Experience of Simon Rakoff
Simon Rakoff, a comedian since 1978, offers the smoothness and thought-provoking delivery of a professional of the craft. He is well-known with audiences from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island and is a top headliner. He has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Halifax Ha! The Winnipeg Comedy Festival among other events.
Simon has been on television and had his own CBC special. He is a frequent voice on national radio with shows like The Debaters, Madly Off in All Directions, As It Happens, and Definitely Not the Opera. He also provided a humorous column on local news in Toronto. He is a sought-after writer for sitcomes, panel, and sketch shows.
Performance Style of Simon Rakoff
Considered one of the quickest minds on the scene, Simon is a veteran who performs with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. Simon’s act is carefully crafted and full of thought-provoking, hilarious routines. He covers religion, relationships, stupidity and man in the modern world. All this combined with ad-libbing abilities second to none.
Why hire Simon Rakoff?
Simon is considered one of Canada’s top comedy MCs and can frequently be seen hosting or headlining at the Laugh Resort comedy club in Toronto. He has appeared at clubs, pubs, campuses and corporate events across Canada and the United States.
He works well for both private and corporate events, festivals, fundraisers, clubs, conventions, and trade shows.
How to book Simon Rakoff
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
“Thank you for suggesting Simon to us and helping us to bring him for our Volunteer event last night. He was great, the crowd loved him and I have had requests to bring him back sometime in the future. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with all of you again.”
Calgary Jewish Federation
“A good MC is the unsung hero of the comedy clubs, and Simon Rakoff — who’s been performing since the late 70s — is one of the best. The quick-on-his-feet stand-up always makes it look easy, engaging audiences with his conversational style and dead-on observations.”
Comedy Q&A by Glenn Sumi
“Simon Rakoff – A seasoned veteran, (he began around 13 years ago) Rakoff delivers set up/punchline humor in a disciplined and rewarding manner.”
Who’s Who And What They Do In The Toronto Comedy by Andrew Clark
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival
The Halifax Comedy Festival
Open Mike With Mike Bullard
CBC Evening News Contributor
CBC Radio on shows like Definitely Not The Opera, As It Happens, and The Debaters
Fox’s Sunday Comics
Television: This is Wonderland, The Rick Mercer Report, Queer As Folk, The Associates, Switchback and the film Prescription For Murder
Voice-over artist in commercials and cartoons such as Carl Squared
Upfront Bar and Grill
Headliner at the Underground
Guest panelist on George Strombolopoulos
Calgary Jewish Federation