From an appearance in the 2008 Comedy Festival in Las Vegas to appearing on TBS, Don Friesen’s comedy is outrageously physical yet thoroughly relatable. Don’s willingness to admit his flaws and exploit them for maximum comedic potential has a way of not only entertaining, but at the same time tapping into the humanity in all of us. It’s a uniquely fun, clever, and clean act with an incredibly broad appeal—an act that has earned him rave reviews and die-hard fans throughout the country.
He quickly became a national headliner, and in 1999, he won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the same competition that helped launch the careers of Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sinbad. Other career highlights include getting such a great response on his first network TV appearance—the Martin Short Show–that they actually held the audience over and had him perform a second set, performing for a crowd of 10,000 in Golden Gate Park, and recently becoming the only comedian in the 30-year history of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition to win it a second time.