Traveling From: Ottawa
Fees:up to $2,500
Rick Currie has been cracking up Canadian audiences for almost twenty years with his whimsical humour.
Experience: Rick Currie is a veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He began in 1984, sweeping backstage after school at Skit Row, a popular Ottawa improv club. By the nineties, he had stage managed three different productions at Canada’s National Arts Center, the Miss Grey Cup pageant, and took a show to London, England. He felt it was time to come out of the wings and see what it was like onstage.
Rick Currie played to a packed house at the Toronto People’s Comedy Festival, and an invitation to play the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal came soon after. Other highlights include two appearances on CBC Radio’s “Madly off in All Directions”, and a few appearances on the Comedy Network’s “Club 54”.
In the winter of 2001, the producers of “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” put out a call for submissions in a national search for a new writer. Out of hundreds of applications, Rick was chosen for the job, and his monologue jokes appear in the show each night. Through much of 2007/08 he was remote correspondant for 93.9 BOB FM’s “The Morning After with JR and Sandy “.
Rick returned to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in the spring of 2009 where he performed on the Saturday night gala show, which was broadcast later that year on CBC TV. In the winter of 2009, it seemed like the whole city of Ottawa was singing Rick’s “OC Transpo Strike Song”. In the summer of 2010, he joined the writing team for CBC’s “The Rick Mercer Report” and has been smiling ever since. He also plays many public shows at Ottawa’s Absolute Comedy.
These days, Rick Currie is a father of two little girls and besides doing stand up mostly in and around the Ottawa area, he has written and performed pieces for the CBC’s “Content Factory”, airing on radio and television shows such as The Current, DNTO and The Hour. He also recently made his third appearance on Madly Off In All Directions, and had his own national special on CTV’s “Comedy Now”. Rick is looking forward to the Halifax Festival in April 2012.
Performance Style: Rick’s clean, whimsical style has remained popular and has allowed him to tour extensively across Canada as well as to Europe and the United States.“Whatever the occasion, I do my best to customize the show a bit and include the theme of the event. “ – Rick.
Why Hire Rick Currie? Rick has performed for corporations, sports associations, charities… you name it. He has many years of experience performing for clients such as: Research in Motion, Bell, Alcatel, and many more across the country.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Schools, Corporate Events, Comedy Festivals, Casino 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.
“I received a huge amount of positive feedback, all of which finished with, ‘When can you get Rick back for another show?’ I’d also like to thank you for the amount of work you put into your act to make it relevant to MOSAID…”
MOSAID Technologies Inc.
“…thank you for an outstanding and tastefully contained performance… The development team needed a good break, and I think you provided the right formula…”
“In addition to working within the parameters of the script we provided, you used several pieces of your own material and did a superb job of keeping the crowd entertained while moving the program along.”
CIBC Organizing Committee
“You were hilariously funny while sticking to the boundaries I had to set down due to the nature of the audience and the event. No small feat!”
Ottawa and District Scotiabankers Assoc.