Traveling From: Cargary
Fees:up to $2,500
Cory Mack is a comedian and writer who has been performing for more than 22years. Originally a farmer’s daughter from Dodsland, SK, Cory has called Calgary home for the last 30 years.
Experience: Cory starred in her own “Comedy Now” special; and has been featured on CBC Radio’s “Madly Off in All Directions”, “The Go Show!” and “The Debaters”. She has performed at Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival and has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards. In 2011, received the inaugural Roger Abbott Award for her contributions to the Canadian Comedy Awards. Cory is a regular guest on the “Unconventional Panel” on CBC Radio’s“ Calgary Eyeopener”, the co-founder of comediapedia.ca and the founder and co-producer of YYComedy Festival (http://yycomedy.ca).
Performance Style: Cory is a clean, funny comedian and storyteller with a unique brand of prairie sass. Her demure disposition is a smokescreen for her humour that’s replete with sharp one-liners that go for the jugular.
Personality: “A sense of humour relies on imagination and the cleverness to find a creative solution to a common problem, and that’s attractive…Comedy is like storytelling. It’s all based on the same elements. It’s not easy, but it sure is nice when it works.” – Cory Mack
Why hire Cory Mack? Cory has been a headliner and specialized emcee in fine comedy clubs and theatres and at conventions, weddings, corporate parties, and fundraisers.
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, and Trade Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
Partial Credits: Stage, Radio, and Television Highlights
2012 Cory imagined and co-produced the YYComedy Festival with Harry Doupe and James Sutherland; 170 comedians, 43 shows over 7 days in 17 Calgary venues.
2012 Cory performed at the Calgary Folk Music Festival in the Talk Tent.
2012 Cory performed on CBC’s “The Debaters” with Graham Clark, on LOL Comedy for CBC Radio at Comedy Monday Night and recorded live with CBC Radio Regina on their two hour “Drive Home” Christmas special.\
2011 Cory received the first-ever Roger Abbott Award for her contributions to the development of the Canadian Comedy Awards in Toronto on October 17, 2011.
2011 Cory was asked by Calgary Arts Development Authority to be on the Artistic Committee for the Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts; strategy re-visited; attended Arts Congress; Calgary chosen as Cultural Capital of Canada (Calgary2012.com)
2011 Cory is Chair of the Nominations Awards Committee for the Canadian Comedy Awards
2011 Canadian Comedy Awards show at Banff TV Festival: MC’d for Amanda Brooke Perrin, Lori Gibbs and Jeremy Hotz
2011 Cory headlined the first ever HIATUS Triple Feature
2011 Cory headlined in her hometown Dodsland, SK. with Donovan Deschner
2010 Cory co-founded www.comediapedia.ca with Donovan Deschner; by year’s end 210 standup, sketch, improv and variety Canadian comedians have registered; the site features an event calendar, history timeline, memorial wall, monthly newsletter and individual records.
2010 Cory produced and starred in a 5 show run of her first solo show “The Goose Queen of Kindersley” at MOTEL and played Angry Woman 2 in the film short “Sad Happy Hour” by Jason Long
2010 Cory wrote and spoke at PechaKucha 6: theme ONE – 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide.
2010 Cory began her third season with Calgary Eyeopener’s the Unconventional Panel with Tom Phillips, George Brookman and host Jim Brown.
2010 Cory was a guest on the GO SHOW! on CBC National Radio with host Brent Bambury
2010 Cory opened for Blue Rodeo at the 25th Anniversary of ConeTec Investigations, Hotel Vancouver
“Cory Mack was very entertaining she did a great job of keeping the whole crowd entertained right from the youngest 19 to the oldest late fifties she was funny and not vulgar she did a very good job for us I would recommend her to anyone.”
Paramount Energy Trust
“Cory Mack was awesome and fit in with our Ladies Night perfectly. She kept the crowd laughing and engaged throughout her show and I have heard nothing but great comments since our event. Thanks for the great entertainment!”
Coleville Community Development Committee
“Cory was WONDERFUL! Very well received by our audience of healthcare workers. She kept all of us laughing, and we were a very diverse group. From 20 somethings to 60 somethings.”
Heartland Health Region Conference
“Cory Mack is one of the best comedians I have heard, male or female. She had our all-female audience in stitches the whole time with humour that we could all relate to and she did it without offending anyone in the audience. She was wonderful to work with and we will certainly have her back in the future. Highly recommend her to anyone wanting a truly funny comedian.”
Community Living Brandon
“Comedian Cory Mack was chosen and we were delighted in our choice, as were all the ladies who attended! We would highly recommend Cory and we will definitely have her back again in years to come. She is a great Canadian entertainer and by the overwhelming comments by many in attendance, we knew we had chosen the right person. Should you consider hiring a comedian, Cory Mack is definitely an excellent choice.”
Great Dames Committee
“You were very animated, entertaining and everyone had some good laughs. I personally had some great chuckles and I especially like the bit about going to the Stampede in tight pants. I hope to bump into you again in the near future!”
Rockyview General Hospital Medical Staff Association
“All of our guests absolutely loved her and her act, and told me so at various times that evening, wondering where I found her and telling me what a perfect choice she was for our group. We highly recommend Cory to anyone in need of a good Belly-Laugh. Please feel free to contact us for further kudos!”
Elkwater Lake Lodge & Resort
CFB Wainwright Training Centre
International Energy Credit Assoc.
Johnson & Johnson Medical
Western Assoc. of Broadcasters