|Birth name||Dave Wezl|
September 22, 1984|
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
|Medium||Stand-up, News satire|
|Alma mater||University of Winnipeg|
|Genres||Political/news satire, deadpan, surreal comedy, off-color humor|
|Subject(s)||current events, anti-intellectualism, American culture, American politics, The Christian Right,|
Dave Wezl, better known by the stage name Dave Weasel (born September 22, 1984), is a Canadian-American writer, comedian and musician.
The Valley Report
Weasel is the editor and founder of The Valley Report, a satire news website started in August 2015 in Sherman Oaks, California. In an interview with Buzzfeed he said he prefers to write material that offers social commentary, but most of his articles are dedicated to hoaxes. The Daily Mail reported that Weasel's story about a woman defecating on her boss' desk was one of the most popular on the website.
Although often criticized for his articles being reported as real news by various radio stations, The Chive praised Weasel on his humorous responses to people calling out the articles as fake with his verified Facebook account.
He was part of the 2014 North by Northeast festival in Toronto as a headliner, performing four separate showcases.
During a CKUW radio interview in 2013, Weasel had his friend read a list of words in other languages that sound like swear words in English that can't be said on air. When a man called in, Weasel antagonized him to the point of uttering death threats and cursing live on the radio, resulting in Weasel and his friend being kicked out of the studio on air.
The Valley Report's disclaimer says Weasel has a legal right to use the public domain pictures, but will remove them upon request of the individual pictured.
- Sarah Sweet Sarah Comedy single released on Elephant Bell Records (2014)
- I'm 30 EP of crank calls released on Elephant Bell Records (2015)
- "About". Dave Weasel verified Facebook page. Archived from the original on June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
- "Kivl". KIVL.
- "995 quk". 995 quk.
- "hot 100 fm". HOT 100 FM.
- Silverman, Craig (6 May 2016). "A Comedian Is Getting Tons Of Facebook Shares For His Fake News Articles". Buzzfeed.
- Daily Mail Online Reporter (6 May 2016). "Dave Weasel's fake news story of woman defecating on boss' desk hits $3m jackpot". The Daily Mail.
- Chance, Greg (28 April 2016). "CHANCE: Woman arrested for defecating on boss' desk after winning the lottery!". 107 Kiss FM.
- "kioz". kioz.
- Martin (11 May 2016). "Canadian comedian goes after gullible Facebook users". The Chive.
- "Park Theater". myparktheatre.com.
- "MTV". MTV.
- "Billboard Emerging Artist Chart". songkick.
- "Fuckface Unstoppable". Posterpole.ca.
- "Fuckface unstoppable 2". All Events.
- Martin (14 May 2014). "NXNE Comedy Announce". North by Northeast.
- "DAVE WEASEL (OFFICIAL NXNE SHOWCASE) 1". North by Northeast. 19 June 2014.
- "DAVE WEASEL (OFFICIAL NXNE SHOWCASE) 2". North by Northeast. 20 June 2014.
- "DAVE WEASEL (OFFICIAL NXNE SHOWCASE) 3". Limbo Magazine. 21 June 2014.
- "DAVE WEASEL (OFFICIAL NXNE SHOWCASE) 4". North by Northeast. 22 June 2014.
- "iTunes Comedy Charts". iTunes. 6 May 2016.
- "Billboard Emerging Artist Chart". Billboard.com.
- "twitter". Twitter.
- "Dave Weasel kicked off radio on air". Instagram.
- "Disclaimer". thevalleyreport.com. The Valley Report. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
- "Dave Weasel iTunes". iTunes.
- "Dave Weasel - I'm 30". bandcamp.
- Dave Weasel verified artist page on Spotify
- The Valley Report
- Dave Weasel on all music.com
- Dave Weasel on Twitter