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Haha! Comedy for a Cause (Fundraiser for George Herman House)

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Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

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Come out for an evening of standup comedy and partake in our sizzling live auction! Host Ali Hassan welcomes Carolyn Bennett, George Westerholm, and Evan Carter to the stage of the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Our fundraising goal this year is in support of holistic programming initiatives at George Herman House.

George Herman House is a residential program that supports and empowers its residents in their transition to independent living.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm

Last year's event at the Gladstone was a huge success. Help us to make this year's fundraiser a success as well. Enjoy the glittering talents of our host and entertainers. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the fantastic auction items. https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeHermanHouse


ALI HASSAN, a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, actor, radio and television personality, is known across Canada as lead panelist of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, host of CBC's annual battle of the books - Canada Reads - and as the host of weekly comedy series Laugh Out Loud.

He has starred in the films French Immersion, Breakaway, and Goon, and you can currently find him on television as a recurring character on FXX's Man Seeking Woman; PBS Kids' Odd Squad; the CTV/eOne series Cardinal; as well as on the upcoming VICE series, FUBAR.

As a stand-up comedian, Hassan is a Canadian Comedy Award Nominee who has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival - the first festival of its kind to be held in the Middle East. After successful runs at both Just for Laughs in Montreal and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ali is now touring his solo show, Muslim Interrupted, across Canada in 2017. www.StandupAli.com
@StandUpAli


CAROLYN BENNETT is a Canadian writer and comedian who cut her teeth at Yuk Yuks and hasn't stopped bleeding since. She is currently a playwright in residence at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario. Bennett won the 2013 TIFF Screenwriting Intensive Jury Prize for her feature comedy The Mac and Watson Springtime Reeferendum Show. Selected TV credits include; This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC COMICS and Air Farce. Bennett co-produces and performs at Hirut Hoot, a monthly stand-up showcase in Toronto at Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine. https://www.facebook.com/Carolyn-Bennett-WriterComic-638979972781558/


EVAN CARTER is a Canadian Comedian who has performed for three decades. He has had TV specials on both CBC & The Comedy Network as well as appearing as a special guest on George Stromboulopoulos Tonight and many radio appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, Metro Morning, Fresh Air, Later the Same Day and LOL. He has performed with: Gladys Knight, The Temptations, Fats Domino, The Shirelles, Air Supply, Midnight Oil, and the late Marvin Gaye. www.evancarter.com


GEORGE WESTERHOLM is a Gemini, Canadian Screen Award and Canadian Comedy Award winning writer/musician/ comedian currently working on the Rick Mercer Report. He has also appeared on and is a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show where his song Zen Hokey Pokey earned a Comedy Award. His show Unscheduled Stopover was nominated for Pick of the Fringe at the Edinburg Fringe Festival. George has written for many performers including: Howie Mandel, Jane Krakowski, Gordon Pinsent, Andrea Martin, Weird Al Yankovic, Tom Green, Mark McKinney, Sean Cullen and Shannon Tweed. www.georgewesterholm.ca

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