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.
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.
Star and creator of Dr. Ken on ABC
Gary Cannon is the best warm up in the biz.
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
Gary is a gifted comedian. While Senior Director of Sales for the Colgate-Palmolive Company we selected Gary to emcee a new product launch sales meeting. With over 500 employees in attendance he engaged the audience and cleverly included our new product and portfolio of brands in his material. He definitely enhanced the meeting experience for attendees.
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