Pete Zedlacher Experience
Pete Zedlacher is a 20-year veteran of the comedy scene and his versatility as a comedian, actor, and writer has made him a premiere headliner in the country. Pete, originally from Wawa, a small mining town in Northern Ontario, uses his Canadian working-class roots as a backdrop for his presentations.
Pete is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, which helped him mix acting into his stand-up. Pete, based in Calgary, has a Canadian Comedy Award, four Canadian Comedy award nominations, and two Gemini nominations. He also won the international comedy competition and was named Sirius XM’s Top Comic.
His best-known appearances are at Just for Laughs in Montreal performing galas among legends like Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Patrick Steward, and Jason Alexander. He was also in The Snowed in Comedy Tour, which tours soft seat theatres in winter and spring. He is also a regular with more than 20 debates on CBC’s Radio’s The Debaters.
Pete has a comedy album, Comic King, heard regularly on Sirius XM’s Laugh Attack and is available on Apple iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming sites. He is a working television writer and actor, working on four seasons of the Ron James Show (CBC) and two seasons of Still Standing (CBC) among many other projects.
The aspect of his career that Pete is most proud of is his “tours of duty” entertaining the Canadian Forces serving overseas, performing for troops in England, Egypt, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Holland, Germany, Greece, the Person Gulf, the Arctic Circle and three tours in Afghanistan.
Performance Style of Pete Zedlacher
Pete’s stand up comedy draws heavily on his working-class up bringing and also his acting background.
Why Hire Pete Zedlacher?
Pete is a force of nature when it comes to stand-up comedy. A fan favourite within both the alternative and mainstream comedy club scene, Zedlacher has crossed the country from coast to coast, including Nunavut, and toured the world performing in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Europe and the Middle East.
Works Well in this Type of Event
Private Events, Speaking Emcee Events, Corporate Events, Sports Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, and Conventions.
How to book Pete Zedlacher
You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
“Zedlacher proved to be not only one of the funniest comics I saw that night, but among the best I saw during the entire festival.”
The National Post
“…a good blend of smart and high-energy”
“Pete will bring down the house.”
The Toronto Sun
“At Investors Group we regularly book some of Canada’s top comedians to perform in large scale corporate fundraising events. These events are very high profile within our organization and attract many of our best clients and guests. We spend a great deal of time looking for comics who are not only extremely talented, but also can consistently deliver “corporate clean” material. This is a rare combination, but Pete Zedlacher demonstrated all of the talent and professionalism to be a consistently outstanding performer. Pete was able to tailor his material to be the perfect fit for our audience and he was a real crowd pleaser. Pete has performed approximately 75 times for Investors Group events in theatres ranging from 300 to 3000 in size. He is absolutely hilarious and leaves the audience wanting more. He is a professional, class act on and off the stage and I would highly recommend Pete to any organization looking for fantastic comedian. Pete will deliver the results you want, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with Pete in the future.”
Peter Bent – Director, Area Marketing – Investors Group
“Since the show on Sunday, our VIPs have been calling and emailing, thanking us for a great event. We wish you the best success in the future and thank you again for providing a first class performance”
Kevin Baxter – Marketing Manager, OLG
“We had about 240 people at our event, it was very successful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Pete Zedlacher was fantastic…and we had nothing but positive feedback on his performance. The crowd really enjoyed his animated facial expressions and we were very pleased with the overall content and delivery.”
Laurie Leighton – Chairperson, Griess
“Pete Zedlacher, was a hit with the crowd and had everyone gasping for air by the end of his set”
Peter Malizia – Len’s Foundation, Montreal