Herb Dixon was born in Vancouver, British Columbia but grew up in the heart of the west, that original cow-town, Calgary, Alberta. As a teenager, he discovered he could make people laugh - really laugh! With his rubber face , his ability to recreate sounds, and his talent to tell an engaging story, it seemed he was destined for a career in comedy. So, in 1979 he began making club audiences laugh as an amateur comic in Vancouver's comedy Clubs.