As one of Canada's most recognized comedians, Louis-José Houde consistently delivered the laughs whether he was performing in front of a live audience or hamming it up on television or in films. Born on Oct. 19, 1977 in Québec, Canada, Houde was a 1998 graduate of the National School of Comedy in his hometown. Shortly after, he made the rounds as a stand-up comic, performing in countless bars and at universities and comedy festivals. He quickly gained a reputation for his quick wit and energetic deliveries. While Houde established a name for himself in the world of stand-up, he also made inroads on the small and big screens. Houde began landing featured roles on Canadian comedy series like "Tribu.com" (2001) and "Le Groulx Luxe" (2003-04), before hosting his own show "Ici Louis-José Houde" (Radio-Canada, 2006). By this time, Houde also broke into feature film acting, appearing in the hit comedies "Good Cop, Bad Cop" (2006) and "Fathers and Guns" (2009), where he starred opposite Michael Cote as feuding father and son police officers who are forced to work together in an undercover operation. Having found success on the big screen, Houde kept up his film projects, which included "Le baiser du barbu" (2010) and "Le sens de l'humour" (2011).