Jim McNally Ottawa Comedian

Jim McNally Bio

Jim McNally is a comedian with an irreverent outlook that blends big city wit with small town cheekiness.

His Irish, story-telling roots shine through in his performances which weave observations of the everyday into stories from his own life to highlight the absurdities of the world we live in.

Jim’s spontaneous and engaging style, quick wit, and knack for seeing the outlandish make him a natural, versatile performer who leaves audiences doubled over with laughter and wanting more.

Although Canadian and American audiences have been howling at Jim McNally for over a decade now, he is becoming more and more recognized lately after stellar performances at the Ha!lifax Comedy Festival and on CTV’s “Comedy NOW!”.

In 2005, he was the first comedian to get a standing ovation at Ottawa’s Absolute Comedy and was asked back to headline their first anniversary weekend.

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I wanted to get back to you regarding the comedian at our Christmas party, Jim McNally. He was terrific. People appreciated the Canadian part of his routine, and really simply enjoyed the entire show. He is very funny. Thanks much for your recommendation – you were right – I’ll listen to your recommendations more seriously the next time around!
PS. Let others know when they’re viewing his preview clip, that it really doesn’t demonstrate how funny he really is, I would recommend Jim and he would deliver for any company crowd.
Thanks again!! – JB, Vice President, Patient News

Jim McNally was GREAT! He had our guests laughing the whole time. What a funny guy! We had nothing but great comments after, everybody enjoyed the evening immensely. – Executive Director, Kingston Construction Association

“..the excellent performance that Mr. Jim McNally provided… Mr. McNally had the ability to keep the full attention of the audience throughout his performance. His performance was by far the best that many of our members have seen and their comments certainly reflected this.” – RA Curling Club

“The Stay-In-School Committee for ADHS was, in their words,’blown away’ by your performance last week in Arnprior. Adjectives like ‘awesome’, ‘cool’, ‘hilarious’ and ‘totally off-the-wall’ were heard up and down he high school corridors for days afterward.” – Phillippa Cranston-Baran, ADHS Stay-In-School Committee Coordinator