How did GORDIE BROWN go from political cartoonist to being voted Nevada’s “Entertainer of the Year?”
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, GORDIE BROWN was working as a political cartoonist for the Ottawa Sunday Herald, when his co-workers entered him in a talent contest in which he took first place. There was no turning back! GORDIE caught the entertainment bug and with nothing more than a suitcase, he headed south for Las Vegas. The gamble paid off! In less than two years, GORDIE was opening for fellow Canadians Paul Anka and Rich Little, as well as Jay Leno, Louie Anderson, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Barry Manilow, and Jerry Seinfeld.
GORDIE later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stand-up comedy where he had his national television debut on A&E’s “Evening at the Improv”. Founder of the Improv, Budd Friedman said, “Through the years I’ve seen thousands of comedians, and few have caught my eye and attention like GORDIE BROWN.” After co-hosting NBC’s “Friday Night Videos,” GORDIE landed the starring role of ‘Mr. Jones’ on PAX TV’s drama series, “Twice in a Lifetime.”
Upon his return to Los Angeles, GORDIE was approached by Harrahs Corporation to headline his hilarious one-man show in Reno, Nevada. Destined to return to Las Vegas, GORDIE headlined venues such as The Golden Nugget and The Venetian, making television appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and “EXTRA!”
After joining Celine Dion on the North American leg of her “Taking Chances” world tour, GORDIE returned to The Golden Nugget Casino to fulfill a remarkably successful 7-year contract. Today, corporate America’s favorite entertainer continues to bring audiences to their feet with his uniquely edgy and energetic combination of comedy, music and impressions.