I have a new website. It is over here: djdemers.com.
Here is video of my set on Conan this past Monday. I had a blast.
The Brothers DePaul are doing a whole series of these. If you’re in Toronto this Friday, check out their next installment, Comedy In The Alley. I won’t be a part of this event, but I can assure you it will be a fantastic time. And you can take that to the bank!
This year’s JFL42 Festival was an absolute blast. I was one of the 42 featured performers, and was lucky enough to tell my jokes to sold out crowds at Comedy Bar and Bad Dog Theatre. I also had the pleasure of opening for some other talented comedians, like Cameron Esposito from L.A., and my good friends Matt O’Brien and Christina Walkinshaw.
Someone at the National Post saw me open at one of these shows, and named me the best opener at JFL42. I appreciate the awesome shout-out, and I give them bonus points for correctly identifying my hearing impairment as ‘severe’. That’s solid journalism right there.
Here’s the link to the article:
It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. Last I wrote in this space, I was heading to Montreal to perform on the Homegrown Comic Competition at Just For Laughs.
I was incredibly honoured just to be invited to the festival and I was excited to be sharing a stage with so many of my good friends. Then the entire experience played out more beautifully than I ever could have imagined. I won the competition, and was asked to tape my set for TV the following night. That is the first time that has happened in the history of the festival.
It was only one year ago that I was in Montreal at the Just For Laughs festival as a member of the media. I’m headed back to the festival this year, but this time, as a performer! That’s right, I’ll be performing at Just For Laughs in a month. Oh man, that felt so good to type.
This is the realization of a lifelong dream. I grew up watching Just For Laughs on TV. I remember watching amazing comedians like Mike MacDonald, Wendy Liebman, and John Pinette and absolutely losing my shit. From a very young age, I knew I wanted to tell jokes just like them. And now I do. And I get to perform in Just For Laughs too? What a beautiful dream.
I’m performing with the best comedians from across Canada. Some of these comedians are my closest friends, so it makes the show even more special. The show is hosted by the incredible Debra DiGiovanni, which makes it even more special!
My show is on July 24th. If you find yourself in Montreal, come watch. The link is below. Thanks to everyone who has ever supported me, especially my Mom. I don’t want to get too worked up over this show, as I hope it’s one milestone in a long, illustrious career. But you can never thank your Mama too much.