Comic of the Week: Jeff McEnery

Comic of the Week: Jeff McEnery

Jan 10, 2017

Acton, Ontario’s Jeff McEnery burst onto the comedy scene by winning the prestigious “Tim Sims Encouragement Award” in 2005, “Yuk Yuk’s $25,000 Great Canadian Laugh Off” in 2006 and “Best Newcomer” at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards. Since then, Jeff has become a top headliner for Yuk Yuk’s and has appeared at every major Canadian comedy festival including the “Just for Laughs Comedy Festival“, “Halifax Comedy Festival“, “Winnipeg Comedy Festival“, “Hubcap Comedy Festival” in Moncton, “Cottage Country Comedy Festival” in Muskoka and “Global ComedyFest” in Vancouver.

Jeff’s one hour Comedy Now! stand up special was broadcast on CTV and The Comedy Network in the summer of 2011 and he has been featured on the shows, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and etalk.  In 2015, he was nominated for “Best Male Stand Up” at the Canadian Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album, Sunset Acres.

McEnery has also been involved in acting. He had a lead role in Kim Chapiron’s critically-acclaimed drama Dog Pound and shared the screen with James Franco in Camille. He was a cast member on The Comedy Network‘s sketch series Hotbox and has made guest appearances on The Howie Mandel Show, Letterkenny, Covert Affairs, The Jon Dore Television Show and Naturally Sadie.

As a writer, Jeff is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School‘s Writing for Film and Television Program. He is a story consultant on the CBC‘s Still Standing and did punch up work for The Latest Buzz. He has written and produced two short films Yes And… and Behind the Funny, which was broadcast on The Comedy Network on the show Canadian Comedy Shorts.

“The standup comic makes being funny look oh-so easy, even though it’s hands down one of the most challenging careers in showbiz.” – V.v Magazine

“There’s no better feeling than when you’re killing on stage and you just know that everyone in the room is thinking, “Man, I wish I was that guy.” That’s the best. Then as soon as I step offstage I go back to being the awkward guy who can’t make eye contact with waitresses.” – Interview with Notable.ca

“Because McEnery hails from Acton, Ontario, which has a population of around 10,000, he’s mined his small town life for punch lines, several of which seem to centre around an endless parade of redneck cousins.” – Tyrone Warner, CTV Insider

“This job means the world to me. It’s given me so much more confidence and an outlet to express my emotions. I don’t have to pay $75 to tell a therapist about my shitty day, I can tell a room full of people about it for free.” -Interview with Steve Baric, The Mansphere.com

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Tour Dates

Yuk Yuk’s Mississauga
Thursday January 12 2017 @ 8 PM
Friday January 13 2017 @ 9 PM
Saturday January 14 2017 @ 9 PM

Yuk Yuk’s London
Friday February 03 2017 @ 8 & 10:30 PM
Saturday February 04 2017 @ 8 & 10:30 PM

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