Big Daddy Tazz Winnipeg Comedian
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Big Daddy Tazz Bio
Often described as “one of the most talented comedians in the business,” Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than a decade and a half.
Known as the “Bi-Polar Buddha”, Tazz is equal parts comedian, and motivational speaker who likes to enlighten, educate and inspire. As a result, his one-man shows have drawn rave reviews and standing ovations from coast-to-coast.
Tazz’ many national festival appearances have included the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, the Moncton Comedy Festival and the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, for which he annually multi-tasks as a writer, producer and performer. Tazz’ explosive Gala performances at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival over the years can be seen frequently on CBC television and the Comedy Network. On April 1st 2008 Tazz set a record for the longest uninterupted stand up comedy show at 8 1/2 hrs.
Tazz is currently co starring in the APTN comedy hit “Mixed Blessings”
Thanks Again for bringing Tazz to us. I have received great feedback from those in attendance last night. He was extremely funny, his material was relevant, and all done with an understanding of his audience. A thoroughly enjoyable time. – RBC Royal Bank
Manitoba Veterinarians will be talking about Tazz’s performance for years to come! I’ve planned a few conferences in my career and I’ve never yet seen delegates respond to an entertainer with a standing ovation! Tazz was bang on with his read of the room and he set the mood for an evening of fun – an event planner’s dream! – Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association
CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival review
It was so nice to have an evening where everyone could laugh and no one felt uncomfortable. Tazz proves that you can get laughs without being foul or offensive
It’s incredible to watch a comedian as in the zone as Big Daddy Tazz was on Friday evening. The material is funny and well honed – and Tazz is so calm and focused he really does seem Buddha-like.
The show begins with the disembodied voice of Tazz reading from his diary. In some of the entries Tazz is suicidal, and in others he’s maniacally happy. You see, in real life, Tazz is bi-polar. Now, if I you are thinking Oh yuck. I prefer my comedy without a side-order of embarrassing human misery, thank you very much and hold on.
Tazz is at the peak of his game. But there’s something very modest and un-swaggering about his act. He’s in effortless control and his observations of Canadian life have a spark that takes them a little beyond more pedestrian stand-up fare. Example: Value Village it smells sort of like grandma’s house if she was cooking a skunk. He’s also very adaptive. There were kids in the front row so he made a game of editing profanity from his routine – to hilarious effect.
In the insecure boys club of stand-up comedy, it’s rare to find an act that successfully connects with an audience in more than a modern-life-ridiculous kind of way. But, Tazz closes with inspirational quotes from Judy Garland and Mother Teresa and he isn’t being ironic. Somehow, it works.