Charles Demers was born and raised in Vancouver. He is an activist and comedian, a regular performer on CBC Radio One’s The Debaters, and co-host of CityTv’s comedic panel show The CityNews List in Vancouver.
In 2005, he was the judges’ choice for Vancouver’s funniest new comic; since then he has been featured on national radio, in print, as well as in festivals and live venues across Canada and the Pacific Northwest and with Paul Bae as the sketch duo “Bucket”–the act Robin Williams called “the future of comedy.”
In 2018 his album ‘Fatherland” was nominated for a Juno Comedy Award. This was the first time in 34 years Juno had announced comedy nominations.Charlie Demers has published two books: a novel entitled The Prescription Errors and a collection of essays called Vancouver Special. The latter was nominated for a Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.