Most recently, Brian headlined both the Laugh NL and Taste Of Home comedy tours, playing to sold out comedy club and theatre shows across Canada.
In February 2017, Brian’s solo show “Big In Asia” was nominated for “Best Comedy” at Fringe World in Perth, Australia.
In November 2016, Brian was named “Best Standup Comic” at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
Based on a bet made back in 2005, Newfoundland native and then English teacher Brian Aylward stepped on stage for the first time at a rowdy expatriate bar in Anyang, South Korea. Aylward went on to pioneer the active English stand-up comedy scene in South Korea, officially establishing Stand Up Seoul in 2009 and turning the country into a legitimate destination on the international comedy circuit.
Aylward performed hundreds of shows across Asia, taking his own brand of humour to the likes of Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, India, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and even Myanmar. Upon returning to his native Canada in 2010, Brian went on to become the twice finalist in SiriusXM Radio’s “Canada’s Top Comic” (2011/2013), a national headliner with Canada’s Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs, and performed theatre tours across Canada.
Brian has performed at many festivals around the world, including Just For Laughs 42, Halifax Comedy Fest, Hong Kong International Comedy Festival and the Masala Mayhem Comedy Festival in Hyderabad, India. He has also appeared multiple times on CBC’s The Debaters.
With an enormous presence and a consummate love for making people laugh, Aylward details his deepest frustrations with the world through his razor-sharp routines and huge sack of ridiculous stories from his travels around the world. Brian’s memorable live performances are not to be missed!
* Nominated "Best Comedy" at Fringe World 2017 ( Perth, Australia )
* Named "Best Standup Comic" ( 2016 Canadian Comedy Awards )
* 2-time Top 8 Finalist "Canada's Top Comic" 2011 / 2013 ( Sirius XM )
* Unofficial Comedy World Record ( Haebangchon Festival 2014 / South Korea ... 21 different ten minute sets at 21 different venues in one day )
Brian has been a Comedian for 12 years, performing over 2400 shows in almost 20 countries.
"One of Canada's funniest." The Telegram
"Expect the unexpected. Original, brilliantly observational comedy and incredible storytelling. Laugh out loud funny and beer out of your nose funny if you're not careful." - Mad About Comedy "Delivers a brand of comedy that isn't necessarily angry, as he mocks aspects of society, culture and himself, while somehow maintaining an undeniable likability." The Coast
"One of Asia's most influential stand up comedians." The Korea Times