D.J. Demers

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D.J. Demers
OccupationStand-up comedian

D.J. Demers is a Canadian stand-up comedian, best known for his television appearances on season 11 of America's Got Talent and on the late night talk show Conan.[1] Originally from Kitchener, Ontario,[1] Demers was diagnosed with hearing loss in childhood, and focuses his comedy largely but not exclusively on his experiences as a person who wears hearing aids.[2]


Demers began performing comedy in his second year of university, making his first comedy club appearance at Yuk Yuk's.[1] He won the 2013 Toronto Comedy Brawl and the Homegrown Comics Competition at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2014, and won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Breakout Artist in 2015.[3]

He appeared on America's Got Talent in 2016,[3] advancing to the Judge Cuts round but not making it to the live shows.[4] In 2017 he appeared on Conan,[5] and undertook a comedy tour of university and college campuses across the United States sponsored by hearing aid manufacturer Phonak.[4] He has also appeared on episodes of the CBC Radio comedy series The Debaters.[6]

He received a Juno Award nomination for Comedy Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018, for his comedy album [Indistinct Chatter].[7]


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