Canadian Master of Comedy
Halifax Comedy Fesrival 2017
Just For Laughs 2008
why you need
Dave Hemstad is a well-respected veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He is highly sought after for his particular brand of clean humour that dissects our day to day lives with a lightning-quick wit that is engaging and relatable.
Dave Hemstad is one of Canada's most sought-after comedy talents. He has been performing his insightful stand-up for two decades to the delight of audiences across Canada, from comedy clubs and festivals to private, corporate and charity events.
In addition to his own half hour "Comedy Now" special on CTV and his 2 Gala performances at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Dave has taped multiple appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals on CBC. Dave has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series "Almost Heroes". Dave is currently a regular on CBC's smash hit The Debaters and a contributing writer on the CBC series "Still Standing".
"Dave’s brilliant ability to weave hilarity into stories that we could all relate to left my group in stitches and was the highlight of our event. I can’t say enough about his talent and can’t wait to see him perform again."
Canadian Parking Association
"Dave was Fantastic! I can’t say enough great things about him. Very approachable, professional and very funny…lots of laughs! We really enjoyed having him be part of our day."
Hudsons Bay Company
- Just for Laughs Montreal
- Winnipeg Comedy Festival
- Halifax Comedy Festival
- Hubcap Comedy Festival
- Hudsons Bay
- Canadian Parking Association
film / tv / broadcast credits
- Comedy Now Special on CTV
- Starred in Showcase series, Almost Heroes
- Regular on The Debaters
- Writer on CBC series, Still Standing
- Co-Star of 'Off the Hozzle'
- 17 televised gala performances for Just For Laughs
- Appearances in Lost Girl, Flashpoint, Bomb Girls, DC Titans
- Starred in the 2011 series, Almost Heroes.
- Writer for for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards
awards / nominations
Three time Canadian Comedy Award nominee