Angelo Tsarouchas

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Angelo Tsarouchas
Born Evangelos Petros Tsarouchas
(1964-06-22) June 22, 1964 (age 53)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active 1998–present

Angelo Tsarouchas (born June 22, 1964) is a Canadian comedian/actor. A large element of his stand-up comedy revolves around the parody of his Greek origins.

Early life and career[edit]

Tsarouchas was born Evangelos Petros Tsarouchas in Montreal, Quebec, to parents originally from Greece (Dafni, Laconia). He is an stand-up comic with television specials in Canada,[1] USA,[2] and The UK.[3] He has toured throughout the world.[4]

He was showcased at the UK Paramount Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival and Montreal's Just for Laughs.[5] Angelo has appeared in The Score,[6] John Q,[7] The Recruit,[8] The Prince and Me,[9] Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle[10] and Cinderella Man,[11] and most recently in the award-winning film Fred and Vinnie,[12] where he plays the world's fattest vegetarian and agoraphobe. Among the awards that "Fred and Vinnie" has received, Angelo received the "Best Actor" award[4] at the London Greek Film Festival in 2012 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, Greece for his role as Vinnie D'Angelo.

Angelo has also been a special guest on the Russell Peters World Tour,[13] as well as the Just For Laughs' Ethnic Heroes of Comedy Tour[14] and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show.[15] When not on tour, Angelo is a regular at the Laugh Factory Los Angeles/Long Beach[16] and at The Comedy and Magic Club Hermosa Beach.

Personal life[edit]

Angelo married his Armenian American girlfriend, Alina Basil, on October 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The couple had a child in August 2012.


  1. ^ Comedy Now!, 1997-07-06, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  2. ^ Angelo Tsarouchas: Bigger Is Better, 2009-08-14, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  3. ^ The Comedy Store (Episode 29 December, 2007), 2007-12-29, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  4. ^ a b "Greek-Canadian comic Angelo Tsarouchas keeps his audience in stitches". AXS. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  5. ^ Just for Laughs, 2009-09-28, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  6. ^ Oz, Frank (2001-07-13), The Score, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  7. ^ Cassavetes, Nick (2002-02-15), John Q, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  8. ^ Donaldson, Roger (2003-01-31), The Recruit, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  9. ^ Coolidge, Martha (2004-04-02), The Prince and Me, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  10. ^ Leiner, Danny (2004-07-30), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  11. ^ Howard, Ron (2005-06-03), Cinderella Man, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  12. ^ Skrovan, Steve (2011-01-01), Fred & Vinnie, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  13. ^ Russell Peters: Outsourced, 2006-08-01, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  14. ^ The Ethnic Show: Ethnical Difficulties, 2000-01-01, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  15. ^ Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland, 2008-02-08, retrieved 2016-02-24 
  16. ^ "The Angelo Tsarouchas Channel | Laugh Factory Comedy Network". Retrieved 2016-02-24. 

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