One of the most respected standups working on the circuit (Reginald D Hunter calls Glenn “one of my comedy mentors”) Canadian Glenn Wool has been performing across the world since 1995. His shows are always intelligent, provocative, surreal at times and above all, laugh-out-loud funny. His TV appearances include John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Jim Norton’s Down and Dirty, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and Russell Howard’s Good News. Unafraid to tackle any subject, his consummate comedic delivery and unique angle can nail the truth of issues other comedians would run a mile from.
Watch Glenn Wool’s Stand-Up Special
Glenn Wool is a ‘world circuit’ pioneer, conquering the globe in his own unique way – from watching beavers to scrapping with customs officers. Take a peep through the window of his nomadic life, jam-packed with experiences distilled to perfection and poured into a laughter-crammed, sharply intelligent hour of straight-up and honest stand-up comedy.
See Glenn Wool Live
Glenn Wool is performing various stand up dates along with a tour of his 2017 Edinburgh show Viva Forever details are here.
Beginning a comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995, Glen moved to London in 1998 to live with fellow comedian pal Ed Byrne. Glenn quickly became a rising star of the UK and international comedy circuit, performing in New Zealand, (where was nominated for Best International Stand Up at The New Zealand Comedy Awards), as well as the USA, Australia, South Africa, and across Europe.
Making his first foray onto the Edinburgh Fringe in 2000 as an act in the Big Value Comedy Show (Late), Glenn soon proved that he was more than just a “weird American cowboy”, and his subsequent solo Edinburgh debut, Glenn Wool’s Bizarre Cocktail, had Chortle deeming him “an accomplished, electrifying comic”.
Glenn continued to return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival almost every year with his solo shows; Things That Occured to Me Last Year (2003), Relax (2004), You Don’t Go to Hell for Eating Elephants (2006) and Promises Promises (2007). In 2008 Glenn was nominated for Best Headliner by hundreds of fans in the Chortle Comedy Awards and that summer, alongside another solo show Goodbye Scars, he joined comics Dan Atkinson, Isy Suttie and Joe Wilkinson in the award winning live comedy show Edinburgh and Beyond, also filmed for Comedy Central. Glen has continued to bring his highly acclaimed solo shows to the festival almost every year since, as well as embarking on a UK tour with The Jokes I’m Most Fond Of – featuring highlights of Wool’s sets from throughout his two decades on the comedy circuit.
A good friend of scottish comedian Frankie Boyle, the pair have collaborated together on informal comedy albums and the podcast Freestyle. He has also guest starred on podcasts for Marc Maron’s WTF?, Richard Herring’s As It Occurs To Me, Graham Clark & Dave Chumka’s STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF. For Radio he has appeared on Political Animal and 28 Acts in 28 Minutesfor BBC Radio 4 as well as headlining 4 at the Store (R4) and The Late Night Comedy Show for Radio 1.
In the UK, he has made TV appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The BBC Stand Up Show, The Live Floor Show, 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and The Comic side of Seven Days for the BBC. He continues to be a regular in Comedy Cuts, the comedy show from ITV2 as well as writing and starring in What’s The Story? broadcast on Channel 4 as part of the Comedy Lab season.
In recent years Glenn has hit the International circuit in a big way, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Holland, Dubai, New York and Los Angeles where he is currently living. He’s also a popular addition to many of the great Summer music Festivals in the UK, including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Bestival, Download and of course Glastonbury.