Darcy Michael is a comedian not easily categorized -- and he likes it that way. Essentially, he's just an incredibly funny dude who is able to translate real-life situations into gut-busting bits on stage, and we're all the better for it. Starting stand-up only a few short years ago, Darcy has already accomplished quite a lot, including being featured in a pre-taped bit on The Tonight Show, playing Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival, appearing in his own Comedy Now special on CTV, and even earning a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for his performance at the 2009 Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Darcy is returning to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival this weekend, appearing at another gala taping, Saturday night's Hystereotypes. He also hosted last night's Student Night at the Lo Pub, where he showcased his ability to corral a young crowd at an odd venue for stand-up comedy. It was just further proof of his versatility as a comedian, and should be reason enough to either check him out at the Saturday Evening Gala in Winnipeg or -- should you not be in Peg City this weekend -- see him as he hits a city near you. You should also follow him on Twitter (@thedarcymichael), not just because his day-to-day musings are entertaining, but because the man really needs to increase his followers from the 181 he has as of this writing!
I had the pleasure of speaking with Darcy over the phone last week from his home in B.C., fresh off of him attempting a Jillian Michaels workout. He was still a bit amped up from the workout, but he still provided some laughs while going over his career highlights thus far, why he loves Canadian audiences, and which other Winnipeg Comedy Festival acts he would try and check out this weekend (and of course, who you should try and see).
Paul Little is the founder and Managing Editor of ShowbizMonkeys.com. When not interviewing his favourite musicians and comedians, he can also be found at The Purple Room in Winnipeg, where he is Artistic Director. (@comedygeek)