Brent Butt TV Personality & Comedian
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Brent Butt Bio
Brent Butt was born in the small town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan. He discovered early in life that being funny was a good way to get attention. Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to the big city to pursue a career in stand-up.
Within months he was headlining top clubs in Toronto, and within a couple years he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals. His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating his own TV series – a sitcom called Corner Gas.
It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers. Corner Gas went on to become Canada’s #1 comedy, broadcast in over 26 countries including the US and airing for six seasons.
Brent then created another sitcom for CTV called “Hiccups” which starred himself and Nancy Robertson. They made 26 episodes of Hiccups over two seasons, winning multiple LEO awards along the way.
Brent is currently developing a new show for television, but he also recently made the transition to movies, having completed shooting on his new feature film “NO CLUE” which he wrote and stars in. Aside from TV and Film production, Brent continues to tour the country performing standup as often as he can.
Brent Butt has won many Canadian Comedy Awards, for Best Male Stand-up, Best Male TV Performance and Best Writing – TV Series.
Brent Butt’s career, is an interesting one, which was the subject of an episode of the cultural affairs program ADRIENNE CLARKSON PRESENTS. Brent has become a regular at JUST FOR LAUGHS as well as numerous comedy festivals across Canada as well as appearing on multiple national and international television programs. Aside from his own national special BEDTIME WITH BRENT BUTT, he has been seen on A&E, HBO, CBC, CTV, and Global. His one-hour TV special entitled COMEDY NOW- FUNNYPANTS earned him a Gemini Nomination in the category “Best Comedy Performance”. He was named “Best Male Stand-Up in Canada” at the 2001 Canadian Comedy Awards and was subsequently selected to represent his country on the WORLD COMEDY TOUR in Australia. He followed that by hosting the JUST FOR LAUGHS ASIAN TOUR in Singapore. His invitation to appear on the CBC 50th Anniversary Special entitled ALL-STAR COMEDY HOMECOMING secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, as he performed alongside the most noted comedic minds from the past 5 decades of Canadian entertainment.