Rob grew up in Ontario where his report cards all said the same thing, "behaviour sometimes distracts others," and he knew the entertainment world was calling.

A graduate of Seneca College's Broadcast Journalism Program, Rob moved to Kelowna in 2006 and spent many years broadcasting live to Kelowna on the radio before his move to Castanet. In the evenings you can find Rob all around the Okanagan Valley telling jokes as a professional comedian.

Whether he is on-air, in a video or on stage, Rob combines a brutal honesty with a likable innocence and a very quick wit; beware, his contagious smile! Rob has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Canadian comedy including Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Brent Butt (Corner Gas) and film star and SNL alum Norm MacDonald!

Be sure to check out all of Rob's funny videos and galleries on our sister site, TheTango.net, and keep your eyes open for his Entertainment Week in Review video every weekend here on Castanet.
Latest Articles from Rob Balsdon

Will Meat Loaf be ready?

Jun 20, 2016 / 4:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Will Meat Loaf's Okanagan show go on? The singer was forced to cancel his concert in Cold Lake, Alta., this past Saturday, June 18, according to his Facebook page. The news has left local fans wondering

20/20 comedy this Friday

Apr 18, 2016 / 9:00 pm

Comedian Darryl Lenox is on the road with his new 20/20 tour that will stop at the Kelowna Community Theatre this Friday, April 22. Tickets are available through www.selectyourtickets.com. In 2013, Stagetime Magazine named his CD Blind Ambition

We see everything

Feb 4, 2016 / 10:30 am

If you want webcams, we have them. In fact, we have more than ever, and they are free and simple for you to access. To access, just click on the community button at the top of any page. Once on our webcam page you can select a camera of interest

Dudeoir double standard?

Jan 21, 2016 / 11:28 am

Photo: Facebook - /Masika May Photography You've heard of boudoir photos, but have you ever heard of "dudeoir" photos? While the photos are literally just male versions of a boudoir photo shoot, they aren't being treated

Pick the funniest ad ever

May 4, 2015 / 6:22 am

We asked you to send us your favourite funny commercials of all time – and you did! Thanks for taking part in this fun contest, and we would like you to now vote for your favourite. Of the hundreds of commercials out there, our panel has

Funniest commercial ever?

Apr 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

Geico has released a whole new series of funny commercials and if you haven't seen them yet here is one for you to enjoy. This got us here at Castanet thinking about some of the best television commercials of all time and we want you to share

Live with Ron James

May 5, 2014 / 2:19 pm

Ron James talks with Castanet's Rob Balsdon. Recorded live in the Castanet studio on Monday May. 5. There is a language warning on this 'Take No Prisoners' interview. Ron James is on stage Monday May 5 at the Kelowna Community Theatre,

Time Waster - Best of the web photos

Oct 24, 2013 / 10:30 am

Montreal band returns to Kelowna

Oct 9, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Contributed October Sky is returning to Duffers Sports Bar on October 10th with a brand new show. Currently on a cross Canada tour the band will be playing a free show tomorrow night, but are hoping people will bring donations for the

Chicago to perform at Prospera Place

Sep 30, 2013 / 11:47 am

Photo: Contributed CHICAGO THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 PROSPERA PLACE – KELOWNA, BC Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary