Beloved Canadian actor, comedian and screenwriter.
Stand-Up Comedy Clip
Just for Laughs Montreal 2002
why you need
Brent is a beloved Canadian actor, comedian and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Brent Leroy on the hilarious CTV sitcom Corner Gas. Brent brings a similar style of coffee shop humour to the stage with clean jokes and stories people can really relate to.
Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent discovered early on that being funny was a good way to get attention. Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20, he moved to the city to pursue a career in stand-up. Within months, he was headlining top clubs in Toronto, and within a couple years, he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals. His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating his own TV series – a sitcom called Corner Gas,
“Corner Gas” became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named "Funniest Show on TV" by TV Guide readers. Canada's favourite comedy is now broadcasted in over 26 countries including the USA. The final episode of the series was "the highest (rated) on record for a Canadian scripted series since it began keeping track in 1994”.
Brent's follow-up series, “Hiccups” ran for two seasons. In 2013, Brent was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country. The same year, Brent released his first feature film entitled No Clue, which was directed by Carl Bessai. Brent wrote, starred in and produced the film under his Sparrow Media banner.
The highly anticipated feature film “Return to Dog River” with “Corner Gas: The Movie” saw the entire beloved cast reunited to the delight of rabid fans and new fans alike. The movie would go on to receive a special Golden Screen Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Re-imagined by creator and star Brent Butt, an all-new animated version of the iconic comedy franchise entitled “Corner Gas: Animated” debuted in 2018. The animated series premiered immediately becoming the #1 rated show in the history of Canada's The Comedy Network. So successful in fact, that the series is now streaming on CTV primetime & CRAVE TV. Brent took home a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Animation. Production is now underway on the second season of “Corner Gas: Animated”.
With Brent performing, writing, executive producing, and even directing, there is little doubt the future holds many untold achievements for one of Canada's brightest stars.
"There are many talented celebrities you could hire to perform at your event. In Brent Butt, we found someone who went above and beyond his contractual obligations as a performer to make us feel like our cause mattered. Brent’s comedic talents naturally endeared him to the people who paid to attend our sold-out gala, but it was his professionalism in working to promote our event that helped make him a wonderful ambassador for our organization. Simply put, one of the best experiences working with talent I’ve ever had."
Canadian Wildlife Federation
"Sheer Genius, a bona fide hit!"
The Toronto Sun
Vancouver, British Columbia
- Host of Juno Awards (2005)
- The Brent Butt Comedy Special
- World Comedy Tour in Australia
- Just for Laughs
- Royal Bank
- Pacific Coast Savings
- Northwest Teachers Convention
- Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
- Molson Breweries
film / tv / broadcast credits
- Created Canadian Sitcom, Corner Gas and played Brent Leroy
- Created television series, Hiccups
- Writer for the 2013 film No Clue
- CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera
- The Comedy Network in Canada
- A&E in the United States
- The Special Broadcasting Service in Australia.
- The X Files (1993)
- Millennium (1996)
- Becoming Dick (2000)
- Cold Squad (2003)
- Corner Gas: The Movie (2014)
- Guest Co-host on The Social (2018)
awards / nominations
- Four Canadian Comedy Awards, for Best Male Stand-up (2001), Best Male TV Performance (Corner Gas, 2004/05), and Best Writing TV Series (Corner Gas, 2004)
- The Comedy Network Sir Peter Ustinov Award (2008)
- 2013 honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2014 “NO CLUE” selected as best feature film at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival
- 2016 “CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE” received a special Golden Screen Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards