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Martha Chaves is the funniest Nicaraguan-Canadian stand-up comedian in the world! It helps that she’s the only one! But seriously: Martha is seriously funny and is a unique comedian with a very broad appeal.
Martha tours across Canada as a headliner for YukYuks, Canada’s National Stand Up Comedy Clubs, and thanks to her ability to tailor-make jokes according to the client, she is also a favorite in the corporate comedy circuit.
She performs all over the world entertaining a wide range on audiences, including the UN Canadian Peace Keeping Troops in the Middle East, (2001, 2002, 2003) and a delegation of THE NOBEL WOMEN’S INITIATIVE -led by two Nobel Peace Prize recipients- in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, (2012).
Martha is a veteran of a dozen Montreal’s JUST FOR LAUGHS Comedy Festival.
She’s also performed at the HALIFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE EDMONTON COMEDY FESTIVAL, the TORONTO PEOPLE’S FESTIVAL, and COLOMBIA’S FESTIVAL DEL HUMOR, to name a few.
She is also a multiple nominee of THE CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS in the category of BEST FEMALE STAND-UP. In 2010 she won THE GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH OFF, Ottawa chapter and she was the runner up in the nationals. She’s often heard on LAUGH OUT LOUD on CBC radio and on THE DEBATERS, also on CBC radio.
Her 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. She’s also appeared on the CBC’s Just For Laughs Galas and The Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festival galas, on the CBC as well. In 2012 she filmed a bilingual show for OMNI TV: THE SPANGLISH SHOW, produced by the Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
In her film career, she has done scenes with Denzel Washington (John Q), Wanda Sykes (Down To Earth) and Terence Howard (Get Rich or Die Trying)
Martha 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.
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