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Comics Without Borders, Amnesty International present eight talented comedians for night of laughs

    December 11, 2019

    TORONTO – There is not much to laugh at in the world these days, but Comics Without Borders is partnering with Amnesty International to shine a light in the darkness many of us are feeling.

    Eight talented comedians will provide a night of levity on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, starting at 7:30 p.m.

    Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, will also be attending the event to give a short talk at the VIP reception and the onset of the show.

    These comedians are available for interviews in advance (either in-studio or by phone):

    Nour Hadidi, a Jordanian-born, Toronto-based comedian who has been featured on CBC, FLARE Magazine, and Just for Laughs. The Toronto Star named her one of the four comedians to watch in 2016.

    Frank Spadone, a Toronto-based comedian who has frequented the top comedy clubs in the city and across Canada.

    Leonard Chan, who won the Absolute Comedy Prove You're a Comic contest in 2016 and the Comedy Brawl in 2018, beating over 400 comics.

    Marc-Anthony Sinagoga, who has been a part of JFL42, a winner of the Brantford Comedy Festival, and a finalist in the Cleveland Comedy Festival as well as the Border City Comedy Festival.

    Ben Sosa-Wright, who was named one of CBC’s top 15 Canadian comedians to watch in 2019. According to CBC, Ben “blends his kooky comedy style with his experiences as a queer and Latinx person.” He has also been featured in JFL42, NXNE, Limestone Comedy Festival and Toronto’s Big City Improv Festival.

    Cassie Tajbakhsh, the founder and producer of Comics Without Borders.

    All proceeds from the event will be donated to Amnesty International, a non-government organization dedicated to protecting human rights around the world.

    For more information, or to request an interview, please contact: Lucy Scholey, Media Relations, Amnesty International Canada, 613-744-7667 ext. 236, lscholey@amnesty.ca