Dave Hemstad Story Telling Comedian
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
In 1999 Dave Hemstad was well on his way to becoming a professional golfer when he was struck by something; lightning! He took the hint and by 2000 he had begun his career as a comedian. Divine providence is usually correct and in 2001, Dave was nominated for his first of two Canadian Comedy Awards. His comedy gained further recognition and he was soon invited to the other side of the world to perform for the president of Singapore. Upon returning to Canada with newfound international acclaim his career skyrocketed. From corporate shows to comedy clubs he has traveled continuously from coast to coast. He began acting in 2003 and has worked in both film and television ever since.
Dave Hemstad is now a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and recorded his first national television appearance in 2002.
In addition to his own half hour Comedy Now Special on CTV and his Gala performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal he has taped appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals for CBC.
Dave also has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series Almost Heroes. Dave was a regular on CBC’s The Debaters for both television and radio. In addition to his many international appearances, Dave is proud to have performed in every province AND territory in Canada.
Dave Hemstad was born and raised in Toronto. Despite being a hockey player for most of his childhood, Dave chose to accept a golf scholarship at Southwest Missouri State University. As an NCAA Division 1 golfer, Dave was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete team and nominated as an Academic All-American. While at school, Dave began to experiment as a comedian in the local comedy clubs and was quickly dubbed the Funniest New Comic in Missouri.
Returning to Canada after school, Dave combined his golf and comedy skills and began performing at corporate golf tournaments. Now recognized as one of Canada’s top corporate entertainers, Dave travels regularly across North America leaving smiles in his wake. Be sure to catch Dave Hemstad…the coolest cat in comedy.
SMS Student Athlete of the Month
1999 Academic All-American
Won the 1997 Ontario Champion of Champions
Won the 1999 Toronto Amateur Championship
Won the 1999 SMS Spring Classic