About

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“One of the hottest comics in Canada right now, who stormed the Just For Laughs festival.”
– GQ Magazine


Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s most popular comedians. The host of Match Game on the Comedy Network, Darrin is also known as Bill the bartender on the CBC sitcom Mr. D, now in its sixth season. He has appeared twice on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, and has been called “one of the hottest comedians in Canada” by GQ magazine. 

Darrin has appeared seven times at the Just For Laughs festival. Darrin won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Performance for his appearance on Just for Laughs in 2014, and has been nominated another eight times including Best Stand-Up Comic in 2011 and 2016. His half hour stand-up special, broadcast on CTV, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series. In 2016, he was nominated for a second Canadian Screen Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role on Mr. D.

Darrin has contributed humour articles to the National Post, and won a Canadian Screenwriting Award in 2012, following nominations in 2009 and 2010. His one man show, What’s Potpourri?, was selected Best of the Fest at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In 2016, Darrin appeared in his first movie role, in Disney’s The Swap. He has appeared on NBC;s Last Comic Standing, MTV Live, and was a regular on MuchMusic’s hit show Video On Trial.

Darrin tours internationally as a stand-up comedian, including at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.


“Hilarious!”
– TV Guide

“A gosh darned funny comedian”
– Craig Ferguson

FOUR STARS “This is one of the most articulate comics I’ve seen lately, with a well-thought-out concept put across with pizzazz.”
– The Scotsman newspaper, Edinburgh

“Ultra polished.” “Super stand-up.”
Now Magazine, Toronto

“One of Canada’s best comedic exports”
Cadence magazine

“Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s preeminent comics, a multifaceted funnyman who is as comfortable onstage as he is onscreen”
Verb Magazine