Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Nile Séguin Takes Featured Role in CBC Radio's "The Debaters"

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Nile Séguin, one of Canada's elite comedians known for his disarming performances at the Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, will perform as a featured debater on an upcoming episode of "The Debaters" on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio.

Séguin's episode is schedule to broadcast in February 2013. This marks his fifth appearance on "The Debaters." Steve Patterson, a Canadian Comedy Award nominee, hosts the show.

Séguin will perform comedic improv debates on varying chance topics alongside a panel of Canada's preeminent actor/comedians Darrin Rose, Dave Merheje, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus and Gemini winner Seán Cullen.

"I'm usually able to come up with a pretty original slant on the joke, which I think helps set me apart from the pack," said Séguin. "I think my delivery has gotten very good, not just for everything non-verbal, but in terms of lines and line reads. It's just something that comes naturally to me."

Debra DiGiovanni, a regular on "The Debaters," said of Séguin's style, "It's a perfect combination of silly and smart. It's an attack of the most hilarious kind."

Since 2002, Séguin has engaged his unique comedic bravado on stage, television, radio and film. He played "Diljeet" in the Canadian Comedy Award nominated feature film "Ham & Cheese," directed by critically acclaimed Warren P. Sonoda.

Séguin's performed on the Gemini Award winning talk show "The Hour" hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos and written for "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," a Gemini winning CBC series that has run for an unprecedented 20 seasons.

He's also performed on The Comedy Network's "Match Game," MuchMusic's "Video On Trial" and in four one-man shows: "Fear of a Brown Planet - which received a Canadian Comedy Award nomination in 2001 - Evil is the New Good, History: Deleted Scenes and Extras and Company Man.

Earlier this year, Séguin performed with comedian "Sugar Sammy" as part of the first bilingual comedy stand up show, "You're Gonna Rire," which featured more than 50 performances in Montreal. He also became the first comedian to perform at both the French spoken Festival Juste Pour Rire and its English counterpart, Just for Laughs, in the same year.

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