Colin O'Brien is a stand-up comedian who has audiences laughing all over Canada. Born and raised on the east coast, this father of three does not have to look far for the absurdities of life. Colin was chosen to emcee Dr. David Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour, and recently represented Ottawa in a showcase for the Winnipeg and Just For Laughs comedy festivals.
As a comedian, emcee, and producer Colin has recently joined forces with ABSOLUTE COMEDY. If he is not available to perform, Colin has access to the top comedians in the country and would be happy to produce the perfect show for your event.
As a board member of The Tri-Town Chamber Of Commerce, I want to thank you for bringing a team of absolutely hilarious comedians. Our Opening Ceremonies was a hit because of the Comedy Show. We asked for no limits of content and you and your team definitely had the entire crowd roaring. Other groups from the Tri-Tôwn area have received your contact info for upcoming events. We will be sure to be there. We all look forward to seeing you again. Throughout our 4 day winter carnival we kept hearing the Comedy Show was over the top. Thankyou again,
Thank you Colin and Darryl for an outstanding show! Ours Lions fundraising event was a success and the feedback from our audience has been great! I recommend Colin and company to anyone looking for a sure laugh. Colin was great to work with, professional and seriously funny. It was a blast. Thanks guys from the Pontiac Lions!
Response from Colin O'Brien:
Thanks Derek - Campbell's Bay rocked! We had a great time, and I am glad the audience did too - tell Glenda I said Hi!
(She was such a good sport!)
You and the Pontiac Lions do great things up there, glad the fundraiser was a success.
We recently hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for our staff and spouses and invited Colin and his colleague to provide some hilarious entertainment. We wanted everyone to let their hair down and be treated to some belly-aching laughs and both Colin and Darryl delivered! They were a huge hit with our employees and their show was the talk of the lunchroom for the next few days. Not only was Colin a great entertainer but extremely professional and fun to work with! I would definitely recommend him and would hire him again. Thanks Colin for putting together a great show!
Response from Colin O'Brien:
Our pleasure Angie - that is a fun group you work with!
The first comic, Josh Williams was very funny. He didn't have a lot of the facts about the company correct, although they were provided in advance, but overall did the best with it. Poked fun at the right people and the comments heard afterward were that he was funny. The second comic, Brendan McKeigan started out good, but then dragged on about mini vans and totally lost the attention of the audience. I know the set up was not what the comedians are used to but they were informed it would be set up for a Christmas party with a dinner and dancing. They did vent their frustration and were a bit demanding to myself and another girl that it was not ideal and they needed people to be sitting down. I do want to thank them though for coming to perform at our event.
We hired Colin and his colleagues from Absolute Comedy for our Corporate Christmas party and it was the highlight of the night! We all had tons of laughs and the evening was a huge success, thanks to Colin, Geoff and Rick. Thanks for a great evening guys! We look forward to seeing you perform again!
Colin and the headliners were fantastic and had our sell out audience in stitches, and asking for us to do another show soon. Colin was an excellent host, well organized and kept everything running perfectly.. plus he is very funny too.
We recently hired Colin to bring us a night of comedy for our school fundraiser. He did an amazing job of bringing the perfect comedians with him. We had an audience with a wide range of ages (18-80!) and the comedians read the group perfectly. After speaking with Colin, I was confident that we would be getting a great line up but he and his team far surpassed all of our expectations. We have received nothing but positive feedback from everyone that attended. Thank you so much to you, Karen, Clint and Darryl. It was a blast!!
Thanks to Colin and the group of comedians he brought this year for a great show. This was our fourth year hosting this event and Colin has done an amazing job organizing and bringing quality comedians every year. I highly recommend Colin and know he will satisfy your audience with great humor.
We had three comedians attend our Xmas party as entertainment. Darryl Purvis and two others. They were fantastic. We would definitely do it again
Colin, thanks for an awesome show. It certainly was a pleasure having yourself and other comics entertain us. By the way , thank you for the continuous communication prior to the show, very comforting from a business point of view. Look forward to booking again next year.
