Patrick Ledwell

Patrick Ledwell
Topics: Stand Up Comedians
Traveling From: Charlottetown 
Availabilities: Call Toll Free 1.800.693.6665 or complete our Request Form

Patrick Ledwell is one of Prince Edward Islands leading Comedians. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Patrick Ledwell draws on his experiences growing up in a big Island family and the funny trials of staying true to those roots, in work and in marriage. Patrick lives on a hobby farm outside Charlottetown PEI, with his wife Tara and his son Nathaniel.

Experience: Patrick’s smart, quick-witted comedy has brought him national recognition with multiple appearances on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” He has performed at the East Coast Music Awards and the Halifax Comedy Festival. His comic monologues have been a regular CBC Radio feature on morning and afternoon shows, all across the country.

His first book ‘I Am an Islander’ is the result of five years of writing for radio, stage, and page, and it was published by Acorn Press in June 2012. It has since sold nearly 3000 copies, and is on the road to becoming a Canadian best-seller.

Patrick has co-created several original stage shows. He hosted and wrote all comedy material for two seasons of the hit Charlottetown Festival show, “Come All Ye” (2011 and 2012). “Come All Ye” was included on the best of 2011 list from Globe and Mail theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck, who added “Patrick Ledwell is a hoot.” He appeared with poet and musician Tanya Davis in two productions of “The New Potato-Time Review” (2009 and 2010).

Performance Style: Patrick specializes in clean, smart comedy. He uses comedy to express the
joys and frustrations of a man in his thirties. His unique perspectives capture the hilarity in trying circumstances– trying to find reasons not to golf, trying to find uses for wedding gifts, and trying to find anything at all in the Home Depot.

Why hire Patrick Ledell? Patrick specializes in clean, smart comedy for meetings and events. Since 2007, he has been featured as a speaker by over 100 professional and conference groups. Patrick Ledwell listens to what the group needs to make an event a success, and creates a customized and thoughtful routine that leaves the audience inspired and laughing.

Patrick has developed different styles of performance to suit different venues and groups. These performance styles range from direct standup storytelling, to an enhanced multimedia slide show, with themed, projected graphics for the group. He also is able to write scripts for hosting events, and is experienced in facilitating collaborative sessions.

Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Clubs, 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.

Testimonials:

“Patrick was awesome. Very funny and a great fit for our evening.”
Jeff Gaudet, Director of Technology and Marketing Programs, Northumberland Ferries Ltd. (December 2012)

“I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for your great performance at our holiday party and, in particular, for all the work that you must have done to customize it to the ferry business. I know that all our staff really enjoyed the performance and appreciated your efforts.”
Mark MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northumberland Ferries Ltd. (December 2012)

“The night went fantastic with Patrick. Received excellent feedback from co-workers on Patrick’s performance.”
Jason Levy, Metro Credit Unions (December 2012)

“Absolutely superb. There were quite a number of people who asked me how we top that performance next year and I am not quite sure if it can be done as that was our best performance in 15 years.”
Bill Leclair, LeClair Thibeault Barristers & Solicitors Calgary for Friends of UPEI in Calgary (November 2012)

“Your energetic and colourful routine came at the right time and provided conference members with a much needed and refreshing change of pace. Very professional, non-offensive. Unfortunately, three of our members were shortly thereafter admitted to the hospital for laughter pains. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as a guest speaker and would heartily recommend your presentation to other audiences and convention groups.”
Allison MacEwen, Director, Technical Services for Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission
for Canadian Auto Rate Regulators Conference (October 2012)

“Patrick rated the highest of all the items on our 3 day agenda based on the feedback form! It was 9.8 out of 10. He has a great future!”
Sean Hennessey, Director Strategy & Planning Bell Aliant (June 2012)

“Just wanted to send a note to say how awesome you were last night for our group! You are superb and my face hurts after I listen to you from so much laughing! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed you– thank you so much”
Betty Anne Morrison, Director of Sales & Marketing at Delta Prince Edward (June 2012)

“Your performance was exceptional, the group were still talking about you the next day, one of the best gala dinners we had in years and it was all attributed to you. Many people noted the fact that you took time to research who we are and add it to your presentation and really appreciated it.”
Joanne Burry, Conference Coordinator Aquaculture Association of Canada (May 2012)

“I just had to send you a shout out to give you some feedback on your performance at the Aquaculture Association’s Gala Dinner this week….WOW! Every single person in that room was still talking about you today at the conference. What I found interesting is that you were equally enjoyed by both locals and the international audience … the comedy crossed “both halves” of the world! Also, everyone was extremely impressed by the effort you obviously took to tailor some of the comedy to the aquaculture world. That was a step above and beyond. It must not have been easy to get the audience engaged after an evening of scientist speeches and we all were also burnt out after such a long day of scientific talks…however you managed to bring everyone to tears of laughter. Best entertainment that I have ever seen at a conference….whoever booked you was brilliant.”
Sarah Stewart, Aquaculture Association Conference participant

