Tragedy Plus Time: Calgary-based Comedian Jared Wolf Child

Jared Wolf Child, a comedian located in Alberta, is a self-proclaimed dumb and honest comic. With jokes that are just jokes and jokes that are based on his personal life experience, everyone is sure to find something to laugh at. We connected with him to learn more.

Jared Wolf Child

How would you describe your comedy style?

Dumb and honest.

I have material that are strictly jokes, ya know, the ha ha’s

I also have personal jokes about things I’ve experienced.

Who are some of your influences?

Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Patrice O’Neal, Big Jay Oakerson, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Jim Gaffigan, Nate Bargatze, Macklemore (jk)

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

Tony Woods, Kat Williams, Louis C.K. Bill Burr, Russell Peters, Patrice O’Neal, Greg Giraldo, Steven Wright, Daniel Tosh, Eddie Griffin.

Who is your favourite comedian now?

Sam Tallent, Matt Mccusker, Dan Soder, Ralph Barbosa.

What is your pre-show ritual?

I like to write a set list on my phone and listen to previous sets on the way to the shows and chain smoke cigarettes or hit the inside vape.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

The Laugh Shop Calgary and Good Time Lethbridge Comedy Club.

What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?

I got invited to do 25 minutes of standup at this BIPOC Foundation event last November. It wasn’t a place to do comedy; people were walking around, and I wasn’t getting paid. So, for 25 minutes, I bombed. It made me doubt myself as a comedian, but I was only sad for about an hour because, on the drive home, I came up with a bit that became one of my best jokes. I’m proud of it because I got a great joke even though I bombed.

What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?

I listen to many comedy podcasts, and sometimes, the pods will have guests who are comedians.

Tell us a joke about your city.

You’ll have to see it live.

Do you have anything to promote right now?

I have a podcast with my bud Brody Cole called “The Indian and Cowboy Podcast” that is available on all streaming platforms.

Where can we follow you?

InstagramYouTubeTikTokSpotifyApple Podcast

PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?

Faris Hytiaa, Michael Moses, Art Bellerose, Tesh Aytenfisu, Ahmed Ahmed, Maxwell Xavier, Spencer Streichert.