Tragedy Plus Time: Calgary Comedian Kelly Taylor

Calgary’s own Kelly Taylor is a standout comedian, known for his sharp wit and relatable humour. With over a decade in the comedy scene, Taylor’s comedic style effortlessly connects everyday experiences with laughter. His performances, whether in clubs or on TV, showcase a unique blend of local and universal humour, making him a beloved figure who leaves audiences in stitches.

Kelly Taylor

How would you describe your comedy style?

Storytelling type comedian, can go clean or dirty depending on the crowd.

Who are some of your influences?

Dad and brothers would be influences

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

Favourite would be Norm MacDonald.

Who is your favourite comedian now?

Nate Nargatze, Jon Dore

What is your pre-show ritual?

Pre show- I used to say drinking, but now depending on the show maybe going over notes if doing new stuff, or playing crib on my phone.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

Favourite place would be overseas for the troops, or that might be more of a favourite people. Favourite place I guess would be The Capitol in Saskatoon/ Rumours in Winnipeg/ Calgary at Laughshop. Just great venues crowds, and owners

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

Favourite bit is usually what’s newest because it’s exciting as it’s in its new building faze, and I am not sure which way it’s gonna go.

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

Favourite medium for comedy… is the way you should watch it Live! Everything is always better live. Comedy/ Music/ Sports

Tell us a joke about your city.

My city is known as a tough Northern Saskatchewan town. I Love it. Most small towns have signs when you come in saying Home of whoever is from there that played in the NHL. My town had Dave Manson, and now his son Josh plays in the NHL, so perfect my city should say Welcome to Prince Albert Home of The Manson Family.

Do you have anything to promote right now?

Podcast: Tic with a side of Tets

Where can we follow you?


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

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