Rick Currie Ottawa Comedian
Rick Currie has been cracking up Canadian audiences for over two decades now. Rick is a veteran of the Canadian comedy scene, he’s played to packed house at the Toronto People’s Comedy Festival, shortly after he received an invitation to play the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Rick Currie’s career highlights include three appearances on CBC Radio’s “Madly off in All Directions”, several appearances on CBC’s The Debators, appearances on the Comedy Network’s “Club 54″, his own national special on CTV’s “Comedy Now”, as well as performances at the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festival.. In the winter of 2001, the producers of “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” put out a call for submissions in a national search for a new writer. Out of hundreds of applications, Rick was chosen for the job, and his monologue jokes appear in the show each night. Through much of 2007/08 he was remote correspondent for 93.9 BOB FM’s “The Morning After with JR and Sandy” in his hometown of Ottawa. Rick Currie returned to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in the spring of 2009 where he performed on the Saturday night gala show, which was broadcast later that year on CBC TV. In the winter of 2009, it seemed like the whole city of Ottawa was singing Rick’s “OC Transpo Strike Song”. In the summer of 2010, Rick Currie joined the writing team for CBC’s “The Rick Mercer Report” and has been helping make Canadians laugh ever since. Rick is still currently a member of the writing team for “The Rick Mercer Report” where he won a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for “Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series”. Listen for Rick Currie on CBC Radio’s “Laugh Out Loud”.