Averaging more than 200 shows a year, Slade Ham has performed in twenty-six countries on four different continents. Whether in Amsterdam, Toronto, or Texas, he cuts right to the heart of what makes the audience tick. There’s no pageantry, no props, no musical cues or novelty closer; he doesn’t have to take his pants off on stage to get huge laughs. A seasoned headliner at clubs across the United States, Slade also toured extensively as a feature act for both Ralphie May and Christopher Titus, opening for the latter’s 5th Annual End of the World Tour at the South Beach Comedy Festival for Comedy Central. He headlined XM/Sirius’s two hour long, Best of Texas special and all three of his full length albums continue to receive daily airplay on both the Raw Dog and Blue Collar Comedy stations. Slade also returned to Montreal where his short film, A Fistful of Pills, went up against Kevin Pollack at the Just for Laughs festival and won, and most recently he appeared on A&E’s Flipped Off alongside Survivor’s Russel Hantz. You even saw him in ring at Wrestlemania XXV. That last part is a lie. Slade is a veteran behind the microphone, both on stage and off. He is a regular on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, co-host of The Outlaw Dave Show in Houston, and host of the wildly popular bi-weekly Whiskey Brothers Podcast, which frequently lands in the Top 25 comedy podcasts on iTunes.
This Nova Scotian-born funny man makes comedy look easy. Simple as that. With some of the sharpest sarcasm and satire around, it's no wonder that Darryl is one of the first-rate joke writers on the Canadian comedy scene. Darryl has performed at several festivals and clubs across North America as well as numerous national television and radio appearances such as his own "Comedy Now!" episode on CTV/The Comedy Network and the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC-TV. He has the ability to poke fun at the unsuspecting characters and absurd subjects that cross his path; his clever blend of intelligence, insight and charm is all wrapped up in a down-home, East Coast sensibility. Darryl Purvis is funny. Simple as that.