THE CIRCUIT

CANADA’S FIRST CLEAN COMEDY CLUB CIRCUIT!
613-242-3825 / info@upstandingcomedy.ca

Facebook The Circuit - Up Standing Comedy

THE CIRCUIT – 2016-2017: SEASON VI

An Electrifying Comedy Experience

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

for “Easy”


COMING UP: MAY 29 – JUN 3:
TIMMY BOYLE

Timmy Boyle Clean Comedian

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

for “Easy”

.

2016-2017 CIRCUIT VENUES

**EXPANSION PLANS**
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO ADD MORE CITIES TO THE ROSTER
FIND OUT IF YOUR VENUE COULD BE A FUTURE CLEAN COMEDY HUB
CONTACT info@upstandingcomedy FOR MORE INFORMATION

BELLEVILLE, ONThe Core7:00pm$15 adv / $20 door
Venue: 223 Pinnacle St. – 613-967-0255
Dates: MONDAYS Sep 26, Nov 21, Jan 30, Mar 27 May 29
Headliner: See Below
*Advance Tickets available ONLINE, VENUE or at
Stirling Chic Studio – 34 Mill St, Stirling – 613-395-2525

BARRIE, ONCommunity Wholeness Centre7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 59 Maple Ave. – 705-733-5683
Dates: TUESDAYS SEP 27, Nov 22, Jan 31, Mar 28, May 30
Headliner: See Below
*Advance Tickets available ONLINE

SARNIA, ONThe Rock Family Church7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 1528 Michigan Line – 519-542-2700
Dates: WEDNESDAYS – Sep 28, Nov 23, Feb 1, Mar 29, May 31
Headliner: See Below
*Advance Tickets available ONLINE or at VENUE.

CHATHAM, ONEmmanuel Baptist Church7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 100 McNaughton Avenue W. – 519-351-2112
Dates: THURSDAYS – Sep 29, Nov 24, Feb 2, Mar 30, Jun 1
Headliner: See Below
*Advance Tickets available ONLINE, VENUE or at:
Gospel Text Bookstore – 56 Grand Ave. E. – 519-352-5190

GUELPH, ONParkwood Gardens7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 501 Whitelaw Road – 519-836-0180
Dates: FRIDAYS – Sep 30, Nov 25, Feb 3, Mar 31, Jun 2
Headliner: See Below
*Advance Tickets available ONLINE or at VENUE.

BRANTFORD, ONBrant Community Church7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 69 Superior Street – 519-756-3993
Date: SATURDAYS Oct 1, Nov 26, Feb 4, Apr 1, Jun 3
Headliner: See Below
*Advance Tickets available ONLINE, VENUE or at:
Gospel Lighthouse Bookstore – 265 King George Rd. – 519-753-8837

2016-2017 CIRCUIT HEADLINERS

*All comedians may be subject to change*

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
HEADLINER: MATT FALK www.mattfalkcomedy.com
Belleville Sep 26, Barrie Sep 27, Sarnia Sep 28, Chatham Sep 29, Guelph Sep 30, Brantford Oct 1

Matt Falk on The Circuit

Matt Falk was called “Effortlessly Funny” by the CBC. He’s performed at Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His album; Apple Pie & Scars reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. It is currently being played on Sirius XM Canada/USA and was named one of the Top Ten Comedy Albums the year of its release.

He’s worked with the likes of Brent Butt, Ron James, Gerry Dee and many more. Matt is one of the writers and stars of RocKids TV and the writer of the record breaking Celebrations/Jubilations Dinner Theatre show; ‘The Big BOOM Theory’ and ‘It’s Elementary Sherlock’. His clean stand-up comedy act has gained him many accolades including placing 2nd in The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas…and was crowned champion on “Comedy Tournament – Season II” – now airing on YES TV.

Matt is a long-time friend of “The Circuit” and a definite fan-favourite! He will blow your mind!
 

NOVEMBER 2016
HEADLINER: JOHN CRIST www.johncristcomedy.com
Belleville Nov 21, Barrie Nov 22, Sarnia Nov 23, Chatham Nov 24, Guelph Nov 25
John Crist on The Circuit
HEADLINER: THE FIDGETS www.fidgetcomedy.com
Brantford Nov 26
fidgets-2016-wow-tour

ABOUT JOHN CRIST
According to Crist, as the son of a pastor & third of eight homeschooled children…performing comedy was inevitable.

