Justin Shaw 

Height: 5"11   |   Eye Color: Hazel   |   Hair Color: Dark Blonde

Justin Shaw is an actor, writer, and comedian originally from Prince Edward Island. Keen on writing and developing his own original work, he has presented his solo shows at various festivals across Canada, including Edmonton’s Nextfest, the Halifax Fringe Festival, The Hamilton Fringe Festival, and The Island Fringe Festival. He has worked alongside Lorne Elliott, Scott Faulconbridge, and Mike MacDonald, and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting, 2017). He is a regular contributor to Parton & Pearl, hosts the weekly radio program Jokes on Hamilton on CFMU 93.3, and works with Hub of the Hammer Event Planning as a host and entertainer. He currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his fiancé Diana, and his dog Phoebe.

Theatre Award – Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards, Fort McMurray, AB (2018)
Top 50 Under 50 – Your McMurray Magazine, Fort McMurray, AB (2018)
Artpreneur of the Year Award (Theatre; Just Because) – Chamber of Commerce, Fort McMurray, AB (2018) Triple Crown Comedy Award – Comedyworks Montreal (2016)

"... an undeniably effective laugh machine." - Sean McQuaid, The Buzz

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Comedy &

Hosting

Hub of the Hammer Event Planning  |   Host & Comedian |   2020 - present |   Hamilton, ON

Halifax Fringe   |  Midnight Baby - Live Stand-Up Comedy  |   2021 |   Halifax​, NS

The Guild Theatre   |   Justin Shaw - Live Comedy Recording |   2021  |   Charlottetown​, PEI

Staircase Theatre | Midnight Baby - Live Stand-Up Comedy |   2021  |   Hamilton, ON

TEDxMcGill |   Presenter - "How To Plan A Proposal"  |   2021  |   Online

Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out Virtual Comedy Show |   Slow-round Guest  |   2020  |   Online

Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards  |   Host  |   2018  |   Fort McMurray, AB

Theater

Confederation Centre of the Arts  |  A Christmas Carol with East Pointers & Friends  |   2021  |  Gent

Kings Playhouse  |  Midnight Baby |   2021  |  Midnight Baby

Harmony House Theatre  |  Midnight Baby |   2021  |  Midnight Baby

igNIGHT Festival   |   The Rite of the Rabbit   |   2019  |   Iota

 

Guild Summer Festival   |   Salt-Water Moon   |   2019  |   Jacob Mercer

St. Peter's Courthouse Theatre   |   The Wrestling Play   |   2019  |   Charlie

Harmony House Theatre   |   Culture Shock   |   2019  |   Hillyard

Nextfest Arts Festival   |   The Wrestling Play   |   2019  |   Charlie

Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts  |   Ahoy! A Pirate's Life for Me   |   2019  |   Story

Island Fringe Festival  |   Half A Star   |   2018  |   J

Fort McMurray Heritage Shipyard  |   Salt-Water Moon   |   2018  |   Jacob Mercer

Keyano Theatre  |   Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii   |   2018  |   Edgar

Alberta Drama Festival Association |   Mood & Tula Go Camping  |   2018  |   Tula

Film & TV

Bell Fibe TV1 |   This Is The Thing   |   2021  |   Justin

M'Guphynn Media |   Nerdvana The Series   |   2018  |   Drummer

Valerie Buhagiar/ NTS   |   Fall of Grace  |   2017  |   Abe

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience

Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts   |   Triple Threat Academy |   2018-19 |   Instructor

Theatre; Just Because   |   Youth Play Production - Collective Creation  |   2018-19  |   Instructor

Theatre; Just Because   |   Youth Play Production - Shakespeare  |   2017-18  |   Instructor

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo | Acting on Instinct Workshop |   2018  |   Instructor

Watermark Theatre |   Youth Acting Conservatory  |   2019  |   Instructor

 Training & Workshops 

National Theatre School of Canada   |   Acting Program  |   Artistic Director - Alisa Palmer

Levity Comedy Club  |   Intermediate Stand-Up Comedy   |   Scott Faulconbridge

Pumphouse Theatre  |   Five Day Clown Intensive   |   Jon Davison

University of Prince Edward Island  |   Vagabond Productions   |   Greg Doran

Springhead Studios   |   Actor's Film Lab |   Mark Fraser

 Special Skills 

Stage combat (unarmed and sword fighting). Dialects (RP, Cockney, American South, Maritime). Improv. Sketch. Stand-up.