Traveling From: Vancouver
Fees:up to $2,500
Matt Billon is a stand-up comedian who has made a huge name for himself on the comedy circuit.
Experience: Born in Prince George, B.C., Matt Billon’s childhood dreams included becoming a police officer, a comedian or a wrestler. In the early years of his comedy career, Matt wrote material based on his experiences growing up in Penticton and Nelson and quite a bit from his family, making it somewhat awkward when he would do a show locally and his family would come out to watch.
Matt Billon honed his cool-headed, deadpan delivery on the stages of Yuk Yuk’s clubs across Canada. His solid reputation for his witty, creative and unassumingly clever material has landed him feature appearances and specials on CBC’s “Madly Off in all Directions”, Much Music’s “Video on Trial”, XM Satellite Radio’s “Laugh Attack”, and his own one hour, jam packed special on “The Comedy Network”. Matt has been a finalist/winner in “The Great Canadian Laugh Off”, “Stand Up & BITE Me” and the “Seattle International Comedy Competition”
Matt Billon has been the supporting act for Pauly Shore, Doug Stanhope, Harland Williams, Tommy Chong, Rob Schneider, Tom Green and has just finished his fourth successful tour with Canadian comedic comedy legend Mike McDonald. Matt signed on with Los Angeles agency Paradigm Talent after making waves at this year’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he placed second in the popular Homegrown Talent Competition. His spot-on performance led to five other successful Just for Laughs shows, including Comedy Night in Canada and the ‘best of’ showcase, Talk of the Fest. The latter was attended by a slew of TV industry executives, who were impressed by his laid-back, soft-spoken style. He credits bouncing around from town to town after his parents divorced in forming that style.
Performance Style: .For the last 12 years Matt Billon has been making a name or himself on the Canadian Comedy circuit. Whether it’s taking aim – with a pellet gun, no less – at insensitive siblings or bemoaning the fact he can never meet a girl who remembers her own phone number, Billon draws humour from his own life, no matter how embarrassing or incriminating.
Why hire Matt Billon? The stand-up comedian is both an artist and an artisan: painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and, as often as not, revising it on the spot to suit the energy of a given audience. If the audience does not grasp the countless hours crafting the routine, and the empathic micro-calculations of the performance, then the act was a success…. well, as long as it was funny.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Comedy Festivals, Comedy Shows, Dinner Events, 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
“Matt did a great job Friday night! We thoroughly enjoyed him! Thanks Again.”
“We had a great time at our party and we really enjoyed Matt’s performance. Many of our guests were commenting about how funny he was. Thanks for setting this up for us.”
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2012 Alone Up There (Documentary)
2009 The Halifax Comedy Fest (TV Mini-Series)
2007 Great Canadian Laugh Off (TV Series)
2006 Comedy Now! (TV Series)