Today we're shining our spotlight on Toronto's Gilson Lubin. We recorded Gilson a few weeks back as part of our Winter Road Trip.
Hailing from Saint Lucia, Gilson has now spent most of his life in Canada. While he's spent time as a host on MTVCanada Live and acted in a bunch of television commercials, it's onstage, doing standup in front of a live audience, where I think he's at his best.
He's appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, and won The Canadian Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. You've seen him on Comedy Central, HBO, Comedy Network, and of course, right here on the CBC.
Sitting in the audience that night, what struck me the most about Gilson was his use of dynamics. As you'll hear in this set, the way he weaves a story - using highs and lows and sometimes outright silence - is pretty incredible!
We still have a lot more comedy from Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, and you'll be hearing that in the weeks ahead!