Kenny Robinson Toronto Comedian
Kenny Robinson Bio
Kenny Robinson is one of the few comedians that can be called a Canadian Comedy legend.
Kenny Robinson is a stand-up comic, actor, and some-time radio DJ.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he moved to Toronto in 1983 to pursue a career as a comedian. Kenny Robinson has been performing as a stand-up comedian and actor for more than 25 years.
Kenny Robinson has been touring across North America winning both audiences and critical acclaim with his raucous, irreverent, profane and opinionated brand of “in your face” style of comedy and social commentary.
Kenny Robinson has appeared at the renowned Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Laffapalooza Urban Comedy Festival in Atlanta, The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Zanies, L.A.’s Comedy Store and Improv, has had his own CBC television special of “Comics”.
Kenny is also the founder of the Nubian Disciples All Black Comedy Revue, (performed at comedy clubs for over 10 years) and Toronto’s Soul’d Out Comedy Festival. Over his career, Kenny has shared the stage with such comedians as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey, Norm McDonald, Russell Peters, Robert Schimmel, Tommy Davidson, Tommy Chong, Margaret Cho, Phyllis Diller, and Sam Kinison.
He has headlined at comedy clubs throughout Canada and the U.S., and been featured in nearly 30 different television programs and movies. He has also earned accolades as the creator, writer and host of the edgy late-night series After Hours with Kenny Robinson on the Comedy Network.
In 1998 he was chosen by NOW Magazine as their Comic of the Year. Robinson has co hosted The Gemini Awards, as well being twice nominated for his ground-breaking CBC television special “Thick and Thin”.
He has appeared in his own late-night TV series, After Hours (2001), as well as the Gemini-nominated CBC specials Thick and Thin with Ronnie Edwards. He also played the recurring character Jellybean on the series Doc with Billy Ray Cyrus.
In 2014, Kenny Robinson was the winner of The Phil Hartman Award at the Canadian Comedy Awards for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the Canadian comedy community.