Life outside of Nova Scotia is difficult for Andrew to understand. From the silly to the socially relevant, nothing escapes this sarcastic Maritimers look at big city and pop culture absurdities. Andrew digs deep to make the mundane fascinating, and the complicated, simple. It is a style making him accessible to both the audiences at the Tim Sims Playhouse in Toronto, and a neighborhood pub in Halifax. After winning the Laugh Resorts funniest person with a day job competition in Toronto, Andrew was invited to perform for the first time at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He has been recorded for XM Radio's Laugh Attack, been seen as a judge on Much Music's Video on Trial and performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival in April 2006.
This Nova Scotian-born funny man makes comedy look easy. Simple as that. With some of the sharpest sarcasm and satire around, it's no wonder that Darryl is one of the first-rate joke writers on the Canadian comedy scene. Darryl has performed at several festivals and clubs across North America as well as numerous national television and radio appearances such as his own "Comedy Now!" episode on CTV/The Comedy Network and the Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC-TV. He has the ability to poke fun at the unsuspecting characters and absurd subjects that cross his path; his clever blend of intelligence, insight and charm is all wrapped up in a down-home, East Coast sensibility. Darryl Purvis is funny. Simple as that.k, been seen as a judge on Much Music's Video on Trial and performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival in April 2006.