Though he's only been here a couple of years, Calgary's Ryan Belleville has put his stamp on the local stand-up scene. The 22-year-old winner of the Phil Hartman Comedy Award irrepressibly sends up British accents, makes fun of his hick hometown and hauls out his joke about Osama as a kid. The son of two classically trained actors and the brother of stand-up Jason, the younger Belleville headlines at the Laugh Resort through the weekend and appears on the coveted Just For Laughs showcase lineup at the ALT.COMedy Lounge Monday (January 14).
New Year's resolution you're least likely to keep? Quit smoking. Iron lungs are fun!
What holiday gift did you want and not get? Uma Thurman and Liv Tyler doing a little dance for me. Oh, and peace on earth.
Biggest difference between Calgary and Toronto? Our skyline is made entirely from Grade-A Alberta beef. Plus, crude oil falls from the sky.
Cut or uncut? Velcro, actually. I can go both ways.
Late-night TV guilty pleasure? Blind Date. To remind myself that there is a shallow girl out there for me, too.
What's really inside the XBox?
A souped-up Atari 7800. And Bill Gates's dignity.
Why should you be in Just For Laughs?
Did I not mention my velcro penis?
Where will the next Survivor be set? Afghanistan. Reality TV's gotta compete with CNN.