Matt Billon (Headliner)
For the last 12 years Matt Billon has been making a name or himself on the Canadian Comedy circuit. Whether it’s taking aim – with a pellet gun, no less – at insensitive siblings or bemoaning the fact he can never meet a girl who remembers her own phone number, Billon draws humour from his own life, no matter how embarrassing or incriminating.
His solid reputation for witty, creative and unassumingly clever material has landed him feature appearances and specials on CBC’s “Madly Off In All Directions” and “The Debaters”. He’s written for “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”, performed at Montreal’s “Just For Laughs” Festival, appeared on Much Music’s “Video On Trial” and XM Satellite Radio’s “Laugh Attack”. Billon’s even starred in his own one-hour jam-packed special on the Comedy Network.
Billon has been the supporting act for Pauly Shore, Doug Stanhope, Harland Williams, Tommy Chong, Rob Schneider, Tom Green and has just finished his fourth successful tour with Canadian comedic comedy legend Mike McDonald.
Be sure to watch Matt’s full No Kidding performance on Jan. 12, 2013 at 10Pm ET! Only on ichannel.
Jeff Leeson is a very talented stand-up comedian and actor from London, Ontario, Canada. He was bitten by the comedy bug after receiving a standing ovation for his grade 8 valedictorian speech. Jeff stepped on a comedy club stage for the first time when he was 14 years old and never looked back. At the age of 16, just 2 years in to his stand up comedy career Jeff finished second in the “Funniest person in London” competition at the 2001 Canadian Comedy Awards, making him the youngest finalist in the competitions history. In 2003 Jeff embarked on his first headlining tour, hitting up 11 cities across Ontario. In 2004 Jeff was selected as one of only 20 participants in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition making it to the quarter finals.
In 2007 Jeff began his very first North American tour encompassing 10 states in all. In May of 2009 Jeff released his long awaited and much anticipated debut CD and DVD entitled “Jeff Leeson: Just Getting Started” Although a 10 year veteran, the name is suiting as Jeff gets set to take his 2 comedy Tours “The Young Gunz of Comedy Tour” and “The Just getting Started Tour” across North America playing over 50 cities in 2009 and 2010. His laid back, observational, and personal approach to humour leaves every crowd wanting more. Jeff has been described as a breath of fresh air on stage and as a natural performer by several colleagues.