Versatile comedian, actor and writer Pete Zedlacher is an 18-year veteran of the comedy scene and one of the premiere headliners in the country. Zedlacher, who proudly hails from Wawa, a small mining town in Northern Ontario, draws heavily from his Canadian working-class roots. A graduate of the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, the intensive acting program helped him infuse a theatrical element into his stand-up. Now based in Toronto, Zedlacher has a Canadian Comedy Award, five Canadian Comedy Award nominations and two Gemini nominations to his credit. Most recently he won the Sirius XM's nation-wide comedy competition, earning him the title of Sirius XM's Top Comic.
This past summer, Zedlacher made his eighth (8th) appearance at Just for Laughs in Montreal and taped his fourth gala for CBC and Comedy Network. He recently performed at the Ha!ifax Comedy Fest and across the country with Just For Laughs Comedy Tour. He also released a new CD/DVD, Comic Kong, available on Apple iTunes.
He is a television writer on Still Standing CBC) with Jonny Harris for the past two seasons, and a writer / actor on The Ron James Show (CBC), a post he held for three (3) season. He has written and appeared on his own one-hour special Comedy Now! (CTV/Comedy Network) as well as talk show The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC), The Jon Dore Television Show (Comedy Network) and the animated series Scaredy Squirrel (YTV/Disney XD).
Zedlacher has become a recognizable face on Canadian television. He regularly appears on The Debaters (CBC Radio and Television). Other appearances include Rookie Blue (ABC/Global), Little Mosque on the Prairie (CBC), Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV/Nickelodeon), Puppets Who Kill (The Comedy Network), The Sean Cullen Show (CBC), Just for Laughs Gala (CBC), Ha!ifax ComedyFest (CBC), Video On Trial (Much Music) and Loud (Much Music), a heavy metal music show he co-hosted.
Select film appearances include American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.
A fan favourite within both the alternative and mainstream comedy club scene, Zedlacher has crossed the country from coast to coast (including Nunavut) and toured the world, performing in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Europe and the Middle East.
He is most proud of his "tours of duty" entertaining the Canadian troops serving overseas and has performed in England, Holland, Germany, Greece, the Persian Gulf, the Arctic Circle and three tours in Afghanistan.