Off Camera with Trent McClellan

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Jul 17, 2017 1:40 PM

Newfoundlander Trent McClellan is no stranger to the Canadian comedy scene. The Corner Brooker turned Calgarian has been living in Cowtown for the past 14 years, and has been doing the standup shtick for just as long - something he doesn’t take for granted. 

“I was saying to someone the other day, it’s ridiculous to think that the silly things you think of ultimately pays your bills…what a great country you live in, when you can actually have that as a job,” he says. 

Trent has graced the stage and screen doing various comedy festivals and TV specials, and is currently taking over the Internet with his weekly podcast The Generators (available on iTunes), in which he chats with everyone from fellow comedians to sports broadcasters about life and work, failure and success. 

This September, Trent is heading to Halifax where he will join fellow Newfoundlanders Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Shaun Majumder and Susan Kent on CBC’s iconic “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” a show in which he’s had previous stints as a writer. 

Trent recently took time to answer some questions on “22 Minutes,” his obsession with chocolate and friends of the four-legged variety. Click here to listen. By Linda Browne