Chatting with Vancouver comedian Jacob Samuel

Jacob Samuel is a Canadian stand-up comedian and cartoonist based in Vancouver whose drawings you can check out on his Instagram or through his published book of cartoons called Slinky Hell. We got the chance to chat with him to find out more about his style, influences and where he goes to discover new comics.

Chatting with Vancouver comedian Jacob Samuel

How would you describe your comedy style?

Ken Burns documentary on steroids.

Who are some of your influences?

Steve Martin, the Muppets.

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

Sarah Silverman.

Who is your favourite comedian now?

Rodney Dangerfield.

What is your pre-show ritual?

Listening to Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind”.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

Little Mountain Gallery because nothing beats a properly set up independent theatre space.

What is your favourite medium for listening or finding new comics/comedians?

Listening to albums on a streaming service and watching a comic’s debut late night set.

Do you have anything to promote right now?

Listen to my award-winning album “Horse Power” on any streaming platform.

Where can we follow you?

My instagram handle is @byjacobsamuel

Tell us a joke.

Pay me.

PAY IT FORWARD: Who is another local comic/comedian we should know about?

Ryan Williams.