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June 2019

Canadian Comedians Unite

2019-06-13T17:36:32-04:00

Canada occupies a unique place in the world of arts and entertain- ment. A government-funded arts infrastructure and a near-total monopoly of American culture in our media landscape have come to define this Canadian life. Part government mandate, part American invasion, this state of affairs has fueled a fragmented Canadian identity that copies more than [...]

May 2019

Interrobang on CASC in Ottawa

2019-05-30T15:39:38-04:00

Canadian Comedians Heading to Capitol to Lobby for Rights. Here’s What They’re Asking For. If you read the original version of “I’m Dying Up Here”- the book not the Showtime tv series, then you know that comedians talking about unionizing, banding together for rights, is not unheard of here in the states. But it’s also [...]

Sandra on iPolitics

2019-05-20T13:40:09-04:00

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians is on Parliament Hill this week lobbying for formal recognition as artists, government funding, and help making a smoother entry into the United States when working on shows. This is not a laughing matter because, right now, comedians aren’t eligible for government funding through the Canada Council for the [...]

Disappearing Our Culture… by Sandra Battaglini

2019-05-03T13:24:31-04:00

"As an agricultural and industrial nation Canada ranks high in the world. But as a cultured nation exploring the human mind and soul she ranks low. She has excused herself because of the size of her population, her youth and the battle she has had to wage wresting the country from nature. Those last two [...]

April 2019

February 2019

June 2018

Is Comedy Art?

2018-06-22T16:46:12-04:00

By CANADALAND With less than a month left until her final set on the Second City stage, Aliya realizes that she's not totally sold on standup. So she talks to Sandra Battaglini, a comedian who's petitioning the government to recognize comedy as an art form that's worth funding, and the art duo Life of a [...]

March 2018

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