Festival MC

Comedian, Writer & Actor


rick kaulbars

Rick Kaulbars has been working as a writer for film and television for over twenty years. As co-writer on the Comedy Network’s cult TV series, Kevin Spencer (1997-2005), he wrote over 40 half-hours, making it (at that time) the longest running situation-based comedy in Canadian television.  Rick was also a voice on most episodes. Rick’s written for such internationally respected series’ as “For Better or for Worse”, “White Fang”, and “Toad Patrol.” In digital media, Rick wrote for and appeared in the Macromedia Award winning interactive digital drama “Midnight Stranger” for Animatics Corp. and in the summer of 2013 was the voice of Fred Flintstone for a game app produced by Wave Generation of Montreal.

Rick’s strength is his humour and he worked for several years as a stand-up comic for Yuk Yuks. In 2014 he performed stand-up with “Kids in the Hall”s Kevin Mcdonald and also performs with his improv comedy team, "Stairlift to Heaven." Onscreen, Rick has appeared with Colin Mochrie in the CBC series "Getting Along Famously", playing the tyrannical head of the CBC. Onstage, he starred in the 2011 Fringe Festival production “Satanic Panic” (a play written by one of his student graduates) and, more recently, played an 1800s pimp in the 2014 Fringe production “Finished Girls”, which he wrote.

He wrote his first feature film “Two’s A Mob” for award-winning director Derek Diorio and self-produced a feature film, “Hell Gig” about life on the road as a stand-up comic.  Presently he continues to generate projects, having a television series under option with TSB Productions, a popular ad campaign for Dymon Storage screening in theatre’s across Ontario, and is co-producing a radio-drama with CKCU based on his Fringe Show.