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Comedy Department

About the Comedy Department

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Welcome to the Comedy Department, Vancouver’s premier, world-class comedy entertainment company. Founded by Vancouver comedians and collaborators Denise Jones and David Milchard, it has quickly become destinations for laughs in the city, garnering rave reviews from clients and audiences.

After working together for decades as improv comedians in Vancouver, David and Denise realized they wanted to create a one-stop shop for connection and joy.

Their entertainment services cater to everyone, from the weekend laugh-seeker to the CEO looking to improve their workplace culture, and anything in between. They deliver killer comedy shows, game-changing team-building sessions, top-notch special event entertainment and charismatic hosts and MCs. Whether you’re looking to make your night more fun, your colleagues more engaged, or your party or event a smashing success, The Comedy Department has you covered.

Denise Jones

Denise Jones is no stranger to producing and performing corporate events. As the Artistic Director of Vancouver TheatreSports, she oversaw the creation and execution of smash hit shows like Christmas Queen, Murder on the Improv Express, Throne and Games and many more. She was a lead corporate trainer with Improv for Business, bringing improv fundamentals to corporations and businesses globally. She has delighted international audiences to rave reviews performing sketch and improv around the world for Crystal, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

As a film and TV actor, Denise was nominated for a Leo Award for her role in Preggoland opposite James Caan, and was directed by Steven Spielberg in the film BFG. She found her niche in the various Air Bud franchise movies such as Superbuddies, Pup Academy and Russell Madness.

Denise tells her deepest secrets to her Goldendoodle, Frizbee.

Selected Film Credits

SCAREDY CATS – Netflix   EASTER SUNDAY – Universal Pictures   THE BFG – Steven Spielberg – Disney   RUSSELL MADNESS – Amazon   JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS – Kenny Ortega – Netflix   GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES – Disney   CAMPFIRE KISS – Hallmark

David milchard

David Milchard is an award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, comedian, improviser and digital creator. A Second City and Vancouver TheatreSports League alumni, he’s performed in comedy festivals across North America including Just For Laughs, Bumbershoot, Chicago, Edmonton’s Improvaganza, Seattle, and many more.

A member of the critically acclaimed international hit touring show the Comic Strippers (Canadian Comedy Award Winner) you’ve seen him on _Altered Carbon, Psych, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Fringe, The Flash, Supernatural, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep_ and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. David, co-creator of the award-winning viral web series, Convos With My 2-Year-Old on YouTube (125 million plus views), produced and directed the feature film F**king Idiots (2020 VIFF / Montreal Independent Film Festival). Currently David is producing Corner Office starring Jon Hamm and Danny Pudi.

David was once struck by lightning in a tent.

Selected Film Credits

ALTERED CARBON – Netflix   BIG EYES – Tim Burton – Miramax   THE COMPANY YOU KEEP – Robert Redford – Sony Pictures Classic   RUSSELL MADNESS – Amazon   CONVOS WITH MY 2-YEAR-OLD – 125 million views – YouTube/Disney   LOUDERMILK – Amazon
SUPERNATURAL – CW   GEEK   CHARMING – Disney   PSYCH – USA Network   MONKY UP – FOX

Check out our award-winning comedy shows