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Humour Me gives a concept commonly found on reality TV a comedic twist by inviting high-profile and influential business professionals to perform a short stand-up routine in front of a live audience. Contestants will compete to be recognized as the “Funniest Amateur” of the evening. After intense coaching by seasoned local comedians these movers and shakers will be judged on-stage by a panel of industry experts. More important than their humour they’ll also be judged on how much money they raise for the charity.

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In support of some incredible causes including Holland Bloorview, Baycrest, Blessings in a Backpack, CAMH, Covenant House, Dixon Hall, Eva’s Initiatives, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Saint Raphael’s Palliative Care Home and Day Centre, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, SickKids, Sinai Health Foundation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Trails Youth Initiatives

David Goodman

David Goodman
Founder & CEO – Humour Me

A Message From
David Goodman

Over the last several years a group of committed sponsors have come together to support a comedy show featuring Canadian and international stand-up comics who raise money for worthy causes.

On October 10, 2024 at the Winter Garden Theatre we are, once again, presenting a competitive night of laughs that will introduce a new set of amateurs to the comedic stage.

Humour Me gives a concept commonly found on reality TV a comedic twist by inviting high-profile and influential business professionals to perform a short stand-up routine in front of a live audience. The contestants will compete to be recognized as the “Funniest Amateur” of the evening receiving the coveted Baba Mary trophy – named after my funny grandmother. Not only will these amateurs write and perform five minutes of original stand-up comedy, they will juggle comedy classes, everyday business and fundraising. They will work their Contacts lists, strong-arm their business associates and beg for every possible dollar for our charity. After intense coaching by seasoned local comedians these movers and shakers will be judged on-stage by a panel of industry veterans.

Following the comedy challenge our headliner will take the stage for the second half of the show. In previous years we have had Brian Regan, Paul Reiser, Gerry Dee, Tig Notaro, Howie Mandel, Gary Gulman, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey and Jim Gaffigan headline the evening.
As the event evolves, we remain focused on raising funds to support organizations that deliver vital services to Canadians. Over the years we have raised over $22 million for some incredible groups who are working hard to make a real difference. In 2024 the proceeds of Humour Me will help Sinai Health secure 22 new state-of-the-art ultrasound machines, enabling the Centre of Excellence in Obstetric Ultrasound and the Special Pregnancy Program to deliver life-saving care for thousands of pregnant patients and their babies each year.

We want to give everyone an evening to look forward to … filled with fun, laughter and friends while supporting a great cause. Please join us and sponsor one – or all – of the amateur comedians.

Thank you!