Welcome, Jimmy. For the new fans can you give us a brief intro to you and your work?
I’ve always wanted to be a performer. After mustering up the courage to audition, I booked my first role in a short NB film called Mailbox Romance way back in 2006, earning me the Best Actor Award at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB. After getting a couple of smaller roles in films in NB and Nova Scotia I later discovered my love of performing Stand Up Comedy. After working for several years on my act and building invaluable relationships in the Atlantic Canadian comedy scene things started to get busier. I feel very lucky to have the opportunities that are presented to me today.
What got you started down the comedy path?
My childhood best friend Jesse lent me a VHS copy of Eddy Murphy Delirious and a Richard Pryor special. I never laughed so hard in my life (with my bedroom door locked of course). Both of my idols in comedy imitated their fathers in their sets. I knew I wanted to do the same. My jokes are primarily focused on my experiences growing up in Miramichi, NB. My first open mic was at Wilser’s Room in Fredericton NB. I was so nervous and shaky. From then I was hooked.