Charles Demers

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Charles Demers (born 1980) is a Canadian writer, comedian and political activist. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches a Creative Writing course about writing comedy.[1]

Demers has published three books: a novel and two collections of essays. His first essay collection, Vancouver Special, was nominated for a Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.[2] He also frequently performs comedy at live venues across Canada and on the CBC Radio One, where he often appears on the show The Debaters.[3] Demers was one of the hosts of the CityNews show The List. He used to be the membership secretary for the Coalition of Progressive Electors.[4]



  • The Prescription Errors (2009)


  • Vancouver Special (2009)
  • The Horrors: An A to Z of Funny Thoughts on Awful Things (2015)[5]


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