Stand Up For Sobriety
Presented by The Theatre Centre
Join us for a night of stand-up comedy featuring some of Canada’s best (and sober) comedians. Hosted by John Mostyn, this show started as a way for sober identifying folks to come and enjoy a night of laughs and fun, without being in an alcohol sales-centric environment.
Hosted by John Mostyn
Featuring Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Tracy Hamilton, Danny Martinello, and Allie Pearse
Comedy is Art is made possible by Kingfisher Foundation.
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About the artists
A fresh face in comedy, Brandon Ash-Mohammed has been named a JFL Montreal New Face; and was the winner of a Canadian Screen Award for his work as Head Writer on Canada’s Drag Race. In 2018, he created The Ethnic Rainbow (Canada’s first & only comedy show for LGBT comedians of colour). Brandon’s album, Capricornication, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Canada Comedy charts made him the first Gay, Black Canadian to release a comedy album. NPR’s Bullseye named it “one of the best comedy albums of 2020.” Brandon was one of the stars of the Amazon Original series Last One Laughing: Canada. He most recently served as the Toronto correspondent on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll was born in North York, Ontario in Canada. He grew up in Markham, Ontario. Attended Brother Andre High School and then the Humber College School for Performing Arts. He is a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee and his short film ‘Job Interview’ won the 2015 Canadian Comedy Award for best short and also the National Screen Institute BITE comedy award. He’s also part of the production team behind CBC’s International Emmy nominated The Amazing Gayl Pile. Rodrigo has also released two full-length musical comedy albums entitled Fog and Lasers.
Allie Pearse is a standup comedian and writer on the award-winning show Letterkenny. She is the winner of JFL’s 2021 Standup & Pitch competition and has done TV tapings at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL’s New Wave of Comedy has performed at Limestone Comedy Festival and Sled Island Comedy Festival. Allie has been featured on Sirius XM radio, and has recorded for JFL Originals, JFL’s Comedy 101 roast show and OFF-JFL.
Tracy Hamilton is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian and host of the podcast Love Is Everywhere. Her conversational style and cheerful sarcasm will make you feel as comfortable as she feels in her many cardigans. She performed in the SheDot Festival, has been published on CBC Comedy, and has opened for headlining acts such as Cameron Esposito, River Butcher, Todd Glass, and Chris Gethard, among others. Her dog is also very cute.
Danny Martinello is no stranger to the stage. Originally starting out with his humble roots as a thespian in Edmonton Alberta, he now makes his home in Toronto Ontario performing Stand up comedy all across Canada. Often Described as a high-energy act with machine gun-like delivery, Danny’s nothing-off-limits, high-octane style of comedy is making him one of Canada’s freshest acts to watch recently winning the 2021 Seattle International Comedy Competition. He has performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Headlining shows in Australia and has made several appearances at the world-famous Comedy Store In Los Angeles. If you can’t catch Danny live, he can be heard on SiriusXM radio Canada Laughs or his EP, Covid Operations.
John Mostyn is a Toronto-based comedian hailing originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Since moving to Canada, he has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting and popular performers in the city. John’s storytelling and quickwitted fish-out-of-water humour has had him likened to other Scottish comedy legends; Billy Connolly and Kevin Bridges. A charming, friendly, and hilarious stand-up, he is always a crowd favourite. John was recently featured in Interrobang’s top ten up-and-coming comedians to watch in Canada. His debut album Scottish C*nt, which was recorded in front of two sold-out shows at Comedy Bar, is set for release in 2022 via Cottage Country Digital.