Manolis Zontanos lives in Hamilton Ontario, where he grew up. Since 1998, he has been honing his comedic material to a sharp edge - all the while creating a steady growing legion of fans, and a palpable buzz in the rooms where he performs.
It began with an open mic night in Hamilton, although Manolis was first leery of going on stage, it soon became obvious that there was something happening with this young man. Now, constantly working on new material, Manolis' funniest sets are inspired by the humour found in everyday life.
With easy-to-relate to comedy, Manolis has been keeping his audience laughing in places around the world! London, England! New York City! Manolis has done The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, performed at The Seattle International Comedy Competition, toured Sweden and Finland, and filmed his first Comedy Now. He's a well-known face of the comedy circuit in Toronto and Montreal and toured Canada extensively. He has even recently performed at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California!
While the recognition from newspapers and by the Canadian Comedy awards are appreciated by Manolis, it's just the beginning of those kind of accolades for this young rising star. He is steadily fast-tracking his way to the top.
Gary Lamkin lives in St. John's Newfoundland; his birth place. He has been doing stand up since 2009, effectively honing his craft and living his passion. At the age of 16 he went on stage for the first time at Yuk Yuks in a competition called "Great Canadian Laugh Off". It was a great learning experience and it secured his thoughts in wanting to pursue comedy.
His comedy can be audience driven mixed with preconceived notions and bits. He often jokes about his life experiences on stage with well guided anger. He was featured on television at the age of 18 for a stand up show called "Comedy In The City" in which he was interviewed and showcased a set. He was a finalist in "Funniest Newfoundlander" competition in 2013. He has been actively writing material and performing on stages across Newfoundland. He is pursuing his dream in hopes to one day become a renowned comedian.