Gary Cannon has been in the comedy business for over 20 years. After arriving in Los Angeles, he quickly became a favorite at all the southern California Improv clubs. Gary’s high energy and ability to jump-start a crowd made him an obvious choice for house emcee at not only the Improv but other clubs, including the Laugh Factory and the world-famous Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Many top headliners requested Gary to open their shows, including Ken Jeong (Community/The Masked Singer), Craig Robinson (The Office) and Jimmy O Yang (Silicon Valley/Crazy Rich Asians).
Gary’s high energy and likability led him to do a unique job in television called an audience warm-up comic. Anyone attending a television taping has probably met Gary. He gets the crowd excited before and during production and has worked on some of the biggest shows in entertainment, including The Masked Singer, Conan O’Brien, James Corden, Will & Grace, The Connors and Dr Phil, to name a few.
Gary is most proud of his work with the USO performing for our troops and their families. In addition to performances in Iraq, Kuwait and South Korea, Gary just served as host and emcee for the Heroes Honor Festival, an event at the Daytona International speedway with over 30,000 people in attendance celebrating our military.
When Gary isn’t on stage performing, he is more than likely working as an animal advocate. He works tirelessly, saving and transporting dogs from the shelter to vets and forever homes. During the pandemic, Gary housed over twelve dogs until they were safely placed with new owners.
ResumeGary Cannon - Resume