Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, New York-based comedian Dave Merheje has had a pretty stellar 2019. He started the year off with a half-hour Netflix stand-up special as part of their Comedians of the World series, popped up as a series regular on the first season of the critically-acclaimed Hulu series Ramy (available in Canada on Crave), and he won the Comedy Album to the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards for his album Good Friend Bad Grammar. This in addition to performing around the U.S. and Canada, as well as wrapping up a long run last year as a recurring character on the popular CBC sitcom Mr. D.
While back in Toronto -- the city where he started stand-up -- for a series of headlining gigs at JFL42, I got the chance to catch up with Dave to talk about the wild year he's had, how he's grown on stage, how his dad reacted to his Juno win, and his new love for Lulu Lemon pants.
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