Pete Johansson

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Peter Johansson (born November 6, 1973)[no citations needed here] is an American comedian, writer and actor. He has a number of notable television appearances, including Comedy Central's Premium Blend, CTV's Comedy Now, CBC's Comics! and CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.[no citations needed here] He has also appeared at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival[1] and HBO's Aspen Comedy Arts festival. Pete has also appeared on the show Russell Howard's Good News Extra. In 2009, his debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Naked Pictures of My Life", was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award. This was followed by a 2010 nomination for Chortle's Best Breakthrough Act award in the UK.[2] In 2011 Pete returned to Canada to perform on two episodes of CBC's The Debaters, where he argued with Sean Cullen over which is better, coffee or tea, and in another episode with Charlie Demers over whether men are inherently cheaters or not. He was nominated for a Canadian Comedy award for writing for his Coffee vs Tea Debate.[3] He also performed at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival Comedy Gala taped for the CBC. He has appeared twice at The Comedy Store, and was a featured comedian on the new Russell Peters Presents special entitled Live from the Redlight District.

He is the brother of actor Paul Johansson, best known for his ten year role as Dan Scott on the CW's One Tree Hill, and the son of hockey player Earl "Ching" Johnson who was a member of the Stanley Cup Winning Detroit Red Wings in 53/54. His mother was Joanne Johansson, a painter and nurse in Western Canada.

He currently tours globally doing shows in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the United States.[4]

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