dave hemstad

Dave Hemstad is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee. Called a “Canadian Master” by Just For Laughs, Dave Hemstad has skyrocketed to the top of the national comedy scene. Dave Hemstad is a regular performer on CBC’s The Debaters, and has over ten major festival appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

Dave has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series “Almost Heroes”, and is a contributing writer on the award winning CBC series “Still Standing” with Johnny Harris which debuted its 2018 season right here in West Prince in Tignish.

See a short clip from one of Dave’s Halifax Comedy Festival performances HERE!

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steve dylan

Having been featured at numerous Just For Laughs Festivals, Halifax Comedy Festivals, Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, etc., its no wonder that Steve is one of the most in demand television comedy writers in the country today. As a writer for CBC's Still Standing, he's been the recipient of both Canadian Screen Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards. 

A talented actor with multiple film and television appearances to his name, Dylan brings a consummate performer's playfulness and charm to the stage, allowing his piercing potshots through the fabric of society to be relatable and laughable to audiences across the country. 

If you’d like to get a taste of Steve’s comedy, check him out HERE with his performance at the 2015 Winnipeg Comedy Festival.


Shawn Hogan:

host/mill river comedy show founder

Shawn Hogan has led many lives in his 15 (or so!) years since his high school graduation: university student, warehouse supervisor in Okotoks, AB, oilfield supervisor in Zama City, AB, temporarily homeless on the streets of Sylvan Lake AB, elementary school teacher in Calgary AB, carpenter/painter for the rich and famous, and finally, entrepreneur and comedic performer.

In addition to creating, producing and hosting one of the most successful and unique independent comedy shows in Toronto right now (the Hangover Cure Comedy Show), Shawn has produced and starred in over a dozen sold-out shows throughout his home province of Prince Edward Island.

In 2016 Hogan was a finalist in: the city-wide Toronto Comedy Brawl Competition, the Border City Comedy Festival $5,000 Competition, as well in the Brantford Comedy Festival where he made the final 8 and performed in front of 1300 people for the chance at $10,000.

Over the last year he’s had the chance to perform on stages from coast to coast and beyond, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Nova Scotia, PEI, Ireland and London. Throughout it all, he remains a storyteller at heart, with a passion for the stage.

See a part of one of Shawn’s 2018 performances HERE!