Pete Zedlacher

Pete Zedlacher
Topics: Stand Up Comedians
Traveling From: Calgary 
Availabilities: Call Toll Free 1.800.693.6665 or complete our Request Form

Pete Zedlacher is a Canadian Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, and Television Writer.

Pete Zedlacher Experience

Pete Zedlacher is a 14-year veteran of the comedy scene. Pete was born and raised in the northern Ontario town of Wawa. He moved to New York City after graduation to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. The intensive acting program helped him infuse a theatrical element into his act. Working exclusively in theatre around New York, he began performing at the famed William Redfield Theater in an Off-Broadway Production. Following this successful run, Pete found his way back to Canada.

In Toronto, Pete threw himself into the stand-up comedy circuit with much success and has quickly become one of the top headlining comics in the country as evidenced by his 2006 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up. He has appeared in his own one-hour episode of Comedy NOW! for CTV/The Comedy Network, which recently in repeats received the 2nd highest ratings in the show’s history.

Pete is a two-time Gemini Award nominee for his recent television performances at Just For Laughs and CBC’s The Halifax Comedy Festival. He has made many film television appearances, including Rookie Blue, CBC’s The Sean Cullen Show, Little Mosque On The Prairie, Puppets Who Kill, CTV’s Sue Thomas F.B.Eye, and Degrassi: The Next Generation. His film credits include American Pie Presents: “The Naked Mile”, and George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead.

Currently a writer for The Ron James Show and CBC Radio’s wildly popular The Debaters, Zedlacher has also written for numerous other programs including The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos. Pete is most proud of his military shows, entertaining the coalition forces overseas on many occasions, including 3 tours in Afghanistan.

Performance Style of Pete Zedlacher

Pete’s stand up comedy draws heavily on his working-class up bringing and also his acting background.

Why Hire Pete Zedlacher?

Pete is a force of nature when it comes to stand-up comedy. A fan favourite within both the alternative and mainstream comedy club scene, Zedlacher has crossed the country from coast to coast, including Nunavut, and toured the world performing in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Europe and the Middle East.

Works Well in this Type of Event

Private Events, Speaking Emcee Events, Corporate Events, Sports Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, and Conventions.

How to book Pete Zedlacher

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

Stand-Up Comedy Credits

Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal, QC
Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, ON
Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Winnipeg, MB
Hubcap Comedy Festival, Moncton, NB
Halifax, Comedy Fest Halifax, NS
The Laugh Resort Club 54 Toronto Comedy Festival
YUK YUK’S Stand Up New York (NYC), Lees Palace (Opener For “Rubbersnake”)
*2012 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee: Best Male Stand-up
*2011 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee: The Debaters
*2006 Canadian Comedy Award Winner for Best Male Stand Up


“Zedlacher proved to be not only one of the funniest comics I saw that night, but among the best I saw during the entire festival.”
The National Post

“…a good blend of smart and high-energy”
The Ampersand

“Pete will bring down the house.”
The Toronto Sun

“At Investors Group we regularly book some of Canada’s top comedians to perform in large scale corporate fundraising events. These events are very high profile within our organization and attract many of our best clients and guests. We spend a great deal of time looking for comics who are not only extremely talented, but also can consistently deliver “corporate clean” material. This is a rare combination, but Pete Zedlacher demonstrated all of the talent and professionalism to be a consistently outstanding performer. Pete was able to tailor his material to be the perfect fit for our audience and he was a real crowd pleaser. Pete has performed approximately 75 times for Investors Group events in theatres ranging from 300 to 3000 in size. He is absolutely hilarious and leaves the audience wanting more.  He is a professional, class act on and off the stage and I would highly recommend Pete to any organization looking for fantastic comedian. Pete will deliver the results you want, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with Pete in the future.”
Peter Bent – Director, Area Marketing – Investors Group

“Since the show on Sunday, our VIPs have been calling and emailing, thanking us for a great event. We wish you the best success in the future and thank you again for providing a first class performance”
Kevin Baxter – Marketing Manager, OLG

“We had about 240 people at our event, it was very successful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Pete Zedlacher was fantastic…and we had nothing but positive feedback on his performance. The crowd really enjoyed his animated facial expressions and we were very pleased with the overall content and delivery.”
Laurie Leighton – Chairperson, Griess

“Pete Zedlacher, was a hit with the crowd and had everyone gasping for air by the end of his set”
Peter Malizia – Len’s Foundation, Montreal