Live Podcast and Comedy Show
Hockey Stories and Reminiscences hosted by Vancouver′s Comedy Duo Damonde Tschritter and Dan Quinn with Special Feature Guests
Funnier than Gretzky is a weekly podcast featuring two of the funniest hockey gurus on the planet, Damonde Tschritter and Dan Quinn. Damonde and Dan invite guests each week to talk their take on the greatest hockey stories, players, events, teams and games in the history of our great sport.
Guests include fellow comedians, hockey players, sports radio personalities, etc Past visitors to FTG podcasts have included Blake Price (TEAM 1040), Jyrki Lumme (member of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup final team) musicians Craig Northey (Odds) and Kyprios and comedian Brent Butt.
Funnier than Gretzky is also available for your special event, theatre production, etc Damonde and Dan will be joined by special guests from the world of hockey, music and comedy to exchange their hockey stories. The live Funnier than Gretzky Show is always followed by a comedy show featuring some of Vancouver's finest comedians.
Damonde is a hilarious and unique stand-up comedian in the genre of a Bill Cosby, so much so that Canada’s National newspaper, The Globe & Mail, hailed him as "Comedy’s new Superhero,
and perhaps this country’s finest comedic storyteller." His relaxed, laid-back style and unique comic voice have made him a sidesplitting favourite across Canada and the US.
In 2006 Damonde became the first ever Canadian in its 27-year history to win the illustrious Seattle International Comedy Competition. (The largest of its kind in the U.S) This was a three-week long event and Damonde did 17 shows to be crowned the champion!
Damonde was also awarded the Gold Medal performance for top comedic act at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Damonde has shared the stage with comedy legends, Robin Williams, Tim Allen and Bob Saget,
just to name a few. He has appeared in both film and television, is an accomplished screen
writer with two TV shows and one movie currently in development.
Dan Quinn was born in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, and grew up on a farm. His entire school had 350 students, K-12. It sucked in the early years, but as he got older he found it easy to pick on the little kids. After graduation, like Superman he moved to the metropolis to study. There the big city took hold of the small town boy and he discovered stand-up comedy.
In the first year he won the funniest new comic in Edmonton. Soon thereafter he moved to Vancouver and was sucked in by the laid-back West Coast style. In 1999 he was invited to do the Canadian competition at the Just For Laughs Comedy festival in Montreal. He won first place and got his first break into Hollywood.
Since then Dan has been seen in his own one-hour Comedy Now! TV special that aired on CTV and The Comedy Network. Dan Quinn is a natural storyteller; with tales taken from his life he has become an international headliner. He is founder and member of the hugely popular Snowed In Comedy Tour.