Dean Jenkinson is a comedian and comedy writer who’s appeared on CTV’s Comedy Now, CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and The Royal Canadian Air Farce. He’s currently in his eighth season writing for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Dean wrote the 22 Minutes sketch “Sponsor An Executive” which (despite being geo-fenced in Canada) has been viewed nearly 1.3 million times on YouTube. He's written on several Just For Laughs specials, creating material for such acts as The Muppets, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, and cast members from The Big Bang Theory.
Dean is also the Creative Producer of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival galas, producing five themed 1-hour TV galas for CBC-TV each season.
His CBC radio work includes The Debaters, The Irrelevant Show, DNTO, and several seasonal comedy specials. For three seasons Dean was the host of CBC Radio One’s flagship standup comedy showcase The Festival of Funny, now known as Laugh Out Loud.