Event Date & Time

March 30, 2022
@7:00pm (EST)

Virtual (ZOOM) Experience

Laugh from the comfort and
safety of your home!

Our featured act

Jean Paul

Jean Paul’s comedic style is the perfect blend of laidback Caribbean vibes and vibrant Toronto energy.  His international comedy appeal has allowed him to perform extensively across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Israel, South Africa and the U.K. No stranger to the festival circuit, Jean Paul has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, Toronto’s JFL42, and the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals.  In addition to his award-nominated television writing credits, Jean Paul has also made his mark on TV with appearances on The Comedy Network, CBC, and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.


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Chuck Byrn

Generally bios are written in a third person narrative so you don’t come off as all full of yourself but let’s not kid ourselves, I’m awesome.

I have worked primarily as a Canadian stand up comedian for over 25 years. I’ve played every festival, club, university, community centre, town hall and multipurpose building in every town in every province. Comfortable on any stage, my goal is putting on a show.

Writing, performing and acting skills have been earned through experience from many opportunities working in television both in front of and behind the camera.

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Courtney Gilmour

Courtney was named by NOW Magazine as “one of the top 10 stage artists to watch”. She delivered a breakout performance at the 2017 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival by winning the Homegrown Comics Competition and filming a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

In 2018, she topped her win with televised performances at CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, then returned triumphantly to Montreal to tape a set for The Comedy Network at Just for Laughs.

Courtney was one of the 42 at Toronto’s JFL42 festival two years in a row with her own run of headlining shows.



Virtual VIP (Sold Out)


Enjoy a meet and greet with our comedians, receive a box filled with carefully curated gifts, and munch on delicious sweet treats from Comeback Snacks while you laugh the evening away.

Virtual General (Sold Out)

Pay What You Can 

Pay any amount of your choosing in support of Renascent Foundation. (Eg. $0, $5 $20, $40) Then laugh the evening away in the comfort of your home.

Renascent Laughs 2022 is sold out.


The truth is, addiction is no laughing matter. But when someone receives the gift of the recovery, a cloud is lifted and they are finally able to laugh again. So let’s laugh together at the third annual Renascent Laughs comedy night, to raise funds for addiction treatment so that others who are still struggling can begin their journey toward recovery, and find joy in laughter once again.Join us for a night of unparalleled entertainment and fun. This year’s event is being held virtually and is bound to be unforgettable.


Since 1970, Renascent has helped more than 50,000 people access life-changing addiction services. Renascent operates three treatment centres in Toronto and one in Durham Region. This includes two facilities for men and those who identify as men and one for women and those who identify as such. As one of Ontario’s largest and longest-standing addiction treatment providers, our evidence-based, trauma-informed care addresses both substance addiction and concurrent mental health issues.

To contact Renascent Foundation, email:

A photograph of a headshot of Cynthia Langill, our host for the evening.

Our host

Cynthia Langill is an Addictions Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist at Renascent’s Graham Munro Treatment Centre. She has been a Renascent employee for over nine years and was the mastermind behind the creation of Renascent Laughs four years ago. 

Cynthia has supported the recovery of many women through inpatient treatment and plays an integral role in several other Renascent fundraising initiatives.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!


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