CBC RADIO'S LAUGH OUT LOUD GALA
Saturday, January 28. The 9th annual Icebreakers Comedy Festival returns with live recordings for Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio in the beautiful event space at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery. The incomparable Rob Pue hosts this amazing lineup of some of Canada's top comedians, including: Dylan Gott, Crystal Ferrier, Joe Pillitteri, Fiona O'Brien, Nitish Sakhuja & Jarrett Campbell!
After the highly successful release of his first official comedy album #PUEGILIST - debuting at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts - Rob Pue takes his show on the road and coast to coast in Canada. Rob has appeared on Comedy Central, MTV’s Punk’d, has his own Comedy Now special on The Comedy Network and has most recently appeared on Amazon Prime’s hit show The Boys. He’s also a regular on CBC’s Debaters, performed multiple times at Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival and was the winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition - with past winners and runner ups including Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen Degeneres and Patton Oswalt.
Dylan Gott has performed in 21 countries across the globe, been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, appeared on Comedy Central and Viceland UK in Bobby and Harriet are Getting Married, performed at prestigious comedy festivals such as JFL42, North By Northeast, had his own televised special on iChannel called No Kidding and hosted his own radio show on SiriusXM Radio 'The Sport Brahs'.
Crystal Ferrier has performed all over the world from Canada, to NewYork, to India. She was the first Indian woman to headline Kenny Robinson’s Nubian Disciples of Pryor, and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network and on season 2 and 3 of CTV’s Roast Battle Canada. By day, this Superwoman is a behavioural therapist. By night, she is an actress, comedian, writer and producer. Also a mother of 2, this funny mummy's real-life, raw comedic personality is unforgettable and will captivate anyone who falls in her company.
Funnyman Joe Pillitteri was born and raised in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He is an emcee, stand-up comedian, inspirational speaker and motivational leader. Having raised more than $500,000 through sold out comedy fundraisers, Joe has received numerous awards including Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Joe Pillitteri delivers side splitting comedy geared to any audience and in the next breath motivates and inspires through his MC and keynote material that keeps the crowds on the edge of their seats. He is genuine and experienced and with a patient and lovely wife and four kids, the material is endless.
After Emigrating from Dublin Ireland to Toronto Canada in 2012 Fiona dedicate her life to making sexually frustrated, disillusioned and bored people laugh with her no restraint, provocative, humour.
Fiona knows the Irish are not a race, but she cannot pronounce Xenophobia. Fiona quickly established herself by winning over audiences: A finalist in the Toronto Comedy Brawl, Semi Finalist at Funny Women UK, Toronto's SheDot festival, Halifax Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival. Featured on CBC's LOL, JFL Originals and She’s So Funny on Sirius XM, and at Yuk Yuk's. She has also opened for Gerry Dee on tour.
Her comedy album ‘Magically Malicious’ is out now on iTunes and Spotify.
Nitish Sakhuja is one of Canada’s funniest, up and coming comedians on the scene today. Born and raised in Toronto's tough neighbourhood of Rexdale, a second generation Indian-Canadian with a love for comedy, Nitish made his name first as the funny guy on the block. He quickly established himself as a comedian by winning both Peterborough’s and Mississauga's Funniest Comic Competition in his first two months as a stand up. Ten years later Nitish has become a crowd favourite at Kenny Robinson's renowned Yuk Yuk's Nubian Show, The NXNE Festival, The Okanagan Comedy Festival, The Border City Comedy Festival, and he recently made his debut as a New Face at the prestigious Just For Laugh festival in Montreal.
Jarrett Campbell is the fastest rising talent in Canadian comedy. His work has been featured on MTV, Comedy Network, CBC, SiriusXM and his debut comedy album, ‘Straight White Fail’, was nominated for Comedy Album of the Year at the 2020 Junos. Recently he recorded his second television set on the Jim Jeffries Gala at Just for Laughs in Montreal, appeared on Jeff Ross’s Roast Battle at JFL, can currently be seen on season one of Roast Battle Canada on CraveTV, recorded a set for CBC’s New Wave of Standup and was featured at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. In 2019, Jarrett was nominated as the Breakout Artist of the Year at the Canadian Comedy Awards and as a writer, he has previously been nominated for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. From New York to Vancouver, Jarrett has been on stages across North America and continues to tour regularly with Yuk Yuk’s. He has opened for the likes of Chris D’Elia, Theo Von, Andrew Schulz, Mark Normand, Andrew Santino and many more.