Dave Atkinson / Standup comics, comedians and comedy writers from the finest talent roster in Canada
Dave Atkinson was born in a hospital, raised by humans and educated by disinterested Catholics in Marathon, Ontario, a mining and pulp town once described as “there” by many geographers. After graduating high school he stowed away on a CN boxcar and made his way to the city where he did a whole bunch of book learnin' and started telling jokes to strangers in basements. There were also stints at a national park, gold mine, and lumber yard in there somewhere. He has also been in some plays and published some short stories and started eating salad. His Dad is, to say the least, confused.