Pete Zedlacher Toronto Comedian
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Pete Zedlacher Bio
Versatile comedian, actor and writer Pete Zedlacher is a 17-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 Toronto, Zedlacher has a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Standup, ten Canadian Comedy Award nominations and two Gemini Award nominations to his credit. This year’s nomination for “Best Male Standup” in Canada is Pete’s 5th, setting a new record for the Canadian Comedy Awards. Pete is also the winner of the 2013 Sirius/XM’s “Top Comic” competition – a nationwide search for Canada’s best comedian.
Recently, Zedlacher made his seventh appearance at Just for Laughs in Montreal and taped his third televised gala at the festival. He’s also toured with The Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour and hosted two tours with the Just For Laughs Road Show. Pete’s first album, Comic Kong, is available now available on Apple iTunes.
He is a television writer and actor on The Ron James Show (CBC), a post he has held for the past three seasons, and is currently writing and appearing on CBC’s upcoming new comedy series “Of All Places”. He has written and appeared on his own one-hour special Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network) as well as late night talk show The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC), The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network) and the animated series Scaredy Squirrel (YTV/Disney XD).