- Shared a 2006 Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series with his This Hour Has 22 Minutes castmates.
- Received a 2002 Canadian Comedy Award for his stand-up act.
- Belonged to the famous Second City comedy troupe for a time.
- Set out to study either sports medicine or anthropology at college, but after his first year decided to pursue comedy full time instead.
- His first starring role, in a seventh-grade school play, proved a disaster---he forgot all of his lines.
- Delivered his first punch line at age 8 in school. While tearing off the wrapping from a present, he quipped "this is a rip-off!"
- Raised in Newfoundland by his mom until he was 14, when he moved in with his dad in Ontario. (His parents divorced when he was 3.)
- Attended Dalhousie University, Halifax, Ontario, Canada
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