Winner of Just For Laugh's 2011 Irwin Barker Homegrown Comic Award and NOW Magazine's 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up in 2011, a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up in 2012 and another nomination for NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto Award in 2013, (winner to be announced in the fall), Dave Merheje is making waves as one of the edgiest comics in the country today. Drawing from his Lebanese-Canadian perspective and personal experiences straight from the streets, Merheje is unfettered by political correctness. His "no fear" approach to comedy has gained a loyal following. Pure raging energy, he is electric, aggressive and in-your-face. Nothing is sacred as he fires off on urban life, Middle Eastern politics, Islamic extremists, working in strip clubs, club culture, drugs and masturbation. In 2014 Dave will return to Just For Laughs in Montreal, for his FOURTH appearance. This past year has been full of successes for Merheje. He won the 2013 Canadian On Campus Activities (COCA) Performer of the Year award, has been nominated for NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto "Best Male Stand-up", and shot several episodes for the upcoming television series Too Much Information which will air on Super Channel! In 2012 he made his mark at Moncton's Hubcap Comedy Festival and the Ha!ifax ComedyFest and completed a six-city Canadian tour with Arthur Simeon's Legends in the Making. He also joined the Gemini Award-winning pop culture series MTV Live as an on-air contributor and became a finalist in NBC's Stand-up for Diversity search and joined the Stand-up for Diversity College Touring Company performing at select colleges and universities across the US.
Nile Séguin is one funny dude. He has opened for Sugar Sammy as part of the first bilingual comedy stand up show You’re Gonna Rire (over 50 performances in Montréal alone) and was the first comic to perform at both the Festival Juste Pour Rire and it’s English counterpart Just For Laughs in the same year. Besides performing to critical acclaim, Nile recently completed the Triple Crown of Canadian Comedy Festivals going to the Just for Laughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival in a single year. He also was a part of the Sudbury Comedy Festival and the Cottage Country Comedy Festival. Nile’s style works on stage, television, radio and film. Nile has written for award winning national television for shows such as This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the Gemini Award wining The Hour (where he was a regular on air contributor). He also made his first film appearance in the critically acclaimed indie comedy Ham and Cheese. Nile has also recently written, starred in, produced and directed his first short film "Third Date". He is a regular on air contributor for CBC Radio and is also a writer on the radio sketch comedy show The Irrelevant Show which took home the bronze medal at the International Radio Broadcasting Awards in New York City.