Dave Merheje is considered to be one of the most original stand-up acts on the comedy scene today. His multiple award-winning act has gained a loyal following across in North America with his “no fear” approach on stage and a comedy style best described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Dave had his first comedy special air in Australia on ABC2, and has made appearances on Comedy Network’s Match Game, was a regular contributor on MTV Live, recurred on CBC’s Mr. D, and will soon appear in the upcoming comedy series Ramy on Hulu.
As a stand-up, Dave won the Just For Laugh's 2011 Homegrown Comic Competition and NOW Magazine's 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up. In 2012 he was a part of the NBC Standup for Diversity tour, and a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up. In 2013 he was nominated for another Canadian Comedy Award, this time for best taped live performance, and was a finalist at the Seattle Comedy Competition. Dave has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, and tours clubs and theatres regularly. In 2018 Dave released his comedy special “Good Friend Bad Grammar” which is available on iTunes and Amazon Prime, and is nominated for a 2019 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the year. His most recent comedy special, Beautifully Manic, can be seen on Netflix as part of Comedians of the World, right now.
Awards + Accolades
2016 MTV's Greatest Party Story
2016 Comedy Store, Sydney Australia
2016 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Atlanta
2013 Melbourne Comedy Festival Headliners show.
2013 NOMINATION: NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up
2012 NOMINATION: Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up
2011 FINALIST: NBC's Stand-up for Diversity Search
2011 WIN: Just For Laugh's Irwin Barker Homegrown Comic Award
2011 WIN: Toronto weekly NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up
2011 Profiled as one of Canada's next breakout stars on CBC Radio One's Laugh Out Loud broadcast