Chatting with Vancouver comedian Hector Rivas

We recently interviewed Vancouver comedian Hector Rivas to find out more about his style of comedy, his favourite comedians and where we can follow his work. If you are looking to discover new comics, or are just looking to support local talent, be sure to check out Hector Rivas.

Hector Rivas

How would you describe your comedy style?

This one is tough. I don’t know…I’d describe it as energetically Venezuelan. XD

Who are some of your influences?

Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Dave Attel, Chris Distefano, Yannis Pappa, Dave Chappelle, Christina Pazsitzky, Shannon Mahoney, Byron Bertran, Tim Dilon, (And the list can go on and on…)

Who was your favourite comedian growing up?

Jerry Seinfield

Who is your favourite comedian now?

Tim Dillon

What is your pre-show ritual?

(oh! This is a good one!)

A Red Bull or Coffee before hitting the stage.

What is your favourite place you have performed? Why?

At the old Comedy Mix in Vancouver.

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


Do you have anything to promote right now?

Yes, I do. Thank you! So, I’m featured on part of Ed Hill’s one-hour stand-up comedy show at The Duke Saloon in Victoria on December 11.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

Tell us a joke.

Last week, I saw this guy watching OnlyFans on one of these desktop computers in the Vancouver Public Library. This makes me think: This guy can’t afford his own computer, he can’t afford his own internet connection, but he can afford OnlyFans.

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

Ed Hill