Fresh off his debut TV appearance on Live at Gotham & the release of his debut comedy special I Got Questions, award-winning stand-up comedian John Crist continues to gain momentum as one of America’s young rising stars. Crist’s youthful humor, quick wit, and unquestionable likeability (albeit occasional weirdness) keeps him on the road for a whirlwind schedule of over 300 live shows per year at churches, universities, Fortune 500 events and everything in between.

A regular Las Vegas performer, Crist has entertained the U.S. Troops, headlined top comedy clubs & even shared the stage with the legendary Louie Anderson…who said of Crist, “It’s only a matter of time until he is a household name…his stand-up is top notch.”

An internet sensation, with over 3 million YouTube views, John now tours with Tim Hawkins and was named one of the “Top Five Comics to Watch”.

In November, you can watch him on The Circuit…

ABOUT THE FIDGETS
Like Mike Myers, Martin Short, John Candy and a host of others, THE fidgets continue the tradition of bringing hilarious Canadian comedy to the world stage. Dave Lane, Chris Reid and John Hollingsworth have performed their unique brand of improv comedy for thousands of people in a huge variety of venues from churches to schools to luxury hotels, resorts and theatres. Endorsements from hundreds of comedians including both Red Green and Colin Mochrie prove that this will be Canada’s next break-out comedy team.

The Fidgets are excited to be returning to The Circuit…and The Circuit is excited to have them back! Don’t miss the amazingly hilarious & interactive evening of comedy for the whole family!

 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017
HEADLINER: JOEY I.L.O. www.joeyilocomedy.com
Belleville Jan 30, Barrie Jan 31, Sarnia Feb 1, Chatham Feb 2, Guelph Feb 3, Brantford Feb 4

Joey ILO on The Circuit

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, his father was a cop, a clown and a Christian. A lot of people like to run away from cops, clowns and Christians, but Joey embraced them. Well two out of three anyway…he gets in trouble when he tries to hug cops.

At age 26, Joey – raised by honest to goodness clowns – decided to follow in his parent’s (oversized) footsteps and begin a career in comedy. In his 1st year, Joey was the regional winner of the Sierra Mist Search for the Next Great Comic and went on to appear on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5. Since then, he had his own show in Branson, MO and continues to tour coast to coast with a high energy, unique show that the whole family can enjoy!

Despite suffering a massive stroke at 21, Joey has managed to put out two music albums, finish college and enjoy a successful comedy career. He is now married and has a beautiful healthy baby girl.

Joey I.L.O. is one of a kind…and a “Don’t Miss Him” performer. There is a reason he’s returning to “The Circuit” for a 3rd time. It’s gonna be spectacular!

 

MARCH/APRIL 2017
HEADLINER: JAKE GULLEDGE www.jakegulledge.com
Belleville Mar 27, Barrie Mar 28, Sarnia Mar 29, Chatham Mar 30, Guelph Mar 31, Brantford Apr 1
Jake Gulledge on The Circuit

From Atlanta, Georgia…please welcome to the stage…Jake Gulledge!

For over 30 years Jake Gulledge has performed on stages across America…in many different capacities. Possessing a keen wit & always seeing the funny side of life, this well established musician & inspirational speaker, decided to try stand-up comedy as a Bucket List item about 4 years ago…and, not surprisingly, success quickly followed.

Since crossing “stand-up” off the list, Gulledge has toured across America bringing laughter to audiences everywhere from comedy clubs & colleges to churches & corporate events. Staying strong to his convictions, regardless of the venue or audience, not only does his material never change…but his message also remains constant: Laughter is necessary and there’s always room to smile no matter the circumstances in life!

Because of his unique combination of gifts, Jake has performed with the world’s finest Christian & secular entertainers in Rock & Roll, Gospel and Comedy. With multiple appearances on TV & radio, he has also been a featured performer on the Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

You don’t want to miss the comedy of Jake Gulledge…especially if you remember the music of the 80’s…

 

MAY/JUNE 2017 *SPECIAL EVENT*
HEADLINER: TIMMY BOYLEwww.upstandingcomedy.ca
Belleville May 29, Barrie May 30, Sarnia May 31, Chatham Jun 1, Guelph Jun 2, Brantford Jun 3
Timmy Boyle Clean Comedian

**TIMMY BOYLE, FOUNDER OF UP STANDING COMEDY & THE CIRCUIT, IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF COMEDY. THIS TOUR IS A SHOWCASE OF & PREPARATION FOR HIS FIRST DVD COMEDY SPECIAL. JOIN TIMMY, HOST JAMES MAC NEIL & SPECIAL GUESTS ON THIS SPECIAL CELEBRATION TOUR**

Receive a little laughter for the soul…and some candy for the eye! Timmy always satisfies and is simply…Classic!

