Meet the New Faces of Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Class of 2012

This is the list the show business industry and the comedy community has been waiting a full year for…Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces for 2012! These are the up-and-comers plucked from New York City, Los Angeles and points in between to be given the biggest spotlight they’ve ever had, in front of agents, managers, casting people and other Hollywood types that can take their careers to the next level.

I’ll have much more on this soon enough.

For now, though, peruse the names and congratulate those you know and love.


  • David Angelo
  • Ron Babcock
  • Mike Burns
  • Adam Cayton-Holland
  • Thomas Dale
  • James Davis
  • Dominic Dierkes
  • Mike Drucker
  • Sean Flannery
  • Jermaine Fowler
  • Calise Hawkins
  • Emily Heller
  • Jamie Lee
  • Jared Logan
  • Adam Lowitt
  • The Lucas Brothers
  • Brent Morin
  • Josh Rabinowitz
  • Will Weldon
  • Joe Wengert


  • Tim Baltz
  • Rachel Bloom
  • Tony Cavalero
  • Brendan Jennings
  • Lauren Lapkus
  • Griffin Newman
  • Sam Richardson
  • Natasha Rothwell
  • Greg Worsick


  • Ahmed Bharoocha
  • Ryan Dalton
  • Anthony DeVito
  • Annie Lederman
  • Joe List
  • Joe Machi
  • Nick Mullen
  • Brian Parise
  • Tommy Pope
  • Junior Stopka
  • Dave Waite

The New Faces will be split into two groups, with both performing on July 25-26.

The New Faces Characters perform July 26-27.

The New Faces Unrepped shows are also July 26-27.


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6 thoughts on “Meet the New Faces of Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Class of 2012

    1. Ryan, I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The bad news is: You’re wrong. There is no Canadian NEW FACES. The good news is: It’s called the Homegrown Comic Competition, and since it’s a competition, that means someone wins!

      1. I’m in the contest (Homegrown) and we’re listed on the College Humour/Just For Laughs “NEW FACES” website as such – that’s why I sent you the heads up.

        Cheers. Enjoy the festival.

        1. Fair enough!

          Good luck in the Homegrown contest! If I get a chance, I’ll try to swing by and check you out.

  1. Calise has been working hard for so many years and I’m glad she made this list! I’m so proud of her. Been knowing her since middle school and she finally made something of herself!. LOL –

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