Angelo Tsarouchas

Angelo Tsarouchas
Born (1964-06-22) June 22, 1964
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active 1998–present

Angelo Tsarouchas (born June 22, 1964) is a Canadian comedian/actor. A large element of his stand-up comedy revolves around the parody of his Greek origins.

Early life and career

Tsarouchas was born Evangelos Petros Tsarouchas in Montreal, Quebec, to parents originally from Greece (Dafni, Laconia). He is an international stand-up comic with television specials in Canada,[1] USA,[2] and The UK.[3] He has toured throughout the world.[4]

He was showcased at the UK Paramount Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival and Montreal's Just for Laughs.[5] Angelo has appeared in The Score,[6] John Q,[7] The Recruit,[8] The Prince and Me,[9] Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle[10] and Cinderella Man,[11] and most recently in the award winning film Fred and Vinnie,[12] where he plays the world's fattest vegetarian and agoraphobe. Among the awards that "Fred and Vinnie" has received, Angelo received the "Best Actor" award[4] at the London Greek Film Festival in 2012 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, Greece for his role as Vinnie D'Angelo.

Angelo has also been a special guest on the Russell Peters World Tour,[13] as well as the Just For Laughs' Ethnic Heroes of Comedy Tour[14] and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show.[15] When not on tour, Angelo is a regular at the Laugh Factory Los Angeles/Long Beach[16] and at The Comedy and Magic Club Hermosa Beach.

Personal life

Angelo married his Armenian American girlfriend, Alina Basil, on October 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The couple had a child in August 2012.


  1. Comedy Now!, 1997-07-06, retrieved 2016-02-24
  2. Angelo Tsarouchas: Bigger Is Better, 2009-08-14, retrieved 2016-02-24
  3. The Comedy Store (Episode 29 December, 2007), 2007-12-29, retrieved 2016-02-24
  4. 1 2 "Greek-Canadian comic Angelo Tsarouchas keeps his audience in stitches". AXS. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  5. Just for Laughs, 2009-09-28, retrieved 2016-02-24
  6. Oz, Frank (2001-07-13), The Score, retrieved 2016-02-24
  7. Cassavetes, Nick (2002-02-15), John Q, retrieved 2016-02-24
  8. Donaldson, Roger (2003-01-31), The Recruit, retrieved 2016-02-24
  9. Coolidge, Martha (2004-04-02), The Prince and Me, retrieved 2016-02-24
  10. Leiner, Danny (2004-07-30), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, retrieved 2016-02-24
  11. Howard, Ron (2005-06-03), Cinderella Man, retrieved 2016-02-24
  12. Skrovan, Steve (2011-01-01), Fred & Vinnie, retrieved 2016-02-24
  13. Russell Peters: Outsourced, 2006-08-01, retrieved 2016-02-24
  14. The Ethnic Show: Ethnical Difficulties, 2000-01-01, retrieved 2016-02-24
  15. Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland, 2008-02-08, retrieved 2016-02-24
  16. "The Angelo Tsarouchas Channel | Laugh Factory Comedy Network". Retrieved 2016-02-24.

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