The big Greek-Canadian comedian with the even bigger talent
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The big Greek-Canadian comedian with the even bigger talent

As a stand up comedian, he has travelled around the globe five times to present his shows, while his own comedy program is broadcasted by TV networks in Canada, the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa and Lebanon.

His new TV show, “Bigger is Better” was viewed by more than 14 million people just in the US.

Angelo Tsarouchas was born in Quebec, Canada, to Greek parents. His father descends from Sparta and his mother from Mytilene. He learned to speak Greek thanks to his mother, who had difficulty conversing in English. Before he became an actor, he worked as a travel agent and had the chance to visit Greece several times.

However, this profession turned out to be something temporary and he followed different career paths that eventually led him to acting. He admits that one of the reasons behind his decision to become a comedian was… Harry Klynn, whom he greatly admires.

Despite the fact that many people urged him to change his name, he refused to follow their advice and insisted on retaining “Tsarouchas”. The greatest pleasure he derives from his work is when he meets people and they tell him that he lightens their mood after a difficult day.

The list of celebrities he has worked with includes Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Russell Crowe (Cinderella Man), while he recently starred in a film called“ Fred and Vinnie”, where he played the world’s fattest vegetarian. At the moment, he is working on a new film,  titled “It’s All Greek to Me”, for which he has already completed the script.