“Patrick was a huge hit on Saturday, definitely one of the high lights of the event.”
Emma Rockett, Early Childhood Development Conference Coordinator (May 2012)
2011

“Thanks again for the terrific presentation on Saturday. You did a great job of tailoring the presentation to the audience. The verbal “buzz” afterwards and throughout the rest of the afternoon was … enthusiastic and positive. We received “Awesome” as written feedback, and requests to have you back.”
John Dewey, Federation of PEI Municipalities (October 2011)

“Patrick was very well received and his opening was hilarious. I have had people comment to me about it over the weekend and again this morning when I got to work. He really infused the local spirit that was needed to welcome an internationally renowned speaker.”
Laura MacPherson, Sustainability Coordinator City of Charlottetown (October 2011)

“We had an opportunity to review the evaluation for the PD Day session held on June 23rd. The response to your presentation was that it was excellent. The comments were great and we really appreciated the time in connecting to the theme, the link to our organization, and your follow-up on the details for this event.”
Staff development team, PEI Dept. of Innovation and Advanced Learning (June 2011)

“Patrick provided comedic entertainment at our recent Annual Meeting. He did a wonderful job! He was very funny! We received many compliments on his
performance from those in attendance.”
Stella Keliher, PEI Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (February 2011)

“His humourous presentation on Island life and culture proved to be just what we needed, especially his emphasis on language and parliamentary matters. That showed he did his homework on what we do. Delegates were greatly amused by his comic tone and insights. Their warm response to Patrick made me glad to have booked him. I’d recommend him to anyone who wants a keynote speaker who can be genial, witty, and somewhat self-effacing.”
Jeff Bursey, Manager of Hansard (PEI host of the Hansard Association of Canada conference, August 2010)

“Your performance was definitely the highlight of the evening, which made it one of the best dinners we have hosted to date. It was wonderful to receive many emails the following day stating how much those in attendance enjoyed the evening. It was a pleasure to get to know you and not only are you a great performer you are genuinely a nice person who makes everyone feel special.”

Glenna Lohnes, Executive Director, Kensington PEI Chamber of Commerce (February 2010)

“Patrick did a great job of lightening the day. We were dealing with some serious subject areas and it was a real relief to have a good laugh at lunch time.”
Justice Canada Youth Issues Conference (February 2010) 2009

“So enjoyed the comedian last night after dinner!!! His prep time, effect and humour were so appreciated! … Absolutely superb. I enjoyed 50 minutes of abdominal/cardiac workout from laughing.”
Conference participant written feedback Atlantic Psychiatric Association (May 2009)

“He had the crowd roaring with laughter. Everyone enjoyed the performance. Many described Patrick’s performance as the “best ever” entertainment in their conference experience.”
Christine MacKinnon President, PEI 4-H Council (May 2009)

Selected Client List
2012- Hosting Atlantic Convenience Store Awards
2012- Northumberland Ferries Limited Christmas
2012- Friends of UPEI Banquet in Calgary, Alberta
2012- Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association
2012- Canadian Auto Rate Regulators Conference
2012- Delta Hotels National Leadership Celebration
2012- Aquaculture Canada Conference
2012- Bell Aliant Regional Customer Service Conference
2012- Meetings and Conventions PEI- Ottawa Launch
2011- Union of Public Sector Employees
2011- MRSB Consulting Staff Conference
2011- Vogue Optical Regional Managers Meeting
2011- P.E.I. Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning
2011- P.E.I. Department of Agriculture
2011- Atlantic Psychiatric Conference
2011- Youth Entrepreneurs Forum, West Prince
2011- Hosting East Coast Music (ECMA) Industry Awards
2011- Construction Association of P.E.I.
2011- P.E.I. Roadbuilders
2011- P.E.I. Finance and Municipal Affairs Department
2010- Atlantic Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association
2010- Hansard Association of Canada Conference
2010- Scotiabank P.E.I. Staff Appreciation Event
2010- Justice Canada Youth Issues Conference
2010- Hosting P.E.I. Segment of East Coast Music Awards (ECMA)
2009- P.E.I. Community Mental Health and Addictions
2009- Igniting the Power Within: National Literacy Conference
2009- The Association of Managers in Canadian College, University, and Student Centres
2009- Canadian 4-H Council National Conference
2008- Building Bridges in Child and Youth Care National Conference
2008- Province of P.E.I.: Launch for Direct Flight from Ottawa to Charlottetown
2008- Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championship