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Daryn Jones

Comedian & Media Personality

If you’re looking for safe, predictable, middle-of-the-road comedy, Daryn Jones is not your guy. If you prefer intelligent and edgy humor, replete with a satirical view on current events and politics, then there’s no one better. A prolific comedian, Jones is guaranteed to be a hit as a stand-up act or emcee of your event.  

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Just Say Hello
“Just Say Hello” is the title of Daryn Jones’ hilarious and interactive multimedia keynote address. Daryn stresses the importance of ‘putting yourself out there’ and saying hello to everyone you meet. If you just say hello, you are opening yourself to new relationships, new business contacts, and potential opportunities. Whether it be calling Rick Mercer out of the blue, reaching out to comedy clubs to book stage time, or simply being open to new relationships and ideas where ever he his, Daryn uses hysterical video clips and amazing stories to show how ‘just saying hello’ has shaped his career and led to exciting and unexpected new opportunities.

Platform Plus

Host/MC/Interviewer

Daryn has got what it takes to help bring your event to life, keep timing on track and have a good time.

Entertainer | Daryn Jones Live!

Daryn will develop a show for for your conference or event with both professionalism and good fun!

Awards

2011
Gemini Award | Best Writing of a Comedy Series

Summary Profile

Daryn Jones became a staple of Canadian television in 2006 when he took on the role of host and creative producer of MTV Canada’s flagship series MTV Live. During his six years on MTV he became known for his sharp wit and infectious energy. While there he had the opportunity to interview a variety of newsworthy guests including Tom Cruise, Weird Al Yankovic and Quentin Tarantino. Born in Victoria, BC, Daryn began his career in stand-up comedy clubs at the age of 17.

After establishing himself in Toronto, he partnered with comedian Mista Mo to create and co-host the award-winning comedy series Buzz. Originally airing on the Rogers Community Television in the mid-nineties, Buzz was picked up by the Comedy Network where Daryn’s wry humour and guerilla-style attack comedy found a burgeoning fan base. The show ran on Comedy Network from 2000 to 2005 garnering Daryn a Gemini Award for Best Writing of a Comedy Series in 2001. In 2004, before the end of Buzz, Daryn joined the Rick Mercer Report as a writer and on-air correspondent.

After a 6 year run at MTV, he was named as host of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Over the Rainbow, the live, national search for Dorothy that aired on CBC Television in the 2012–13 season. After the conclusion of the show, Jones made regular appearances on Hockey Night in Canada for its 60th season. In 2014 Daryn became the host of Food Network’s Donut Showdown.