Dave Hemstad is a well-respected veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. He is highly sought after for his particular brand of clean humour that dissects our day to day lives with a lightning-quick wit that is as engaging as it is relatable.
Born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario, Hemstad was an Academic All-American golfer at Missouri State University who was struck by lightning during a tournament, which significantly altered his career path. Now he is a triple threat in the comedy world as a stand-up, writer, and actor.
Hemstad has taped 17 televised gala performances for Just For Laughs, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He also recorded his own Comedy Now! special. Currently, Hemstad is a regular and favourite on CBC’s The Debaters and has written for CBC’s Still Standing and for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. As an actor, Hemstad has appeared on TV in Lost Girl, Flashpoint, Bomb Girls, and DC Titans, among others, and starred in the 2011 series, Almost Heroes.
Hemstad reads a room like no other. His comedic genius is known and admired across Canada by audiences and performers alike, and his confident and hilarious deliveries make him shine in any venue — whether it’s a 3,000-seat theatre, a corporate conference room, or small comedy club.