Experience of Denis Grignon
An award-winning journalist and former radio reporter, Denis’s work is still featured regularly on CBC National Radio and in the National Post. It’s these skills that earned him the position of head writer for several national awards shows, including the Gemini’s, which were hosted by Steve “Red Green” Smith. Denis Grignon has also developed and taught two college credit courses on script writing. Together with wife, Nancy Payne, Denis created the successful CBC Radio satirical sketch series, Minivan World¸ which later became a stage play and earned rave reviews.
In 2010, Denis was recruited by comedian James Cunningham to join his Funny Money Team. The multi-award winning program travels across Canada providing unbiased financial information to help high school students understand and manage their current financial affairs, and those they will face after graduation.
Performance Style of Denis Grignon
In his 20 + years as a comedian, Denis has always been more comfortable with an act that works above the neck, not below the belt. It’s what his clients are more comfortable with, too – whether they’re major corporations and organizations, small, rural groups, or educators .He’s insightful enough to know what his audience wants…and funny enough to deliver it. Although Denis Grignon is fluently bilingual, he’s also comfortable performing in French.
Why hire Denis Grignon?
Knowing the audience is paramount for a standup comic at least, for a smart and conscientious one. And when it comes to empathizing with corporate culture, Denis can relate. He’s insightful enough to know what his audience wants and funny enough to deliver it. Indeed, it is Denis’s ability to research his audiences and custom write material around them that has made his comedy a hit with lawyers to landscapers, public servants to farmers.
No wonder the Ottawa Citizen called him a “smart and clever comic who respects an audience’s intelligence.” No wonder Denis’s comedy is seen frequently on the Comedy Network. No wonder he’s a hit with audiences of any size – whether it’s the 150,000 people who saw him perform on Parliament Hill’s Canada Day main stage, or those in the community centres he often performs in.
A true crowd pleaser for any audience, Grignon can make the CEO laugh as heartily as the woman who sells the best corn at that outdoor market. No doubt he’ll be a hit with your audience, too.
Works well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Casino Shows, Comedy Clubs and Festivals, Corporate Events, Charity Events, Conventions, Cruise Ships, Golf Tournaments, and Trade Shows
How to book of Denis Grignon
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