Dave Hemstad

Dave Hemstad
Topics: Stand Up Comedians
Traveling From: Toronto 
Availabilities: Call Toll Free 1.800.693.6665 or complete our Request Form

Dave Hemstad is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee. Called a “Canadian Master” by Just For Laughs, Dave Hemstad has skyrocketed to the top of the national comedy scene.

Experience: Dave Hemstad began performing on national television in 2002. In addition to his own half hour Comedy Now Special on CTV and his Gala performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, he has taped appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals for CBC.

Dave Hemstad is a regular on the CBC’s The Debators, and has been a guest on Connect with Mark Kelly and The Strombo Show. he has over ten festival appearances- at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, at the Halifax Comedy Festival and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He has performed on CBC Radio’s Madly Off in All Directions.

Hemstad has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series Almost Heroes. He is currently a regular on CBC’s smash hit The Debaters for both television and radio. In addition to his many international appearances, Dave is proud to have performed in every province and territory in Canada.

Performance Style: Performance Style: Brashly confident on stage with clean, refreshing motivational humour, Dave Hemstad muses on daily life, modern world frustrations and social tensions we all experience, but keep to ourselves.

Why hire Dave Hemstad? Dave”s hilarious deliveries and ability to correctly read audience mood—adjusting his performance accordingly—make him a dream speaker or emcee for anyone looking for a light, intelligent, and clean (but not cheesy) comic. Hemstad is a fresh, hilarious comic with an incredibly bright future. He is quite simply, a comedic genius. He was even voted Best Comedian in Canada by the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities. Not too shabby for a guy who only decided to be a comedian after a bolt of lighting derailed his hopes of being a professional golfer.

As a motivational humorist, Dave Hemstad is downright hilarious. Dave debunks traditional motivational mantras, leaving audiences with concrete, practical advice on how to navigate tough choices. With a commanding stage presence and a disarming, self-deprecating and side-splitting sense of humor, he brings tremendous value to your conference: using laughter to prove that sharing fun and positive experiences builds more cohesive, communicative, and creative teams. In customizable talks, Hemstad shares his 3-ish keys to motivation and gives advice on how to be authentically innovative. He takes a common sense approach to life and provides practical problem solving solutions for every day problems. Hemstad shows your team how to work with what they’ve got.

Works Well in this Type of Event: Business Events, Private Events, Universities and Colleges, Corporate Events, Golf Events, Comedy Festivals, Charity Events, and Conventions.

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


“It was great meeting you at our golf tournament. It was fun and not only are you a funny guy but also an amazing golfer. Thanks again for entertaining us yesterday at the PIPSC Open – the tournament was a huge success (we donated $35,000 to the Child Amputee Program of the War Amps) and you were an important part of it! Best wishes to you in your career.”
Francine Pressault, PIPSC/IPFPC

“Thanks for being an excellent host at our Gala on Saturday night. You were a huge hit!”

“To those considering the hiring of Dave Hemstad, if you’re reading this testimonial letter then there’s a very good chance that you’re about to get a show that you won’t soon forget. Maybe a ‘show’ isn’t the right word – and “experience” seems more appropriate. Mr. Hemstad is an all-in-one performer who gifts his audience with the creative use of words and gestures to provide the perfect formula for big laughs. He offers a truly captivating stage presence whether performing for 2 people or a room of 2000.

Making people laugh for 30 minutes straight requires a certain talent. Getting your audience to talk about the set for two weeks after is something different and special altogether. This unique ability has in turn created “the following” which are those who keep coming back for more and there are many.

Mr. Hemstad is a performer who is tasteful able to adjust to all audiences and situations with great ease. His dedications and professionalism has earned him great respect amongst his peers and will ensure that he is destined for great things.

I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Hemstad’s services and I highly recommend you take advantage of the “experience” he offers.”
Corby Rolin Associate Vice-President, CB Richard Ellis Limited.

“Just a short note to tell you how much I took notice of you during your performance on The Debaters last week. I often times cringe in embarrassment for many of the comics, forces as they are, to go to-to-toe against each other before a live audience. I don’t know how much advance time you have to create your rant, but the impressions I have is that you are hit with it on the spot. Regardless, your diatribe on the merits of pie versus cake was nothing short of brilliant. You had me not only laughing out loud in my car, but also marveling at the depth and clarity of your thought process. I muttered to myself, “this guy is the real deal.” I wish you well in your future, which I truly believe will be filled with much success.”
Glenn Pelletier, Morning News Anchor 570 News