Media Experts presents Joey Elias and the Comedy All Stars




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Montreal – July 22, 2019 – For Immediate Release –
Ensuring that the young, underserved mothers and children in our community receive critical support is no laughing matter; except for once a year when we come together to laugh out loud and support a great initiative.

On Thursday, September 19th, you are invited to experience comedian and actor Joey Elias and Friends take the stage for the eighth annual edition of Media Experts Presents Joey Elias and the Comedy All-Stars: An Evening of Hilarity in Support of On Our Own (O3). Grab your tickets today to see Joey and his roster of talented comedians put on a night of laugh-out-loud entertainment for this worthy cause.

This year’s lineup of laughs, hosted by Montreal comedian Lawrence Corber, continues a proud legacy of support for On Our Own (O3), the Montreal-based organization providing affordable transitional housing and critical life skills for young, underserved families to help them live independently in our community.

Last year’s event raised $90,000 and 29 laptops (one for each O3 household) donated by members of the tech and advertising industry. Building on this success, all proceeds from this years’ event will go to support three crucial O3 initiatives: Financial Literacy: to empower O3 residents with the building blocks to rise from debt and form a stable financial future for their family; Nutritional Education: to encourage the adoption of healthy eating habits and smart grocery shopping choices; and Employment: to offer parents the advice and resources needed to attain stability in the workforce.

“Education is the path out of poverty; one we wish to help these young women along as they make the transition from surviving to thriving. That’s why all three organizational goals this year focus on providing educational programs to our residents.” explains Ushana Hudson, Director of On Our Own. “We’ve seen first-hand how the essential funds raised from this annual show make a tangible difference in the lives of our families. Last year alone, we were able to give each resident their own laptop and offer additional seminars to strengthen the importance of self-improvement through education. I’m thrilled to announce that in 2019, we now have 18 of our 29 moms enrolled in a form of higher education – that’s a 200% increase since 2011 back when this fundraiser began.”

“The most rewarding outcome of hosting this fundraiser for the past eight years has been seeing the individual, life-altering progress O3’s residents have made,” says Mark Sherman, Founder and CEO of Media Experts. “Please join us by donating to the single largest infusion of funds O3 receives annually  funds that allow them to continue making a material difference in the trajectory of these young lives.” Since its inception, the annual event has raised over $385,000 for young, at-risk families in Montreal.

Joey has hand-picked some of Montreal’s brightest comedy all-stars, featuring local comedians Maurena Taylor, Viveth K, and Josh Williams, to join him and Lawrence on Thursday, September 19th at Club Soda in Montreal for an unforgettable night of mixing good deeds with big laughs. Doors open at 6 p.m., curtain goes up at 7. Follow the event on Facebook for regular updates.

Participants can purchase their tickets at  by making a tax-deductible minimum online donation of $40 ($25 of which is tax deductible). Tickets are also on sale at the Club Soda Box Office (1225 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal).


For the past 25 years Joey Elias has been a mainstay of the Montreal Comedy Scene. Joey also travels across the World headlining comedy clubs, for corporate events and to multiple war zones to bring some levity to the Soldiers serving overseas. Joey has been described as Montreal as bagels, pot holes, and corrupt Mayors.


Since 2005, On Our Own has worked within the community to provide quality housing to young, low income, underserved families. In tandem, this empowers parents to take on present and future challenges successfully, be they financial, personal or with respect to their parenting skills.

O3 assists families in planning for their future by offering them work, training, and educational opportunities, workshops to develop life skills and programs to support and strengthen the bond between parent and child. O3’s goals include providing parents with the necessary tools to increase family stability, decrease isolation, exclusion and homelessness, and grant access to preventative services to break the cycle of poverty. O3 helps young parents take charge of their life – one child, and one family, at a time. Learn more at


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For more information on On Our Own, please contact: 
Ushana Houston
Director, On Our Own (O3)
t: 514 369 0757

For more information on the event, please contact: 
Elizabeth McPhedran
Sr. Communications Manager, Media Experts
c: 514 220 1974