Big Daddy Tazz
Traveling From: Winnipeg
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Often described as one of the most talented comics in the business, Big Daddy Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than a decade and a half. It was in his Winnipeg high school that Big Daddy Tazz realized his natural ability to make people laugh. After falling on his face his teacher asked what he was trying to prove. Tazz quickly answered “Gravity!” Laughter erupted, and thus the saga began. Having performed a wide variety of shows stretching from a client’s 101st birthday to a biker initiation makes Tazz one of the most sought-after comedians working today.
Big Daddy Tazz Comedy Experience
Tazz many national festival appearances have included the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, the Moncton Comedy Festival and the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, for which he annually multi-tasks as a writer, producer and performer. Tazz explosive Gala performances at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival over the years can be seen frequently on CBC television and the Comedy Network. Tazz tours the country speaking on Depression/Suicide (in schools and the workplace), Bullying (in schools and the workplace), and Customer Service.
Big Daddy Tazz Comedy Style
Big Daddy Tazz uses his blazing quick wit, clean comedy improv style, natural ability to make people laugh, and amazing stage presence to bring his corporate and convention audiences first to their knees with laughter and than to their feet with thunderous praise and adulation. Tazz takes a mundane event and turns it into a sidesplitting clean comedy story. He tells a story with incredible facial expressions, body language, and character voices that lead to a KABOOM! of audience laughter and applause.
Personality of Big Daddy Tazz
After 30 years of denying he had the mental illnesses that were controlling his life, Tazz realized that being manic-depressive, attention deficit, and dyslexic could either destroy or enhance his life – it was his choice. Today, audiences are happy to join him on his rapid cycle ride down the never-ending road to recovery that has led him from comedy venues across North America to the Psych ward at the Calgary Foothills Hospital. Tazz is able to do what he loves both on and off stage, which is to make people laugh! Whole-heartedly believing that KIDS COME FIRST, Big Daddy Tazz gladly dedicates his time to make fundraisers an event second to none. Wanting to draw attention to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Tazz lived on the roof of a Saskatoon pub for 14 of the hottest days on record! Tazz entertained from his high-rise comedy stage, and his antics helped draw national media attention for the function. And even with the heat stroke, sunburn and many, many parking tickets, Tazz reached his goal â€” the charity received a healthy cheque, and hundreds people got a huge belly laugh!
Why Hire Big Daddy Tazz
Big Daddy Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than a decade and a half. Known as the Bi-Polar Buddha, Tazz is equal parts comedian, and motivational speaker who likes to enlighten, educate, and inspire. Big Daddy Tazz is just plain honest to goodness fun for corporate and convention events that require clean comedy in Canada! His off-the-cuff style brings the audience together, making them feel like they are part of his family, sitting around the kitchen table playing crib. As a result, his one-man shows have drawn rave reviews and standing ovations from coast-to-coast.
Works Well in this Type of Event
Private Events, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, Trade Shows.
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“Thanks Again for bringing Tazz to us. I have received great feedback from those in attendance last night. He was extremely funny, his material was relevant, and all done with an understanding of his audience. A thoroughly enjoyable time.”
RBC Royal Bank
“Manitoba Veterinarians will be talking about Tazz’s performance for years to come! I’ve planned a few conferences in my career and I’ve never yet seen delegates respond to an entertainer with a standing ovation! Tazz was bang on with his read of the room and he set the mood for an evening of fun – an event planner’s dream!”
Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association
CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival review
“It was so nice to have an evening where everyone could laugh and no one felt uncomfortable. Tazz proves that you can get laughs without being foul or offensive”
It’s incredible to watch a comedian as in the zone as Big Daddy Tazz was on Friday evening. The material is funny and well honed – and Tazz is so calm and focused he really does seem Buddha-like.
The show begins with the disembodied voice of Tazz reading from his diary. In some of the entries Tazz is suicidal, and in others he’s maniacally happy. You see, in real life, Tazz is bi-polar. Now, if I you are thinking Oh yuck. I prefer my comedy without a side-order of embarrassing human misery, thank you very much and hold on.
Tazz is at the peak of his game. But there’s something very modest and un-swaggering about his act. He’s in effortless control and his observations of Canadian life have a spark that takes them a little beyond more pedestrian standup fare. Example: Value Village it smells sort of like grandma’s house if she was cooking a skunk. He’s also very adaptive. There were kids in the front row so he made a game of editing profanity from his routine – to hilarious effect.
In the insecure boys club of standup comedy, it’s rare to find an act that successfully connects with an audience in more than a modern-life-ridiculous kind of way. But, Tazz closes with inspirational quotes from Judy Garland and Mother Teresa and he isn’t being ironic. Somehow, it works.
Big Daddy Tazz Clients
Architectural 49 Inc.
Agricultural & Agri Foods Canada
Canadian Society of Physical Engineers
Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder