Comedian, author, and talk radio host Ward Anderson is one of the busiest entertainers working today. As a comedian, he has performed at comedy clubs, theatres, and colleges all over North America. He has toured to locations as far west as Alaska and as east as Singapore, and has performed for tens of thousands of people in a career that has spanned almost two decades.
He has made numerous TV appearances, including Daytime, Breakfast Television, and MuchMusic's Video on Trial. CBC has featured him on the shows The Debaters and Laugh Out Loud.
Ward Anderson is currently one-half of the talk radio show, "Ward and Al". Co-hosted by comedian Allison Dore, "Ward and Al" can be heard weekdays on SiriusXM satellite radio. A blend of news, current events, and entertainment talk, "Ward and Al" is one of the most popular talk radio shows on satellite radio, and has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.
He is signed to a two-book deal with US publisher Kensington Books. His first novel, I'll Be Here All Week, will be released in North America and The UK in May 2014.
Anderson is the recipient of two international awards for his work directing music videos and TV commercials. He has received the prestigious Remi Award in directing from The Houston International Film Festival and also the esteemed Accolade Award out of California. He also wrote, directed, and starred in his own TV comedy special, Americanadian.
His comedy album, "Born to Run-On", has enjoyed frequent airplay online, on syndicated radio programs, and on satellite radio. The album has charted several times on the iTunes Comedy Charts.
Besides being a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Among Men, and The Good Man Project, Anderson has also been featured in Georgia Magazine, The Detroit News, The Toronto Star, Billboard, and Sharp Magazine.
In 2013, Anderson was named Cadillac's "Achiever of the Year", and featured in the November 2013 issue of Sharp Magazine.
"Don't Miss this Hot, Up-and-Coming Comic" – 365 Ink.
"Anderson poignantly describes with a humorous, self-effacing aplomb the unglamorous grunt work of the typical full-time stand-up". –The Toronto Star.
"(Anderson) flays open the perceived rockstar glamour of standup comedy to show us how it really is.." –Aisha Tyler, comedian, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author.
A high-energy tour-de-force of offbeat comedy that hits you from the first minute and doesn't let up..." –Quad City Times.
"The best dressed guy in radio" –Sharp Magazine.