Growing up on a farm in the heart of Canada, Leland quickly learned that shovelling manure and weeding potatoes, although lucrative, wasn’t his passion. So with no clear vision for his future, he went to University. Wisely choosing classes based on whichever cute girl happened to catch his attention! After several short years of last-minute cramming and missed deadlines Leland graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Anthropology.
His education opened many doors for him in the years to come, but for some reason he was dissatisfied working for a courier as a night-shift stock-boy. By this time married and with his first child on the way, the most responsible and obvious choice was, of course, to pursue a career as a comedian.
From the beginning Leland's act was squeaky clean, despite what audiences wanted. Over the last 14 years he has become recognized as Canada’s premier clean comedian. With his unique intelligence and wit Leland has carved a niche for himself in the world of entertainment. Using his farm-boy charm and Mennonite good-looks, Leland’s clever observations and rich life experiences are brought to life in a one-of-a-kind show.
- Host of Popcorn TV
- Featured on Thou Shalt Laugh 5
- Host of Comedy Tournament
- Promise Keepers Canada
- Just for Laughs festival in Montreal- three times
- Episode of the US syndicated comedy series "Bananas"
- GMA Canada 2009 and 2012 Co Host
- Two of his own television series’ on the West Coast,
as well as appeared on numerous other programs
across the United States and Canada, such as
CBC Television, YTV, Star TV, Global and Discovery Kids
And just like his stand-up career Leland was recognized for excellence in the television world, receiving the BCAB 2002 Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow award for his comedic work as host of Retro on NOW TV in Vancouver.