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Derek started with Yuk Yuk’s as a comedian in the 90’s and became an agent in 2005. Now the National Sales Director for Yuks Yuk’s Corporate Comedy and Yuk Yuk’s On Tour, Derek relies on his background in accounting, customer service training and stand-up to ensure your experiences with our agents and our comedians have you coming back for more. His team of dedicated agents have a passion for comedy and understand the importance of finding the right comedian for you. They will work with you and help make you look good without breaking your budget.
Derek still books fundraisers, hotels, resorts and pubs in Ontario. Email him for more information; you’ll be glad you did.
Phone: 1-800-899-9136 x2244
Howard has close to 35 years experience as a Club Manager, Talent Developer and Booking Agent. His passion for comedy and his extensive experience helps to make Howard one of the most respected talent agents in the country. Howard is responsible for booking all corporate events as well as all public shows in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. Howard currently resides in Ottawa where he also manages the local Yuk Yuk's club and has developed one of Canada's most successful New Talent Nights for over 25 years, with past alumni including Norm MacDonald, Jeremy Hotz and Jon Dore.
Phone: (613) 262-3800
After 25 years of being a Stand Up Comic with Yuk Yuk’s, touring all over the world in venues big and small, live and on TV, Tony Krolo needed to sit down. So he joined Head Office and became our Corporate and Festival Booker. Having worked with every Comic on our Roster and having done every type of gig imaginable, Tony knows exactly who would be right for your function. Feel free to use his knowledge to your benefit.
Phone: 1-800-899-9136 x2225
Kelly joined the Yuk Yuk’s corporate team in 2008 and is now the the Western Canadian office manager and booking agent for the On Tour and Corporate divisions. Based out of Calgary, she handles BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and The Territories. Kelly started as a stand-up back in 1986 but gave it up to raise a family... Years later, working as a bookkeeper, Kelly's love of comedy prompted her to follow her dream to work at something she loved, so when the opportunity opened up with Yuk Yuks, she jumped at the chance. You will often find this comedy nerd around the local clubs and scene, watching her favorite acts, performing occasionally and monitoring the development of the comics. Not only does this little dynamo know funny, but she knows business, and will help find the perfect fit for your fundraisers, Christmas parties, corporate events or your bar gigs. Her passion and knowledge of the industry shows through in her commitment to her clients. Call her, you won’t be disappointed.
Phone: (403) 252-0645
Kathleen joined Funny Business Inc. after having worked at the Ottawa Yuk Yuk's as the Club Manager for five years. Her knowledge of the comedians allowed her to effortlessly make the transition into Booking Agent for Northern Ontario. A northern gal herself, Kathleen will help you make your bash a smash, assist with fundraising ideas and spice up your corporate events!
Phone: (613) 406-9705
Ariel moved to Canada in late 2012 with the intention of infiltrating and consuming comedy. Having worked as a music agent and promoter in his home town of Johannesburg, South Africa, he first tasted his love of Comedy by producing a weekly comedy show at a bar he operated with his friends. Ariel has not looked back since, using his Artist Management certificate from Berklee’s Online programs Ariel found himself eager to work with and for comedians to bring funny to places that need it.
With Ariel’s pulse firmly on the finger of the Canadian Comedy scene, Ariel can help your College, University or Special Event find the perfect comedian to cater to your needs.
Phone: 1.416.967.6431 xt 2232 / 1.800.899.9136 xt 2232
Teacher by day…comedy agent by night! Tracey joined the Yuk Yuk’s team as a club co-manager in 2007 when she had nothing better to do on her summer vacation. She enjoyed the laughs so much, that she climbed the Funny Business ladder and became Atlantic Canada’s booking agent in March, 2010.
If you are looking for a new fundraising idea or don't know how to spice up your corporate event, contact Tracey, your Atlantic Canada Agent for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake joined the Yuk’s family first as their host of the popular, “Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Podcast” after a chance interview with Mark Breslin. Fast forward two years later and he is now an Agent and Producer for Western Canada. After a lengthy career spent in Law Enforcement, Jake ventured out into managing mixed martial artists and ran a very successful sports management agency for a number of years before venturing into comedy. He hasn’t looked back. Jake has sold out numerous comedy shows and is the driving force behind a number of monthly club shows that he produces. His focus is on the Yuk Yuk’s On Tour business and Corporate bookings where he goes out on the road himself to ensure each show is a home run. Jake also splits his time producing some of the funniest and popular podcasts throughout North America and is constantly on the lookout for up and coming talent. Having a keen eye for talent and business, Jake can help you put on amazing productions with fantastic comedy lineups. Want to sell out your next show/fundraiser or event? Give Jake a call and let him make it happen!
Jessica has been a member of the Yuk Yuk's family for years. She started as a waitress in the clubs, where her love of comedy truly began. Jessica then took the leap from the ground zero at the club level to the Yuk Yuk's Head Office where she started as an assistant to the Vice President. From there, her career within the company has been steadily growing. Today, Jessica is the National Club Talent Co-ordinator, booking Yuk Yuk's comedians coast to coast.
Phone: 1-800-899-9136 x2228