Nigel Grinstead

Nigel Grinstead

Nigel Grinstead’s laid back charm and absurd takes on life have earned him the reputation of being one of the most imaginative comics in Canada. He jumpstarted his career with consecutive victories in high-profile competition, receiving the Tim Sim’s Encouragement Fund for his win at Cream of Comedy 2013, placing first in the 2014 Toronto Comedy Brawl, as well as taking home first place at the Homegrown competition at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival: an annual contest recognizing the strongest upcoming Canadian talent. His most recent victory came in the form of $10,000 at the 2018 Brantford Comedy Festival. All of this momentum granted him the opportunity to perform in festivals all across the country including the Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Sudbury’s LOL Festival, and NXNE. Above all, Nigel has had the distinct honor of taping three sets at Just For Laughs to air on The Comedy Network, as well as two sets for CBC Television at the Halifax Comedy Festival. He was also a two-time finalist in Sirius XM’s Top Comic competition and has performed at renowned venues such as Massey Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Theater.

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