About:Headliner: Courtney Gilmour
Courtney Gilmour is one of Canada’s most unique voices and sought after comedy talents, named by NOW Magazine as “one of the top 10 stage artists to watch”. She delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal by winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and filming a set for Kevin Hart's LOL Network. Courtney's victory at the 2017 Just For Laughs Homegrown was the first by a female comic in the 19 year history of the event. In 2018 she topped it with televised performances at CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, as well as a triumphant return to Montreal to tape a set for The Comedy Network at Just for Laughs.
Courtney was one of the 42 at Toronto’s JFL42 festival two years in a row with her own run of headlining shows and in April 2019 she wrapped a hugely successful tour as part of the Just For Laughs Roadshow. She returned once again to Montreal for another round of Just For Laughs shows including a televised performance on The Howie Mandel All Stars Gala airing on The CW Network.
Her solo Fringe show “‘Congratulations!’ Stories of Achievement, Embarrassment, & Self-Worth” debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival in summer 2019 and was met with sold out shows, glowing reviews from press outlets city-wide, as well as multiple awards including Best of Fringe and Patrons’ Pick, earning her three extra performance runs and a UK debut at Brighton Fringe Festival. The show is in the works for becoming a published book.
She has written for and made appearances on TV's The Beaverton, the web series Space Dragon & Kim, CBC’s The Debaters, and Late Night In The Studio. She has an animated series currently in development. Courtney can be seen touring around North America and heard regularly on SiriusXM and CBC LOL. Courtney’s warm, accessible, and intelligent brand of stand up has made her a hit with audiences nationwide.
Featured: Alex Wood
At a young age, Alex Wood is already a stand-up comedy veteran. His high energy style mixes finely tuned jokes and storytelling. He's performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival twice. Once in 2009 for The Homegrown Show where he was featured in the Montreal Gazette's "Best of the Fest" article. He made his return in 2017 taping at Kevin Hart's LOL Network and was named one of the "Canadian Acts You Need to Know" by Interrobang. Alex has performed across North America and has been featured on SiriusXM, CBC Radio and JFL42 in Toronto. His debut album was #1 onthe iTunes comedy chart.
Host: Jay Gill
A west coast boy bred from birth to disdain Toronto, come see the Border City Comedy Festival finalist find humor where there isn’t supposed to be any between bouts of pollution induced asthma. Jay Gill brings sharp wit and a charming smile to every show he performs, and is always a crowd favourite, covering everything from religious tension to strip club stories.