Pete Zedlacher Calgary Comedian
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Pete Zedlacher Bio
Versatile comedian, actor and writer Pete Zedlacher is a 20+ year veteran of the comedy scene and one of the premiere headliners in the country. Zedlacher, who proudly hails from Wawa, a small mining town in Northern Ontario, draws heavily from his Canadian working-class roots. A graduate of the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, the intensive acting program helped him infuse a theatrical element into his stand-up. Now based in Calgary, Zedlacher has a Canadian Comedy Award, four Canadian Comedy Award-nominations and two Gemini nominations to his credit. Most recently, Pete won the international comedy competition and was crowned Sirius XM’s Top Comic.
This summer, Pete Zedlacher is making his very impressive ninth appearance at Just for Laughs in Montreal and taping his 5th gala at the festival. He recently performed his 10th appearance at the Ha!ifax ComedyFest. which will air on CBC television in the Fall. He’s also appeared at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and toured with the Just For Laughs National Tour. Pete recently became the 4th member of The Snowed in Comedy Tour, which this year became the country’s biggest comedy tour, hitting 50 shows in 46 cities across the country. He also has a comedy album, Comic Kong, which is available on Apple iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming sites across the web.
Select film appearances include The Comedian’s Guide to Survival, American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead. A fan favourite within both the alternative and mainstream comedy club scene, Zedlacher has crossed the country from coast to coast to coast, every province, every territory and 15 countries worldwide.
Pete Zedlacher is most proud of his “tours of duty” entertaining the Canadian Forces serving overseas and has performed for the troops in England, Egypt, Israel, The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Holland, Germany, Greece, the Persian Gulf, the Arctic Circle and three tours in Afghanistan.