Dylan Gott, a Toronto Stand-up Comedian, has toured the country and shared his stand-up in over twenty different countries and has even been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award! He is loved by many Canadians and you can even find his most recent comedy album “Dr.Plops” on Spotify. It is sure to give you face-numbing, stomach-hurting levels of laughter. Enjoy our interview with Dylan Gott below!
How would you describe your comedy style?
I’m a balding guy who internalizes his disagreements with his wife/family/co-workers and then brings them to the stage. That and I do a lot of crowd work when the audience can’t relate to me
Who are some of your influences?
Jim Gaffigan was a big influence on me, so was Eddie Murphy, Rodney Dangerfield and then some comedians who turned out to be horrible criminals
Who was your favourite comedian growing up?
Eddie Murphy and Rodney Dangerfield were my favourites when I was a kid. I found these old tapes my dad made off of TV and they blew my mind. When I got into stand-up I was just watching everything though, anyone who had a Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Now or anything I’d watch and love.
Who is your favourite comedian now?
I have to be a loser and say Bill Burr. There’s a lot of talent out of Canada though like; Steph Tolev, Nigel Grinstead, Alex Wood, Adam Christie, Nick Beaton, Chris Robinson, Nick Reynoldson and Mike Wilmot.
Nobody makes me laugh like Mike Wilmot, he makes me gut laugh every time I see him.
Bobby Mair out of the UK as well as Jonny Pelham, Sean McLaughlin and I really liked Ali Wong’s first special
What is your pre-show ritual?
Don’t really have one, I make some notes if I’m doing new material or if I’m doing a longer set with new stuff in it (over 30 min), but I don’t make notes if I feel like I need to be more stream of consciousness (it’s a private gig for a company or everyone’s drunk) I just go up and talk. Those are usually my best shows because I get out of my head and just be funny
What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?
I really like Top Secret Comedy Club in London, England. That place has the best crowds in the world. I’ve never seen a low-energy show there. The worst the crowd will ever be is really drunk but they’re still happy you can have fun.
What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?
I really like telling stories about embarrassing moments. I have two from my new album I really like. One’s about how I farted and a guy got so mad he tried to fight me and the other is about getting caught eating directly out of a bulk bin at Wal-Mart.
What is your favourite medium for listening for finding new comics/comedians?
Unfortunately, it’s Tik Tok or Instagram right now. I wish that wasn’t true but it is
Do you have anything to promote right now?
All my shows are available on my website!
Where can we follow you?
PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?
The guys I mentioned above are all fantastic; Nigel and Adam but Tamara Shevon is a killer. so is Alex Wood. Alex gets so much material out of stuff I’d never be able to talk about on stage I’m always jealous.