The Gateway Show With Guests
with Ivan Decker, Maggie Maye, Myles Webber and Sophie Buddle
From the Promoter
A force on the scene as one of Canada’s top comedians, Ivan Decker has become a favorite among audiences and comedians alike. He has numerous television performances filmed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Montreal festival and can be heard across North-America on Sirius XM radio. Audiences agree it is always a delight to watch Ivan perform his sharp, multi-layered observational comedy.
He has performed stand-up comedy across North America and can be seen and heard as a part of the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters," the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy festivals for CBC Television and he recently made his American international debut on CONAN.
Maggie Maye loves candy almost as much as she also loves performing comedy. She made her late night debut on Conan and was featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and AXS TV presents: Gotham Comedy Live. She has also been a featured panelist for Rooster Teeth “What Do You Know?” and has written for the New Yorker. Maggie has performed stand up in festivals such as Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (as one of the Sketchfest Dozen), FunFunFun Fest, Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, SXSW, and the All Jane Comedy Festival. She’s opened for Hannibal Burress, Paul Rodriguez, Gladys Knight, and Earth, Wind and Fire. She’s had her name in comedy articles in the Huffington Post, Variety, LaughSpin, the New York Times, Splitsider, who named her among the 2015 top up-and-coming comics and an “On the Verge” comedian, the Austin American Statesman, who named her as one of 2015’s People to Watch, and the Austin Chronicle, who named her 2016’s Best of Austin Stand up Comic. She performed improv comedy with her troupe Damn, Gina! and in various sketch and improv shows around Austin before moving to Los Angeles. Her comedy is described in the same way she is: sassy, charming, and smart. Also, a 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever. And kids rarely lie.
Myles Weber’s Stand Up Comedy addiction started very early in life. By the time he was eight years old, he was sneaking out of his bed at night to watch any stand-up comedy show he could find on black box cable. When his teacher explained to him what stand-up was and how comedians make people laugh just like he did, he immediately jumped at the opportunity to enter his school's talent show. “I won the whole thing doing stand-up, mainly because I was the only kid that wasn’t singing 'Living La Vida Loca' or 'What A Girl Wants.'”At that moment, Myles got bit by the comedy bug; hard.
Since then, Myles became obsessed with Stand-Up Comedy, studying the craft and performing almost nightly to get in his 10,000 hours. He handedly took first place in the 40th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. (Past competitors include Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Ellen Degeneres, Louis CK, Patton Oswald, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope and Dane Cook.) Weber was the second youngest to win the competition and one of only two comics to ever sweep the whole thing.
Myles has appeared on MTV's "Greatest Party Story Ever". You may have also seen Weber as the Host for Portico TV or maybe you’ve seen him as a correspondent for Popular Science, one of the biggest science websites in the world. Also able to flex his comedy writing muscle, Myles wrote for Portico and Smosh Pit Weekly on Smosh’s YouTube Channel. (The biggest gaming channel in the world.)
Myles' high energy crowd work has kept audiences in stitches all across the U.S. and Canada. Blending together high octane improv, crowd interaction and story telling, seeing Myles Weber means you will never see the same show twice.
This summer Sophie Buddle from Vancouver, BC was invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, while she was there she also had a taping for Kevin Hart’s new video on demand service being released soon. She then was crowned runner up for the SiriusXM Top Comic competition shortly after. Sophie has worked with Nick Thune, Moshe Kasher, Bob Saget and several others. She’s performed all over Canada and parts of America, because America is not ready yet.