About Kevin

Kevin Breel is a 21 year old author, comedian and mental health activist.

As a stand up comic, Kevin became one of the youngest feature acts in Canadian history; performing all over the west coast as a teenager. He’s performed from venues like the Colosseum in Vegas to House of Blues and Rogers Arena. As a mental health activist, he’s the National Spokesperson for the Bell LET’S TALK Campaign and has been a guest speaker at more than 100 college campuses. His work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The TODAY Show on NBC, Mashable and The Wall Street Journal. As a 19 year old, his passionate TEDx talk entitled “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” went instantly viral online- with more than half a million views in less than 30 days. It continued to go on to amass more than 3,000,000 viewers and be featured on more than 200+ media outlets. Mashable called it “one of the moments that brought the world together” and the Huffington Post said the talk was “simply amazing”. Now, Kevin’s talk (which is one of the most watched TED talks ever– along side talks from the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Sir Ken Robinson) has launched him in to doing more activism than ever. He’s personally been a part of millions of dollars in mental health fundraising, has written opinion pieces for major media (CBS, CNN) and has shared the stage with Governors, professional athletes and celebrities. Bringing a personality full warmth, humour and unparalleled honesty and channeling it in to topics people tend not to talk about, Kevin has become an in demand guest speaker at colleges and universities all over North America.

Currently, Kevin is working on his debut book with Random House. In stores September 15th, 2015.

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Available in Stores September 15th In his first book, Kevin Breel dives in to the deep and dark corners of his own childhood in a memoir that is both raw and intensely real.  BOY MEETS DEPRESSION is a book that tells an honest, heartfelt story about what it means to grow up.

Tour Dates

If you would like to request Kevin for a speaking engagement, please contact Brandon.

Jan 20th – Auburn University

Jan 22nd – Los Gatos, California

Jan 27th – Humber College

Jan 28th – Bell LET’S TALK Media Day

Feb 4th – Boston College

Feb 11th – Charlotte, North Carolina

Feb 12th – Houston, Texas

Feb 16th – Penticton, British Columbia

March 2nd – Fishers, Indiana

March 5th – Copenhagen, Denamrk

March 23rd – Victoria, British Columbia

March 26th – Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

March 28th – Charlottesville, Virginia

March 30th – Amherst, Nova Scotia

April 3rd – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 6th – New Richmond, Wisconsin

April 7th – Woodbury, Minnesota

April 8th – Peoria, Illinois

April 14th – Toronto, Ontario

April 15th – Ottawa, Ontario

April 22nd – Geneva, New York