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Darrin Rose


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Award-Winning Comedian & Media Personality

Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s most popular comedians. The host of Match Game on the Comedy Network, Darrin is also known as Bill the bartender on the CBC sitcom Mr. D. He has appeared twice on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, and has been called “one of the hottest comedians in Canada” by GQ magazine.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Corporate Entertainment
Darrin delivers stand-up comedy as the entertainment portion of events.
Need a funny emcee for your event? An acclaimed comedian, Darrin will keep your crowd laughing and make your event memorable.

Audience reviews:

  • Darrin was an excellent MC for our conference, he was entertaining, funny and serious when he needed to be. Our audience of marketers and advertising agencies loved him, in part because he never tried to take over the show, he played a key role but also left room for others to shine – and that is the secret to being a smart, as well as a great, MC.

    - Canadian Media Directors’ Council
  • Darrin was the host / entertainment for an annual awards gala and he knocked our socks off. He did an awesome job and the feedback from the attendees has been great. One attendee remarked he was the best host in the 18-year history of the event! They loved him, and so did I!

    - The KIRA Awards
  • Pharmacists are a tough group at a conference to loosen up and enjoy themselves, but not only Darrin's comedic skills but his superb abilities as an MC got everyone involved, laughing and having a great time! He was the hit of the show!

    - Loblaw’s Pharmacy Division
  • Your professionalism and flexibility really helped to make the event an exceptional experience for our clients and so many of them shared their feedback with us about how freakin' funny you are!

    - On-X Enterprise Solutions
  • Darrin was great and the audience had nothing but positive things to say.  I look forward to working with him again in the future.

    - Canadian Cable Systems Alliance

Speaker Biography

Darrin has appeared seven times at the Just For Laughs festival. Darrin won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Performance for his appearance on Just for Laughs in 2014, and has been nominated another eight times including Best Stand-Up Comic in 2011 and 2016. His half hour stand-up special, broadcast on CTV, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series.

In 2016, he was nominated for a second Canadian Screen Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role on Mr. D. Darrin has contributed humour articles to the National Post, and won a Canadian Screenwriting Award in 2012, following nominations in 2009 and 2010. His one man show, Whats Potpourri?, was selected Best of the Fest at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In 2016, Darrin appeared in his first movie role, in Disney’s The Swap. He was a regular on MuchMusic’s hit show Video On Trial. Darrin tours internationally as a stand-up comedian, including at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.

Darrin has performed stand-up or hosted corporate events for Bell Media, Loblaw’s, ON-X, Investor’s Group, the Canadian Media Director’s Council, the Kipling Group, Medavie Blue Cross, and many others. He has hosted award shows such as the Canadian Screen Awards, the KIRA Awards, the Canadian Cable System’s Tuned In Canada Awards, The Crystals Radio Awards at Canadian Music Week, and the Bell Aliant CEO Excellence Awards. Darrin has made countless media appearances.

In print, he has been featured in the Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Globe & Mail, National Post, Ottawa Sun, Calgary Herald, St. John’s Telegram, Winnipeg Free Press, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Moncton Times & Transcript, Georgia Straight (Vancouver), Edinburgh’s daily paper The Scotsman, Halifax Chronicle Herald, The Coast, NOW Toronto, Eye Weekly, 24 Hrs and nationally in the Metro newspaper. On TV, he has appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, the Marilyn Denis Show, CTV’s the Social, CP24 Breakfast, CTV Morning Live, Global TV’s The Morning Show, CityTV’s Breakfast Television, MTV Live, and Much’s New.Music.Live. He has been interviewed on the major morning radio shows in most cities in Canada.