James Cunningham (comedian)

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James Cunningham
Eat St.'s James Cunningham.jpg
Cunningham in September 2012

James Cunningham (born 1973 or 1974)[1] is a Canadian stand-up comedian and TV host.

He is the host of Food Network Canada's and Cooking Channel US's Eat St., a TV show about North American street food that debuted in 2011. He initially auditioned for another show before being offered the job of hosting Eat St.[2] Other television appearances include "Last Comic Standing" and "Just for Laughs."[3] He has also worked as a TV warm up act.[4]

He wrote and hosts "Funny Money", a stage show designed to teach students about finance.[5] He does over 300 stand-up performances a year, mostly "Funny Money".[6]

Cunningham was born in Toronto,[6] where his father was an accountant. He studied drama and minored in finance at the University of Toronto.[1]


  1. ^ a b Laucius, Joanne (7 February 2011). "Generation Owe: who should be responsible for kids' financial literacy?". Canada.com. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ Doss, Laine (5 May 2011). "Eat Street's James Cunningham Searches for Miami Food Truck Girl". Short Order. Miami New Times. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ Ahearn, Victoria (4 April 2011). "New series 'Eat St.' captures 'revolution' in gourmet food, says host". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  4. ^ Ahearn, Victoria (12 January 2009). "Shining a spotlight on the crowd warmer, the 'unsung hero' of TV tapings". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Funny money banks laughs". Ottawa Citizen. 26 April 2008. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b Cox, Jennifer (4 May 2011). "Eat St.'s James Cunningham". Crave Online. Retrieved 6 May 2011.

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