Glenn Wool (Personal Life, Career)

Glenn Wool was born in September 1974. He is a Canadian stand-up comedian now living in the United Kingdom. His material veers between sagely political and gleefully silly, discussing both the pop group Franz Ferdinand and the Pope's contribution to cryogenics programmes during his time onstage

Personal Life

Glenn Wool discovered stand-up comedy when he was 12 and living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Wool said his parents took him to a Bill Cosby concert there and with that, the die was cast.

After graduating from high school, Wool delivered food for a Chinese restaurant and sold hot tubs in a mall, while waiting to turn 19, the minimum age to perform in Canadian comedy clubs.


Stand-up comedian Glenn Wool started his career in Vancouver, in 1993. He then moved to London In 1998 and quickly became famous in the London comedy circuit.

He was nominated as Best International Stand Up at the New Zealand Comedy Awards in 2003 and headlined the Stavinger Comedy Festival in 2004.

Stand-up comedian Glenn Wool starred in a self-titled show produced for Channel 4's "comedy lab" season in 2004. The show presented him attempting to exorcise a ghost from his place of residence.

In 2005, Glenn's live show, "You Don't Go to Hell for Eating Elephants," debuted at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival and sold out at the Edinburgh Festival. Also in 2005, Glenn wrote and starred in "What's The Story?" which was broadcast on BBC 4 as part of Comedy Lab.

Since then, stand-up comedian Glenn Wool has appeared on numerous BBC television shows including "The BBC Stand Up Show," "Edinburgh Comedy," "Elvis Has Left the Building," "Live Floor Show," "Comedy Cuts (ITV)" and "Political Animal."

In 2009, Glenn made his US television debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and signed with CAA. The same year he performed at the Edinburg Festival with the show “Let Your Hands Go”.

After his appearance at 2010's Sydney Comedy Festival, he was awarded the 2010 Time Out Sydney Comedy Award for Best of the Fest.

In 2011 he has appeared on "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" on Comedy Central and "The Green Room" on Showtime. His album "Let Your Hands Go!" is available through Stand Up! Records in stores and on iTunes.

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