Rob Balsdon
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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

Hugh Hefner's legacy

Sep 28, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday, at the age of 91. Hefner leaves behind a complicated legacy. Liberator of women's sexuality? Or objectifier of women and sexist? We asked locals if they think he will be remembered

Ready to rock the RCA

Apr 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

New Vintage Theatre is ready to rock The Rotary Centre for the Arts with their production of Rock of Ages.

A $9,500 haircut

Mar 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

This is a story of one haircut, more than 20 years in the making, that raised almost $10,000 for charity. Cole Keffer – or “Goldilocks” as he's known to his UBC rugby teammates – decided to get his first ever haircut

Tourism site debate

Jan 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Tourism Kelowna's new information centre proposed for the foot of Queensway has had some mixed reactions. We hit the street to find out how locals really feel about it.

Movember has arrived

Nov 1, 2016 / 5:16 pm

Movember has officially kicked off for 2016. The Movember foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round, addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide

The hunt for blue October

Oct 4, 2016 / 11:07 am

Photo: Twitter(@BlueJays) The Toronto Blue Jays need their fans now more than ever. Canada’s baseball team will face the most important game of the season tonight, in the do or die American League Wild Card game against the Baltimore

Mary Poppins takes flight

Jul 27, 2016 / 10:38 am

Mary Poppins is ready to fly at the Kelowna Community Theatre from July 28 to Aug. 6. The Kelowna Actors Studio was forced to move this production to the much larger theatre space of the Kelowna Community theatre so they could literally make

Who's playing Pokemon?

Jul 19, 2016 / 5:00 am

Okanagan streets are filled with people hunting monsters. You've probably seen them without even realizing it. On Sunday, potential Pokemon trainers in Canada could finally download the Pokemon Go app, which has been available in the United

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



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