Comedians

DarrinRose(1)Darrin Rose

The host of Match Game on the Comedy Network, Darrin Rose is also known as Bill the bartender on the CBC sitcom Mr. D, and he recently appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. He has been called “one of the hottest comedians in Canada” by GQ magazine.

Darrin is a five-time performer at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and a six time Canadian Comedy Award nominee. His show was selected Best of the Fest at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and his half-hour CTV comedy special was nominated for a prestigious Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Comedy Series. In 2014, he won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Performance for his appearance at Just for Laughs. He was a regular on MuchMusic’s hit show Video On Trial, and has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Britain’s NutsTV, and MTV Live.

Rose has made audiences howl in Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Singapore, England, Ireland and across Canada.

 

 

headshot-petezedlacher-300dpi(1)Pete Zedlacher

Born and raised in the northern Ontario town of Wawa, Pete moved to New York City after graduation to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. The intensive acting program helped him infuse a theatrical element into his act. Working exclusively in theatre around New York, he began performing at the famed William Redfield Theater in an Off-Broadway Production. Following this successful run, Pete found his way back to his homeland.

Landing in Toronto, he threw himself into the stand-up comedy circuit with much success and has quickly become one of the top headlining comics in the country as evidenced by his 2006 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up. Touring Canada from coast to coast Pete is a fan favourite within both the alternative and mainstream comedy club scene. He has appeared on his own one-hour episode of Comedy NOW! for CTV/The Comedy Network, which recently in repeats received the 2nd highest ratings in the show’s history.

Pete is a two-time Gemini Award nominee for his recent television performances at Just For Laughs and CBC’s The Halifax Comedy Festival.

This summer Pete made his seventh appearance at the Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival starring in his own gala performance. Considered one of Canada’s premiere club comics, selling out across the country, Pete is a force of nature when it comes to stand-up comedy.

 

 

TrentTrent McClellan

I hate doing these bios! You come on here looking to be impressed but it’s awkward to talk about what you’ve accomplished like a rapper. Also, someone is going to print this out and try and read it to introduce me at an event but it will be of no use. Really, none of it matters because I still have to make the crowd laugh tonight. No one cares what I did last year. I attribute anything I’ve done to hard work and good fortune. I am very weary of people who relay their accomplishments all the time like they’re at a job interview. Well, here goes!

I’ve been extremely lucky to be honest and been able to do lots of cool things in comedy like the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, St.John’s Exit Realty Comedy Fest, the Moncton Hup Cap Comedy Festival, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and YYC Calgary Comedy Festival. I recorded a comedy special for CTV and the Comedy Network a few years back that still airs on your television.

I’ve been doing my own theatre and club tour which may be coming to your town, city, village, or backyard in the coming months. It was scary to finally take this risk but the crowds have been amazing and so generous. Working with comedians Gerry Dee and Bob Saget has taught me so much about tour life.

In short I have the best job in the world. I get to travel, speak my mind, and meet people and make them feel good. Not bad for a kid from a small Newfoundland town.

 

 

MattMatt Billon

Born in Prince George, B.C., Matt Billon’s childhood dreams included becoming a police officer, a comedian or a wrestler. In the early years of his comedy career, Matt wrote material based on his experiences growing up in Penticton and Nelson and quite a bit from his family, making it somewhat awkward when he would do a show locally and his family would come out to watch.

Matt Billon honed his cool-headed, deadpan delivery on the stages of Yuk Yuk’s clubs across Canada. His solid reputation for his witty, creative and unassumingly clever material has landed him feature appearances and specials on CBC’s “Madly Off in all Directions”, Much Music’s “Video on Trial”, XM Satellite Radio’s “Laugh Attack”, and his own one hour, jam packed special on “The Comedy Network”. Matt has been a finalist/winner in “The Great Canadian Laugh Off”, “Stand Up & BITE Me” and the “Seattle International Comedy Competition”

Matt Billon has been the supporting act for Pauly Shore, Doug Stanhope, Harland Williams, Tommy Chong, Rob Schneider, Tom Green and has just finished his fourth successful tour with Canadian comedic comedy legend Mike McDonald. Matt signed on with Los Angeles agency Paradigm Talent after making waves at this year’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he placed second in the popular Homegrown Talent Competition. His spot-on performance led to five other successful Just for Laughs shows, including Comedy Night in Canada and the ‘best of’ showcase, Talk of the Fest. The latter was attended by a slew of TV industry executives, who were impressed by his laid-back, soft-spoken style. He credits bouncing around from town to town after his parents divorced in forming that style.

 

 

Steve McGowanSteve McGowan

Steve turns the stage into a party once he picks up the mic. Story telling with high voltage energy and twisted humor, Steve delivers his frat boy party vibe to audiences with hilarity and fun. All that’s missing is a keg.

Having worked with comedic names such as Dave Foley, Michael Winslow, and Dave Coulier, Steve has been part of comedy fests, XM Radio spots, and more. Steve “Shooter” McGowan will deliver the funny with cheeky charm and hilarity.