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Andrew Phung

Award-Winning Actor and Star, CBC’s Kim’s Convenience | Comedian and Improviser

Andrew Phung

Andrew Phung’s infectious and relatable personality has made him one of Canada’s top comedic performers, best known as a star on CBC’s hit television series Kim’s Convenience. His work earned him four Canadian Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. An award-winning actor, improv comedian, and writer, Phung is a sought-after emcee, having hosted events for The City of Calgary, Telus Spark, ATB Financial, and numerous non-profits. He brings his off-the-cuff comedic charm and boundless enthusiasm to every engagement.

Starting his path as a performer at the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, Phung developed a love for the stage and saw it as the one place where he fit in and could be himself. Over a decade later he continues to be a part of the Theatre, both as a senior ensemble performer and instructor. Phung regularly presents to student groups on the subjects of improvisation, volunteering, and community involvement, and presented a TEDx Talk titled “The Obvious Secret to Engage Youth.” As part of his community involvement, he’s also the director of special projects at the non-profit Youth Central.

Phung’s recent television and film credits include The Beaverton, Events Transpiring, Wynonna Earp, and The Canadian Improv Games with Andrew Phung, where he served as the host for the factual docu-series. He can also be heard on CBC Radio as a regular contributor to Now or Never, The Debaters, and Because News. Phung is also starring in the upcoming CBC television series, Run the Burbs, which he co-created and serves as executive producer.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • In the heart of our Midway Andrew Phung has become a regular fixture at the Calgary Stampede, lending his voice and unique personality to of one of our busiest programs for four years running. He is skilled with the microphone, poised, well-spoken and highly engaging. What I most admire about Andrew’s performance, is his ability to get the audience working with him as he builds their energy. Andrew is always a pleasure to work with, and very well prepared to take on anything we throw at him.

  • I’ll never forget it. Andrew was emceeing a student pitch contest for us. One of the students lost their train of thought and froze. An awkward hush fell over the entire room – that is, all except for one. Andrew yelled “you got this!” The audience cheered, the student recovered and even went on to win. A host that engages the audience throughout, is hilarious, and can even save the day. That’s Andrew Phung.

  • Andrew connects with people. He seems to have a special ability of breaking down borders between the stage and the audience, striking a perfect balance between humour and professionalism; with Andrew at the helm, your show will run to the schedule but it’ll also be funny. He’s quick on his feet and easy to work with while you’re planning your event. Hiring Andrew to MC one of our student challenges was one of the best decisions we made in our planning.

  • Andrew’s energy, enthusiasm and professionalism engaged our audience of nearly 300 people and brought the personality of our brand to life. We couldn’t have picked a better emcee to host a very important event – the official launch of our new business, Alberta BoostR, ATB’s crowdfunding platform. From the first time we met Andrew, we were drawn to his upbeat personality and the understanding he’d already developed of our company and what we were looking for in an emcee. Not only was Andrew great on the stage, he was also a wonderful collaborator, providing insights and advice on the flow of the event, which contributed to us putting on a better event. We were happy but not surprised when several of our guests commented on the incredible emcee and his talent at being relatable, humorous and professional. We’d love to stay in touch with Andrew and highly recommend his talent to anyone who wants to put on an amazing event.

  • Our annual Small Business Week Awards Show was hosted by the incorrigible and energetic Andrew Phung ; we can honestly say that was the most fun we’ve had doing the wave at a small business show! The sheer volume of #SBWYYC selfies he had the crowd taking almost broke Twitter (at least, we like to think so!)

  • Andrew brought life to our event with his quick wit, charm and confidence. We had a few hiccups, but he was able to think of his feet so it seemed like we had zero. Over the next few days, we had many compliments from attendees that were directed to him – even calling him the star of the show! I would definitely recommend him and use him again!

  • We booked Andrew and his improv partner Renee to perform for us at our biannual update meeting for staff. Andrew and Renee found exactly the right balance of playful teasing of our municipal government ways and educating our staff on our key messages. The pair recalled all of the insider info we had fed them and weaved it into their skit seamlessly, and the audience really enjoyed the show. Thank you for making us look so good!

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