Hughie Batherson, on a whim, stepped on a stage for a Juste pour rire (Just For Laughs) amateur competition and walked away the winner despite it being his first time on stage doing stand-up comedy. The next night he performed in front of a sold out crowd of 800 people at the Hubcap Comedy Festival Gala in Moncton, NB. He was quickly invited to join the `Juste pour rire` comedians for parts of their National Tour and has performed in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He does standup in both English and French . Hughie is from North Sydney, NS.
Hughie has been a sought-after motivational speaker performing nationwide for the past 15 years. He is a very engaging individual whose enthusiastic and humourous presentations leave his audience wanting more. His passion for languages, culture, humour, mental health, and connecting with others is infectious and he shares this passion in both English and French. He has presented to more than 50 000 people and has left them laughing and reflecting at the same time! Hughie has been featured in MacLean’s Magazine (2013), 25 Years of Challenges and Success (Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers- 2000), and The State of Education in Canada (2004).
“Hughie has excellent stage presence and was a huge surprise at this year`s festival in Moncton“. – Francois Simard, Vice-President, Just for Laughs
Ryan Doucette is an Acadian actor, mime, and comedian originally from Clare, Nova Scotia. He began his career performing with the theatre troup “Les araignées de boui-boui” and presenting mime sketches in a cafe at the Université Sainte-Anne. These sketches later evolved into his first one-man-show Ryan Doucette: Première Ronde, which brought audiences to their feet throughout Canada, the United-States, and France. He then « En plein dans le mille » from RADARTS and « RADARTS — RIDEAU » in 2012 with his second on man show. He has played in clubs all around Canada, and the USA. He is now on tour with his third show “PUNCH MOI”, that was inspired by his new tv show “LE SENS DU PUNCH” that is now being broadcast on UNIS.TV