David Merry Comedian Magician
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
David Merry Bio
Canadian David Merry is a veteran comedian, television personality and host, actor, master of ceremonies, magician and certified golf professional.
David has done over 70 Television shows over the last 25 years including an episode for “Last Comic Standing”. In Canada, David was the host of Global TV’s hit sports trivia game show “Game On!” and “Get a Grip on Golf”, two shows that were seen coast to coast in Canada Sunday afternoons.
Since his appearances on “SCTV” and “BIZARRE”, David has been on “An Evening at the Improv”, 3 appearances on “Open Mike with Mike Bullard”, “The Kids in the Hall”, The “Tom Green Show”, 4 episodes of “Comedy at Club 54”, “Off the Record” “Fins and Skins”, “Cooking with Comics”, “Halifax Comedy Festival” and had his own half-hour comedy special on CBC’s, ”Comics!”.
On the concert stage David Merry has opened for Engelbert Humperdinck, Neil Sedaka, Michael Bolton, The Beach Boys, Howie Mandel, Steven Wright, Roch Voisine, Weird Al Yankovic,Jerry Seinfeld, Kris Kristofferson, & Tommy Chong.
From a magic standpoint David has performed at “Monday Night Magic”, off Broadway’s longest running magic show, The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach and an extended six week run at the Second City in Toronto with his One Man Show “DON’T PANIC REMAIN.COM” nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.
Because David Merry has a clean act, he has performed on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mediterranean and has performed in such far away places as St. Kitts, Bermuda, Greece, Alert (NWT), Lake Tahoe, Monte Carlo, Amsterdam, Tucson, Maui, Walt Disney World, Yellowknife, Venezuela, Gothaab (Greenland), Goose Bay, Palm Springs, Queen Charlotte Islands, Barbados, Malaga (Spain) Atlantic City, Key Largo, Iqaluit and Los Cabos, Mexico.
David has became a true “card mechanic” and can give demonstrations of gambling techniques utilizing false shuffles, bottom and second dealing and various card cheat ruses. Through his research he became bitten with the whole world of gambling and it’s most entertaining characters. He soon was introduced to a gentleman in Toronto who revised the most revered modern day blackjack system ever invented. He studied and practiced the techniques until mastered. With his new found knowledge off to Las Vegas he went. He made it to the third round of the World Blackjack championships. He played on his humble savings for several months until by chance met up with a professional blackjack team member living in his apartment complex. He made the team and played with them for several months until he was awoken in the night to a gunshot in the apartment next door. He moved back to Toronto two days later. Several years later he started toying with a “rumor” he heard in Las Vegas about an anomaly of the roulette table and formulated a strategy. After 25,000 spins and two years of research, his book “Reinventing the Wheel” containing advanced roulette procedures was printed and has since gone into second print.
David Merry currently plays poker semi-professionally as his comedy and magic travels continually take him to the gambling meccas of Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. In 2006 he qualified and played in two events at the WORLD SERIES OF POKER. missing the money in both events, however…..during that week when all the world’s best were in town for the “Series” he played in the Saturday night main event poker tournament at Caesar’s Palace and bested 175 other people to capture his first big payday and “no limit” Texas hold’em poker tournament.
We received great feedback on David. He’s very funny and has a great personality. He did not disappoint. Though David couldn’t hear or see them, please assure him that the people at the back of the room were laughing so hard they were in tears. –Ontario Telecommunications Association
David was absolutely hilarious and there wasn’t a dry eye left in the house. Thanks for recommending him. – Masterfeeds Canada
David was excellent. On time, in no hurry to leave, very professional and very funny. I have had numerous positive comments from the staff. A great choice! Thanks for recommending him. – Patlon Aircraft
David was a perfect fit for our closing conference dinner and all of our attendees thoroughly enjoyed his show. He is a very very funny man. – Toronto Police Services/Financial Crimes Investigation Unit
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