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Dean Jenkinson

Award-winning Comedian, Staff comedy writer This Hour Has 22 Minutes

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Dean Jenkinson is a Winnipegger and proud of it. Dean Jenkinson tours the country regularly, performing his unique brand of clean stand-up comedy from coast to coast for corporate and convention clients. Since starting his comedy career over a decade ago, this young veteran has gone on to numerous national television and radio appearances. Comedian Dean Jenkinson ‘ He’ll make you think. He’ll make you laugh. He’ll make you think you’re laughing.

Dean Jenkinson is an award-winning comedian and comedy writer in Winnipeg, Canada. He’s currently a writer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Dean wrote the 22 Minutes sketch “Sponsor An Executive” which despite being geo-fenced in Canada has been viewed over 1.3 million times on YouTube. He’s written for several Just For Laughs specials, creating material for such acts as The Muppets, Joan Rivers, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and cast members from The Big Bang Theory.  

Dean Jenkinson is also a sought-after comedy writer, having written on the Global TV sitcom ‘Big Sound’ and the CBC Radio programs ‘What a Week’ and ‘The Irrelevant Show’. CBC news viewers recognize Dean Jenkinson from his award-winning satirical commentaries on shows like ‘Canada Now’ and ‘Saturday Report’. He is heard every Friday morning on CBC Manitoba’s ‘Information Radio’ as ‘The Headliner,’ singing an original comedy song from the week’s headlines.

When he's not writing comedy or performing in a comedy club, Dean entertains at corporate and community events across Canada. He's the perfect emcee for your event or awards night, or as after-dinner entertainment for your conference, fundraiser, or Christmas party.

Television / Film / Radio

  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival - CBC
  • Comedy Now! - CTV
  • The Debaters - CBC
  • Royal Canadian Air Farce - CBC

Comedy Writer

  • This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Staff writer since 2007
  • Just For Laughs - Montreal Comedy Festival
  • Halifax Comedyfest
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Sunnyside

Career Highlights

  • Canadian Comedy Award - Winner
  • Canadian Screen Award - Winner
  • WGC Screenwriting Awards - Winner
  • Gemini Award - Nominee

Stage Appearances With

  • Great Big Sea
  • The Commitments
  • The Nylons
  • ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
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