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Peter Anthony is fast becoming one of Canada’s rising comedy stars. You may have caught him at a comedy club, a college, a corporate function or on television. It seems lately, this 2008 Canadian Comedy Award winner for “Best New Standup” is everywhere!
On the club scene, Peter continues to push the envelope and develop his distinctive, hilarious point-of-view. He has graced the stages of comedy clubs throughout Canada, the US, and in the UK. Peter’s club work has garnered him countless credits. In his first year, Peter was chosen as a finalist in Yuk Yuk’s Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic. As his career began to take shape, Peter began to tour relentlessly and has since performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and twice at the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival. Recently, Peter entered the $25,000 Great Canadian Laugh-off Competition and took 3rd place overall! He has worked alongside the best in the business including Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, and Harland Williams to name a few.
Outside of the clubs, Peter also performs as a corporate entertainer. Past clients include The MS Society of Canada, Nissan Canada, Tim Horton's Inc., Procter & Gamble and Bell Mobility. Peter is constantly requested to MC corporate events and fundraisers and continues to enjoy meeting and interacting with business leaders from all across Canada.
If you haven’t seen Peter’s live show, you may recognize him from his numerous television appearances including CTV’s “Comedy Now,” CBC’s “Halifax Comedy Festival,” or various appearances on The Comedy Network.
Alongside standup comedy, Peter’s writing career continues to flourish. He has written for the smash game show "You Bet Your Ass" on The Comedy Network, “TKO” for Global TV, “Talking Funny” for CBC Radio and has penned countless hilarious promos for several Canadian networks including Showcase, the Food Network, and HGTV.
Comedian Peter Anthony currently lives in Toronto, but is admittedly and happily a "small town boy" from Pictou, Nova Scotia.
And he hardly ever complains.
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