Canadian comedian Sandra Battaglini is an award-winning performer, a headlining comic and a veteran of the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Despite her success Sandra feels trapped in system that offers low pay, few opportunities and a lack of support from the government.
THE MAYOR OF COMEDY: A CANADIAN STAND-UP STORY is a disruptive, eye-opening documentary that follows Sandra as she rallies the biggest names in the Canadian comedy industry in an effort to address the many challenges they face. Sandra and filmmaker Matt Kelly give viewers an all-access pass to the murky world of Canadian showbiz, a world where the funniest people in the country struggle in a system that limits their ability to make a living.
The film features interviews with over 30 of Canada’s top comics including Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall), Debra DiGiovanni (Conan), Mark Forward(Fargo), Aisha Brown (Terrific Women), Dave Merheje (Ramy) and K-Trevor Wilson(Letterkenny).