* Named Calgary’s Best Comedian 2017 *
“Have fun” was the best comedy advice Lori Gibbs ever received, so naturally, she had it tattooed on her arm. She is known as the “human antidepressant” and she probably loves you.
In addition to a Comedy Now! national special, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, CBCs Laugh Out Loud, SheDot Festival and being a regular on CBC’s The Debaters, Lori was nominated as Best Stand-up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards this year. She has more credits and they can be found on her Mom’s fridge.
For extra fun, Lori hosts the morning show on KiSS 95.9 in Calgary. She also combines her loves of crafting and comedy and calls it Hot Glue Schtick. She’s performs hilarious and inspirational comedy keynotes and has lost 120 pounds in the last couple of years. In her spare time, she likes bragging about her two sons and fantasizing about Pringles.
What people are saying about Lori:
“Lori Gibbs is a people magnet. Our diverse audiences instantly connect with Lori’s bold and genuine humour. Irresistibly charming, universally appealing, and radiating with positive energy, Lori is beloved by both our audiences and our staff.” - Angie Booth, Yuk Yuk’s at the Elbow River Casino, Calgary
“Lori Gibbs is professionally funny and by that I mean she makes other comics pee their pants.” - Bryan Callen, MADtv, The Hangover, The Hangover Part 2, Entourage, Old School
“Lori was the MC for our Fundraiser Show in St. Thomas, Ontario….being a fresh face in Southern Ontario, Lori’s humour and interaction with the audience was very welcoming. She is one of the most natural comedians I have had the pleasure to work with producing comedy. Lori is really going places in this business and is most definitely welcome back anytime! Thanks Lori for sharing your talent with us!” - Peter McDermid, Comedy Producer
“The show was GREAT! I had such good feedback, and people are asking me when the next show will be. For a first time hosting a comedy night, we sold out. Thanks again for a fantastic show.” - Meghan MacIsaac, City of Revelstoke
“You are the best. I almost peed my pants. Your review from the weekend was great as per norm. I would host a show for you anytime. Come to think about it, I hope your available for the next tournament.” - A. Newberry, Humans Helping Humans Housing Foundation
“Lori is a human antidepressant.” - Audience Member
“I’ve watched Lori Gibbs grow from a feature act to a touring headliner. Her comedy is relatable and self deprecating. It’s everything stand up comedy should be. The fact that she’s a suburban housewife who crafts by day and a world class stand up comedian by night boggles my mind. She’s the best of both worlds… warm and sincere in the daylight then completely mischievous with hilarious punchlines and killer comedic instinct by moonlight. You really can’t go wrong with Lori Gibbs, 24 hours a day. I’m so glad she forced me to be friends with her. She’s the best thing in my life, and I’d be dead without her. She also owes me like, $45 dollars (American).” - Iliza Shlesinger, Winner-Last Comic Standing, Host of TV’s “Excused”
“Well, you were my first… comedian that is. I loved your show and found myself completely taken over and would definitely watch for you again. I look forward to many more laughs.” - Kelley Mohn, City of Revelstoke
“The world needs more Lori Gibbs brand fun.” - Nikki Payne, Video on Trial, Single White Spenny, Last Comic Standing, 4 time Canadian Comedy Award winner including 2012 Comedy Person of the Year
“I like Lori’s boobies!” - Emillio Estevez, Nikki Payne’s dog
“Laughter is essential to our overall well-being, it strengthens the immune system, releases the ‘feel good’ endorphins and allows to show on our faces. An evening spent with Lori Gibbs will truly allow one to feel healing beyond all understanding. Thank you for elevating us all tonight. Lori, my dear, you are truly gifted!” - L. Sobek, Transplant Nurse
“Joy seems to be a driving force for Gibbs’ comedy.” - Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald
“Granny Panty Blues is a chart topper that should be every woman’s anthem!!” - Angela Pond, Comedy Fan
“Lori engaged the crowd and brought the house down with laughter. Our students loved her comedy, her performance, and her open invitation for anyone to become her friend. Her ability to interact with the crowd gives her act a personal touch that stands out above the rest.” - Anthony Enman, Social Director, University of New Brunswick, Saint John
“Lori performed at our Employee Appreciation Week and had the staff howling with laughter!” - Rachel Coppens, Intercare Calgary
“She’d make friends in a police lineup.” - Lori’s husband