Um, Who?

Hi, I’m a Canadian father, husband, son, brother, dog owner, writer, uncle, camper, basement guitar strummer and comedian. Usually “comedian” is reason people come to this site, so that’s what it’s about.

For bookers, agents or anyone wanting a ‘showbiz bio’, here it is:

Rick Currie is a veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. His whimsical style has been featured at clubs and corporate events across the country as well as on CTV, The Comedy Network, Sirius XM,  CBC TV and CBC Radio. He’s appeared numerous comedy festivals including Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax.

Rick has written for many TV shows including The Scotiabank Giller Awards, “Canada 150 – A National Celebration” and the Canadian Country Music Awards. For 8 years he was a staff writer for the CBC TV show “The Rick Mercer Report” where he collected 3 Canadian Screen Awards, wrote a sketch that was filmed on the International Space Station and put words into the mouths of celebrities from Prime Ministers to pop stars. He continues to work with the Rick Mercer team on various projects.

So that’s a bit about me, please feel free to send a note and tell me a bit about you.

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you find what you’re looking for.

Whats New?

CBC Radio Day 6 – The Sens new owner

I was asked to do a piece on Michael Andlauer’s purchase of the Ottawa Senators and tried to jam as many jokes as possible into two minutes.

CBC Radio’s “Laugh Out Loud”

In March 2022 CBC’s Laugh Out Loud taped their first live show in 2 years at the Shenkman Arts Center and I was lucky enough to be included in the lineup with Don Kelly, Jenn Grant, David Pryde, Derek Seguin and Ali Hassan. The show aired in April and can be heard here:

The LRT Song

If Johnny Cash lived in Ottawa… I put this song up on YouTube and it got 20,000 views in 2 weeks! Plus another 16,000 on Reddit. I think it hit a nerve. CTV Ottawa even did a news story about it.