Chatting With Stand-Up Comedian, Charles Haycock

Charles Haycock is an African-born Canadian stand-up comedian here in Alberta. He has appeared on national television and radio, as well as at festivals like Just For Laughs in Montreal.

We had the chance to catch up with him about his social media content, influences and more.

Charles Haycock

How would you describe your comedy style?

Observational/left field

Who are some of your influences?

Lots but the guys that inspired me to begin are Mitch Hedberg, Stephen Wright, and Demetri Martin.

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

Louis CK, Mitch Hedberg, Dane Cook.

Who is your favourite comedian now?

My 2 favourites of all time are Norm Macdonald and Mitch Hedberg.

What is your pre-show ritual?

I pace like a psycho and mutter to myself to try and remember my jokes. Sometimes I also listen to rap music to get my mind off of the nerves.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

The basement of a Church for a Ladies Night. Comedy can really exist anywhere, and those ladies were fun.

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

I have a bit about Windows that I like because it started off pretty bad, but I always believed in it and didn’t give up which made the payoff very glorious.

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

The best is randomly seeing somebody fantastic live without knowing about them prior; you’re being surprised by the full experience. This is how I found out about Andrew Shulz years ago.

Tell us a joke about your city.

I’ve been living on the road a lot, so I’ll have to write some jokes about the highway first haha.

Do you have anything to promote right now?

Yes, I’m posting weekly comedy content on my social media!

Where can we follow you? 

Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Website

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

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