Tragedy Plus Time: Montreal Comedian Zak Kik

We spoke to Zak Kik, a new comedian making waves in Montreal. With a quick wit and sharp humour, he’s bringing a fresh perspective to the stage, earning laughs and making a name for himself in the city’s comedy scene. Keep an eye out for this rising star as he continues to tickle funny bones and leave audiences in stitches.

Zak Kik

How would you describe your comedy style?

I don’t know how to describe it, I feel like it changes a lot. I still haven’t really found my voice yet. I can be dark, silly, whimsical and stupid all at the same time I guess.

Who are some of your influences?

Theo Von, Hannibal Buress, Tyler Cassidy, Tina Fey, Stavros Halkias, Adam Mckay

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

Jeff Foxworthy and Jeff Dunham

Who is your favourite comedian now?

Theo Von

What is your pre-show ritual?

I do tongue twisters and touch all the teeth in my mouth with my tongue. Usually, I also try to talk with someone and get them to laugh so I’m already in the flow.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

Grumpy’s, it’s not often that you do good but it feels amazing when you do.

What is your favourite bit you have written and why were you proud of it?

My Hypnotist joke (You can hear it on the album I recorded with JFL Margarine For Error)

What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?

Seeing people live and The Just For Laughs Festival.

Tell us a joke about your city.

I would make a joke about Montreal but I love it too much

Do you have anything to promote right now?

I was in a recording called Margarine for Error on Spotify

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Youtube

PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?

Quinn Lague


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Emilea Semancik was born in North Vancouver. Emilea has always always wanted to work as a freelance writer and currently writes for the Vancouver Guardian. Taking influence from journalism culture surrounding the great and late Anthony Bourdain, she is a recipe author working towards publishing her own series of books. You can find her food blog on Instagram: