Simon Rakoff loves his job. Now to be fair, most stand-up comics who are able to make it their career don't take for granted how great a gig it is. But very few veteran comics approach stand-up comedy with the excitement and joy of someone new to the business.
Every year, a host of comedians from across Canada (with a smattering of Brits and Americans) descend into the spring melt of Winnipeg for a week of TV galas, theatre shows, club dates, and live radio recordings.
Returning by popular demand to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival once again, John Wing has more than secured his reputation as a stellar performer and true renaissance man in the world of comedy. A seasoned vet of the stand-up world, both nationally and abroad, Wing has long been one of Canada's most original and consistently irreverent comedic voices.