Experience of Franco Taddeo
Years of not being brave enough to get on stage led to a wealth of material before Franco Taddeo ever even performed!
This time allowed Franco to mold a defined character on stage, as he is now a defined man off. While happily toiling away at comedy, Franco got his first big break on the “Joe Avati: Live & Big Tour”.
3 months and 18 cities later, he had been introduced to the country and the continent as a new comedic force and has never looked back.
Festivals, television specials, and endless benefits have followed and all have helped to cement Franco as the comic who is able to reach out to the outsider in all of us.
Franco performs nationwide and has appeared on both CTV and CBC. Having just returned from a triumphant 18 city cross-country tour, he’ll walk you down that memory of our youth… just in case you happened to “fuggedabout” it.
Performance Style of Franco Taddeo
Franco connects with all audiences through humor that is, like our lives, multifaceted, complex and sometimes just surreal. It is comedy about the immigrant as the hero – not the victim.
It is empowering and, at the same time, damn entertaining. All about ethnic cool – not ethnic fool.
His comedy, like our lives, is neither rooted nor stuck in “nonna’s old world”. Hilarity ensues when old world meets the new world with only us as its translators!
“My comedy is smart but accessible. The late Richard Jeni is one of my idols.” — Franco Taddeo
Personality: “I started comedy later than most, at the age of 30. This has been both a blessing and a curse for my career — mostly a blessing. Since I was older, my world view or perspective on things was much more defined. I fast-tracked comedy because I didn’t spend five or six years trying to find myself on stage, since I already knew who I was off stage.” — Franco Taddeo
“You will never see four or five Italians hanging out in the woods. And if you should happen on four or five Italians in the woods, I promise, at least one of them is never coming back.” But don’t worry—he has a lot to say about being Canadian too: “The International Olympic Committee awarded Canada—after years of trying—the Winter Olympics. And as soon as we were awarded the Olympics, we held them in Vancouver, the only city in this country that doesn’t actually have winter. I can’t wait until we bid for the 2020 summer Olympics in Nunavut.” — Franco Taddeo
Why hire Franco Taddeo?
Franco’s performance is empowering while being damn entertaining. “I connect with audiences because I am the quintessential outsider or minority. I am an Italian-Montrealer, an English Quebecer, a Quebécois-Canadian and a Canadian in North America. I will find that part which connects me to an audience.” — Franco Taddeo
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Comedy Clubs, Conferences, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows.
How to book Franco Taddeo
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