Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive eight times and this is his 5th time here at the Winnipeg festival.
GQ Magazine’s Comedy Editor reported about JFL that: “Montreal-comic Derek Seguin stole one of the most star-studded gala shows last year from host Whitney Cummings. At the 2014 Just for Laughs, he appeared in The Nasty Show and proceeded to steal that too. A true star and Montreal’s pride and joy.”
The Montreal Gazette enthused that: “Derek Seguin earned a standing ovation for his set during the ninth Just for Laughs gala … had me gasping for air, I was laughing so hard at the detailing of his second date with his Newfoundland girlfriend. … What made it great, however, was not the boldness of his material but that he described it all in such childlike wonder. Brilliant.”
He has also appeared on CBC Radio’s, “The Debaters” more than twenty-five times and recorded two episodes of CBC television’s, “The Debaters”.
Undeniably one of Canada’s hottest comedians, he most recently walked away with the top prize at Sirius XM’s Canada’s Top Comic competition; a contest that spanned the entire country with finalists from every major city. He ended up the winner of the title of Top Comic, the 15 000$ top prize, a guaranteed TV spot at this year’s Just for Laughs Festival and his own one-man show at next year’s JFL42 in Toronto.