Geoff MacKay Bilingual Ottawa Comedian
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Geoff MacKay Bio
As the dreary act of joining a bureaucratic workforce bound to a stranger’s bottom line occurred to Geoff MacKay in his early twenties, he realized that earning a reliable salary, casual Fridays, and morning conversations about the weather were not for him. He began wandering on to stages and telling funny anecdotes in Ottawa, Canada as a means of avoiding the vapid work vortex. He has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival (Toronto), CBC’s Laugh Out Loud, Comic Vision, Cracking Up the Capital Festival, and the North by Northeast Music Festival.
His absurd observations about toasters, math textbooks, skydiving and social convention make him a fixture in the Canadian comedy landscape. He has performed across Canada, the UK, the Culturally Divided States of America, China and at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
In 2014 Geoff MacKay was the winner of the Canadian Comedy Awards “Funniest Person in the Ottawa Valley” contest. Geoff is now busy performing at theatres, comedy clubs, comedy festivals, and corporate shows across Canada.
In 2011 while headlining a tour in China, Geoff produced the documentary “A Little Trouble in Big China” which examines the challenges of performing stand up comedy for a diverse global audience…and the mayhem of accidentally getting booked to sing at a televised Chinese beauty pageant!
In 2010 he was a top five finalist in XM Radio’s national comedy competition “Canada’s Next Top Comic”. Geoff was a regular on Bite TV’s “Funny Flow”. He also co-hosted and produced the “The Time Travelers Union” radio show which aired on CKCU FM in Ottawa from 2008-2011.
He has performed private shows for numerous organizations and disorganizations with clientele ranging from political and financial elite to drunk teachers on their last day of school. He is able to adapt his material to range from squeaky clean to completely offensive!
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Geoff did an outstanding job entertaining the crowd of nearly 1000 by performing stand-up comedy in both French and English and by leading our Improv teams. This event also featured a special message and presentation by Rick Mercer. I would heartily recommend Geoff for any event or performance as he exhibited extreme professionalism throughout the planning and presentation of the event, and he stuck to our need for clean professional comedy for the family oriented crowd. – John Helmkay, Producer Cracking-up the Capital Comedy Festival 2014
Geoff is a great comedian. The show he presented went beyond our expectations. His material was relevant and personal enough that we were able to establish a real connection to him immediately. He had us in stitches during the entire show and I simply did not want it to end. – Diane Cyr, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Geoff was a fantastic addition to our fundraising comedy event, Comic Vision Last Call. His smart and hilarious humor was met with great appreciation and very large laughs. It was a sincere pleasure working with Geoff and I would again without question. – Susan Techner, Comic Vision
I had the pleasure of being in the audience for a performance by Geoff Mackay, and I can attest that his material and delivery are both topical and more importantly funny! I’ve been through a few dinners with comedians who just weren’t that funny. Geoff is a rare exception! – Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
Engaging! Great hair! We enjoyed Geoff’s unique brand of humour. He didn’t just tell dumb one-liners, but put together some memorable, funny stories. He was age-appropriate for our senior management, and he made our 300-strong gang laugh. – Douglas Yeo, Canadian Institute for Health Information -Ottawa Social Committee
Geoff MacKay is professional and funny! His set included both improvised and premeditated jokes. Jokes came naturally and unscripted. A professional demeanor, well groomed, and smiling…Geoff was on-track, on-time and within budget—delivered exceptional quality. – Mark E. Geres, Canada Border Services Agency
Geoff has a way of making everyday real life stories into hilarious and boisterous knee sleeping therapy. I truly recommend that you need to make an appointment with Geoff, your employees will surely benefit from his therapy. – Ward Cosman, City of Ottawa, United Way Campaign Manager
Geoff’s comedic style is suitable for a wide range of audiences….his captivating stories are audience pleasers that will keep your belly wiggling and giggling and the laughter flowing. – Kim Kearney, Vice-President, Association for Financial Professionals
Geoff has a way of making an ordinary story funny! He performed for our child care conference and had the delegates laughing out loud. Professional and clever! – Home Child Care Association of Ontario Annual Conference, Ottawa 2012