This last year has been the busiest to date for Garrett Clark. In just a 9 month period Garrett has performed at 3 of the prestigious Just For Laughs Festivals (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) hitting many of the stages including opening for Todd Barry and Iliza Shlesinger. He was also selected among the "Best of Fest" at Big Pine Comedy Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona and recently headlined shows all across Scotland. After training with The Groundlings in Hollywood, Garrett has landed countless TV spots and earned roles in award winning short films.
Other credits include CBC Television, Winner of the World Series of Comedy (Winnipeg Satellite), NXNE, Seattle International Comedy Competition, CBC's LOL, Second City alumnus and regular play on Sirius XM Radio.
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Garrett was 14 when he started taking improv classes at Toronto's famous The Second City. He commuted from north of the city to take classes there every week, in hopes to network, and fine tune his comedic and performing talents. A couple years later when he was 16 and could drive, Garrett started showing up at the Toronto Yuk Yuk's every Monday to watch the amateur night.
By the time he was 17, he had worked up the nerve to try stand-up. During his first few months of working open mic nights at various clubs, Garrett auditioned for a position as Network Host for The CBC's, The X. Garrett beat out 500 hopefuls and got the role. The gig took him from Winnipeg, to Flin Flon, to Moose Jaw, to Yellowknife filming comedic segments with the local high school kids. Unfortunately Garrett's time on the show was short lived. After only 6 months he returned to Toronto and picked up where he left off. Telling jokes in bars and comedy clubs. At 19, Garrett was hired on to work for the very company that he had trained at, and that many of his role models had graduated from. The Second City. He was hired on to act in the critically acclaimed, Tony and Tina's Wedding. An interactive dinner theatre comedy that had been running in Toronto for many years as well as at Second Citys' around North America, like Chicago, New York and LA. At 20, Garrett packed up and headed west for a change of scene. He moved to Kelowna, BC and was only going to be west for a short period of time. Or so he thought. Garrett had fallen in love with the west,
and had discovered that there was in fact a Yuk Yuk's "On Tour" room in Kelowna that had 3 shows a night. This fantastic news, coupled with the company of his sister and the beautiful surroundings was enough to get him to stay in BC for some time to come. He approached the bar manager Miriam to see if he could get on stage at some point. As luck would have it, Miriam was not feeling great that night and needed someone to MC the show. Garrett stepped up and was invited back, and back again. It was one of these nights that Garrett met his partner in comedic crime. After traveling back to Australia and taking a bit of time off, he returned back to the club and met another young comic who had taken on hosting the show. His name was Rob Balsdon. They spoke for a while and realized that they had an unbelievably similar path. Not only did they discover that they had both moved west from Newmarket, Ontario, but that they had both started comedy at the same time and
knew the same people and had performed at the same clubs. For them to not meet through out their years in Toronto, but in little Kelowna, BC was remarkable to both of them. Over the following years the two of them would perform together, encourage each other, and tear apart clubs, bars, school gyms, and curling clubs across BC and Canada together.
Today, Garrett is a busy comedian working in both Western and Eastern Canada, and aspires to world domination in the next few years. Help him takeover the world and book Garrett Today!