stand up, warm up, corporate comedian

About Gary

Gary Cannon’s mom knew her son had comedic talent when, at the young age of five, Gary had a very bad cold. At the time, his mom was out of kleenex and offered her son toilet paper instead. Gary quickly replied, “I need to blow my nose not wipe my ass.” After getting the @#$% beaten out of him, and a timeout, his comedy career began.

Gary began making people laugh in San Francisco but soon moved to LA. After a short time in LA things started happening. He was soon working at all the Southern California Improv clubs, was a regular host at the Hollywood Improv, consistently emceeing shows with some of the biggest names in comedy.

His amazing crowd skills, high energy and ability to jump start an audience enabled Gary to transition his skills to a television warm up comic. Anyone visiting LA and seeing a show tape in front of an audience has probably met Gary. He sets the tone before and during the show creating a fun atmosphere and making audiences enjoy their time especially when many shows can often take hours to tape.

Audience Warm up
  • Conan O’ Brien
  • Dr Ken
  • The Bachelor
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • America’s Got Talent
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • The Odd Couple (CBS)
  • Man with a Plan both (CBS)
Emcee
  • Drew Carey
  • Tim Allen
  • Bob Saget
Corporate Comedian Host
  • Colgate
Podcasts
  • The Gentleman’s Dojo with Steve Byrne and Gary Cannon
Comic Host
  • Grammy nominated artist Dave Koz hired Gary to be the comic host on a recent Royal Caribbean jazz cruise.

what people say about Gary

Testimonials

Gary Cannon is the best warm up in the biz.

Billy Gardell
Star of CBS Mike & Molly

Gary Cannon is always my first choice. Professional and hilarious. One of the few comics I never get tired of watching. He’s just so good at working a room.

Erin Von Schonfeldt
VP of Talent Improv Comedy Clubs/Levity Entertainment

If you come to a taping of Dr Ken there is one man who keeps the audience alive. Gary Cannon is the best warm up in the business. If you’re a show runner and you have your own show you need to hire Gary. I was in a pinch and I begged him to be the warm up of my show. He’s the funniest guy in the world.

Ken Jeong
Star and creator of Dr. Ken on ABC

After watching Gary perform, I was hooked. His stage presence, comfort, and confidence is admirable and inspiring. He’s that guy who can say or do anything and get away with it because of his cool-headed calm and charm. Gary Cannon is a seasoned 15 year veteran who has perfected the craft of stand-up comedy. If you ever have the opportunity to see him perform, I urge you to take it. You won’t be disappointed. I give him 4 out of 4 stars!

Josh Belcher


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Corporate Events

Before Gary became a comedian he spent several years working in the sales industry. Selling everything from copiers to long distance service.

Gary’s background in sales make him the perfect comic host for Corporate Events, Sales Meetings and Christmas parties. His fresh approach makes the whole corporate sales experience fun, entertaining, and memorable!

Recently Gary was hired to host a three day corporate sales gig for Colgate in Miami. Since Gary has been to many sales events he knows what it takes to make an audience upbeat and leaving them wanting more. Gary’s approach to corporate events is personability. Finding out as much about the company and it’s environment and it’s people before the event begins.

As a corporate entertainer, Gary has an outstanding ability to interact with a very wide of audiences. His comedic style combines improvisation and workplace appropriate humour, delivered with a polished and professional edge. Every corporate gig is different and tailored for each specific company. Gary spends many hours preparing to make sure each event is unique and every client satisfied.

Pre-work and research is vital to the relevance and success of his routine for every corporate event. Gary gives it his all to ensure that when you book him he is on the mark with his customized and original material, that promises to wildly entertain your group.

If you come to a taping of Dr Ken there is one man who keeps the audience alive. Gary Cannon is the best warm up in the business. If you’re a show runner and you have your own show you need to hire Gary. I was in a pinch and I begged him to be the warm up of my show. He’s the funniest guy in the world.

Ken Jeong
Star and creator of Dr. Ken on ABC


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podcast with Steve Byrne & Gary Cannon

The Gentlemen’s Dojo

The Gentlemen's Dojo Podcast with Steve Byrne & Gary Cannon

Welcome to the Gentlemen’s Dojo – a weekly podcast Gary does with his good buddy and fellow comic Steve Byrne. Steve and Gary met years ago when Gary was doing warm up on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and Steve was a guest doing stand up. After the show Steve said if he ever got his own show he would want Gary to do the warm up.

Fast forward years later Steve did in fact get his own show. A sitcom on TBS called Sullivan & Son which ran for three great seasons. After each season wrapped Steve and the other comics from the show would hit the road touring and promoting the show. Gary was their opening act and over the course of three summers Gary and Steve became very close friends.

Their relationship is a fun brotherly one with Gary constantly busting Steve’s balls. Relentlessly. This has translated to their successful podcast where they welcome a variety of guests from the world of comedy, sports and movies. Gary and Steve do the show weekly at the very popular All Things Comedy studio in LA but hope to start bringing it on the road and doing it live more often. Check out the DOJO on iTunes.


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Enjoying the Dojo!

Good Podcast : -) Comedian Steve Byrne (from TBS Sullivan & Son, Several 1 Hr. specials, headlining touring comedy career etc.) and fellow comedian & friend, Gary Cannon have a fun show. Listening to these guys goof on each other is hilarious and they have had good call in and in studio guests discussing interesting topics. Stand-up Comedy fans help spread the word for your favorite comedians

Keith J. from Brooklyn NY

The Gentlemen's Dojo Podcast
5.0
2016-09-20T12:24:12+00:00

Keith J. from Brooklyn NY

Good Podcast : -) Comedian Steve Byrne (from TBS Sullivan & Son, Several 1 Hr. specials, headlining touring comedy career etc.) and fellow comedian & friend, Gary Cannon have a fun show. Listening to these guys goof on each other is hilarious and they have had good call in and in studio guests discussing interesting topics. Stand-up Comedy fans help spread the word for your favorite comedians

Top 5 podcasts

Love this podcast & love Steve and Gary. The podcast always makes me laugh & smile. It's friendly banter and fun stories. Keep up the great work. Much Love from a proud member of the Byrne & Cannon Auxiliary Librarians & PTA group

Jlynn Jax76

The Gentlemen's Dojo Podcast
5.0
2016-09-20T12:25:09+00:00

Jlynn Jax76

Love this podcast & love Steve and Gary. The podcast always makes me laugh & smile. It's friendly banter and fun stories. Keep up the great work. Much Love from a proud member of the Byrne & Cannon Auxiliary Librarians & PTA group

Love it!

Steve and Gary are great. This podcast cracks me up! Plus, the interviews are great, too.

Leslee25

The Gentlemen's Dojo Podcast
5.0
2016-09-15T22:36:48+00:00

Leslee25

Steve and Gary are great. This podcast cracks me up! Plus, the interviews are great, too.

Gentleman’s dojo?

What happened to Gary's shirt? Did he have to return it to Kohls?? Why does Steve look skinny in a suit and fat and in everything else? This podcast is the best 30 minutes you'll never get back.

thomasn80

The Gentlemen's Dojo Podcast
5.0
2016-09-15T22:37:16+00:00

thomasn80

What happened to Gary's shirt? Did he have to return it to Kohls?? Why does Steve look skinny in a suit and fat and in everything else? This podcast is the best 30 minutes you'll never get back.
5.0
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