Lars Classington is a comedian/actor/writer/host & producer born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada as Joseph Larsen, son of Fred & Patricia Larsen, brother of Chris & James Larsen & step-son of Lois Larsen.
After a 10 year career in life insurance (Wow! Hilarious, right?) Lars began his showbiz career like most of the greats...he made a rap video on YouTube about his balls (it aired on ComedyNetwork), a week later he answered an ad on Craiglist "So You Wanna Be a Comedian?" and made his stage debut in Oct 2009 at YukYuk's Amateur Night in London, Ontario. Then he never stopped & probably never will.
In addition to performing at comedy clubs, corporate & charity events, Lars works in a variety of TV/Film/Theatre & Commercials projects as an actor, writer & host. His production company Laughing Vikings produces live shows & digital content out of their Riverside Toronto studio.
Lars hosts #MondayFunday, a weekly Pro Comedy Showcase in downtown Toronto at Eighteen30 Bar (9 Clarence Square) every Monday at 8pm.
He also is co-creator of a new podcast series 39 Drunk & Disorderlies (@39DDShow) about the true stories of his pal GIANT BOB, a 7ft punk rock bouncer. (Watch full eps on YouTube & listen on your favourite podcast platform.)
Notable TV credits include 20 episodes of sketch comedy show ALMOST GENIUS (CMT Canada) & 5 episodes in the Australian kids comedy Oh Yuck! (Channel 7) as lazy janitor "Lou Handy".
Lars has also appeared in Paranormal 911, Fear Thy Neighbour, In Contempt, Mayday, Treasures Decoded, Paranormal Survivor, True Stories of the ER & Haunted Case Files.
Recent film credits include Stockholm (Ethan Hawke/Noomi Rapace), We Came To Wreck Everything (Magic Button Films), Fire Girls (Think/Feel Prod.) and Super Hijabi (Safina Media).
You can spot Lars in commercials for Little Caesars, Pepsi, Party City, Dick's Sporting Goods, Neutrogena, Ford, Hartford Insurance, Great Clips, Jewlr.com, & Cineplex.
Winner of the 2013 London Music Award for Most Popular TV/Media Personality, Lars' comedy raps were featured on SiriusXM & Comedy Network. In 2014, he was crowned "Canada’s Ultimate Underground Rockstar” by Ubisoft-Rocksmith after a nationwide contest.
Festival credits include SXSW, Montreal SketchFest, Guelph Comedy Festival, Unscripted New York, and Toronto Short Film Festival.
Fun Facts: Lars is colour blind, makes outstanding omelettes and is proud daddy doggy to "Looney" the super cute studio Jug (Jack Russell/Pug).