Anto Chan's Bio
Anto has traveled across North America and Asia, inspiring audiences through laughter. He strives to help people realize the potential within themselves through intimate personal stories.
He has over 15 years of working with families, earning a diploma & degree in Early Childhood Education. With this background, he toured as a motivational speaker for Me to We, travelling to India and Kenya mentoring youth. This helped spark his passion for visiting schools, combining his background with children and performance into awesome speeches and workshops.
Anto performed on the Independent Stand-up Comedy tours "The Sleeping in Our Car Tour" & "The Sleeping in Our Car 2er". He won "Best Independent Venue (The Shanghai)" @ Ottawa Comedy Awards in 2010, the 2012 I Heart Jokes award for "Open Mic Hero" and was a finalist in Hong Kong International Comedy Festival 2014. He has made appearances on Omni News, CBC Radio, XM Radio, RTHK, TVB Pearl, Proper TV and his stand-up comedy video GOW was featured on the front page of Reddit.
He emcee'd Kollaboration Talent Showcase, Karaoke w/ China Doll at The Shanghai, outdoor youth events, variety shows and many more! He also competed at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Poetry in 2013. He loves organizing, facilitating and MCing English-Cantonese-French weddings customizing the experience for the couple's big day. He also created the brand Pun-Fu with Luc Warren, combining witty wordplay with powerful punchy imagery.
Spreading his style of high-energy humour to many audiences is his life's greatest passion. Being present and engaging brings the entire room together where they can finally express themselves. His versatile style of performance lies in owning moments. A hypeman at heart, he brings hilarity, excitement and true emotion to the stage. Being so personal, he brings honesty and fun to every experience.
He lives in Toronto, Canada; meeting new friends, hitting stages and loving life!