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See you next year for our 15th anniversary! April 4-10, 2016.
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Winnipeg Free Press
- Big laughs, big numbers for annual comedy-palooza
- Raking him over the coals... but with respect
- Teaching old comic new tricks is easier with a strict deadline
- Veteran improv comic takes on standup comedy in one-man play
- Live at the News Café
- After downward spiral, comic stands up, delivers
- Former Saskatoon hairdresser delights in doing the dirty on standup stage
- Fine-tuning the funny
Our 2015 Festival Line-up included:
One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at Just For Laughs and his sold out Canadian theater tour "What A Miserable Tour This Is....", as well as performances all over the United States, Europe and Australia, Jeremy continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy.
In 1997, he performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and received a standing ovation after his debut performance at the festival's prestigious television gala. He returned to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005 (voted Best Performer by the Globe and Mail), 2007, 2008 (Chosen as Best in Fest by the Montreal Gazette) 2011 and 2012 where he was one of the hosts for the Just for Laughs TV series for The Comedy Network. Recognition came quick, as American studios and networks showed interest and Jeremy was offered his first of many major development deals.
Another highlight for Jeremy was his debut appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, followed by five appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeremy has also appeared on Comedy Central with his own half hour special, and was on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour. Jeremy filmed a one hour TV special "What A Miserable Show This Is..." for CTV, and his DVD “What a Miserable DVD This Is..." is a hit.
Beyond his stand-up comic merits, Jeremy is also a talented actor who appeared in the fourth season of HBO Canada's Call Me Fitz, and has appeared in the feature films My Favorite Martian (with Elizabeth Hurley) and Speed 2 (with Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric). He starred in the four-part mini-series Married Life on Comedy Central and was nominated for a Gemini Award for the CBC's "OH CANA-DUH". He was the recipient of a Gemini Award for “Best Performance in a Comedy Show or Series" for his work in the celebrated series "The Newsroom" on the CBC and PBS in America.
Jeremy was also a staff writer and performer on the critically acclaimed "The Jon Stewart Show" (Paramount), and received a Gemini nomination for “Best Writing in Comedy or Variety Show or Series" for his half hour comedy special, "Whatever Happened to Jeremy Hotz?"
In 2008, Jeremy was honoured with the Dave Broadfoot, Comic Genius Award at the Canadian Comedy Awards, which is the most prestigious comedy award in the country. Following that year, he was awarded Best Male Stand-Up 2009. Most recently, after headlining the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland Comedy Festivals, Hotz was awarded the Jury Prize - Best International Performer at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Jeremy's Magical Misery tour across Canada in February and March of 2013 was a smashing success.See more…