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Up Close with Winnipeg Entertainer & Stand-up Comedian Dean Jenkinson

“A classy gentleman with a sharp, intelligent and humour-filled act, Dean Jenkinson is the epitome of a Canadian entertainer; smart and witty with a delicate delivery that slides the punch line into your eager ears.  He’ll make you think. He’ll make you laugh. He’ll make you think you’re laughing.”

Dean Jenkinson is a Standup Comedian and Comedy Writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dean has loved standup comedy ever since he was a child. “I had lots of comedy albums and cassettes as a kid – Steve Martin, Cosby, Billy Crystal, Bob Newhart …” As a very young man, Dean played the organ at Winnipeg Jets games, and delivered singing telegrams to offices and restaurants and nightclubs. Dean says of the experience, “Both jobs got me over any fear of speaking or performing in public.”

Inspired by his comedy heroes – Dave Letterman, Norm MacDonald, Brent Butt and many others, Dean finds a lot of motivation to perform his stand up comedy which he describes as “clever (hopefully), friendly, relatable, fun, and above all, funny.” He says, “There’s something magical about uniting a group of people in laughter – and my two kids whose laughter I love the most. I love every minute of it, and consider myself very fortunate to do what I love.” So how does Dean ensure that his comedy performance is memorable? “They say people may not remember what you say, but they’ll always remember how you made them feel. If you laugh for an evening you remember that feeling.”

Dean Jenkinson is currently a writer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Dean wrote the 22 Minutes sketch “Sponsor An Executive” which despite being geo-fenced in Canada has been viewed over 1.3 million times on YouTube. He’s written for several  Just For Laughs specials, creating material for such acts as The Muppets, Joan Rivers, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and cast members from The Big Bang Theory.

Dean Jenkinson tours the country regularly performing his unique brand of stand-up at venues from coast to coast. He’s the perfect emcee for your event or awards night, or as after-dinner entertainment for your conference, fundraiser, or Christmas party. Check out Standup Comedian Dean Jenkinson and our other great comedians at our Hire a Comedian Page.

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