Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
David Merry is a veteran comedian, television personality and host, actor, master of ceremonies, magician and certified golf professional. He has traveled the globe for the last twenty years with many versions of his 45 min. stand up comedy magic act as well as doing unbelievable sleight of hand in close up settings and corporate functions.
Experience: Since his appearances on “SCTV”, “BIZARRE” and “An Evening at the Improv”, David has been on “Open Mike with Mike Bullard”, (2 appearances), “Yuk Yuk’s the TV Show”, “The John Oakley Show”, “Cooking with Comics”, “Comedy College”, 3 episodes of “Comedy at Club 54” including their 7th Anniversary Special, the “Komedy Kitchen”, and has just completed his own half-hour comedy special of “Comics!”, on CBC. He is a past recipient of Canada’s “Club Comic of the Year” Honors. Theater is David’s true love, playing many of Canada’s premiere stages. They include “Night of 100 Stars with Michael Burgess and Maureen Forrester at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, The Blythe Festival Theater and The Stratford Festival Theater.
David’s recent concert appearances include appearing at Roy Thomson Hall opening for such stars as Engelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Seinfeld (Superstars), Kris Kristofferson (Stages), Howie Mandel (Okeefe Center), Tommy Chong, (Cheech & Chong, Niagara Falls Convention Center) The Beach Boys (Kingswood Music Theater), Steve Landesburg, The Nylons (Danforth Music Hall), Neil Sedaka (The Sanderson Center, The Imperial Room, Roy Thomsom Hall) Roch Voisine (The Ottawa Civic Center), Michael Bolton (Casino Rama Special Events Pavillion), and week long tours with Steven Wright (Hummingbird Theater, Hamilton Place, The Olypmic Theater, Centennial Hall), Weird Al Yankovic (National Arts Center, Chrysler Theater, Center in the Square, Centennial Hall) also Rich Hall, Billy Newton Davis, and Luba, The Box, and The Jitters.
David has performed on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mediterranean and has performed in such far away places as St. Kitts, Bermuda, Athens, Greece, Maui, Alert (Northwest Territories), Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Tucson, Paris, France Walt Disney World, Yellowknife, Banff, Venezuela, , Malaga, Iqaluit, Queen Charlotte Islands, Key Largo, Los Cabos Mexico, Gothaab (Greenland), Whistler, Goose Bay (Labrador), Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Atlantic City, and Monte Carlo. He has written jokes for Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers and has been a contributing writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Besides the several TV commercials he’s done, most notably the 1050 CHUM D.J. commercial, David also appeared in a movie called Recruits.
David recently completed Dinner at Freds, starring Christopher Lloyd, for Paragon Pictures as comedy and magic consultant. He was the host of Global TV’s hit sports trivia game show “Game On”. The second season is still in reruns which can be seen nationally in Canada on CTV’s Sportsnet (check local listings). He was voted best “VARIETY PERFORMER” on the Northeast Corporate Entertainment Awards in 2007 (NYC) and was nominated for the Best One Man Show from the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2004. David’s latest project was hosting the new (golf) long drive high energy TV show “THUNDERBALL”. It was shot on location in front of 1000 people at the Las Vegas National golf club in October and is currently being shopped and will soon air on a US national network.
Comedy Style: David’s shows – whether his extremely popular corporate comedy show “THE DAVID MERRY SHOW” or, his theatrical extravaganza “DON’T PANIC. REMAIN DOT CALM” – use the very latest in original, custom props and site gags (all designed and created by David) as well as rapid-fire delivery of hilarious and sharp-witted one. A roller coaster ride of comedy, mayhem and (good-natured) dementia, these performances are all designed to delight, amuse and entertain all types of audiences.
Why hire David Merry? David offers a variety of corporate entertainment services including THE GOLF COMIC – a package specifically designed for company and special event Golf Tournaments, as well as his value-priced corporate entertainment package which includes up to an hour of fun, close-up, sleight-of-hand magic followed later by his after-dinner, interactive, comedy stage show. He is also a sought-after comedic host/emcee and is frequently hired for a wide variety of events including award evenings, golf banquets, fund raising events, and more.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Private Events, Cruise Ships, Charity Events, Casino Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Comedy 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
“We received great feedback on David. He’s very funny and has a great personality. He did not disappoint. Though David couldn’t hear or see them, please assure him that the people at the back of the room were laughing so hard they were in tears.”
Ontario Telecommunications Association
“David was excellent. On time, in no hurry to leave, very professional and very funny. I have had numerous positive comments from the staff. A great choice! Thanks for recommending him.”
“David was absolutely hilarious and there wasn’t a dry eye left in the house. Thanks for recommending him.”
“David was a perfect fit for our closing conference dinner and all of our attendees thoroughly enjoyed his show. He is a very very funny man.”
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