Just For Laughs will bring more of its funniest alumni to Burlington with the Just For Laughs Road Show Tuesday April 3 at 8PM. The show will feature four of the best stand-up comics from the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy festival when the 15th anniversary edition of the Just For Laughs Road Show tours across Ontario this spring. The evening of comedy will be hosted by Phil Hanley and will feature comedians Tone Bell, Sara Schaefer, and Steve Simeone.
Phil Hanley has become a regular at NYC’s renowned Comedy Cellar. He has also appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show, and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson twice. In the past year. Hanley has also appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers and @midnight. Hanley’s Comedy Central stand up special The Half Hour also aired in 2016. Hanley is the lead actor in the 2017 film Sundowners alongside Tim Heidecker.
Actor-comedian Tone Bell can be seen starring opposite Kathy Bates on Netflix’s original comedy series Disjointed. Bell has received critical praise for his depiction of Carter, an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD who discovers the healing power of cannabis. Previously Bell starred on the half hour comedy series Truth Be Told, Bad Judge and Whitney for NBC. In this country his half hour comedy special can currently be seen on Comedy Central and CC.com.
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was recently the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. Schaefer has appeared on @midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Inside Amy Schumer. She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Her new radio show, Lies, produced by WNYC, will debut this summer. Schaefer is also currently a staff writer on Not Safe with Nikki Glaser.
Steve Simeone made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution in 2014. This year, he returns to Comedy Central on Ari Shaffir’s This is Not Happening storytelling show. Steve is a paid regular at Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv, and Laugh Factory. Tickets for Just For Laughs at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre on April 3 can be purchased by phone 905-681-6000, online www.burlingtonpac.ca, or in person at the Box Office located at 440 Locust Street.