The first time I had the opportunity to see Vance Joy live was in September 2013, and he was far from the household name he's become since his single, "Riptide", blew up worldwide in 2014.
DeAnne Smith has been doing stand-up for nearly 15 years, beginning in Montreal, moving to the Toronto scene, and performing on stages all over Canada, the United States, the UK, and Australia since.
Australian-Italian comedy superstar Joe Avati heads back to Canada this fall as part of his Back to Basics World Tour.
Australia's Adam Hills may not be a huge name in North America, but in his native country, he's pretty much as big as anyone can get. Besides hosting ABC's highest-rated program of the last seven years, Spicks and Specks, as well as the talk show Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, Adam has also released a pair of best-selling stand-up DVDs.