Favourite Winnipegger abroad

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1. Tim Gray

2. Ryan Steel

3. Neil Young

Standup comedian Tim Gray has been involved in comedy for more than 12 years. He’s previously performed in various comedy festivals, including Just for Laughs Northwest, Oddblock Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest and, of course, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

Winnipeg is Gray’s hometown, although he now lives in Toronto. In an email to The Uniter Gray says “I left Winnipeg for the adventure of living in a different, bigger city.”

He’s appeared on CBC Radio’s The Debaters twice and took part in one debate that led him to marry his longtime partner, comedian Dana Smith.

The couple debated whether or not they should get hitched. After a heated discussion, they posed the question to listeners, because, why not?

Gray won the debate, and the couple tied the knot on stage. A reluctant Smith wore the wedding dress she had brought with her for their seven-minute ceremony.

One of Gray’s fondest memories in Winnipeg was in 2019, when he and Smith were skating on the river trail. It was after midnight, and the frozen trail was packed with people skating, walking and even some dog sleds. That night, they witnessed a northern-lights display.

We reached out to inform him of his winning the Uniter 30 vote as the city’s favourite Winnipegger abroad. Calling Winnipeg “the best city in the world,” he wrote that it “feels incredible to get some love from my hometown.” He expressed his desire to make everyone who voted for him proud.

Tim Gray can be found on Instagram, where he continues to crack up his followers. His handle is @timgrayrulez.

Published in Volume 77, Number 12 of The Uniter (December 1, 2022)

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