Dan , Trina and Corey
Lake Dore RV Resort
Response from Colin O'Brien:
Thanks Dan - we had a great time! Looking forward to the next comedy event on Lake Dore!
For our first time using GigSalad and booking Colin O'Brien everything was easy and Colin was great to deal with. Colin put together an awesome show finding 3 other great comedians to support the show. Colin and the other comedians were all hilarious and had the crowd laughing the entire show! We are very happy with the outcome and look forward to planning another comedy night.
A fun filled evening. Colin had folks rolling in the aisles with his witty and quick humor. Very positive feed back from those who attended our sold out show.
I am a high school Culinary teacher who wanted to do something good for the community and give our students a chance to host and prepare a Gala Dinner. One of the students came up with the idea of a comedy night, and a friend of a friend gave me Colin's name. Colin joined the team wholeheartedly, despite not knowing me from Adam, and lined up a fabulous team of comedians for the evening, he acted as Emcee, organized the line up and gave me invaluable advice as to how to make the evening work. The Comedy Extravaganza was born! Not only did he make the evening amazing, but he was funny too!
We are indebted to him for his skill and charm: the kids had an amazing opportunity, the guests were laughing and talking about next year, and two worthy charities each had a super donation from the proceeds. Colin has embraced our school family, and is joining us again this year as we attempt a repeat performance. Colin is wonderful. We look forward to being entertained by him and his friends again in the second Comedy Extravaganza, and who knows what the future holds...
Response from Colin O'Brien:
Thank you for your kind words Nicola - we had a great time at The Comedy Extravaganza (fabulous title!) and look forward to doing it again! See you next month!
We recently booked Colin for our corporate Christmas Party and we were very impressed with him. His material, was fresh, funny and very relevant to the subject matter of our company. He did a great job providing material that spanned a wide age group as our company has people from all walks of life. No one was offended, everybody laughed and had a great time...what more can be said.
Awesome show !! Couldn't stop laughing, great crowd interaction.
Colin joined us as MC for an evening on the Blue Dot Tour and brought local knowledge and a personal touch to the stage with fluidity and a light comedy. He was was diligent in ensuring that he a had a solid understanding of the tone and needs for the evening, and was then able to be adaptable on the fly as things inevitably changed as they do with live performances. It was a pleasure to work with Colin.
What to Expect
With years of experience I know how difficult it can be to organize an event; customers can hire me to perform on their show, or often I am hired to create the entire show - you provide the audience and I will do the rest!
You can book up to a 90 minute comedy show with myself and two or three other professional comedians. A venue with professional sound and lighting can be booked (40 - 180 people), or the comedy can be brought to you!
(Sound and lights can be provided)
I have worked in small venues, schools, headlined the Tulip Festival's main event, and performed at the NAC theatre - no event is too big or too small!
Colin is one of the top talents in the Ottawa comedy scene, and has been booking corporate and private comedy shows for six years.
As a stand-up comedian, Colin could best be described as fun, clean, clever, and most of all, funny. He covers topics close to him such as 18 years of marriage, his three children, life in Ottawa, growing up in Nova Scotia, and the absurdities of life.
Colin was a finalist in the Funniest Person In The Valley and Absolute Comedy competitions, was chosen to perform on Dr. David Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour, and recently represented Ottawa in a showcase for the Just For Laughs comedy festival.
Sample clips can be provided on request.
Additional Booking Notes
Comedy can be as simple as a spot light, microphone, and a place to stand.
A 150 watt sound system and spotlight can be provided - give us an audience and we'll make your evening!
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||New Year's Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Christmas Party|
|June 18, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 16, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 01, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Lake Dore|
|July 19, 2017–July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Kingston|
|July 04, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Absolute Comedy|
|July 30, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|May 15, 2015||Public Event|
|January 10, 2015||Christmas Party|
|Colin O'Brien||Comedian, producer|
Influences & Inspiration
Jerry Seinfeld, Dimitri Martin, Brian Regan
A crowd, and a place to stand ;)