Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Denis Grignon performs comedy that’s minus the naughty words, cheap put downs and low-brow humour. A masterful MC, a disciplined writer of funny scripts, Denis knows how to enliven any event.
Experience: An award-winning journalist and former radio reporter, Denis’s work is still featured regularly on CBC National Radio and in the National Post. It’s these skills that earned him the position of head writer for several national awards shows, including the Gemini’s, which were hosted by Steve “Red Green” Smith. Denis Grignon has also developed and taught two college credit courses on script writing. Together with wife, Nancy Payne, Denis created the successful CBC Radio satirical sketch series, Minivan World¸ which later became a stage play and earned rave reviews.
In 2010, Denis was recruited by comedian James Cunningham to join his Funny Money Team. The multi-award winning program travels across Canada providing unbiased financial information to help high school students understand and manage their current financial affairs, and those they will face after graduation.
Performance Style: In his 20 + years as a comedian, Denis has always been more comfortable with an act that works above the neck, not below the belt. It’s what his clients are more comfortable with, too – whether they’re major corporations and organizations, small, rural groups, or educators .He’s insightful enough to know what his audience wants…and funny enough to deliver it. Although Denis Grignon is fluently bilingual, he’s also comfortable performing in French.
Why hire Denis Grignon? Knowing the audience is paramount for a standup comic at least, for a smart and conscientious one. And when it comes to empathizing with corporate culture, Denis can relate. He’s insightful enough to know what his audience wants and funny enough to deliver it. Indeed, it is Denis’s ability to research his audiences and custom write material around them that has made his comedy a hit with lawyers to landscapers, public servants to farmers.
No wonder the Ottawa Citizen called him a “smart and clever comic who respects an audience’s intelligence.” No wonder Denis’s comedy is seen frequently on the Comedy Network. No wonder he’s a hit with audiences of any size – whether it’s the 150,000 people who saw him perform on Parliament Hill’s Canada Day main stage, or those in the community centres he often performs in.
A true crowd pleaser for any audience, Grignon can make the CEO laugh as heartily as the woman who sells the best corn at that outdoor market. No doubt he’ll be a hit with your audience, too.
Works well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Casino Shows, Comedy Clubs and Festivals, Corporate Events, Charity Events, Conventions, Cruise Ships, Golf Tournaments, 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
“Your brand of country humour, combined with your ability to interact with the audience was a perfect, a very entertaining performance.”
“Your standup comedy was excellent and a great way to end our two day program.”
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
“Denis, you were sensational. Your wit and humour were just what the evening needed.”
“Your humour was the perfect ending to a very full and productive day. In particular, I appreciate the fact that you avoided the use of words or phrases that could have been offensive to certain sectors of the audience… you are the only comedian we have hired who has succeeded in this.”
Chicken Farmers of Ontario
“Your standup presentation was excellent.”
Ontario Soil and Crop Association
“We enjoyed the show immensely. It was good, clean fun. It was nice to have you come in with a general idea of what we do and go through every day. I’m sure there was a bonding moment. Many told us they especially enjoyed the personal approach to your act.”
O’Rourke Transport Inc
“Denis took the time to insure his material would be appropriate for our group. As a result, he was enthusiastically received. We heartily recommend him as an entertainer.”
Rural Women’s Business Network
“We wanted an event that created a buzz in the industry and show the predominantly American crowd that Canadians can really put on a show….and I have received many emails and phone calls praising your hilarious and very appropriate routine.”
North American Direct Marketing Association
Past Clients (Partial List)
Canadian Armed Forces Afghanistan Tour
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
Le Gouvernement du Nunavut
Shnier Flooring Inc
Lindsay Farmers Market
Canadian Steel Industry
Privy Council of Canada
Treasury Board of Canada
Vaughn Hockey Equipmen
Kingston Construction Association
Ontario Equestrian Association
Peel Occasional Teachers Federation
Canadian Parents for French
Toronto Dominion Bank
Greater Edmonton Teachers Federation
Ministry of Human Resources Canada
Toronto Dominion Bank
Ontario Wheat Board
Cornwall Community Hospital
Canadian Mental Health Association
Peterborough Federation of Agriculture
Perth Theatre Project
Lindsay Academy Theatre
Export Development Canada