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Martha Chaves has been a professional comedian, touring as a headliner for more than seventeen years. Her infectious, candid style, and her natural ability to relate to any audience have made her very popular at clubs, colleges, festivals, fundraisers, and corporate functions.
Martha is a veteran of a dozen Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. She has also performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, The Toronto People’s Festival, and El Festival del Humor in Colombia, to mention a few.
Her Stand-Up TV credits include her own two national comedy specials: COMICS! On the CBC, and THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARTHA on CTV and THE COMEDY NETWORK, plus her multiple TV appearances in Montreal’s Just For Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Colombia Festival del Humor and many others. She’s often heard on LAUGH OUT LOUD on CBC radio and on THE DEBATERS, also on CBC radio.
Martha’s versatility has granted her to perform all over the world and to entertain a wide range on audiences, including the UN Canadian Peace Keeping Troops in the Middle East, and a delegation of women, led by Nobel Peace Prize recipients, from THE NOBEL WOMEN’S INITIATIVE.
Martha is a six time nominee in the Canadian Comedy Awards, in the category of Best Female Stand-up. Her two theatre Pieces “ Staying Alive” and “Fragile” have been featured in The SOUL’O FESTIVAL of SOLO shows in Toronto and The De Colores Festival of New Works in Toronto as well.
She performs mostly in English, but also in French, Spanish and Italian.
"The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious, her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud and she is a genuine asset to Canadian Comedy" ~Tracy Rideout, Producer CBC Radio Laugh Out Loud."
Martha Chaves was FANTASTIC to work with. She is a very kind and likeable person off-stage and an absolute riot on-stage. Her comedy style worked very well in our all-ages setting yet it didn’t seem like she held back. Her jokes addressed a number of traditionally “taboo” topics without being obscene; in fact, part of what makes her funny is how conversational and open-minded she seems to be when addressing various social and cultural issues. -Rob Gillan Events and Communications Manager Autism Nova Scotia
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