Since being featured as an “All-Star” on the 2007 “Comedy Tournament” CD Timmy Boyle, having established himself as one of the fresh “must see” stars of comedy, has received rave reviews for his unique comedy styling at various events on both sides of the border.

With comedic influences such as Bob Newhart & Jack Benny, Timmy strives for a “classic” experience. While rocking the suit and nursing a glass of orange juice, Timmy kicks it old school as he shares his hilarious perspective of himself and the world around him with a unique blend of casual story-telling and passionate commentary that has brought laughter to audiences across North America.

Even before his 2009 launching of “Up Standing Comedy”, Timmy had already been establishing himself as a comedic force while performing on multiple Canada-wide tours. Since then, he has taken his impeccable wit and laid back charm to churches, corporate functions, conferences, camps, schools & theatres while also establishing Canada’s first clean comedy circuit (AKA “The Circuit). Timmy has hosted UCB Canada’s “Rise & Shine” morning show, been heard on the syndicated U.S. radio program “The Daren Streblow Comedy Show” and has appeared on JUCE TV & YES TV as a finalist on the reality TV show “Comedy Tournament II”. As an award winning writer, Timmy is a regular performer & workshop presenter at Faithwriters’ Conferences and in 2014 celebrated the release of his first book “Inside Timmy’s Mind”. Most recently, Timmy was a featured performer on the “Date Night Comedy Tour”.

Committed to providing high-quality comedy experiences without the rude & crude, Timmy’s live show is designed for all…regardless of age, race, gender or even religious belief. Don’t miss this special event!

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

for “Easy”

 

PAST CIRCUIT HEADLINERS

Jake Gulledge

GULLEDGE
MAR17

Joey ILO

I.L.O
JAN17 JAN14 MAR12

CRIST
NOV16

MattFalk-Pic2014

FALK
SEP16 MAR14 JAN12

ClayburnCox-MayJun2016

COX
JUN16

MaxWinfrey-Apr2016

WINFREY
APR16

Kristin Weber on The Circuit

WEBER
JAN16

James Mac Neil on The Circuit

MAC NEIL
NOV15

Cleto Rodriguez

RODRIGUEZ
SEP15

DanTaylor

TAYLOR
MAY15

KLASSEN
MAR15 MAY12

STREBLOW
JAN15 NOV12

The FidgetsPoster

FIDGETS
JAN15 MAY14

Joby Saad

SAAD
NOV14

Steve Geyer

GEYER
SEP14

Mike Goodwin

GOODWIN
NOV13

WOODROW
SEP13

Timmy Boyle Clean Comedian

BOYLE
MAY13 SEP11

Bob Cates

CATES
MAR13

TENNANT
JAN13

SIMPSON
SEP12

ABOUT THE CIRCUIT

A historic initiative to establish regular clean comedy rooms across Canada was birthed…in a hot tub.

Timmy Boyle, of Ontario, and Leland Klassen, of British Columbia, began talking about the concept of a clean comedy club when they were on tour together 2010. Over the years, they had met many individuals who, although they loved comedy, were growing more and more disillusioned with the seemingly suspect nature of comedy being performed in the clubs. These folks were looking for an alternative live comedy source they could bring their entire family to on a regular basis. That need is now being met…and growing.

In September 2011, Canada’s first clean comedy club circuit was launched as a four-venue, bi-monthly comedy tour in Ontario. However, the dream is much…much bigger. We currently have 6 cities hosting 5 clean comedy shows a year with expansion on the horizon. Through 6 seasons, 21 of North America’s top comedic talents will have headlined 141 shows in 12 cities on 29 Circuit tours! Timmy envisions providing many more communities with regular comedy rooms where aspiring & professional clean comedians can hone and perform their craft in front of families & individuals who can laugh together without having to worry about questionable content. Every performer who takes the stage of any Up Standing Comedy evening is clean and appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Timmy is presently searching for more host venues and scouring the continent for high quality comedians who only work clean, just like him. For information about becoming the clean entertainment hub for you community contact Up Standing Comedy by email info@upstandingcomedy.ca or phone.

Up Standing Comedy Thanks

STEVE-O (He's the man!), Leland Klassen (Mentoring), Maxwell Ariss (Logos), Jade Boyle (Live Show Photography), Jim Tice (Live Show Video Footage), "Scotty" Fletcher (Comedy Show Theme Music), Herbie Kuhn (Comedy Show Introduction: Voice Over), Lance Schibler (Comedy Show Introduction: Technical), Brian Mullins ("Why I Love Comedy" Video), All the performers!

wordpress statistics