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- Comedian Type: Stand-Up
- Entertainer Type: Emcee and Speaker
- Show/Info: Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive six times.
- Achievements: He’s performed in both French and in English at the Just for Laughs, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg, P.E.I., Sudbury, Moncton and Grand Rire du Québec Comedy festivals as well as appearances on CBC television and radio
- Performs: Stand up comedy emcee corporate facilitator / moderator
Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. Last year he filmed a gala set for HBO at the festival where he received a standing-ovation at the city’s 3,500 seat Place des Arts. This led to an invitation to perform at this year’s Nasty Show.
GQ Magazine’s Comedy Editor reported that: “Montreal-comic Derek Seguin stole one of the most star-studded gala shows last year from host Whitney Cummings. This year he appeared in The Nasty Show (in which the stand-ups perform their most shocking and filthy material) and proceeded to steal that too. A true star and Montreal’s pride and joy.”
The Montreal Gazette enthused that: “Montreal-area comedian Derek Seguin earned a standing ovation for his set during the ninth Just for Laughs gala at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts in Montreal Sunday, July 28, 2013. Derek Seguin had me gasping for air, I was laughing so hard at the detailing of his second date with his Newfoundland girlfriend. If you require some insight into the particularities of fellatio, well you just watch for this special. What made it great, however, was not the boldness of his material but that he described it all in such childlike wonder. Brilliant.”
Derek’s other televised appearances include performances at the CBC Winnipeg and Halifax festivals, The Newfoundland Comedy Festival, the Grand Rire du Quebec’s Comedie Club series as well as the Just for Laughs Comedy Special, “Oh Canada!”. He has also appeared on CBC Radio’s, “The Debaters” more than twenty-five times and recorded two episodes of CBC television’s, “The Debaters”.
The quintessential performer, Derek is a stand-up comedian, actor, host, narrator, voice actor and most importantly, father of 3 beautiful children… and all this, in both English and French (especially the “papa” part).
Corporate Facilitator / Moderator
Derek Seguin is a renowned Stand-up Comedian who is well known across Canada for his Québécois caricature on stage. He’s performed in both French and in English at the Just for Laughs, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg, P.E.I., Sudbury, Moncton and Grand Rire du Québec Comedy festivals as well as appearances on CBC television and radio (where he’s made a dozen or so appearances on CBC radio’s The Debaters).Combined with all this performance experience though, Derek has over ten years of experience in the corporate world, specifically in Corporate Communications.
In his role as project manager at several different communications agencies, he oversaw such things as the drafting of employee handbooks, employee recruitment campaigns, sales and marketing presentations and communication angles, internal communications guidelines and a wide variety of internal and external communications campaigns.
On top of all this, he has been trained in presentation/presenter coaching by Tim Ferguson of Audience Communications, a Canadian leader in corporate Public Speaking coaching.
Whether you’re looking for some levity in a moderator for your Sales conference, a facilitator in your corporate objectives retreat or someone who will keep you on track in any open discussion forum, Derek has the versatility and professional experience to know when the situation needs some humour and when it’s time to get down to serious business, and all this, in both of Canada’s official languages. He makes a great addition to meetings and events of any size or depth…
Did we mention he owns over a dozen different suits and hundreds of ties… so if you like, he can even try to wear your corporate colours. (That was Derek’s idea… always looking for that thing that will tip the scales in his favour.)