Richard Popowich

Richard Popowich
Topics: Character Comedians
Traveling From: Calgary 
Availabilities: Call Toll Free 1.800.693.6665 or complete our Request Form

Richard Popowich has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of humour and music for more than 20 years. Richard and wife Deborah entertain approximately 175 days a year throughout Western Canada.

Experience: Richard has been entertaining Western Canadian audiences with his own unique brand of humour and music for more than a quarter century. That combined with over 21 years of being the featured entertainment on the famous, “Alberta Prairie” Tourist Train, there isn’t a community in Alberta that isn’t familiar with his wit, charismatic personality and outstanding moustache! Over the past 20 years, Richard Popowich has produced 2 music based television series, recorded 5 albums, and performed over 5000 shows all across Western Canada.

Richard and his wife Deborah’s dinner theatre style musical comedy shows take them everywhere from rural community centers to city concert halls. If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas or Branson, you’ll know what to expect, as Richard and Deborah’s ability to entertain all ages is cleverly combined with musical comedy impersonations, and depending upon which show you choose, marvelous lighting and stage effects. Here they offer a large variety of musical styles and tastes, with a healthy dash of good clean humour thrown in to spice things up.

Performance Style: Richard’s style of entertainment is perfect for rural audiences and older crowds! His humour is clean, his personality engaging, and he’s always upbeat and friendly. Richard Popowich shows include loads of western humour and famous songs, a few comedy impersonations and an occasional rock and roll tidbit to keep everyone on their toes.

Richard is also well known as the “wise cracking” Sheriff on the Stettler Steam Train. You won’t ever find this funny man on stage without his upbeat humor, so prepare to be thoroughly entertained by his wit and wide variety of comedy songs. His guitar and microphone are both wireless, so he has the ability to move throughout the audience while performing.

Personality: A soft spot for Richard & Deborah is entertaining the elderly with famous songs from days gone by. They are also founders of the “Big Band”, The Alberta Swing Orchestra, and as well can be remembered performing together with their four daughters as the Popowich Family Singers.

Why hire Richard Popowich? Richard will create a customized event that the audience will love! Not only that, within the first 5 minutes of the show, he’ll have everyone howling like coyotes! This is the ideal show for any occasion whether it be an evening, luncheon, pancake breakfast, walk-about entertainment, or any other time you’d like a wise-cracking cowboy to keep you laughing. He’ll entertain you with comedy impersonations, jokes, and famous western songs as he combines comedy with his musical stylings on guitar. Richard Popowich also makes a very “upbeat” and always entertaining “Emcee”.

Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Conferences, Corporate Events, Fairs and Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Anniversaries, 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.


“Richard is a consummate performer, who works hard at his craft. He is always at the top of his game, very funny and a fine entertainer. I am proud to say he has never missed a performance date and always brings his “A” game. Should you have an opportunity to engage this fine gentleman as a performer, entertainer and comedian, I would say do it, you will not be dissappointed.”
Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions

“This cowboy knows how to make the whole family laugh and sing. His ability to work and think on his feet made everyone in my family feel like they had known him for all their lives!”
Fountain Tire

Partial Client List
Alberta Agriculture – Rimbey Women’s Conference
Alberta Aviation Council
Alberta Beef Congress
Alberta Waterwell Drilling Association
Alberta Wheat Pool
Ass’n of AB Co-op Seed Cleaning Plants Ltd.
Association of School Business Officials of AB
Canadian Danish National Convention
Canadian University College
Cardston Community Services Board
Carlson Projects North Ltd.
Central Alberta Homebuilders Association
Continuing Medical Education-University of Calgary
County of Grande Prairie
Dalhousie Community Association
Dennill’s Agricenter Ltd.
Devon Canada
Duke Energy Midstream
Dupont Canada Inc.
Hussar Credit Union
Independent Insurance Brokers of Alberta
Investor’s Group
Ipsco Steel
Johnston Ming Manning LLP
Lamont Health Care Centre Fundraiser
School Plant Officials Society of Alberta
Silver Creek Oilfield Construction
Southern Alberta Holstein Club
Stettler Rotary Club
Taber & District Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Cancer Society
Town of Drumheller
Wetaskiwin Chamber of Commerce