Mike Paterson

Mike Paterson is a Montreal-based comedian, writer and actor.

As a stand-up comic, Mike regularly tours across Canada and has made over a dozen appearances here at JFL. He has been featured on CTV’s ComedyNow! and has contributed to the CBC Radio programs Laugh Out Loud and The Debaters.

After performing in English for over 20 years, Mike is now transcending linguistic borders and carving out a name for himself as a bilingual comedian. He was featured on the Videotron Juste pour rire Gala hosted by Mike Ward, and Peter McLeod’s ComediHa! Gala in Quebec City. This past year, he was a writer and performer on the wildly popular Mike Ward Show on Teletoon.

Mike is widely recognized as Mr. Gross on the CBC children's game show series Surprise! It's Edible Incredible! as well as for Rank the Prank.  Other television credits include Toon Marty, Bad Hair Day, The Game , Syfy’s Being Human, the Quebec hit series Ces gars la, En avant la MusiquePlus!, and The Fixer. On the feature film side, Mike has appeared in I’m Not There starring Cate Blanchett, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Dominion and most recently, The Death & Life of John F. Donovan, directed by Xavier Dolan.  Also an accomplished theatre actor, Mike has had lead roles in the Segal Centre productions of The Odd Couple, Harvey, Guys and Dolls and Glengarry Glen Ross. He is a graduate of the Dawson College Professional Theatre program.

In his spare time, Mike works for the International Wrestling Syndicate as manager of The Black Fists Wrestling Faction.

Mike’s world is just a little bit wacky, a little bit unexpected and all hilarious.