Ron James

Ron James

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Paralympic Snowboarder | National Standing Amputee Hockey Athlete | Keynote Speaker

Ron James, a comedic luminary renowned across Canada for over two decades, seamlessly blends satire and linguistic flair on stage. With a BA in History from Acadia University and roots at The Second City, his forty-one-year journey in comedy has been nothing short of remarkable. From cult-favorite roles like 'My Talk Show' in Los Angeles to acclaimed solo performances like 'Up and Down in Shaky Town,' Ron's career is studded with highlights. Named Comedian of the Year at the CCA’s, he's graced screens with hits like 'Blackfly' and 'The Ron James Show'. Amidst the pandemic, Ron's creativity soared with 'Live from My Living Room' on ZOOM, while his forthcoming book, 'All Over the Map', promises further delights from this comedic maestro.
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RON JAMES BIOGRAPHY

Ron James stands as a comedic luminary whose wit and linguistic finesse have enraptured audiences across Canada for over two decades. His unique blend of satire and storytelling takes spectators on a roller coaster ride through contemporary culture, leaving them breathless with laughter and reflection.

Ron’s illustrious career began with his tenure at The Second City, North America’s premier breeding ground for comedy, where he honed his craft throughout the 1980s. From there, he ventured to Los Angeles, landing roles in television series like ‘My Talk Show’ and captivating audiences with his talent for comedy. Despite setbacks, Ron’s resilience and creativity led him to star in his own television series, ‘Blackfly’, and become a fixture on Canada’s comedy scene, performing in theaters nationwide.

Armed with a BA degree in History from Acadia University, Ron’s academic background provided him with a solid foundation for his comedic endeavors. His thirst for knowledge and storytelling prowess later earned him an Honourary Doctorate in the Humanities from his alma mater in 2014, further solidifying his status as a master wordsmith.

Ron’s ability to weave intricate narratives with razor-sharp wit sets him apart as a comedic virtuoso. His expertise in dissecting contemporary culture and delivering poignant observations has made him a household name in Canadian comedy. Furthermore, his proficiency in captivating audiences through both live performances and televised specials showcases his versatility and adaptability as an entertainer.

Throughout his career, Ron has garnered numerous accolades, including being voted Comedian of the Year at the CCA’s and starring in award-winning television series like ‘The Ron James Show’. His record-breaking nine one-hour comedy specials for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have become a beloved New Year’s Eve tradition, solidifying his legacy as one of Canada’s most beloved comedians.

Beyond the spotlight, Ron’s passion for comedy is matched only by his love for storytelling and exploration. His forthcoming book, ‘All Over the Map’: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road’, offers readers a glimpse into his adventures and musings, further cementing his status as a cherished figure in Canadian culture.

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All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road
All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road
Canada's most verbally virtuosic comic makes his literary debut—and he's just as richly, gloriously funny on the page as on stage. His legion of fans—the ones who ensure his every show the length and breadth of Canada is sold out—recognize Ron James as one of the great stand-ups of his...

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