69 seconds with … comedian Darcy Michael

Spend 69 seconds with local gay comedian Darcy Michael who headlines a show at the 2010 Queer Arts Festival on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

MEET Darcy Michael

Darcy MichaelDarcy Michael is considered one of Canada’s rising stars. Coming off his wildly successful debut at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, where the Montreal Gazette pegged him as one of their favorites; Darcy went on to film his first national stand up special for CTV and The Comedy Network which aired in June 2010. Darcy was also featured on a pre-taped segment for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Shortly after Darcy filmed a Gala set for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in which he was nominated for a 2010 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Televised Performance. In the fall of 2008 he recorded his first CD in conjunction with XM Radio called: “You’re Gay Now.”

Darcy Michael’s edgy but personable approach has made him a guaranteed hit. While working alongside the likes of Scott Thompson, Janeane Garafolo, Craig Robinson, Greg Proops and Matthew Perry; a few of Darcy’s past credits include appearances at the Global Comedy Festival; Halifax Comedy Festival and CBC Radio’s ‘The Debaters.’

01Your first job.
Zellers stock boy, fired 2 weeks later.

02The job you wanted as a child.
Cop, oh the irony.

03Your hero.
Too many to list, but my dead basset hound George was pretty rad.

04What’s getting the most play on your iPod right now?
Matt Andersen.

05One thing no one knows about you (and you are willing to share).
I’m answering this email naked.

06Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
was really pissed off afterwards.

07The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Jer, Grace, my 2 cats and my vaporizer. (I know that’s 5 things but let’s pretend I planned ahead).

08Favourite comedian.
Besides me?

09 One word your best friend would use to describe you.
Asshole.

10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
A doobie at Sunset Beach.

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