Just For Laughs Was Very Fun

Performing at Just For Laughs

Performing at Just For Laughs

Hey everyone,

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.

When I look at the list of previous winners, I feel immense pride to be mentioned alongside them. Mark Little, K. Trevor Wilson, Dave Merheje, Graham Kay – these are all people I look up to in a big way.

The entire community of Toronto comedians has been so positive and genuinely happy for me. Not just since I came back from the festival, but at the show itself, there were so many comedians in the audience watching and showing their support for all of us. I’m lucky to be a part of such a tight-knit scene with so many talented people.

Here is my acceptance speech after I was announced the winner of the Homegrown Competition. I didn’t prepare anything because there was way too much talent on the show. I never felt secure in my victory until my name was called at the very end. Nonetheless, it is one of the proudest moments of my life so I’d like to share it, even if it’s lacking in eloquence and laughs-per-minute. Thanks to Kim Vaincourt for filming this for me.

Hope you’re all doing well. Thanks for reading 🙂


~ by djdemers on August 13, 2014.

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