Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Bio and Credits and References


Greg Houston
1-613-884-7211
GregHoustonComedy@gmail.com
www.GregHoustonComedy.com
instagram: @GregHoustonComedy twitter: @GHoustonComedy

“Houston is definitely funny - great laughs.” -New Ottawa Critics.
“Houston earns many laughs with his self-deprecating sense of humour.” -On Stage.

BIO:
Greg Houston, from Ottawa by way of small town Ontario, has been entertaining Canada for over 5 years. His silly observations and storytelling style brings the big beavertail to life and always leaves audiences wanting more. Just don't feed him pizza after midnight... 
He was the winner of the 'Funniest of the Fringe' 2017 Kingston and Ottawa Comedy Best Newcomer 2012 awards. With a resume of credits like: Alterna Crack Up Festival, Cottage Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival; and chosen to open for Tig Notaro, Doug Stanhope, and Mike MacDonald - he's a talented silly boy that is sought after year round. 

Smart and hip - Greg Houston wows audiences with his nuanced perspective about life and the struggle. A cleaner comedic approach gives him the ability to perform to any crowd and bring them along for a roller coaster ride of laughs. 
Email for any and all bookings. 
Personal Creative Profile: by Spoiled Rotten Life.
-GH

Comedy Credits:
Selected to open for Tig Notaro - Bronson Centre September 2016
Winner of the 'Funniest of the Fringe' Award Winner - Kingston Storefront Fringe Festival.

Winner of the Ottawa Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2012.
Winner of Ottawa Comedy Awards Best Independent Show 2014.
Opened for Doug Stanhope 2015 Weeping Liaisons Tour & 2013 Tiny Blisters Tour (June 11th 2015 & August 20th 2013, Babylon Nightclub, Ottawa, Canada).
Supporting Act for Neil Hamburger 2016 at Yuk Yuks Ottawa.
Has performed with: Jon Dore, Mike MacDonald, Mark Little, Chris Locke, Carmen Lynch, Mark Forward, K. Trevor Wilson, Derek Seguin, Ali Hassan, Stephanie Tolev, John Hastings, Dave Merheje, Don Kelly, Arthur Simeon, Tyler Morrison, Fraser Young, Sean Donnelly...
Performs regularly at Absolute Comedy (Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto - Canada).
Performs regularly at Yuk Yuks (Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga - Canada).
Performs regularly at Comedy Nest (Montreal, Canada).
Performed at Cracking Up the Capital Festival 2015 - BattleCom.
Performed at Ottawa Fringe Festival 2017, 2015.
Performed at Ottawa Explosion! Festival 2015, 2014, 2013.
Performed at ChinatownRemized 2015 ,2014.
Performed at the Cottage Comedy Festival 2014.
Performed at the Dark Comedy Festival 2014.
Hosts a weekly Brewery Bingo night at Lowertown Brewery York st.
TV credits: Rogers Ottawa, CTV Ottawa

Successfully run Open Mic nights at Mugshots Jail Bar, Manx Pub, Maxwells Bistro.
Previous ran a Monthly Roast Show at Pour Boy on Somerset the third Sunday of each month.
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RIPGRINDRComedy.
RIPBrewHaHa.
RIPMaXXXedOutMonday.

Other Credits:
Curated and run a group art show as Oz Kafe May 11 2015 PIZZA ART SHOW.
Presenter at Pecha Kucha x Ottawa Architecture Week 2015.
Hosted Herd Magazine Launch Party volume: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
MC'd many music shows for RockSteady Bookings. Rock, Hip-Hop, Alt-Rock, Rap, Punk.
Hosted the First Annual Ottawa Food Truck Rally for Ottawa Community Housing.
MC'd the MOMENTUM Grad Exhibit's First Party (January 26 2013, Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa, Canada).
Hosted the Tits N' Stache Fashion Show (November 12th 2012, Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa, Canada).
Hosted the Plaid Party and Logger Release at Kichesippi Brewery (November 3rd 2012, Ottawa, Canada).
MC'd the 4th Annual Zombie Strippers Rockalily Burlesque Show (October 31st 2013, Babylon Nightclub, Ottawa, Canada).
MC'd the Beau's Main Stage at ChinatownRemixed 2014.
Hosted the Beer Barley and Food (Cowboy Campfire Edition) Event (October 19th 2014, Rideau Pines Farm, Ottawa, Canada
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