David Pryde is a Montreal comic whose humour is often called “cerebral”, a word he hasn’t looked up but assumes means “hilarious”. After winning second prize in a stand-up competition in Halifax (one pitcher of beer), David went on to pursue stand-up and in 1999 won the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada Competition. Since then he has performed in the U.K., USA, Australia, and a whole lot in Canada.
He’s appeared in galas at the Just for Laughs, Winnipeg, and Halifax Comedy Festivals, had his own special on CTV’s Comedy Now! and has made multiple appearances on CBC’s The Debaters in both its television and radio incarnations. He even made a 14-second appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he told one joke for Jay’s “Pass the Mic” segment. He has been nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards, including twice for Best Male Stand-Up.
David is a versatile writer, having contributed to (and gotten paid by) This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Onion, and the Just for Laughs XXX Ultimate Nasty Show where he wrote material for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Other career highlights include appearing with Paul Giamatti in the film, Barney’s Version, co-starring in a series of popular commercials for Standard Life, and having children with an Australian, which remains his best career move to this day.