WHO IS RON JAMES?
Consistently hailed by critics from coast to coast, ...‘explosively funny’/Chronicle Herald)...‘the funniest man in Canada’/Victoria Times Colonist), award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres from ‘The Rock’ to ‘Lotus Land’ for 15 years, with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically-charged performances. Marshalling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a two hour, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with a razor sharp wit, uncompromising standards and a unique, poetically honed delivery. He has written and starred in 7 one hour comedy specials, (‘Up and Down in Shaky Town’/ ‘The Road Between My Ears’/ ‘Quest for the West’/ ‘West Coast Wild’/ ‘Back Home’/ ‘Manitoba Bound’/ 'The Big Picture'), several of which garnered nearly one million viewers on CBC in a coveted New Year’s Eve 9 p.m. time slot, receiving stellar critical acclaim in the process: ‘a comedic a tour de force’...(Globe & Mail/John Doyle).
After five seasons starring in the aptly named ‘THE RON JAMES SHOW’, for which he received a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Series,’ he filmed his seventh television comedy special, ‘The Big Picture’, before a sold out crowd at 1700 seat Fallsview Casino. Unlike regional themes that dominated past specials, his latest project moves full tilt cross a wider world of issues covering everything from social media, family, corporate spin, ISIS and beyond. Ron has won a Gemini Award writing for ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes’; created and starred for two seasons in the TV series ‘BLACKFLY’; been voted ‘Comedian of the Year’ and received the ‘Dave Broadfoot Comedic Genius Award’ from the CCA’s for his impressive & inspiring body of work.