Traveling From: Vancouver
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Toby Hargrave is a comedian and gifted storyteller with an absurd ability to pinpoint the unseen hilarity of life. Toby has captivated audiences for over 20 years.
Experience: Toby’s first steps into the world of comedy were in improv and sketch in 1992. As a member of the award winning company Rapid Fire Theatre for over 15 years, his journey into sketch comedy also began about the same time as his inaugural show at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton with a local group of artists, mentored by the well-known Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie.
The new millennium welcomed Toby Hargrave into the world of stand up comedy. Since then, Toby has gone on to perform at such notable festivals as the Vancouver Comedy Festival, Whistler Comedy Festival, Atomic Comedy Festival in Washington State and The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. He was voted the ‘Funniest Comedian in Vancouver’ at the 2005 Vancouver Comedy Festival, and has appeared at such notable comedy clubs across North America as: Yuk Yuks, The Laugh Shop, the Comedy Mix, The Improv, The Ice House, Hermosa Comedy Magic Club, The Comedy Store, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Underground! He has worked with such acts as; Russell Peters, David Hasselhoff, Jeremy Hotz, Harland Williams, and Bob Saget. Toby continues to enthrall audiences across North American with his incredible ability to connect with diverse crowds and relate his unique comedic perspective.
Performance Style: Described as “a happy Hagrid” (for his more than passing resemblance to the Harry Potter chum) comedian Toby Hargrave shares the character’s imposing physical presence as well as his colossal warmth. Audiences are drawn in (if never completely put at ease) by Hargrave’s humble charm and unwaveringly honest comedy. While many comedians rely on shock humour, gags, props, and cursing – although he does admit to cursing, from time to time – Toby relies on the truth: “…an exaggeration is still technically the truth.” He’s convinced that the truth is the funniest thing of all. In a world of overly abrasive comedians, Toby is charming and humble. One might even say he is chumble… one might
Why hire Toby Hargrave? Whether you’re seeing him in a club, a theatre, or perhaps a tailored show for your company, you’re in for a great evening of food, libations, and stories. (Please note that Toby does not provide food or libations). A skilled storyteller, Toby has a wonderful gift for making the audience feel right at home (but not too comfortable). His comedy has universal appeal, leaving audience members nodding in agreement, feeling “me too!” or in stark horror saying “may God have mercy on his heathen soul”.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Community Events, Private Events, Universities and Colleges, Corporate Events, Conferences, Conventions, Festivals, Comedy Clubs, and Charity Events.
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
“On behalf of Oxford Properties Group I would like to thank Toby for the wonderfully funny show he put on for us last Thursday. Toby, I was very impressed with the amount of research you did about Oxford. It was super how you were able to use this material to make Oxford staff Laugh throughout the whole 30 minutes you performed. I have received Comments from different coworkers about how great the entertainment was and Where did I find you? Performing for a diverse, reserve lunch hour crowd and being able to make them laugh and have a great time is awesome, and you did it Toby! Awesome job and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
Oxford Properties Group
“He was the funniest”
The Edmonton Journal
“Toby Hargrave stole (the show) during a full house performance. Voted the funniest Comedian in the Vancouver Comedy Festival, stand-up comedian sensation Toby Hargrave was the featured guest and he wowed the audience with his intelligent, self-deprecating and ruthlessly honest discussions of marriage, child rearing, honesty,… and just getting by in the modern world. Hargrave’s brutal and hilarious relationship with the audience grew during his performance as he appealed in his own, human and avuncular way to an audience that, at first, didn’t know what to make of him… the crowd became a part of his deeply personal and revealing performance.”
“Toby Hargrave is one funny Canuck.”
“Toby knew how to work the crowd resulting in a great performance.”
Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce