Locals step up in Just for Laughs…with mixed results
Back in 2007, behind all the hoopla and excited talk at City Hall of tourist dollars, the arrival of Just for Laughs in Toronto seemed less like a cause for celebration and more like a cruel joke.
Little scores big and wins laugh off
The newest Great Canadian Laugh Off champion may need to share some prize money with an unsuspecting audience member.
Halifax comic Mark Little had managed to edge his way into the final eight at the 64-comic standoff, and the audience was loving his story about running into an old racist lady.
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Big win for Little

Eye Weekly  - May 06, 2009

By about the halfway point it was clear that the winner was going to be a Mark. I say “about” because Mark Little didn’t take the stage May 3 at the Great Canadian Laugh-Off until shortly after what will be — when the final night of the Yuk Yuks joke-off eventually makes it to TV — the second or third commercial break.

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Mark Little laughs off with $25,000 Yuk Yuk’s prize

Now Magazine – Toronto, ON – May 4, 2009

The jokes was right on the Mark at last night’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, the fourth edition of the search for the funniest stand-up comic. Halifax’s Mark Little took the $25,000 prize, beating out local boy Mark Forward. In my opinion, it could have gone either way. Both brought it.
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Mark Little wins Great Canadian Laugh-off

The Coast – Halifax, NS - May 4, 2009

On Sunday night, Mark Little of Picnicface won Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off and a sweet $25,000 prize.

“I’m feeling great,” he writes by email. “I’ve been smiling a lot lately. But I also feel a bit like I just cheated the system and people are going to catch on soon. I keep waiting for people to say, ‘Wait a minute, he tricked us all!’”
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Best Comedian

The Coast – Halifax, NS – 2008

A brilliant solo comedian and Picnicface mainstay, Mark Little suffers the slings and arrows of his adoring public. And gives it right back.

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Picnicface keep it real
Today’s pick of the web is a band of Canadian stand-ups delivering their youth culture satire via YouTube.
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