Nathan Macintosh
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Nathan Macintosh

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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Hometown pride Nathan Macintosh talks donairs, Twitter and making fun of Canada.
by Stephanie Johns @stephaniejohns
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Nathan Macintosh knows these streets. Though the Halifax native has moved to New York after taking Toronto by storm, he's clearly left his heart---and culinary imagination ---in Halifax. "I'm very excited to come back," Macintosh says. "Has someone in Halifax done the inevitable and put rum into donairs? No reason those two shouldn't be together."

In the years since he relocated, he's racked up the accolades. Taping a Comedy Now! special for The Comedy Network, winning 2009's Best Newcomer award at the Canadian Comedy Awards, performing at Just For Laughs, the Boston Comedy Festival, 2009's Ha!ifax ComedyFest and one of only five Caucasian comedians to headline the All Black Comedy Revue in Toronto--- Macintosh's genial style has made him stand out.

We can only hope a return to his hometown will allow him to haul out some regional humour. "People in the entire country like to make fun of the east coast, so it works out well," says Macintosh. "Living in New York now, though, no one knows a thing about Canada, let alone Nova Scotia. 'There are different places in Canada? Wait...where's Canada again?'"

Macintosh's blog, Too Much to Say (, was the basis (and title) of his new comedy album due out this summer. On the blog, he opines on such topics as Coca-Cola, quitting and The Oscars in a format much more accommodating than the one-liner free-for-all that is Twitter. When asked about the looming pressure of being constantly funny online (which he is, check out @nathanmacintosh on Twitter), Macintosh cracks, "I feel pressure to be funny in this interview! Have I said anything funny yet? Are people laughing you think? Oh, man. This is going bad. Wait, wait. Let's start over...a gorilla falls in the forest this more than 140 characters?" --Stephanie Johns - The Coast


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Nathan Macintosh is an award winning comedian from Halifax Nova Scotia, who has quickly risen to become one of the hottest young comics in the country.

Nathan has already piled up a number of accomplishments including, taping his own “Comedy Now!” special for the Comedy Network/CTV, performing at the prestigious 2010 Just For Laughs Festival Homegrown Competition where he placed runner-up, winning a 2009 "Canadian Comedy Award" for best newcomer also taped for The Comedy Network, been a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, appearing at the Halifax Comedy Festival in 2009, taping an episode of CBC radio’s "The Debaters", winning the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award 2007, which was taped for the Comedy Network as "The Cream of Comedy", he has appeared on MuchMusic’s "Stars Gone Wild", a guest spot on XM Satellite Radio’s "Chomping at the Bit" and "Laugh Attack" and a small role in the critically acclaimed film "The Wait" which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Most recently he was named one of the “Top Five Canadian Comedians being Observed” by the Comedy Network and one of five of the New Generation of Canadian Funny Men by Sharp Magazine.

He is also a favorite at comedy clubs right across the country, and is one of only five caucasian comedians to have headlined the “All Black Comedy Revue” that has been running for 16 years in Toronto.

Nathan has also turned his attention to writing, being a script editor on the Family Channel show “The Latest Buzz” which was nominated for a Gemini award.

Nathan has done all of this in a relatively short period of time since moving from Halifax to Toronto only 5 years ago.

"lively and immensely likeable" - Eye Weekly

“Cream of the crop in comedy” - Halifax Hearld

“New Generation of Canadian Funny men” - Sharp Magazine