Long before he created CTV’s Corner Gas—the most successful Canadian sitcom in history—and Hiccups, Brent Butt developed a unique brand of stand-up humour and garnered a legion of devoted fans. A huge draw every time he performs, he is guaranteed to fill the house and, moreover, bring it down.
“Though this country has proved itself more than capable of producing high-quality situation comedy, there was always a reluctance by our own mass audience to embrace it in any significant numbers ... Until Corner Gas.”— The Toronto Star
Brent Butt is the creator, star, and executive producer of CTV’s beloved comedy Corner Gas, which garnered over a million viewers each week for its last five seasons. It was a staple of Canadian television and has won countless Canadian Comedy, Gemini, and Writers Guild of Canada awards. He wrote, produced, and starred in feature film No Clue, which opened March 2014 and co-starred Amy Smart and David Koechner.
Butt’s style, which he calls “coffee shop humour,” is conversational, relaxed, and very funny. “My friends and I used to sit in the local coffee shop, for hours, talking [about] everything from world domination to the best kind of socks,” he says says. “That’s what I try to recapture onstage, that easy style. The jokes naturally build and multiply. You don't have to force them.” A stand-up comic for all occasions, his act is clean, inoffensive, and positive. He is a natural whose firm sense of the ridiculous in everyday life generates a performance that is as hilarious as it is memorable.
“It was an absolute privilege to work with Brent Butt for an entire weekend during the 101st Grey Cup Festival. Our success was as important to him as it was to us—a true professional.”Grey Cup Festival
“We can always count on Brent to deliver a hilarious and engaging performance for our many corporate and charitable events.”Vancouver Canucks
“Please pass on to Mr. Butt our sincerest thanks for this excellent job at our 100th Anniversary celebrations last weekend. Many, many people have expressed to me how perfectly his routine and humour complemented the nature and tone of our centennial. People were thoroughly entertained and appreciated that his act was hysterical without resorting to profanity and inappropriateness. He is a natural and talented comic. Mr. Butt really did a fine job and we'd like him to know that.”Luther College