Media Experts is Proud to Present Joey Elias and the Comedy All-Stars



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This September, as kids head back to school, comedian and actor Joey Elias heads back up on stage for the sixth annual edition of Media Experts presents: Joey Elias and the Comedy All-Stars: An Evening of Hilarity for the Benefit of On Our Own (O3). Get ready to be schooled in laughing out loud on Thursday, September 28th, at Club Soda as Joey, and his hand-picked roster of talented comedians, lead a master class in comedic entertainment for a worthy cause.


Hosted by actor and comedian Abdul Butt, this 6th edition continues a proud legacy of support for On Our Own (O3), the Montreal-based organization that provides affordable transitional housing and critical life skills for young, at-risk families wishing to live independently in our community.


Joey has rallied some of Montreal’s brightest comedy all-stars for the occasion including Reese Turner, Jacy Lafontaine, and Paul Baluyot, to join him and Abdul on stage for an evening of laughs. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the fun gets started at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 28th at Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal).


“This has turned into a fantastic annual tradition that Media Experts is so very proud to present,” said Mark Sherman, Founder and CEO of Media Experts. “Though it grows in size each year, so does O3’s continued need for support, with funding needs more critical now than ever before. What better way to support those in need within our community than with a night of good friends and great laughs from some of Montreal’s best talent”. Since its inception, the annual event has raised over $215,000 for young, at-risk families in Montreal.


“We have seen first-hand the positive benefits that this essential gift of funding has on each of our resident families,” explains Sacha Liben, President of O3. In fact, the annual donation from this comedy benefit represents the single largest infusion of funds that O3 receives per year. “Through the provision of affordable housing and training on finance, parenting, nutrition and health, O3’s programs empower young, at-risk parents to improve their lives and the lives of their children. Our services rely heavily on this donation. This gift allows O3 to continue to improve the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable members of our community”.


Participants can purchase their tickets through Eventbrite by making a tax-deductible minimum online donation of $40.00. Tickets are also on sale at the Club Soda Box Office.




After losing a bet to a friend Joey began performing his own unique brand of comedy. 24 years later Joey has appeared in 16 Just for Laughs Festivals and has performed overseas, including Afghanistan twice to entertain the Canadian Troops. Joey is now widening his professional range – he recently signed a book deal and has adapted a play that will be performed in Dublin later in 2016. Joey can also be heard 5 nights a week on CJAD800 11pm-midnight as host of “The CJAD Comedy Show” and has been called a “National Treasure” by the Montreal Gazette. Learn more at


Since 2005, On Our Own has worked within the community to provide quality housing to young, low income, at risk 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 programmes 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 in order 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 the event, please contact:
Elizabeth McPhedran
Communications Manager, Media Experts
t: 514 844 5050 x 804