Brent Butt Poster


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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 August 1966Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in the small farming town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada (population 3000) as the youngest of seven children. Brent began doing stand-up comedy in 1988. He was soon headlining top clubs and theatres across Canada, and has been selected to represent his country at both the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, and the World Comedy Tour in Australia. He has appeared in numerous Canadian television programs, and a few U.S. shows (The X-Files (1993), Millennium (1996), Becoming Dick (2000)). He was named 'Best Male Standup' at the 2001 Canadian Comedy Awards. He lives and works out of Vancouver, on Canada's West Coast, and is concentrating more on acting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Leroy Butt

Spouse (1)

Nancy Robertson (19 November 2005 - present)

Trivia (4)

Was born the same day comedian Lenny Bruce died (August 3, 1966).
Calls himself a performing entertainer, not an actor.
In an interview he was asked if he was ever teased as a child due to his last name. Surprisingly, he was not, as he grew up in Tisdale, Saskatchewan which had a very small population (3000) and his family was very large, and many businesses and services in the town were run by his family, so the name was well known in the town. Several businesses in Tisdale still carry the "Butt" name.
Uncle of Mike Butt.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on his sense of comedy] I'm sure there's a little psychosis. I'm the youngest of seven children and every once in a while I wonder: Did I get enough attention? If I could make my older brothers and sisters laugh, that was a high-water mark.
[on his mother] If you made her laugh really hard, she'd make this strange, precious pup sound, a weird squeak. My brother has a picture of my mum in her rocking chair, wiping a tear from her eye in the middle of that laugh. To me, that will always be the image of my mother - cracking up.
I remember once this guy stormed up after a show, incensed because he heard I was a clean comic but I'd said 'Oh, God' in the show. That was blasphemous to him. We've gotten to be this weird society where people think the worst thing that can happen to them is having their sensibilities offended. There's people out fighting for their lives, and you're upset because I've said something that offends you? I don't know when we got that soft.
[on audiences} Every time you collect 500. 800, a thousand people together, they become a different creature from the one in the town the night before. The first five minutes you're out there you're encountering this brand-new animal and you don't know what it likes, what it hates, what it fears, how you're going to keep it from tearing you apart, and how you can get it to roll over so you can rub its belly. It's as real thrill and I love it.
I've had this little mantra. The enemy of comedy is conspicuous effort.

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