CASTING

Event:
– The Big Audition: Casting for Comedy

JEFF MEYERSON

SENIOR VP OF COMEDY DEVELOPMENT – NBC ENTERTAINMENT

Event:
– Who’s Laughing Now? Comedy and the Shifting TV Terrain Panel

JEFF SINGER

EXECUTIVE PROGRAMMING CONSULTANT, TV PRODUCER – JUST FOR LAUGHS

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

JEREMY GARELICK

FOUNDER – AMERICAN HIGH, WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

Event:
– Pitch At Your Own Risk: The American High Film Edition

JIM NORTON

COMEDIAN, RADIO PERSONALITY, ACTOR, AUTHOR

Event:
– Sirius XM Live: The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show

JUSTIN STOCKMAN

VICE-PRESIDENT, PAY AND OTT SERVICES – BELL MEDIA

Event:
– Who’s Laughing Now? Comedy and the Shifting TV Terrain

KATYA GARDNER

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More

KEISHA ZOLLAR

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More

LAUREN ASHLEY SMITH

WRITER, CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Event:
– HBO Presents: A Black Lady Sketch Show Creator and Cast Panel

LEAH GAUTHIER

CO-CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Event:
– An Evening With “Jann” Featuring Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper

LESLEY GOLDMAN

SENIOR VP OF DEVELOPMENT AND ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING – WARNERMEDIA TRUTV

Event:
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

LIZ FLAHIVE

CREATOR, WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF “GLOW”

Event:
– Netflix Presents GLOW: A Cast and Creators Panel

LUCAS BROTHERS

COMEDIANS, ACTORS, WRITERS

Event:
– A Serious Talk With Funny People – Mental Health In Comedy

MARK FORWARD

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Mark Forward and Courtney Gilmour’s “Oh Comedy!” A Canadian Perspective

MARK LEVIN

CO-CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER “BIG MOUTH”

Event:
– Netflix Presents Big Mouth: Meet the Creators

MATTEO LANE

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Inside the Closet with Matteo Lane and Emma Willmann
– Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata

MICHAEL SCHADE

PRODUCER, AMERICAN HIGH

Event:
– Pitch At Your Own Risk: The American High Film Edition

MICHELLE DALY

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMEDY, CBC SCRIPTED CONTENT

Event:
– CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program

NICK KOSTIS

OWNER – PICKWICK & FROLIC, HILARITIES 4TH ST. THEATRE

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

NICOLE STAMP

TELEVISION HOST, ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER

Event:
– Digital First Comedy: How to Find Your Niche, Moderator
– CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program

NIMESH PATEL

Event:
– Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD & More

PATTI HARRISON

COMEDIAN, ACTOR

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored

** Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.

PAUL TELNER

CREATIVE DIRECTOR – BROADBANDTV

Event:
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

PETE HOLMES

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
– The Comedian’s Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith
– New Faces: Unrepped, Host
– Sincerely Fortune

PUNIT MATTOO

COMEDY EXECUTIVES, AMAZON STUDIOS

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD, and More

QUINTA BRUNSON

WRITER, ACTOR, PRODUCER, COMEDIAN

Event:
– HBO Presents: A Black Lady Sketch Show Creator and Cast Panel
– Glowing Up With Esther and Caroline

RICK BRONSON

PRESIDENT – HOUSE OF COMEDY & THE COMIC STRIP

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

ROBERTO ALCANTARA

VICE PRESIDENT, COMEDY DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING – FOX ENTERTAINMENT

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More

ROB GATI

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING EXECUTIVE, HULU

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

RON FUNCHES

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– Gettin’ Better with Ron Funches
– Humans Who Make Games with Adam Conover

RYAN BENNETT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Event:

– Pitch At Your Own Risk: The American High Film Edition

SARAH FOWLIE

DIRECTOR, COMEDY ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING – BELL MEDIA 

Event:
– Comedy in Canada: What;s the Deal?
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

SARAH WEAVER

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALTY CHANNELS, BELL MEDIA

Event:
– From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More

SARANNE ROTHBERG

FOUNDER, TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – THE COMEDYCURES FOUNDATION

Event:
– 15 Minutes with a Power Broker

SASHEER ZAMATA

PODCAST HOST, COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER

Event:
– Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata

SHERIE HERNANDEZ

HEAD OF CASTING – KAPITAL ENTERTAINMENT

Event:
– The Big Audition: Casting for Comedy

Spencer Griffin

HEAD OF TV DEVELOPMENT – JUST FOR LAUGHS

Event:
– Who’s Laughing Now? Comedy and the Shifting TV Terrain

STUART GOLDSMITH

COMEDIAN, PODCAST HOST

Event:
– The Comedian’s Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith
– A Stage in Every Country – A Guide to Touring in Canada and Abroad

SUZANNA MAKKOS

EVP, ORIGINAL COMEDY AND ANIMATION – WARNERMEDIA

Event:
– Who’s Laughing Now? Comedy and the Shifting TV Terrain

WENDE CURTIS

CEO – COMEDY WORKS

Event:
– Comedy Club Bookers: The Gatekeepers of Comedy

WILL PHELPS

PRODUCER

Event:
– Pitch At Your Own Risk: The American High Film Edition

ZAINAB JOHNSON

COMEDIAN

Event:
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Uncensored
– Variety “10 Comics to Watch” Cocktail

** Please note: We are unable to guarantee that all participants will be in attendance.