Comedian and Host of MTV Live
Standup Comedy - WPG COMEDY FEST
why you need
Daryn is a highly accomplished television personality, comedian and event host. He has built his career on pushing comedy to the edge. He’s a gifted improviser with a talent for making absurd situations relatable.
Daryn Jones became a staple of Canadian televison in 2006 when he took on the role of host and creative producer of MTV Canada's flagship series MTV Live. During his six years on MTV he became known for his sharp wit and infectious energy. While there he had the opportunity to interview a variety of newsworthy guests including Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal, Weird Al Yankovic, Adele and Quentin Terantino.
Born in Victoria, BC, Daryn began his career in stand-up comedy clubs at the age of 17. After establishing himself in Toronto, he partnered with Mista Mo to create and co-host the award-winning comedy series Buzz. Originally airing on the Rogers Community Television in the mid-nineties, Buzz was picked up by the Comedy Network where Daryn’s wry humour and guerilla-style attack comedy found a burgeoning fan base. The show ran on the Comedy Network from 2000 to 2005 garnering Daryn a Gemini Award for Best Writing of a Comedy Series in 2001. In 2004, before the end of Buzz, Daryn joined Rick Mercer Report as a writer and on-air correspondent.
After a 6 year run at MTV, he was named as host of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Over the Rainbow, the live, national search for Dorothy that aired on CBC Television in the 2012-13 season. After the conclusion of the show, Jones made regular appearances on Hockey Night in Canada for its 60th season. In 2014, Daryn’s wealth of experience as a host and quick-on-his-feet humour made him an exciting addition as host of season two of Donut Showdown on Food Network and The Cooking Channel. As well, Daryn continues to tour the country with “Daryn Jones Live”, his hilarious interactive live comedy show.
- Just for Laughs Headliner
- Daryn Jones Live, his hilarious interactive live comedy show.
- Burlington Comedy Festival
- Canadian Comedy All Stars
- Host of Winnipeg Comedy Festival
- JFL42 comedy festival
- Emerge Conference
- Canadian Liver Foundation
- RTDNA Canada
film / tv / broadcast credits
- Host of Donut Showdown on The Cooking Channel and Food Network
- Host of Hockey Night in Canada on CBC
- Host of Over the Rainbow on CBC
- MTV Live, Host/creative producer
- Host of CTV Olympic Morning
- Host of CTV Vancouver 2010 Olympics
- Rick Mercer Report, Performer/Writer
- Buzz on Comedy Network, Host/Producer
awards / nominations
Gemini Award for Best Writing of a Comedy Series in 2001 for Buzz