Pat Kelly (comedian)

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Born (1976-06-21) June 21, 1976 (age 45)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
Alma materWestern Canada High School
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Creator
  • Writer
  • Producer
Known forCo-founder of the production company Kelly&Kelly

Pat Kelly (born June 21, 1976) is an actor, creator, writer and a producer for television, digital video, radio and podcast content based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also co-founder of the production company Kelly&Kelly.

Career

Acting/ Comedy

Kelly gained interest in acting while attending Western Canada High School in Calgary. He trained as an improv comedian at the Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary and is an alumnus of Toronto’s The Second City mainstage.

As an actor, Kelly was the star of Dave Thomas’ comedy film, “Intern Academy”, which featured Canada’s top comedic talent, including Dan Aykroyd, Peter Oldring and Dave Foley. He also appeared as the young love interest in the film “Crimes of Fashion” and in the films “Twitches” and its sequel “Twitches Too”, alongside Tia and Tamara Mowry.

Kelly was a host for YTV, a Canadian cable channel featuring children’s programming. There he interviewed celebrities including Britney Spears, N’Sync and Aqua.

Music

In addition to comedy, Kelly also pursued a musical career, singing and drumming for the rock bands “The Dudes” and “The Infernos”. He appeared in a music video for the band The New Pornographers called “My Slow Descent Into Alcoholism".[1]

Behind the Camera

Behind the camera, Kelly has held the roles of director, editor, producer and assistant editor. In 2007, Kelly worked with fellow Calgary comedian, Peter Oldring on the television show, “Good Morning World”, which ran on the Comedy Network.

In 2010, Kelly along with Peter Oldring and Chris Kelly, created the satirical comedy show This Is That for CBC Radio.[2] The show ran for 9 seasons and spun off into a web series, bestselling book, and a live touring show.

In 2016, Pat Kelly began Kelly&Kelly with Chris Kelly. With Kelly&Kelly, the pair have created various podcasts such as the award winning[3] “This Sounds Serious”, “Dexter Guff Is Smarter Than You",[4] “Celeste & Her Best”[5] and created a number of viral videos, including a video for The New York Times, "AFTERSHOT: An App that Helps Cowardly Politicians Know When To Talk Gun Control",[6] which won a 2020 Webby Award for Best Writing.

Film, Television and Video Credits

Year Podcast Role Notes
1990 Good Girl, Bad Girl First Assistant Film Editor, Actor
2007 Good Morning World Director, Series Writer, Actor
2010 Happiness Is Hate Therapy Co-Producer, Actor Short Film
2017 - 2019 This Is That: Video Co-Creator, Co-Producer, Co-Writer
2019 Human People[7] Co-Creator, Co-Producer, Co-Writer
2019 AFTERSHOT: An App that Helps Cowardly Politicians Know When To Talk Gun Control Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Director Collaboration with The New York Times[8]
2020 Watch TV Co-Creator, Co-Producer, Co-Writer In Development

Podcast Credits

Year Film Role Home Station
2010 - 2018 This Is That Host, Co-Creator CBC Radio One
2018 Road Trip Radio Co-Creator CBC Radio One
2018 - 2019 Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You Co-Creator Panoply/Himalaya
2018 - 2020 This Sounds Serious Co-Creator, Co-Producer, Co-Writer Castbox Original
2019 Celeste & Her Best Co-Producer Luminary
2019 The Zeta Family Co-Producer, Co-Director Audible Original
2020 Things We Don't Talk About Co-Producer, Co-Director Audible Original


Acting Credits: Film

Year Podcast Role Notes
1987 Mr. Nice Guy Mafia Goon #1
1990 Good Girl, Bad Girl (Film) Pat Kelly also served as first assistant film editor
1990 Look Who's Toxic Frenzied Farmer
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Crony in Screening Room
2004 Crimes of Fashion Jack Lawton TV Movie
2004 Whitecoats Dale Dodd
2005 Twitches Karsh TV Movie
2007 Twitches Too Karsh TV Movie
2008 Phantom Punch Announcer
2010 Happiness is Hate Therapy Sparky Short Film


Acting Credits: Series

Year Podcast Role Notes
2001 Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival Himself TV Special Documentary
2002 Liquid Soapz Unknown Role
2007 The Jane Show Tucker Appeared on Season 2, Episode 6: Voices from the Past
2007 Ink Is It Nathan
2008 Good Morning World Alister Coulter Kelly also directed and wrote on the show
2008 The Jon Dore Television Show St.Peter Appeared on Season 1, Episode 13: Rage
2011 The Crucible Beverly Todd
2011 The 12th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Himself TV Special, This Is That (uncredited)

References

  1. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  2. "This Is That Video | Season 3".
  3. Ramachandran, Naman; Ramachandran, Naman (2020-06-16). "'Fleabag,' 'Chernobyl' Among Banff Rockie Award Winners as U.K. Dominates". Variety. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  4. "Dexter Guff". Dexter Guff. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  5. "Podcast". Celeste Barber. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  6. Kelly, Pat; Kelly, Chris; Bercovitch, Lauren; Grand, Michael Tanko; Jensen, Taige (2019-02-11). "Opinion | We Created an App to Help Cowardly Politicians Talk About Gun Control". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  7. "ABOUT". Human People. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  8. Kelly, Pat; Kelly, Chris; Bercovitch, Lauren; Grand, Michael Tanko; Jensen, Taige (2019-02-11). "Opinion | We Created an App to Help Cowardly Politicians Talk About Gun Control". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-22.

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