About

Award-winning standup comedian Danish Anwar has built a comedy resume so thick the Kardashians are suing for copyright.

As a standup, he has worked with comedy titans like Dave Attell, Russell Peters, Paul Provenza, Gina Yashere, K Trevor Wilson, Brian Moses & Ms Pat, and performed at major comedy festivals worldwide like the Magners Comedy Festival in Bangkok, Just For Laughs Toronto, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and OFF JFL @ Just For Laughs Montreal

Danish boasts multiple appearances on TV & Radio, such as CBC comedy specials Truth Bomb, Fish Out Of Water & Truth To Power, regular appearances on morning TV, CBC’s The Debaters & Laugh Out Loud,  and the award winning documentary “Stand Up Toronto”, commissioned for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

He also writes for CBC’s Because News, one of Canada’s most popular radio shows with a million weekly listeners.

A trendsetting producer with a reputation for sold out events worldwide, he runs electric shows at marquee venues like The Comedy Store in LA, New York Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club in London, and The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, alongside fan favourite recurring shows in Toronto at Comedy Bar, Yuk Yuk’s, Greenport Cannabis,The Medley and the CAA Theatre.

Danish is the creator of the wildly popular battle show Your Hood’s A Joke – a global phenomenon currently playing in LA, New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok & Toronto – and the founder of Toronto Comedy All Stars, one of the most successful live comedy labels in Canada.

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Awards & Notable Achievements

  • Featured on 3 CBC TV standup specials: Truth Bomb, Fish Out Of Water, Truth To Power
  • Multiple appearances on popular CBC Radio shows such as The Debaters & Laugh Out Loud
  • Comedy festivals like OFF JFL @ Just For Laughs Montreal, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL42 (Just For Laughs Toronto), Magners International Comedy Festival in Bangkok
  • Performed with Russell Peters, Dave Attell, Aparna Nancherla, Gina Yashere, DeAnne Smith
  • Covered the 2016 US Election on CityTV’s comedy panel
  • Creator & Producer – Your Hood’s A Joke
  • Founder & Producer – Toronto Comedy All Stars
  • Producer – I Heart Jokes Awards
  • ANOKHI Media’s Most Promising Comedian 2015
  • NOMINEE – Tim Sims Encouragement Award (2012) as one of Canada’s best new comedic prospects by The Second City
  • Finalist in JFL42’s Funniest Torontonian search (2012)

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