Simon Rakoff

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Comedian Simon Rakoff

Simon Rakoff (born 1960) is a Canadian comedian who began performing professionally in 1978. A veteran of the Canadian comedy scene, he has performed in every province and is widely regarded as one of the quickest and cleverest Canadian stand-up comedians. He has appeared on numerous Canadian television shows and festivals, including the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs. He is also a frequent guest on CBC Radio on The Debaters and As It Happens.

Simon Rakoff performing at the El Mocambo in Toronto (photo by Rob Trick)

His comedy album Surrounded By Idiots[1] was recorded and released in 2014.

He is the brother of humorist David Rakoff.


  1. ^ "Surrounded By Idiots on CD baby".

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