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Ron James was born in beautiful Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, grew up in Halifax and attended Acadia University studying history and political science with the intention of becoming a history teacher. During his time at Acadia he became interested in the stage and after graduating, moved to Toronto and joined The Second City troupe there, working with them throughout the 1980s. Shortly after, he moved to Los Angeles and appeared in numerous TV shows. He returned to Canada in 1993 and turned his experiences in L.A. into a stage show in a called Up & Down in Shaky Town: One Man's Journey through the California Dream, which was also shown as a special on The Comedy Network. Afterwards, he discovered the work of Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, whose style helped shape his own and inspired him to start doing stand up.
He has won Geminis, Canadian Comedy Awards, written andperformed numerous hit critically acclaimed prime time stand upspecials. His memoir, titled All Over the Map: Rambles and Ruminations from the Canadian Road was published by Doubleday Canada last year and it was an immediate national bestseller, entering top ten on the week of its release.He recently starred in Nathan Macintosh’s sitcom Trapped streaming now on Bell Fibe Tv1 and he is back on the road right now, doing what he does best, playing to packed houses and standing ovations every night from coast to coast to coast.And book to see him live by visiting ronjames.ca
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Order his memoir titled All Over the Map: Rambles andRuminations from the Canadian Road published by DoubleDay