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THE CIRCUIT – 2017-2018: SEASON VII

An Electrifying Comedy Experience


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COMING UP: JAN 22 – JAN 27
LELAND KLASSEN

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2017-2018 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
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STIRLING, ONStirling Lions Club7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 435 West Front St.
Dates: MONDAYS Sep 25, Nov 20, Jan 22, Mar 19, May 7
Headliner: See Below
Advance tickets also at: Stirling Chic Studio, 34 Mill St.
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BARRIE, ONCommunity Wholeness Centre7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 59 Maple Ave. – 705-733-5683
Dates: TUESDAYS SEP 26, Nov 21, Jan 23, Mar 20, May 8
Headliner: See Below
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SARNIA, ONThe Rock Family Church7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 1528 Michigan Line – 519-542-2700
Dates: WEDNESDAYS – Sep 27, Nov 22, Jan 24, Mar 21, May 9
Headliner: See Below
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CHATHAM, ONLiving Faith Community Church7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 530 Victoria Avenue – 519-351-3546
Dates: THURSDAYS – Sep 28, Nov 23, Jan 25, Mar 22, May 10
Headliner: See Below
Advance tickets also at: Gospel Text Bookstore, 56 Grand Ave. E. 519-352-5190
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GUELPH, ONParkwood Gardens7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 501 Whitelaw Road – 519-836-0180
Dates: FRIDAYS – Sep 29, Nov 24, Jan 26, Mar 23, May 11
Headliner: See Below
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BRANTFORD, ONEvangel Church7:00pm$12 adv / $15 door
Venue: 30 Fairview Dr. – 519-756-5541
Date: SATURDAYS Sep 30, Nov 25, Jan 27, Mar 24, May 12
Headliner: See Below
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2017-2018 CIRCUIT HEADLINERS

*All comedians may be subject to change*

SEPTEMBER 2017
HEADLINER: JARON MYERS www.jaronmyers.com
Stirling Sep 25, Barrie Sep 26, Sarnia Sep 27, Chatham Sep 28, Guelph Sep 29, Brantford Sep 30

Jaron Myers on The Circuit

Jaron Myers is a powerhouse of unique and witty humor, combined with a gift of musical talent! Myers has honed his craft and found a passion for creating a show that is exciting and entertaining, as well as honest and vulnerable. He’s made a name for himself by performing over 200 shows a year, from conferences of a few thousand, to a youth group in Colorado with 6 students (they paid him in burritos). Jaron says his favorite show happened at a state penitentiary. “After the show, one of the inmates came up to me and said, ‘I’ve known some of these guys for 5 or 6 years and I’ve never even seen them smile but you made us laugh so hard. I really needed that’ and that is why I do this”

Over the last 4 years he has built a name for himself in the industry,sharing the stage with names like Creed Bratton (NBC’s “The Office”), Bob Smiley, and John Crist! Jaron currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where he sits at Starbucks during the week photoshopping and listening to people pitch pyramid schemes to their friends and family members.

 

NOVEMBER 2017
HEADLINER: MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE www.markchristopherlawrence.com
Stirling Nov 20, Barrie Nov 21, Sarnia Nov 22, Chatham Nov 23, Guelph Nov 24, Brantford Nov 25

MCL on The Circuit

Mark Christopher Lawrence – producer, writer, actor & comedian – is an international headliner that has worked with the likes of Sinbad, Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, and Jeff Foxworthy as well as, having headlined clubs and colleges all over the USA and Canada. MCL is best known for his series regular role as Big Mike on the NBC TV series CHUCK. He recently appeared on the hit FOX TV show PITCH and enjoys a recurring role on Kirby Buckets on Disney XD. He can be seen on the Disney Channel’s original TV movie Life Is Ruff and guest appearances on Lab Rats, Good Luck Charlie, Heroes, Weeds, My Name Is Earl, Reba, Grounded for Life, Crossing Jordan, and Amazing America with Sarah Palin. MCL is in pre-production on several projects as a writer and/or producer including the TBN talk show PURE LAUGHS, which he also hosts. On video you can watch MCL’s work in The Pursuit of Happyness, The Island, Garfield, Terminator II, Fear of a Black Hat, and Cooties to list a few.

 

JANUARY 2018
HEADLINER: LELAND KLASSEN www.lelandklassen.com
Stirling Jan 22, Barrie Jan 23, Sarnia Jan 24, Chatham Jan 25, Guelph Jan 26, Brantford Jan 27

Leland Klassen on The Circuit

Like every performer, Leland’s show has changed and gotten better over the years as he as an artist has also grown. Drawing from his nearly 20 years of experience doing comedy on stage, Leland brings the house down time and time again with his clean cut, high energy, physical storytelling style and comedy tour de force.

Having toured all across North America for nearly two decades, Leland’s credits are many and diverse. Credits that include appearances on Just For Laughs on the Comedy Network, CBC television’s Halifax Comedy Festival, Thou Shalt Laugh on Netflix as well as hosting numerous specials and series including the nationally syndicated show Popcorn TV as well as his very own show Leland Klassen’s Comedy Tournament. Leland just starred in his first theatrically released feature film called “Extraordinary” which has opened doors for him to continue to do film work on top of his stand-up comedy shows.

Leland Klassen 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!

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MARCH 2018
HEADLINER: TBD
Stirling Mar 19, Barrie Mar 20, Sarnia Mar 21, Chatham Mar 22, Guelph Mar 23, Brantford Mar 24

 

MAY 2018
HEADLINER: MARTY SIMPSON www.martysimpson.com
Stirling May 7, Barrie May 8, Sarnia May 9, Chatham May 10, Guelph May 11, Brantford May 12

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Marty Simpson doesn’t look like an All-American Football Player, a sports radio talk show host, or a guy married to a woman who could stop traffic with her beauty. Let’s be honest, he looks like Dr. Phil’s heavier brother. Yet, he’s all of these things. Plus, Marty is a stand up comedian who has quickly garnered national recognition after becoming the winner of the 2012 Clean Comedy Challenge. Since that time, you may have seen Marty opening for Saturday Night Live’s Dennis Miller (if you were at that one show, that one night), Tim Hawkins, Pauly Shore, and Last Comic Standing Winners, Jon Reep and John Heffron. Marty also was a featured performer recently at the Lifeway Main Event along side Dr. Tony Evans, The Kendrick Brothers, All-Pro Place-Kicker David Akers, and Coach Tommy Bowden.

Marty stays busy at live stand-up shows throughout North America and has performed in venues from the 3 thousand seat Durham Performing Arts Center, all the way to Los Angeles’ Flappers Comedy Club. Marty has been a featured performer on Tim Hawkins’ Rockshow Comedy Tour and has performed for hundreds of churches across America and Canada. Marty Simpson’s fun loving, self-deprecating comedy is focused on his experiences as a husband, dad, and former high school coach and teacher.

 

PAST CIRCUIT HEADLINERS

MCL Duck (1)

LAWRENCE
NOV17

jaron-64

MYERS
SEP17

Timmy Boyle Clean Comedian

BOYLE
MAY13 SEP11 JUN17

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

Dan Taylor

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

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!

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