Born to mixed race parents in the suburbs of Toronto (Canada's most populous city) Gavin Stephens was raised on a melange of cartoons, 80's movies and Stephen J. Cannell TV shows. As a performer, Gavin pulls from these influences with a skillful style that balances between playful irony, pop culture irreverence and upredictable morbid silliness.
Not only the star of Canada’s biggest nerd friendly comedy night “NERDGASM”, Gavin was voted by E! TV as one of the “10 Funniest Canadians” and for five seasons was a leader actor and writer on the Gemini-nominated sketch show Comedy Inc. on CTV. A multi-media sensation, Stephens has filmed multiple one-man specials for The Comedy Network, has been a ‘Featured Comedian’ on myspace.com, and appeared at international festivals like Montreal’s Just For Laughs and Austin’s SXSW with indie comedy legends Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and Andy Kindler.