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 SickKids.
In support of some incredible causes including 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
Founder & CEO – Humour Me
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 6, 2022 at the Elgin 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 the CEOs have to write and perform five minutes of original stand-up comedy, they’ll 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 – the very talented Paul Reiser – will take the stage for the second half of the show. Actor, writer, musician, producer and stand-up comedian, Reiser regularly performs stand-up at sold-out venues across the US and was voted one of the “Top 100 Comedians of All Time” by Comedy Central. Over the course of his career, Reiser has received multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
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 $18 million for some incredible groups who are working hard to make a real difference. In 2022 the proceeds of Humour Me will support the Slaight Family Integrated Mental Health Unit at the new SickKids – increasing the number of inpatient beds from 12 to 22 – ensuring children receive the best possible mental health care.
We want to give everyone something to look forward to … an evening filled with fun, laughter and friends while supporting a great cause. Please join us and sponsor one – or all – of the amateur comedians.