Comedy Night – 2023

SCIO Comedy Night

Ready for a good belly laugh? 

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is pleased to invite you to our Comedy Night — an evening of comedy and philanthropy in support of people living with disabilities.

We’ve put together a special evening featuring FIVE talented comics who have made a name for themselves on TV and in comedy clubs across North America – they’ll have you laughing all night long! Including appetizers and refreshments. 

Mark your calendars and get your tickets!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Microsoft Canada Office, CIBC Square
81 Bay Street 43rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario

Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Show starts at 7:00 pm

Headliner: Mike Rita

Mike Rita has cemented himself in a class of his own, touring constantly across North America with his unique style of standup. At 20 years old he was the winner of the Second City’s ‘Tim Sims Award’ for best new comic and quickly became one of Canada’s youngest touring comics.

With appearances on some of the biggest stages in comedy, including 10 at the world famous Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, starring alongside Russell Peters on Roast Battles Canada or opening for the likes on Joe Rogan, Tommy Chong and Gilbert Gottfried! Mike Rita is rising the ranks of stand-up and television!

Portrait of Michael Harrison

Host: Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison is an award-winning comedian, actor, filmmaker and podcaster. Among his many achievements in the field, he has done a Dry Bar comedy special, a nationally syndicated half hour comedy special and a comedy album which debuted at #1 on I-tunes, Spotify, and Amazon. Avid radio listeners may have heard clips from this album on several programs all over Sirius XM where he is in constant rotation.

Michael’s comedy was also displayed in several prestigious comedy festivals including Montreal’s Just for Laughs, the Big Pine Comedy Festival in San Diego and at the New York Comedy Festival.

Image if comedians Laura and Alex

Laura & Alex

Laura Cilevitz is an actress/writer known for Blackberry, My Spy and Kids In The Hall. She is cool and wise.

Alex Tindal has been called “sensitive” by the Globe & Mail. He is balding and divorced.

Laura and Alex have been performing together since 2008, most recently co-hosting Late Bad, a late-night comedy show during JFL Toronto (2023) at Comedy Bar.

Image of Keith Pedro performing on stage

Keith Pedro

Keith Pedro is a headlining Canadian comedian touring all over the world. In 2022, his Comedy Album entitled TRILLIPINO was nominated for a Juno award for comedy album of the year.

He’s currently one of the stars on Roast Battle Canada where his performance was also Nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. His stand up has been featured on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network and has several viral videos on the internet.

The success of Comedy Night relies on the generosity of corporate leaders who invest in a future that fully involves people living with disabilities. Their support helps fuel our most promising programs and services that bring independence back into people’s lives after sustaining a spinal cord injury. We give thanks to our community of corporate champions.


Invisible Discipline


Meridian Credit Union



FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services


Elora Distilling

Gluckstein Lawyers

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