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Just For Laughs Road Show

Phil Hanley hosts an evening of comedy featuring stand-up favourites Tone Bell, Sara Schaefer, and Steve Simeone.

Burlington, ONT – Just For Laughs is thrilled to bring more of its funniest alumni to Burlington with the Just For Laughs Road Show! Don’t miss 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. See Just For Laughs LIVE at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, April 3 at 8:00pm.

Phil Hanley began stand-up comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, BC, often in between bands at music venues. Since settling in the United States, 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 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 whenever and where ever you want 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. An accomplished stand-up who tours regularly nationwide, Bell will be shooting his one hour comedy special early next year. He is currently developing a show at FX based on his comedic observations on contemporary issues surrounding “schisms” 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, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Schaefer recently wrote, produced, and starred in her new web series, Day Job. 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. Simeone developed his unique high-energy approach to storytelling by competing for laughs with his two brothers around the family dinner table. His positive, family friendly approach to comedy has delighted audiences around the world and made him a paid regular at Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv, and Laugh Factory. Tune into Simeone’s popular podcast Good Times or catch him on Joey Diaz’s The Church of What’s Happening Now and become one of his buddies.

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.