Simon Rakoff has been performing stand-up comedy since 1978. He has toured Canada working at clubs, campuses, theatres and conventions and provided audience warm-up for countless television

shows including the Gemini Awards. On television, he has appeared numerous times on Open Mike with Mike Bullard and starred in his own half hour episode of CBC’s Comics!. He also wrote and performed regular humorous commentaries on the 6 o’clock news for CBLT. Considered one of the quickest minds on the Toronto comedy scene, Simon is a regular MC and headliner at The Laugh Resort comedy club.

As a writer, Simon has an extremely eclectic array of credits. He has written jokes for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show monologue, sketches for the Canadian edition of Sesame Street, and provided material for sitcoms An American in Canada and The Blobheads.