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Hosted by Canadian Comedy Superstar
and featuring Alonzo Bodden & Gina Brillon
The 2017 Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour is thrilled to announce that Canadian superstar comedian, Sugar Sammy¸ will host the 17th edition of the annual comedy tour this fall. Fresh from hosting two critically acclaimed sold-out Galas at the 35th edition of the Montreal International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival this July, the JFL Tour will see Sugar Sammy, along with the cynically good natured Alonzo Bodden and the hilarious Gina Brillon, perform in prestigious theatres across Canada!
About Sugar Sammy
He is a charismatic provocateur: Sugar Sammy seamlessly hits on cultural, social and political themes with great charm and finesse allowing him to connect extremely well with audiences on an international level. He treats controversial subjects with rigor and aplomb making his appeal inter-generational. Ultimately, his comedy has changed the landscape of our cultural reality by confronting language and social issues like never before in an entertaining exploration of our cultural divide.
About Alonzo Bodden
He’s a winner: Introduced to America on NBCʼs Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was runner up on season 2 and came back to win it all on season 3 Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best. He’s a hit even with his peers: Trevor Noah described Alonzo as “One of the funniest people you’ll see on stage.” He’s a Festival favourite: Alonzo had the distinction of the most performances at this past July’s Montreal International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where he was also the first performer on the first show of the Festival and the last performer on the closing show of the Festival. In addition, Alonzo hosted, to great acclaim, the JFL Comedy Pro Award Show which honours leading talent in the comedy industry.
About Gina Brillon
She started young: Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a stand-up comic since she was 17 years old. She’s a winner: Gina was the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand Up for Diversity Showcase. She’s an author: Gina is also a published writer and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News, among others. She’s on TV & in films: Her first one hour special, Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV, and she had a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ The Fluffy Movie. She’s made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Myers. This fall Gina will be playing a recurring role on CBS’ Kevin Can Wait with star and creator Kevin James.