Tim Rykert




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Tim Rykert is one of Canada's top stand-up comics. A veteran of the Second City National Touring Company, Tim has been featured on his own half-hour episode of the CBC hit series Comics, and played a recurring role in Ken Finkleman's critically acclaimed sitcom, The Newsroom. Tim is a regular headliner at all of Canada's top comedy clubs and has made numerous appearances at Montreal's International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival including a performance at the 1997 Gala.

Smooth talking audience pleasing comedian Tim Rykert is both "the boy next door and the demon downstairs." Indeed his laid back easy going style belies his mischievous take on life. Tim also starred in his own one-hour "Comedy Now" special, Tim Rykert, Nobody's Fool, and is currently working on a number of film and television projects as an actor, writer and producer.

On Drinking Less: “I'm trying to wean myself off alcohol. I was drinking a lot of hard liquor. And I cut that out and went to beer for a while and now I'm just drinking water. After that, I'm going to go to American beer.”

On Drugs: “I don't advocate doing drugs. I will admit I have done drugs in the past. But I didn't exhale.”

On Being Scrawny: “Skinny is when you're a very thin person, scrawny is when you're a very thin person and people beat you up a lot.”