Mark Bennett (Headliner)
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mark Bennett began his career in entertainment as a stand-up comic in Ottawa. He stayed in Ottawa for 10 months, before relocating to the Toronto comedy scene in 2004. Mark quickly emerged as one of the best new talents in Canada and performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Mark moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to explore the exciting world of film production. He wrote, directed, and produced his first feature movie in January 2009, just a few months after he graduated from the Hollywood Film Institute. Mark has been featured on Star TV, the Comedy Network, CBC, and recently at the Los Angeles International Comedy Festival. Mark Bennett is now based in Toronto where he spends most of his time in the editing room or performing stand-up comedy. Mark’s nice guy approach combined with his exceptional wit and imagination that sees no boundaries have charmed audiences across North America.


Lamont Ferguson
Lamont Ferguson started his comedy career at the ripe age of 17. Having been a highly touted musician throughout high school, it seemed only natural. Lamont’s trumpet playing got him such prestigious gigs as opening band musician for Miss Ella Fitzgerald as well as various Las Vegas performances. Lamont made his first stand-up appearance at the La Jolla Comedy Store and according to him it’s been “one long war of attrition after that.” In the past 20 years he’s played everywhere from Anchorage to Yuma and all letters in between. He’s been honing his craft for all those years. “I feel like if I can provide a good living for my family doing something that I love, then in a sense I have made it…but a pay raise can never hurt,” says Ferguson. Lamont’s act is constantly evolving, changing with him as he grows. “That’s what makes guys who have been in the business for a long time. The willingness to adapt to a changing society.” That’s what I base my plan on. “ Seattlecomedy.net wrote about Ferguson: “Having the benefit of seeing Lamont a few times … I am constantly impressed by his professionalism. He simply doesn't make mistakes--he doesn't stumble over words, he doesn't step on the audience's laughs, and he drops every punch line at the perfect time to deliver maximum impact...and yet, he never seems over-rehearsed or too polished. Everything he says, somehow, seems to be coming right from his head to his lips...as he is so in the moment-- That is a gift.”