We've invited industry experts from Canadian film, t.v and radio to Comedy Bar to share their journey of a profession in the arts. Each week a new guest speaker talks about their influences, what challenges they faced (or continue to face) and successes they have celebrated. Each will have a unique perspective into their specific industry (film, t.v and radio). You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and network with other attendees.
Learn from Ben Miner (Host & Programmer on Sirius XM Radio), Barry Taylor (Managing Partner at Comedy Records) Allison Dore (Host of the podcast Digging In, Host of The Breakdown on Sirius XM Radio), Luke Gordon Field (Executive Producer at The Beaverton) and Elizabeth Bowie (Executive Producer of CBC's Because News)
More guest speakers will be scheduled in the fall!
There is no prerequisite to attend
Fee: $20 for general public or $15 for arts workers
** please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an arts worker ticket **
Allison Dore is the founder of Howl & Roar records - a female-centric comedy record label that empowers artists and facilitates in the creation of content. She's the host of The Breakdown on Sirius XM Radio and the podcast Digging In. She is also a member of Women of Influence - an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace.
What will Allison be talking about: As comics we love to make up rules: who is allowed to call themselves a comic, what’s funny, which way is the right way to do comedy. Through her experiences as a comic and podcast and radio host she’ll talk about how to decide what kind of comic YOU want to be, and how to design a sustainable career using your unique point of view.
Date: Saturday May 25th, 2019 - Register here
LUKE GORDON FIELD
Luke is a stand up comedian and comedy writer. He is the Editor in Chief of The Beaverton website and the Executive Producer of The Beaverton television series. He can also help you with all of your legal needs since he's a graduate of Osgoode Law School!
What will Luke be talking about: TBA
Date: Saturday June 22, 2019 - Register here
Ben is the host of Comic Stripped on SiriusXM radio's Canada Laughs. He's also the host of SiriusXM's Top Comic. He's been doing stand-up comedy for over half his life and toured coast to coast performing in festivals like Just for Laughsl, JFL Northwest Fest and NXNE. Ben's also worked with heavy-hitters Lewis Black, Russell Peters and opened for Jim Jefferies on tour.
What is Ben going to be talking about: Learn how to identify the difference between career dreams vs career plans, how to manage juggling multiple projects, and staying connected to the community and maximizing your professional networking skills.
Date: Saturday July 6, 2019 - Register here
Barry Taylor is the Managing Partner at Comedy Records - Canada's first label dedicated to stand up and sketch comedy albums with offices in Canada and NYC. CR produces a monthly show in New York that showcases Canadian talent! Barry is a seasoned professional stand up comedian and co-host of the weekly podcast Talking Raptors.
Date: Saturday September 7, 2019 - Register here