Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention. Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to the city to pursue a career in stand-up. Within months he was headlining top clubs in Toronto, and within a couple years he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals. His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating his own TV series – a sitcom called Corner Gas. It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers. Corner Gas went on to become Canada’s #1 comedy, broadcast in over 26 countries including the US and airing for six seasons.
Brent then created another sitcom for CTV called “Hiccups” which starred himself and Nancy Robertson. They made 26 episodes of Hiccups over two seasons, winning multiple LEO awards along the way. Brent is currently developing a new show for television, but he also recently made the transition to movies, with two feature films on theatre screens in 2014; the comedic mystery “NO CLUE“, and the long awaited “CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE” both of which he wrote, produced and starred in. Aside from TV and Film production, Brent continues to tour the country performing standup as often as he can.